Tire balance

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by turnerbend, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. turnerbend

    turnerbend Active Member

    Had new tire installed on rear of my Ultra Classic. The lead weight that was installed feel off. The tire seems to be well balanced at speed when riding. My question is, what is the best indication that a tire needs balancing, do I need to have the tire balanced again if I don"t have vibration or shaking at road speed???

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

    Are you saying it PEELED Off?

    There was a Balance Issue or they would NOT have put them on. You may NOT feel a difference but there IS a difference.

    IF you can see the number of squares, I'd replace them... The tire guy Might remember or have him look at the tire. Probably no charge to stick new weights on if he can tell how many were there.... IF done recently.:s

    geezer put in dina beads recently on his rides New tires (09softail)
    He said: they seemed to work out really well for him.

  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Bubbie is right, you may not feel it but the weights were on there for a reason
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    I always do my own tyres so if I thought that a weight or two had fallen off I would replace them if in a hurry and rebalance the wheel fairly soon after
    Bike will not be at its best if the wheels are not balanced correctly and it may be under an extreme manoeuvre that the difference will show

  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    I've been using Dyna beads for about 20,000 miles (several tires), and my tire wear is very even. My buddy uses Ride-On balancing goo, and has also had very good results. A bonus, is that the Ride-on is also supposed to seal a puncture.
    I just had a new tire put on last week. I stripped the weights off that were on the rim, and put Dyna Beads in.
  6. turnerbend

    turnerbend Active Member

    I had put Ride On in the tire that was removed due to a pin hole leak. The Ride On was in the tire for over a year. I think I'll put Ride On in this tire to be on the safe side. This will take care of any balance problem....
  7. Bitspitter

    Bitspitter Member

    I'm with you, Breeze. I've used Dynabeads in two sets of tires and they work great. I've gotten excellent wear and I feel certain it has a great deal to do with the constant balancing affect of the Dynabeads.

  8. ciscokid

    ciscokid Member

    i too have been using dyna beads they seem to work pretty well so far.
    i have under 1000 mile on these new tires so time will tell. but so far i like them.