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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Factory wheel balancing!?

This is a completely stock wheel and tire. Never been touched or dismounted. this is how it came from the factory.
Is this normal for a wheel to be this out of balance from the dealer??

Personally, I want to take it back to the dealer and ask them for a new wheel. for $28K you would think you could get a balanced wheel lol
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This is a completely stock wheel and tire. Never been touched or dismounted. this is how it came from the factory.
Is this normal for a wheel to be this out of balance from the dealer??

Personally, I want to take it back to the dealer and ask them for a new wheel. for $28K you would think you could get a balanced wheel lol
Let me know your thoughts and what my options may be.
I believe 3.5oz is the maximum for any motorcycle tire. They should have broken the tire loose and turned it 180 degrees on the wheel and tried again. If it is still too far out then they should have put another tire on. If it is the wheel they should have scrapped the wheel.

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How much weight is on it?

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I see 80 grams = 2.9 ish oz.

I'd take it to your dealer, have them spin the tire 180 degrees and try to balance again. Or go with Dayna Beads.
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I looked at the pic closer and it looks like you have 80 grams. 3.5oz. is 99.2grams so it is actually within spec but I would do like BubbaBeef said and have the dealer rotate the tire 180 to see if it improves. You can use Dyna beads but that tire still needs to find a better spot on the rim to get it closer. Once that is done I would use Ride-On myself because it is a sealer as well as a balancer.
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