I have no idea on balancing - my only experience is on cars.
This bike is my first bike, and I've put all of 160 miles on it so far.
I'm still new enough that "riding on the highway" is intimidating to me - haven't done it - but it's going to be a requirement, so I didn't want to find out the hard way that balancing was important at higher speeds.
I haven't ridden the stock tires, these Michelins are what the previous owner put on. But from the pictures, I agree - they do look like the stock tires.
My thought on balancing them is the same as cheap car tires - sometimes one of the things you get with a higher priced tire is a tire carcass that is one built to higher standards that ends up being more naturally balanced - well, these tires are cheap, so I was thinking balancing might be required. Again, I'm speaking through the window, I don't know.
I've seen these before - maybe for motorcycle wheels this is "good enough"?
Or maybe "don't waste your time" is good enough, is that the thought?
The only tool kit that I have at the moment is the tiny thing that fits in the, what, 1" wide opening in the rear parcel shelf, so most likely I need to invest in some tools.
I've changed both bicycle and car tires before, although the latter was with your usual pneumatic equipment (and computerized spin balancer), but I don't really own any motorcycle specific tools yet. Suggestions?