Motorcycle Repair: How to Static Balance a Motorcycle Tire Wheel on a 2009 Kawasaki KLR 650

Motorcycle Repair: How to Static Balance a Motorcycle Tire Wheel on a 2009 Kawasaki KLR 650

**Always follow the instructions in your repair manual when doing repair or maintenance work on a motorcycle. Manuals can be found at the dealer and online.**

Having a Motorcycle Wheel Balancing Stand will help balance a motorcycle rim and tire. Remove the wheel from the motorcycle. Insert the axle included with the balancing stand through wheel hub where the motorcycle axle usually goes. Center the axle, and attach both centering cone on the axle pressing snugly against the wheel hub. Tighten both centering cones and place the wheel and axle on the balancing stand.

Gently spin the wheel. The wheel will spin and stop with the heaviest part of the wheel resting at the bottom of its resting spot. Mark the part of the wheel opposite the heaviest part of the wheel. This is where you will add weights to counter the heaviest part of the wheel and balance the wheel. Add enough weight to the wheel until you can spin the wheel and it does not repeatedly stop at the same spot.

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22 thoughts on “Motorcycle Repair: How to Static Balance a Motorcycle Tire Wheel on a 2009 Kawasaki KLR 650

  1. is it the same method for balancing car wheels? can you add the weight in the inside?

  2. whether balancing motorcycle wheels any good? in my country motorcycle 100cc engine(at most) – 250cc.

  3. I was gonna ask you the same thing! They have’m over for dirt cheap! A definite must have if your a biker like me.

  4. is it possible to mount the weights on the inside of the rim so they aren’t seen? or would that be stupid?

  5. The price of that stand runs $49.95… its on sale a lot at $39.95 … But after getting this stand I found that the main bar is bent and it tends to always sag at one point no matter where you add weights to. Thats a huge problem with street tires..

  6. Just so everyone knows this stand has a few known problems. The main 1/2 inch bar is bent/sags and the bearings dont turn. The stand with such problems will not work on street tires out of the box, it will never balance the tires. No mater where you turn the tire it will always find the “Bar Sag” I got three of them and not a one would work right. I had to have a 1/2 inch bar be made at a machine shop that cost me $45.. and the bearings out of 3 boxs to get 4 that worded.

  7. Also forgot that some weights dont sit flat on some rims.. Also they are hard to cut when you need a little less weight.
    The cones where also off by more then 25 thousands and they rock on the main bar… also not good. This is a precision tool and its 10 to 25 thousands slop.. check everything..

  8. Great tutorial, time to go balance my wheel now =)  Would you happen to know where I can get spoke weights?

  9. I appreciate your many how to videos here. But aren’t four weights on either side of a rim a lot of weight to put on a MC wheel to balance it?  Would it maybe be better to try and see if breaking the wheel down again, and 180 the tire on the rim (like you do on a car wheel if you end up with to many weights) to see if you maybe got the tires heavy spot lined up with the rims heavy spot?

    Not trying to break your chops, just a question.

  10. If your tire dont have a DOT then you can move the tire on the rim 1/4 turn and you’ll find that it will offset the change in weight and you’ll use less weight on the rim later. 

  11. Great video! Is it necessary to balance with the sprocket off for a rear tire? Or should you leave it on? Thanks for your video!

  12. You can use the bikes own wheel axle and for example stack of bricks or something high enough to support both axle ends to keep wheel elevated, no need to buy special tools. Olive shaped fishing line weights applied to spokes are cheap and re-usable way to balancing and I have never had one to come off while riding.

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