Wheel Balancing necessary after flat tire repair
Oct 17th, 2009 7:47 pm
Oct 17th, 2009 7:53 pm
Oct 17th, 2009 7:55 pm
Oct 18th, 2009 1:00 am
yes it does, every single time.evil812 wrote: ↑Oct 17th, 2009 7:55 pmnow that i think of it.... it depends.....
if they just put a plug in its fine....
if they take the tire off and take it off teh rim and patch it that way... they should mark where the tire was and where the balancing weights were... then no balance required... if they didn't mark it... then they would have too......
Oct 18th, 2009 8:25 am
The patch will change the balance, you can not just put the original weight to where it was. You always need to re-balance if they patched it.
Oct 18th, 2009 8:30 am
Oct 18th, 2009 10:03 am
DragonZealot wrote: ↑Oct 18th, 2009 8:25 amThe patch will change the balance, you can not just put the original weight to where it was. You always need to re-balance if they patched it.
Now if they just put in a plug, it is supposed to be a temporary fix and when you get a chance you should patch and plug it (from inside). This is the perm fix.
Oct 18th, 2009 11:14 am
The loss of rubber in a single braking action is next to nothing compare to the weight of a patch. The loss of rubber over long period of time is distributed randomly (and evenly) around the tire so there is no need to re-balance because of the fact that you use the brake.82 wrote: ↑Oct 18th, 2009 10:03 amyes, make sense in theory. But I also wonder why you don't need to balance the tire as a regular maintenance. Because when you brake, you lose some thread (some weight). And the stones and small debris you pick up on you tire are also weights themselves if you think of it in terms of physic. They are no difference than the patch or the weights used.
Oct 18th, 2009 3:59 pm
Oct 19th, 2009 4:47 am
No - you should be fine. Should be - the fact that the wheels have weights on them (to indicate a previous balancing) is no guarantee that those tires were balanced on those wheels and that the tires were never subsequently transferred, patched, etc. It's uncommon but it happens.
Oct 19th, 2009 8:22 am