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posted April 30, 2012 05:21 PM        
Dot on tire sidewall

Ok, so im mounting a new u-soft, balancing has been a bit of a pain.
The red dot on the tire means what? Ive read that its the heavy point, the light point and that its not about weight but the high or low spot of the tire..
Can somebody chime in here and clear this up for me?
Ive always lined up the dot with the stem..
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smokinZX14


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posted April 30, 2012 05:45 PM        
I may be wrong but that dot should be lined up with the valve stem .. That is what i have been told .. Problem is the tire will move on the rim on hard leaves screwing up your ballance anyway ..
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3000psi and falling


Zone Head
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posted April 30, 2012 05:54 PM        
I ask because I put the wheel alone on the balancing stand and not the heavy or light point was the valve stems location..

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Flies pulled, 16-42, BMC street, 8" extensions, drag shock, cut pan, Cycle Concepts Drag Pack and springs, muzzy m14 w/ oval can, lowered, Shinco usoft rear, pcv with autotune, leightweight Shori 18ah battery, throttle meister. 500lbs at bandimeres scales with half tank of juice.

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codyc_13


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posted April 30, 2012 06:52 PM        
1 burnout and it will be off balance again. Lee is correct though, The dot should line up with valve stem in theory.
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kawasakijockey


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posted April 30, 2012 07:05 PM        
Never have added weight to balance a rear Hookup. Two out of my three tires have zero balanced.
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3000psi and falling


Zone Head
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posted April 30, 2012 07:30 PM        
My usoft never budged, ran it low as 15psi but mostly around 20. Lots of hard lanches, but my wheels have been powder coated, they coated the bead area. This could be letting the tire grip the wheel better..
My wheel alone takes 1 ounce to balance it out (guessing the poweder coating is thicker on one side?)
Anyways, ill play around with mounting the tire with the dot at the valve stem, then at the wheels lightest spot and see what happens. Ill post the findings.
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Flies pulled, 16-42, BMC street, 8" extensions, drag shock, cut pan, Cycle Concepts Drag Pack and springs, muzzy m14 w/ oval can, lowered, Shinco usoft rear, pcv with autotune, leightweight Shori 18ah battery, throttle meister. 500lbs at bandimeres scales with half tank of juice.

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Zone Head
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posted April 30, 2012 11:18 PM        
Well after mounting the tire and setting it on the balancing stand, there it was on the tires lable/sticker "the red dot is the lightest point"

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Flies pulled, 16-42, BMC street, 8" extensions, drag shock, cut pan, Cycle Concepts Drag Pack and springs, muzzy m14 w/ oval can, lowered, Shinco usoft rear, pcv with autotune, leightweight Shori 18ah battery, throttle meister. 500lbs at bandimeres scales with half tank of juice.

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SixSixoh6


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posted May 01, 2012 10:34 AM        
as the same concept is on car tires, when i worked at Firestone, they "trained" us to line the dot up with the valve stem. Supposed to keep from putting more weight on than needed when balancing.

Through my experience,....it makes no difference where the dot is.
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Goldwingmann


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posted May 01, 2012 01:15 PM        
If worried about tire rotating in rim, can drill a couple of holes and add some small screws the way drag racers do the slicks.....to prevent the same thing.
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codyc_13


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posted May 01, 2012 01:26 PM        
^^ Don't do this ^^
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eklipse636


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posted May 01, 2012 05:28 PM        
quote:
^^ Don't do this ^^


+1!
I've never seen a street tire with screws in it.
The tire is going to slip on the rim, I don't know how to stop it. Mine moves a few inches everytime I go to the track.
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posted May 01, 2012 05:35 PM        
quote:
If worried about tire rotating in rim, can drill a couple of holes and add some small screws the way drag racers do the slicks.....to prevent the same thing.
LOL you better stick with fender extender's and saddlebags.

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eklipse636


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posted May 01, 2012 06:43 PM        
quote:
quote:
If worried about tire rotating in rim, can drill a couple of holes and add some small screws the way drag racers do the slicks.....to prevent the same thing.
LOL you better stick with fender extender's and saddlebags.

wee


He knows what he's talking about wheelie. Don't question his experience. He's done it on his gold wing at least twice
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posted May 01, 2012 07:04 PM        
quote:
quote:
quote:
If worried about tire rotating in rim, can drill a couple of holes and add some small screws the way drag racers do the slicks.....to prevent the same thing.
LOL you better stick with fender extender's and saddlebags.

wee


He knows what he's talking about wheelie. Don't question his experience. He's done it on his gold wing at least twice
oh no, no need to question a 16 year old, hehe sorry 17 year old

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Goldwingmann


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posted May 02, 2012 06:06 AM        
EVERYONE IN DRAG RACING KNOWS IF IT SLIPS SCREW IT........DUH!
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Wheelie


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posted May 02, 2012 06:21 AM        
Are guys with BST wheels drilling holes in them and putting screws in the tire?

wee

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dakota9498


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posted May 02, 2012 06:33 AM        
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EVERYONE IN DRAG RACING KNOWS IF IT SLIPS SCREW IT........DUH!


You are definitely retarded. You know those rims are called beadlock rims and they have another plate that the bolts go into to sandwich the rubber to the rim. Otherwise you would just end up having air leaks and destroy the rubber and eventually have a catastrophic failure. That being said, you definitely do not need it on a damn street tire.

***Please think before posting! If this does not work please run what you are about to post by someone with an IQ higher than their shoe size or age, and see what they think.***
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dakota9498


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posted May 02, 2012 06:35 AM        Edited By: dakota9498 on 2 May 2012 14:50
quote:
Are guys with BST wheels drilling holes in them and putting screws in the tire?

wee


Oh yeah, I was at MiRock this weekend and all those flat slick grudge bikes with BSTs and the Pro Street bikes running 6's at over 200mph all had screws through their rims....lmfao!

You do plan on doing that to yours don't you Wheelie?

*P.S. - Sorry for the thread jack.
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Wheelie


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posted May 02, 2012 12:39 PM        
quote:
quote:
Are guys with BST wheels drilling holes in them and putting screws in the tire?

wee


Oh yeah, I was at MiRock this weekend and all those flat slick grudge bikes with BSTs and the Pro Street bikes running 6's at over 200mph all had screws through their rims....lmfao!

You do plan on doing that to yours don't you Wheelie?.


only if I get BST wheels, wanting to drill into some carbon fiber

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eklipse636


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posted May 02, 2012 04:58 PM        
quote:
quote:
EVERYONE IN DRAG RACING KNOWS IF IT SLIPS SCREW IT........DUH!


You are definitely retarded. You know those rims are called beadlock rims and they have another plate that the bolts go into to sandwich the rubber to the rim. Otherwise you would just end up having air leaks and destroy the rubber and eventually have a catastrophic failure. That being said, you definitely do not need it on a damn street tire.

***Please think before posting! If this does not work please run what you are about to post by someone with an IQ higher than their shoe size or age, and see what they think.***
I tried to PM him this information but he would not take my advice!
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dakota9498


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posted May 02, 2012 06:14 PM        
I had to put it out there and at least try, if it keeps us from having to see just one of his ignorant ass posts it was worth it. I would just ignore the guy, but it is so damn funny watching him get flamed every time he posts something.
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eklipse636


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posted May 02, 2012 06:57 PM        
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I had to put it out there and at least try, if it keeps us from having to see just one of his ignorant ass posts it was worth it. I would just ignore the guy, but it is so damn funny watching him get flamed every time he posts something.

True
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