If this is in the wrong area of the forum, please accept my apologies and feel free to move to a more appropriate area.
Is spin balancing motorcycle tires something that you consider significant to the performance of your tires?
I was in the local shop (not a BMW dealer) having some new RP3 tires mounted front and back of my R-bike (the model is not significant to this thread). In talking to the mechanic, he stated that shop policy is not to spin balance the tires. The claim was that they have never noticed that they get wobble, uneven wear or other objectionable behavior from their tires, despite the not spin balancing.
My thought was that this shop's primary business is to buy and resell used motorcycles, and that they do not receive feedback on the tires that they mount. But these guys are close to the house, and have mounted several sets of tires for me, and I have not noticed objectionable behavior, either. I hadn't been aware previously that this was the shop practice. They have been leaving the weights on the rims, causing me to think that they were balancing the tires. Oops.
I have always run Avon Ultra Storms, and generally get 8~9k miles per set, without noticing unusual wear characteristics. I am hoping to get better endurance from the RP3's. Am I risking tire longevity because the tires are not "balanced"? Am I open to other types of problems?