I have a 2018 V-Strom 650 XT with the spoke wheels. I have 3,000 miles on the bike, give or take.
Coming in from work the other day, I pulled in the clutch as I was coming to a red light and uncharacteristically coasted just a bit. I felt what I thought was an ever-so-slight bounce to the front wheel. As the 3,000 mile mark was coming, I thought I would change the oil this weekend and inspect the wheel and see if perhaps I had thrown a wheel balancing weight. Upon inspection, I can find no weights on either wheel. No standard weights, no spoke-mounted weights, no stick-on weights. Nothing.
Am I missing something here? It's been a long, long time since I rode a bike with spoke wheels but is there some unseen balancing method that I am unaware of or did I buy a bike that missed the wheel balancing? Any insight on how the factory balances these wheels would be appreciated.
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