Wheel weights fell off

Discussion in 'Tires' started by weeesss, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. weeesss

    weeesss Registered

    I had a new set of tires put on about 1,500 miles ago. I rode home from work yesterday and noticed the rear wheel weights had fallen off. The only thing left is the white tape that held them on. I did not notice any handling problems and she was running great at 75+.

    Aside from it being only 40 this early AM, should I bring it back to the dealer before riding? I don't want the hassle of an appointment and then getting charged for balancing.
  2. kromdom

    kromdom wannabe HOON Donating Member

    if you can afford to do so, do not ride the bike. then give the dealer a call first and see what they have to say. (do they have some kind of warranty?)
  3. busafastone

    busafastone Registered

    if you are not having any problems then leave it alone, all the wheel weights are there for is to stop vibration, I work for goodyear and almost all the guys I work with ride and we never put wheel weights on when we mount tires and never have any vibrations,that is all the weight is there for,I drag race and never balance wheels
  4. lonner

    lonner Registered

    rear wheel weights missing only give vibes above 100mph and then it would need to be well out so not that critical if you cant feel anything.

    the front is the important one's

    if you think about it the chain and sprockets ain't balanced either !! so its no biggie

  5. rc51ny

    rc51ny Donating Member

    Had on fall off my Interceptor while I was on a trip to the dragon about 3 weeks ago. I was wondering-has anyone ever tried those Dyna Beads? I was wondering if it was worth a try???
  6. skydivr

    skydivr Jumps from perfectly good Airplanes Donating Member

    If it doesn't vibrate too bad, if it's not a couple hundred miles, ride it back over to the dealer and ask them to put them back on. Not secured properly is their fault and they should be willing to fix it without issue. If not I'd find another shop to do my work.
  7. dadofthree

    dadofthree Seasoned Beef Donating Member

    Any chance some azzhat at work pulled them ??? I never balance mine.
  8. weeesss

    weeesss Registered

    I did not feel anything different doing 75, so I am guessing I will be good until I can get to the dealer. I just want to take advantage of the rest of the season!
  9. Goatkart

    Goatkart Registered

    I personally swear by dyna beads...

    Even had a bet with a mechanic who didnt believe they worked... I let him pull my tire, put it on the electronic balancer... He spun the tire up and got a nice double zero.... Perfect balance..

    Got myself a free lunch that day!
  10. stevenruss

    stevenruss Registered

    have they always used those sticky pads for weights or is this something new, because i dont remember it a few years ago?
  11. mjrfd99

    mjrfd99 Registered

    [/I] was told cycle cleaners, like S-100 tend to breakdown the sticky stuff holding the wheel weights on, Ive had a few come off last couple years [/I]
  12. Tufbusa

    Tufbusa Track Coach / TufPoodle Coach Registered

    In this case it's most likely not missing any wheel weights. The sticky white tape was left when they removed the weights when removing the old tire.

    When removing existing sticky weights from the wheel the tape almost never comes off the wheel. The weight tears the paper leaving the white residual you see stuck to the wheel and the other half remains stuck to the weight. I have yet to see a tire shop take the time and effort to do the "Goo Be Gone" trick to remove the old residue. It does take some time and effort to rub that stuff off.

    I'd put my money on the fact that the OP never noticed the white residue when he left the shop and once spotted, he simply assumed the weight fell off.

    I've lost a few weights along the way and they always come of clean. The glue simply releases from the rim with no visual effects remaining.

    Run the big heifer up to a buck fifty and if there is no vibration, the wheel is fine!
  13. lankeeyankee

    lankeeyankee Banned

    Just run Michelin tires and you dont have to worry about weights or dyna beads::25
  14. sixpack577

    sixpack577 Top Gun Registered

    Yeah, they wobble so much that balancing doesn't matter:laugh:
  15. RedFalco

    RedFalco Donating Member

    Had this very same thing happen to me on my front. Did'nt feel any vibrations of sort at speeds, but it sure did wear out the tire. Believe it was referred to as "scalping".. Tire is cupping on both sides right and left of center every 3 or 4 inches or so. Never changed my own tires due to the balancing required; but think I will give it a shot now knowing about these here dynabeads. Not to mention the stick ons are a pain in the arse when cleaning the rims.
    Good stuff... thankyou.
  16. mike04busa

    mike04busa Registered

    I'am sold on the bead's after watching the vid.

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