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Old 03-20-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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Balancing tires -- tools needed?

So I'm setting out to put new tires on my 1150GS and DRZ400S. My guiding principle is minimal tools. First off, I'm short on cash right now. But more importantly, I want to know how to change my tires while on the road. (OK, not literally on the road. That would be stupid. But you know what I mean.)

After looking into balancing, I found plenty of pages like this one:

http://www.largiader.com/balancer/

Looks great and probably makes the job really easy. But why not just PUT THE TIRES BACK ON THE BIKE AND SPIN 'EM?? Seems like the common-sense approach, and no money or extra tools are required. I'm just wary that I must be missing something. Please enlighten a tire changing noob.
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