Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Take the weights off and have a shop spin balance the tire. While you're at it, take a good look to be sure the tire is concentric and the beads are fully set in position.
Not all tires have the colored dots, and not all tire makers use the same code. Usually, if the tire has a red dot, that is the stiff area on the sidewalk and should be matched to the low spot of the rim (tires are not perfectly uniform, and rims are not perfectly uniform). If the tire has a yellow dot, that is the heavy spot that should be mounted by the valve where the drilling in the rim removed metal. If the tire has both a red and a yellow dot, use the red dot at the low spot on the rim. If there are no dots, then the tire might be so uniform that it doesn't need the dots.
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Last edited by PTRider; 03-03-2015 at 10:32 PM.