Originally Posted by Jim Moore
It's pretty rare tha you find a tire so out of round that you can feel the difference. I rate balancing as nice-to have but not critical on a GS. On a track bike I would balance them.
Ask Woody or ANY motorcycle tech how many wheels come in with the stick-on wheel weights missing, having falled off 4,000 miles or so ago with the rider being completely oblivious.
I have mine balanced but I'm not sure it's completely necessary. I have never balanced a tire on my dirt bikes in my life.