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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Tire question

On new tire we can see a red cercle or dot or what ever you call it . Mi question is where is suppose be place on the rim . I just wander cause i send mi rim and new tire to the dealer for install and balancing i be very surprise to see the collection of wait they stick on it and they are like opposite position each other side .

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Mine is at opposite from the valve stem just wander if they know how to install tire

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Stem is not always the heaviest spot of the rim. IIRC, there is a dot on the rim.
I do my own tires. Mark the heavy spot on just the rim, then temporally balance just the rim. Then mount the tire and find it’s light spot, remove temp weights rotate tire to align. Hardly any weight ever needed.
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There seems to be lots of flawed logic in this article. Assuming that the stem hole is the heaviest part of the wheel might be a decent guess, but it’s still a guess. Much worse than that guess is the additional assumption that the stem hole area is the lowest point on the rim, and you should therefore align the highest point of the tire at this point. Nonsense. Just use a dial indicator and rotate a wheel in a fixed jig to find the TRUE low point of a rim. On decent wheels it will probably be close to imperceptible, but if you want to spend a little time in pursuit of perfection, at least do it the right way.

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Well, Yokohama agrees with the article as do all the other major tire manufacturers that have the meaning in print so it might slightly more than a "guess"
https://www.yokohamatire.com/tires-1...match-mounting
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Well, Yokohama agrees with the article as do all the other major tire manufacturers that have the meaning in print so it might slightly more than a "guess"
https://www.yokohamatire.com/tires-1...match-mounting
You are again mistaken. And you are also misrepresenting what Yokahama says. At no point did they assert that the minimum radial pint on a rim is at the stem hole. So making such an unwarranted assumption is indeed just s guess.

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Well, Yokohama agrees with the article as do all the other major tire manufacturers that have the meaning in print so it might slightly more than a "guess"
https://www.yokohamatire.com/tires-1...match-mounting
You are again mistaken. And you are also misrepresenting what Yokahama says. At no point did they assert that the minimum radial pint on a rim is at the stem hole. So making such an unwarranted assumption is indeed just s guess.
Careful with using logic, you’re dealing with someone who has all this crap bookmarked, although no practical experience....a virtual internet mechanic.
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Your Honda service manual shows where the red dot goes. On my vtx1300r it does not go at the valve stem .
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