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I use balance beads and have a cast wheel, so not an exact comparison, but I use no weights on the wheel and let the beads do their thing.Got a new tire mounted. Man these stiff tires are more work than a car tire. I meant to post in this thread last weekend and forgot. As you can see I have the Road Star stripped down a bit. Getting ready to sand/clean the rear frame and swing arm area for paint.
BTW this wheel had both stick on weights to balance the old tire and a couple smaller ones that go over the spoke. Do all the weights come off or just the tape on ones? I plan to use Ride On to balance the tire going forward. I cleaned off the stick ons but left the spoke weights until I got some feedback.
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Did you heat your tire before spooning it on? I tried to manually mount my front tire (130/70-18) last summer and finally gave up as I could not get the last 25% of the tire on the rim. I can't even imagine spooning on that fat back tire. The guys on YouTube make it look easy, but not for me......