Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lac La Biche Alberta Canada
Thanks for the reply! After repositioning the tire on the rim several times, I realized the balance problem I was having did not relate to tire position. The heavy duty tube I was installing was too large to fit in the tire without bunching up.The tube was the correct size 4.50-5.10-17 but measured 1/2" bigger in cross section and 1" bigger in diameter than the factory tube. I put the factory tube back in,lined up the mark to the valvestem and no balancing weight was needed. Took the bike out for a testride and it was smooth as silk. The heavy duty tube in the front tire didn't have the same problem and balanced with only a small amount of weight.