Balance Adjustment (Front Wheel Only)
If the wheel always stops in one position, provisionally
attach a balance weight [A] on the rim at the marking using
Rotate the wheel 1/4 turn [B], and see whether or not the
wheel stops in this position. If it does, the correct balance
weight is being used.
If the wheel rotates and the weight goes up, replace the
weight with the next heavier size. If the wheel rotates and
the weight goes down, replace the weight with the next
lighter size. Repeat these steps until the wheel remains
at rest after being rotated 1/4 turn.
Rotate the wheel another 1/4 turn and then another 1/4
turn to see if the wheel is correctly balanced.
Repeat the entire procedure as many times as necessary
to achieve correct wheel balance.
Permanently install the balance weight.
Balance Weight Removal (Front Wheel Only)
Remove the balance weights [A].
Discard the used balance weight.
Balance Weight Installation (Front Wheel Only)
Using a high flash-point solvent, clean off any oil or dirt
that may be balance weight installing area.
Install the balance weight(s).
Unbalanced wheels can create an unsafe riding
condition. If the balance weight has any play on the
rib of the rim, it means it is not installed securely
on the rim and it could fly off during riding. Replace
the loose balance weight. Do not reuse the used
Use the commercially available balance weights. An
imbalance of less than 10 grams (0.35 oz.) will not usu-
ally affect running stability.