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So I just got my 2015 Zx10r wheels change for the first time and when they balanced them they put the weights on the outermost portion of the flat part of the rim and they were very noticeable and ugly to me since there was six 1/4 ounce weights since the wheel was 1.5 ounces off.. so anyway I got new stick on black weights and I put them on the inside against the center lip in the exact same location as the other ones except for one weight that lined up with the spoke so I just moved it over next to the spoke so I might have moved it 1 inch off from where it was is that going to make any difference at all in the balancing of my wheel?
 

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it cocks me off when they do that but they say there is no pitch there but on the centre wheel although a rougher surface the pitch is relatively steep and at high speed the centrifugal force can slide the weights off. Whether there's anything in that i dont know.
 

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Heck..i took both my front brake calipurrs off cause you can see the wheel better without em. I only use the rear brake anyway.
 
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I put a piece of black Gorilla tape over the weights in case the double sided tape fails. With the black tape on the black wheel you can hardly see the weights unless you're looking for them.
 
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Has anyone actually had the weights come off the rim because they put them against the center live in the center of the wheel?
 

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Center lip**
 

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They'll be fine. I actually prefer the clip on weights myself just because I hate cleaning the crappy sticky stuff from the stick-on weights off every time I change my tires (which I do very often).
 

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I sure hope they don't come off because I decided to stick them against the center lip because of those things come off at 150 miles an hour I could see that pop in the hole through my radiator my exhaust killing someone like a bullet
 

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So I see you stick your weights next to the center lip you have never had a problem with them coming off?
I paint mine. General prep, clean surface with alcohol and
room temp or above should be good to go.

Another reason to just change / balance the tires yourself.
 

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That's exactly where I put my weights also. I've done it for years like that without issues and only recently started putting tape over my weights as a back up and also to hide them.
 

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Don't even think about the weights, either type. And don't take the weights off when you have new tires mounted especially if you buy the same tires. And I don't clean off the weight gunk; scratches np; I really don't give a crap about anything as long as the bike wants to do what it's designed to do.
 

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When you guys are static balancing what do you do if you need weight right where the spoke is? do you move the weight a little bit over so that it's against the center lip? like Will 1 inch really make a difference where you're putting the weight on the rim? I'm just not sure how sensitive balancing is for exact location
 

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When you guys are static balancing what do you do if you need weight right where the spoke is? do you move the weight a little bit over so that it's against the center lip? like Will 1 inch really make a difference where you're putting the weight on the rim? I'm just not sure how sensitive balancing is for exact location
No, you break the bead on the tire and rotate the tire slightly on the rim to move the lighter spot around away from the spoke. And you do that again if the light spot requires more than 1.0 oz of weight added to it to balance it out. That's not a good thing.

If you're going to be riding the bike on the road to the local Starbucks and back at 30mph, it probably won't matter where and hope much weight you put on it. If you plan to ride a ZX-10R like a ZX-10R, then put the proper amount of weight on in the proper location and get the balance correct. There's a right way to do things, and then there's a half-ass way of doing it.
 

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When you guys are static balancing what do you do if you need weight right where the spoke is? do you move the weight a little bit over so that it's against the center lip? like Will 1 inch really make a difference where you're putting the weight on the rim? I'm just not sure how sensitive balancing is for exact location
I go one side or the other. Being an inch off isn't going to be noticeable and if it is you probably have other issues. Sometimes it's almost better to not even balance the rear. I have had instances where I've spun the rear rim inside the tire on race start so the weight was 180 degrees off from where it should have been which makes it twice as unbalanced as it would have been with no balancing weight at all. And let me tell you it feels like you are racing on square wheels when that happens. But race tires run much lower pressure so are more susceptible to that issue especially if you don't keep your bead area of the rim good and clean.
 

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I am mainly talking about my front wheel since it is out 1.5 ounces I have 6 ugly weights
 

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You shouldn't have a problem with the new location as long as it's not slanted. In my experience, I've had weights installed on a slanted surface and, granted at track speeds, the weights slid down the slanted face and were ready to fall off.

For those worried about weight glue gunk, get 3M adhesive remover. It's the only product, that I know of, that works well enough to not want to pull your hair out when trying to remove that crap.

A layer of duct tape over the weights usually helps in case glue fails but it never has for me. That said, if it's slanted surface, the tape won't help keep it there.
 
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