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    Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    For those of you that subscribe to balancing the wheel, do you ever check to see if the wheel runs “true”?
    OM
    I do my own tire changes, balance all my tires, and I always check run-out when it's on my balance stand. It's just a matter of course, and checked every time.

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    Registered User m_stock10506's Avatar
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    I have a motorcycle repair shop that changes my tires for me. I generally replace tires with the same model tire. He marks the new tire with a paint pen and puts the new tire on in the same relative spot as the old tire. I balance them at home on a Marc Parnes balancer and I rarely have to make much of an adjustment to the weights. My Oilhead uses Michelin PR3 tires and my Airhead have been using Michelin Pilot Activ.
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    Registered User RIDERR1150GSADV's Avatar
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    Since the bikes come from the factory with both wheels balanced, I do the same when replacing the tires. I too use a Marc Parnes balancer and it has proven to be quite accurate over the years..YMMV
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    Past rides '04 R1150RT, '05 K1200LT, '06 R1150GSA, ‘17 R1200RT

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