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Hey, I am about to replace my rear tire for the first on my 2016 Voyager. In the past I have never had my tires balanced on previously owned motorcycles (Harley, Yamaha and Honda) but on the voyager I see they come from the factory balanced and there is balance weights in the parts book for them. Has anyone balanced or not balanced their wheels after tire replacement?


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I always balance mine. If not your bike will let you know.
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Car or cycle they need balancing. Several ways to do it, but they need balancing.
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Hey, I am about to replace my rear tire for the first on my 2016 Voyager. In the past I have never had my tires balanced on previously owned motorcycles (Harley, Yamaha and Honda) but on the voyager I see they come from the factory balanced and there is balance weights in the parts book for them. Has anyone balanced or not balanced their wheels after tire replacement?
If you install the tires yourself here is a simple method that a lot of people. including myself use. I have never had a negative result

Counteract Balancing Beads | The only tire balancing product proven to improve fuel economy.

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This may help as well...


Tear it up, fix it, repeat: Installing Ceramic Tire Balancing Beads with a Turkey Marinade Injector


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......and be aware that some balancing beads are ceramic compared to the counteract brand which are glass beads

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Hey, Thanks everyone after your suggestions and some research watching YouTube and reading some reviews I think I am going to give the counteract balancing beads a try. I believe this will do the trick.


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I use Ride On. It balances and also seals small punctures

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