KLR New Tire Balancing. Necessary?
I'm going to put some Mefo Explorers on my KLR later on this Spring for a ride out to Colorado. Local shop wants $90 to do both tires and that's if I take the wheels off and take them in.
I have the tires, new tubes and the tools to mount them (been practicing on a $20, 18" dirtbike wheel/tire I bought on eBay this Winter) but nothing to really balance them with.
I suppose I could rig up some kind of "static balancer," but does anybody know if it's really necessary? If so, can you relocate the weights that are already on the spokes if needed? I thought due to the relatively slow riding speeds of the KLR, balancing might not be necessary, but noted that my stock wheels/tires have balance weights. I don't know if the spoke weights are there for the tires or maybe just the wheels themselves.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
Any thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated.