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Sdmark

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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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jaffa90

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Posts: 8604

jaffa90 says:

balancing

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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fogie

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Posts: 737

fogie says:

balancing

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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AdieR

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Posts: 3071

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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