Balance Weight Installation
Check if the weight portion has any play on the blade-and
If it does, discard it.
If the balance weight has any play on the rim flange,
the blade and/or clip have been stretched. Replace
the loose balance weight.
Do not reuse used balance weight.
Unbalanced wheels can create an unsafe riding
If proper balance has been achieved, permanently install
the balance weight.
Balance weights are available from Kawasaki Dealers
in 10, 20, and 30 grams (0.35, 0.71 and 1.06 oz.) sizes.
An imbalance of less than 10 grams (0.35 oz.) will not
usually affect running stability.
Do not use five (front), four (rear) or more balance
weight (more than 90 gram, 3.2 oz.).
requires an excess balance weight, disassemble the
wheel to find the cause.
Lubricate the balance weight blade, tire bead and rim
flange with a soap and water solution or rubber lubricant.
This helps the balance weight slip onto the rim flange.
Do not lubricate the tire bead with engine oil or pe-
troleum distillates because they will deteriorate the
Install the balance weight on the rim.
Slip the weight on the rim flange [A] by pushing or lightly
hammering [B] the weight in the direction shown in the
Tire Bead [C]
10 g (0.35 oz.)
20 g (0.71 oz.)
30 g (1.06 oz.)
If the wheel