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How good is static balancing of motorcycle wheels or do I need to dynamic balance them and where would I find the weights to put on a specific wheel (Yamaha XJ650G). Wheels are Aluminum with a center standing rib.

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Hi, John static balancing is fine for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your problem. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day.
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SOURCE: tire and wheel balance

To avoid vibration and accelerated tire wear, it is essential to balance the tire & wheel assembly before use and each time the tire is removed or replaced on the rim. Also, check the rim for any imperfections as they could affect the overall balance

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SOURCE: 2001 Suzuki GSXR600 motorcycle. Need to take off front wheel.

ok you loosen then 2 bolts on the bottom of each fork tube then remover the brake from the wheel. Make sure the bike is well sopported and then remove the axle bolt that hold the rim on and it will drop out.

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SOURCE: The bike wobbles a lot

The problem you are describing is just low tire pressure. If you replace the steering neck bearings you also need to replace the races the bearings roll against to properly tighten the neck. One piece bearings are like automotive wheel bearings , It is a cone shaped bearing with a cone shaped race. If you know the dimension of the steering stem and the steering neck inner diameter , you may be able to purchase some.
If your fork slide bushings were loose , or if the inside of the fork lower/bottom were worn they could be sloppy with out leaking past the seal on top of the fork lower/bottom.
I think you need to inspect your tire for cupping and try 35 pounds of pressure that may be all you need.

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SOURCE: I have a 1994 Yamaha xj600 diversion when i put it

yes that is normal as when you do this you are puuting the bike in gear and with the rear wheel of the ground the engine ticking over is just enough to get the rear wheel spinning but not always enough momentum hence the clunking sound of the engine

Posted on Oct 26, 2010

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