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post #1 of 2 Old 12-18-2006, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Help - non-round tire

Finally rode the bike today after installing new 858's. Front tire had a bump to it. Got home and looked at it. It clearly has a spot that is "thinner" than the rest, resulting in a non-round tire. You can look a the sidewall and see an area that is not as high as the other, like it has not fully beaded, but it has. There are several litle marks on the tire, but i can't tell if there is a special place for the valve stem. Before removing it and trying it in a different spot, I thought I old ask.

Is it just a function of buying cheap tires, or is there a trick to get it to fit the rim better?
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-18-2006, 08:21 PM
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Some tires are hard to get the bead right on it all the way around. You can do it, but sometimes it takes a little work doing it. 99% of the time it just isn't seated right, I would let the air out and break the bead and try to reseat the tire.

Another question, did you ballance them? If you are going to be riding off road mostly you may not want to take thye trouble to ballance them, but if you are going to be going down the hwy at 70 MPH I would want the tires ballanced.

It isn't hard to ballance them it just takes a little time.

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