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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Do all motorcycle rims need to be balanced? i have a 95 ex500 and niether the front or the back rims have weights on them. when i do about 80 the bike will vibrate. Is this because the rims need to be balanced, my forks are bad, or both? thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 07:31 AM
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I would take front tire off first and balance it. They have a new way to balance your rim and tire for the life of the tire while it is on the bike. You install small glass beads in tire and it balances it centrifically.

You might get some funny looks when you ask around about these but trust me it is a proven new method, if you can find a place that does it.
I am going to try it on my next balancing with front and rear tires.
Our dealer here charges about $20.00 for this balancing method, Louisville, Kentucky.

I think the glass beads come in different weight bags. (1 oz,2oz etc)
Good luck and have a great smooth ride.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 07:34 PM
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Tire balancing

I would just balance it with weights on the outside first for diagnosis reasons... If that works, then i would use the beads on the next tire change.... Cheers and good luck... Have fun riding.
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