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Balanced I am posting questions trying to learn more about cycles and possibly buying a fixxer upper. Are motorcycle wheels balanced? If I need to replace tires, could I buy tubes and new tires so I could replace them myself without having to rely on a shop? (I have an air compressor and assume the tubes would make"seating" alot easier.)

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Yep, they need to be balanced. You can buy a kit to do this at home if you want. If it's a tubeless tire then you don't need tubes. Tubes don't help do anything for tubeless tires.

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