Wheel Balancing

Wheels must be balanced to improve handling and reduce vibration, especially at high road speeds.




Wheel truing stand

Static balancing using WHEEL TRUING STAND (HD-95599-80) will produce satisfactory results.

Dynamic balancing, utilizing a wheel spinner, should be used to produce finer tolerances for best high speed handling characteristics. Follow the instructions supplied with the balance machine you are using.

Cast aluminum wheels require the special self adhesive balance weights listed below.

Table 2-9. Balance Weights




Silver (HD-95595-84)



Black (HD-95594-84)



1. Use a balancing machine to determine amount of balance weight required to bring wheel within 7 g (0.25 oz.) at 97 km/h (60 mph).


• The maximum weight permissible to accomplish balance is 99 g (3.5 oz.) total weight applied on the rim.

• Self adhesive wheel weights should be applied to the flat surface of the rim in increments of 7 g (0.25 oz.).

• If 28 g (1.0 oz.) or more weight must be added at one location, split the amount so that half is applied to each side of the rim.

2. To apply self adhesive wheel weights, make sure that area of application is completely clean, dry, and free of oil and grease.

3. Remove paper backing from weight and apply 3 drops of LOCTITE® SUPERBONDER 420 to the adhesive side of weight.

4. Place weight on rim, press firmly in place and hold for 10 seconds. Wheel should not be used for 8 hours to allow adhesive to cure completely.

5. Recheck balance. Repeat procedures as necessary.

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  • Gebre
    Do v rod harley rims need to be balanced?
    2 years ago

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