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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, just got my rear wheel back after a new tire replacement and noticed a total of (14) .25 oz wheel weights on it. It sure looks like a lot or is this reasonable? Tire is a Dunlop D407 180 55B 18.
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no, that's too much. whoever mounted that tire should have broke the bead again and rotated the tire some. there is no need to have that many weights on it.
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Exactly what Skratch said.
That's why I mount and balance my own tires and use Ride On Tire Balancer in them also.
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Too much. Have it redone by a experienced tire mechanic.
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Too much. Have it redone by a experienced tire mechanic.
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Last time I was talking tires at HD the tech told me if the total added weight after all the normal tricks is 8 oz then they will trade out rim or tire but that is the corporate line. They are not supposed to let you ride out with 8 oz or more.
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Last time I was talking tires at HD the tech told me if the total added weight after all the normal tricks is 8 oz then they will trade out rim or tire but that is the corporate line. They are not supposed to let you ride out with 8 oz or more.

Thanks guys, I did return the wheel tire combo and he reduced the weight count down to 7.
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If you ever get interested the "Ride On" fluid is less total weight and will continually balance the tire. A tape on / clip on balance is only good for that moment and will slowly go out as soon as you leave the shop. There are a lot of believers on this forum including me.
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