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Oct 11

Posts: 19

Sdmark says:

Tyre balancing

I had a new front tyre fitted the other day, and after reading whether balancing was needed i decided not to.

The fitter left the old weights on the rim, and Now it get a bit of a shake on.
Will taking the weights off sort it or is balancing really needed.
Cheers all

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Mar 09

Posts: 8816

jaffa90 says:


Wheel balancing should be done after taking the old weights off,shakes can damage the wheel bearings,fork bushes steering head bearings and so on.

In other words it`s false economy not too.

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Jan 04

Posts: 806

fogie says:


Always balance the front wheel/tyre ... the rear is not so important, with 1/2 cwt. of chain flailing about... :laugh:

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Apr 08

Posts: 3042

AdieR says:

Agree with

Jaffa - the few quid it costs to balance a tyre is well worth it and not worth economising on.

Get your tyre balanced and you'll notice the difference.

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