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    Default Balancing Vredestein Quatrac 5

    I'm putting these tires on the front end of my Spyder. They have no balancing dots on the sidewalls, but there is a blue dot inside on the tread portion. Can anyone here tell me if this dot is for balancing?
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    This article should shed some light on tire dots. https://www.tirebusiness.com/article...erve-a-purpose

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    Thanks Ann, Always learn something new on this forum. "Red dot"--- thought it's a sighting device for firearms------ I'd rather have a laser.

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    Mr Lew,
    I took my front tires and rims to a car tire place with a road force balancer. That is a great machine. Adjusts the high spot to work with the out of balance condition to give you a tire that runs true with the minimum amount of weight. Some places are a little uptight about putting car tires on a motorcycle rim, so I tell them it's for a trailer.
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    Thumbs up No balancing weights-----

    Quote Originally Posted by h0gr1der View Post
    Mr Lew,
    I took my front tires and rims to a car tire place with a road force balancer. That is a great machine. Adjusts the high spot to work with the out of balance condition to give you a tire that runs true with the minimum amount of weight. Some places are a little uptight about putting car tires on a motorcycle rim, so I tell them it's for a trailer.
    Thanks h0g,
    In a similar vein----- When I had the rear tire (Altimax)installed on my RT, the tech rotated it on the rim to get a balance with NO weights. Wish they could have done that with the new Vredesteins fronts but they took very little balancing weights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h0gr1der View Post
    Mr Lew,
    I took my front tires and rims to a car tire place with a road force balancer. That is a great machine. Adjusts the high spot to work with the out of balance condition to give you a tire that runs true with the minimum amount of weight. Some places are a little uptight about putting car tires on a motorcycle rim, so I tell them it's for a trailer.
    It's not a motorcycle rim. Says so on the inside. Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew L View Post
    Thanks h0g,
    In a similar vein----- When I had the rear tire (Altimax)installed on my RT, the tech rotated it on the rim to get a balance with NO weights. Wish they could have done that with the new Vredesteins fronts but they took very little balancing weights.

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    just a footnote ..... I didn't even bother to balance my last 5 rear tires .... it's just not necessary .... jmho .... Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew L View Post
    Thanks Ann, Always learn something new on this forum. "Red dot"--- thought it's a sighting device for firearms------ I'd rather have a laser.

    Lew L
    Had both. Much prefer a red dot, especially once you get used to it.

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    All three of my OEM tires/wheels had a crap load of weights stuck on from the factory. All three wheels balanced out nicely with one weight each with the car tires installed (Vredestein Q5 fronts/Cooper CS5 Ultra rear). After that, I put appropriate amounts of Ride-On sealant/balancer in each tire. Rides/tracks perfectly...
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    Thank you Ann for the link! And thanks to all for your input.

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