Author Topic: Static Balancing of a wheel/rim without a tyre and why! (video tutorial)  (Read 877 times)

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I thought I'd share a short video I recorded on Static balancing of the wheel before you put the tyre on.

Why bother to check and mark the heaviest spot on your wheel/rim before installing the tyre?
With tubeless tyres, many tyre installers will simply assume that the point where the tyre valve is fitted will naturally be the heaviest point on the wheel rim. So they fit the tyre with that in mind.  This is certainly not the case at all.  If you get it right you may not have to add any weights at all.  This wasn't the case with the front wheel on the Tiger, but when I did the rear wheel after this it needed no weights as it was already evenly balanced after I fitted the tyre.

The wheel is from my Triumph Tiger 1050 which is tubeless but many of the same principles apply to tubed wheels.

If you fancy having a go at static balancing, whether you are running tubeless or tubed tyres, hopefully this will be of use to you.  By the way, most racing bike wheels at the track are statically balanced in a similar manner.  They just do it a hell of a lot quicker than me! :)

Please click the YouTube link below

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James Mc

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