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Wheel Ballance???

Postby DAVE » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:03 pm

I get a pretty good front end shake when I am on hard pack or pavment. I am running 26 inch Mudlite XTR's they have a very agresive tread pattern. I thought about having the tire/wheels ballanced. Just wondering if anyone has or had a similar problem.
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Postby Ken » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:42 am

I got a lot more shaking at high speed with my 589's, than I do with my Bighorns.

I've never heard of ATV tires getting balanced...but I'm sure someone can find out how bad the tire is out of whack.
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Postby MrBill » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:51 am

Ken wrote:I've never heard of ATV tires getting balanced...but I'm sure someone can find out how bad the tire is out of whack.
My 500 came with wheel weights when it was new.
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Postby GrizzlyGuy » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:23 am

DAVE,

Bighorns have a yellow dot on the sidewall and that is supposed to be lined up with the valve stem when mounting. I assume that has something to do with the balancing. Your Mudlites may also have a yellow dot, and if so, check to see if they are lined up. This article mentions yellow dots even on motorcycle tires:

http://www.xs11.com/faq/tirefaq.htm

Seems like using wheel weights to balance them like a normal car tire would be your only option if everything already looks good.
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Postby Elheffe24 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:54 pm

Have them balanced that should fix it! Also I don't know if this has been posted on here before but here is a link to the Brute Force shop manual in pdf. form.
http://www.mmi.org/merrington/atv/files ... manual.pdf
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Postby DAVE » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:05 pm

Elheffe24 wrote:Have them balanced that should fix it! Also I don't know if this has been posted on here before but here is a link to the Brute Force shop manual in pdf. form.
http://www.mmi.org/merrington/atv/files ... manual.pdf
COOL Thanks for the Info....... 8) need to make a trip to the tire shop.
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Postby Elheffe24 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:56 pm

Dave- did you ever get your wheels balanced, just wondered if that fixed your shimmy??
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Postby ATV'er » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:54 pm

On my Polaris I had the stock wheels balanced and it made a big differnce. Aubun polaris did it for me which in now OTD.

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Postby DAVE » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:12 pm

Elheffe24 wrote:Dave- did you ever get your wheels balanced, just wondered if that fixed your shimmy??
not yet, quad still sitting in the trailer...........before I go to Mina in April I will get them ballanced and see what happens.
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Postby MrBill » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:43 pm

DAVE wrote:
Elheffe24 wrote:Dave- did you ever get your wheels balanced, just wondered if that fixed your shimmy??
not yet, quad still sitting in the trailer...........before I go to Mina in April I will get them ballanced and see what happens.
Thats funny my polaris never needed to to have the wheels balanced?
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