no indicator for heavy side of tire - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
pauli466's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,309
Garage
no indicator for heavy side of tire

i had to guess the heavy side of a tire i was mounting and boy did i get it wrong. the wheel weight count got all way to 2.5 ounces on that try, spun the tire by 1/4 and got it to 1 3/4 ounces another 1/4 turn bingo 1/2 ounce worth of weight and it was balanced, of all the luck to mount it the first time and end up 180 off

dumb bikers don't get to be old bikers
pauli466 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 07:29 PM
KCW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,253
Garage
who makes tires without the yellow dot?!
KCW is online now  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 08:31 PM
Senior Member
 
07midnightcustom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: pittsburgh
Posts: 203
Alot of tires out there without the dots. If it doesn't have ne of the color dots i usually start with the DOT number 180 from the valve stem.

07 vstar 650 midnight custom
Ais disable, 4.5 inch risers, V&H cruzers, jetted with pods, viking saddlebags, Kuryakyn mini boards and memphis fats windshield, fuel solenoids deleted, star solo seat and 4 inch extensions. Boss audio sound system.
07midnightcustom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-02-2018, 06:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 909
The Avon Cobras I mounted on my 650 in Autumn didn't have the dot. My first attempt at balancing showed that I had pauli466's level of luck. I decided just for S&G to go ahead and balance the wheel just to see how 'off' it was. Luckily I cast my own bullets so I have lead bars lying around and it took a huge ~5 oz chunk of lead to offset the really heavy part of the wheel.
Diogenes415 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-02-2018, 09:10 AM
KCW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,253
Garage
the avon tire was off by 5 ounces?! the valve stem cant weigh more than half an ounce

I dont think I would buy another avon tire if they sell crap like that!
KCW is online now  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-02-2018, 09:31 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 909
Quote:
Originally Posted by KCW View Post
the avon tire was off by 5 ounces?! the valve stem cant weigh more than half an ounce

I dont think I would buy another avon tire if they sell crap like that!
After going tubeless (yes tubes affect balance as well) and balancing just the rim with spoke weights and then remounting the tire it took a minimum of stick on weights to balance out so the tire is actually pretty good. You shouldn't jump to conclusions.

Last edited by Diogenes415; 03-02-2018 at 09:35 AM.
Diogenes415 is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-02-2018, 09:51 AM
KCW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,253
Garage
I forgot, you did that tube-less glue thing on your spoke wheels...
KCW is online now  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-02-2018, 11:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 909
Quote:
Originally Posted by KCW View Post
I forgot, you did that tube-less glue thing on your spoke wheels...
Hahaha... this is how I picture you saying that.
Diogenes415 is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-02-2018, 11:50 AM
KCW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,253
Garage
Oh yeah, well...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	this is you.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	22.7 KB
ID:	78130  
KCW is online now  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-02-2018, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
pauli466's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,309
Garage
i bought a commander 2 with under 2,000 on it made in 2016 for 35.00 that didn't have the indicator, the trick is don't air the tire until you do a rough check on the balance then if you need to spin it on the rim you can do it, airing it up only makes a very small change in balance, i'll just tape weights in place to see where i'm at before i pull the backing and stick them, maybe on an alloy rim the valve stem might be the heavy side but with steel tube type rims that's almost never the case, with just a tube on my rim the heavy part landed almost 45 degrees from the stem, thats where i put a little punch mark and when i have a tire with indicator on it, i'll mount that indicator dot 180 from that punch mark for a starting point, oh and one more tip use powder on the tube if you you plan to spin the tire

dumb bikers don't get to be old bikers

Last edited by pauli466; 03-02-2018 at 07:35 PM.
pauli466 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome