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I'm putting new tires on the 2007 VTS S I just bought. I'm a first timer with spokes. I'm wondering if the heavy weights in the picture could be factory delivered wheel weights or if they are more likely the old tire balance weights? The next question I have is what should I expect if I throw the naked wheel on a static balance rack? Should the valve hole rise to the top because the wheel is factory balanced to be heaviest opposite the valve stem? I should be able to figure things out if I go slow. I just like to know what to expect, and if there are any good recommendations out there.
 

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Take them off, put in two bottles of Ride-On dynamic Balancer and Sealer.

It really does properly balance your wheels.
 

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Ride on is great stuff. Saved my @$$ one time when i had a nail in the rear tire. I never noticed any balancing issues cause when I used it I also had the weights installed on the wheel
 

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Ride on is great stuff. Saved my @$$ one time when i had a nail in the rear tire. I never noticed any balancing issues cause when I used it I also had the weights installed on the wheel
Thanks guys, I ordered ride on. It looks really good on the website. I genrally slime my tires after static balance anyway. Rideon appears to be worth the minimal extra cost.
 

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Where did you get it. I had trouble getting it months ago cause of covid (I called company and they said that's why). So I stopped looking. They must have it around again now
 

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If your running tubes, don’t think ride on will work.
Not meant for tubes, unless the wheels are sealed.

I have the Dyna Beads on my S with tubes.
Runs smooth and removed the weights.
Not going to help with a blow out, but have the TPMS.
 

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Where did you get it. I had trouble getting it months ago cause of covid (I called company and they said that's why). So I stopped looking. They must have it around again now
I ordered from Walmart.com, but it ships from Bikesomewhere. 32oz for $29.95 plus $5.95. May not get it until Dec 3rd.
 

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If your running tubes, don’t think ride on will work.
Not meant for tubes, unless the wheels are sealed.

I have the Dyna Beads on my S with tubes.
Runs smooth and removed the weights.
Not going to help with a blow out, but have the TPMS.
Ride-on works with tubes. I would be better to seal up the spokes, but it is designed to work with tubes too.
 

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If your running tubes, don’t think ride on will work.
Not meant for tubes, unless the wheels are sealed.

I have the Dyna Beads on my S with tubes.
Runs smooth and removed the weights.
Not going to help with a blow out, but have the TPMS.
The ride on website indicates it works on tube tires as well although it is not as efficient at stopping leaks as with tubless tires. I guess tubes are relatively thin and they often tear at the puncture.
 

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I had tubes when I had the nail in my tire. Was even riding 2up! It wasn't a huge nail but it was in there good
 

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Yea I agree. I started riding again in 2016 on tubless tires with slime. In 20,000 miles I picked up 2 small nails in rear tires. I pulled the nails and monitored the tires. Marked the penetrations with liquid paper on the side of the tires. Looked for sealant leakage, loss of tire pressure, and visual indication of real tire damage that would indicate a bad cord. As far as I could tell the tires were perfect through end of life retirement. Now that I have spoke wheels I expect my personal procedure will be exactly the same, except I'll install a new tube and sealant after I pull the nail. The ratings on these tires are like 1 1/2 times the highest load I'll ever run and more than twice the speed I'll ever run.
 

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That’s good to know with the tubes and the Ride-On.
My tires are about to age out.
Back then was not much info on running it with the tubes, so went with the beads.
 
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