Rim Balance


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Rim Balance

Postby keithg64 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:14 pm



For those of you who have changed your own tires, have you checked the balance of your rims, specifically the rear rim. My rear tire take alot of weight to balance and the last tire change I checked the balance of the rim and it checked quite a bit off balance. I have checked other rims on other bikes and it doesn't seem to be this way. What would be the best way to re-balance the rim. I do run beads in the tires with great success.


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Re: Rim Balance

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:59 pm

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Re: Rim Balance

Postby joeincalif » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:32 am

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Re: Rim Balance

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:34 am

I balance my tires, as best I can, whenever I change tires.
My new to me SE had 6 of those peel and stick rim weights on it when I got it. After I put my new Goodyear tire on it, I had to pull 4 of those weights off to get it to balance.
I don't use any balance beads inside the tire. :D
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Re: Rim Balance

Postby keithg64 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:31 pm

I have had 2 oz of the stick on weights before. What are your tough of drilling out the weight of the rim?
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Re: Rim Balance

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:27 pm

If you're using beads, then you shouldn't need any weights at all. I did have a bike that I had to put a little more beads in (I think I put 1.5x the normal amount), but I haven't had a tire (including the big tires on my Explorer) that the beads weren't able to balance, without weights.




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