Computerized Tire Balancing
Tire balancing is important to extend the life of your tires and increase the basic safety of your motorcycle.
Computerized tire balancing is checked on a machine which can detect even 1/10th of an ounce of difference in weight around the wheel. Why worry about that small of a weight difference on an object which weighs so much? That tiny amount of weight travels very fast around the axle while you are riding: hundreds of times a minute. This causes enough momentum to create serious vibration and when multiplied times 2 wheels, the wobble really adds up.
When do tires need to be balanced: Tire balancing should be performed any time you replace the tires on your bike. Since tires wear depending on riding practices and road problems, uneven wear can start to become noticeable after the first 100 miles of use. Tires should be checked for pressure and wear at a minimun monthly. M1 Kustoms can help determine whether your tires need to be balanced or replaced based on age, wear or mileage.
IMPORTANT: It is not advised to replace just one tire as this can cause major problems to the performance, balance, and handling of the bike. We advise that you use the same brand and model for both tires.
How to tell if your tires require balancing:
- Excessive handlebar/steering vibrations while riding
- Visible uneven tire tread wear
- Ride that becomes less smooth over the life of your tires
The advantages of tire balancing:
- Smoother riding experience
- Improved fuel efficiency
- More even tire wear
- Extended life of tires and drive train parts
M1 Kustoms is one of the few Motorcycle shops on the Peninsula that offers precision computerized tire balancing. Let us help you keep your ride smooth and safe.