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Old 01-20-2015, 03:43 PM   #1
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Wheel Balancing? if you remove wheel?

so Ive had some mixed answers and I want to know.. Is it absolutely necessary
to balance your wheels if you take them off for any reason.?
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Why would a wheel need to be balanced simply due to removing it from the vehicle? Is this a trap?
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If tires are removed from rim. Is this a serious question? Are you asking if a "wheel" needs to be balanced once you remove it from swing arm or fork assembly? If you ARE serious, I will inform you that the "wheel" absolutely needs to be removed from any vehicle to balance it.

Unless your manual states otherwise.
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I think you are asking, after a wheel has been taken off, will it automatically need to be rebalanced. The answer is no. Unless something was changed, like a new tire or you lost/knocked of a wheel weight or something. The simple act of removing a wheel doesn't necessitate rebalancing because nothing has changed.

But yeah, if you're asking if the wheel needs to be off of the bike in order to balance it properly, then the answer is yes, yes it does.
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What zps8cc0bb6b It's a trap!!! I'm out.
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so Ive had some mixed answers and I want to know.. Is it absolutely necessary
to balance your wheels if you take them off for any reason.?
Ok, define "wheels". Don't be embarrassed, we already understand your confusion.
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geez, fantastic answers here.

no adam, your wheel on your r6 doesnt need to be re balanced unless you're mounting another tire on the wheel. honestly i have gone a lot of times without balancing the rear wheel on my racebike when i place another tire on and its fine. front wheel is where i wouldnt ride it without balancing it first if i was changing the tire. but just simply removing the wheel on/off the bike, you're fine because it should have been balanced in the first place.
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geez, fantastic answers here.
What are you trying to say? We have responded accordingly and even asked clarification in regards to his nomenclature. No reply yet as to wether he means removing "wheel" or "tire", a common misunderstanding amongst those not well versed in the world of automotive speech.

Like saying "clip" vs. "magazine".
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What are you trying to say? We have responded accordingly and even asked clarification in regards to his nomenclature. No reply yet as to wether he means removing "wheel" or "tire", a common misunderstanding amongst those not well versed in the world of automotive speech.

Like saying "clip" vs. "magazine".
interesting story, can you tell me this story again but with more detail?
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You should balance your tires. Never balance your wheels
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