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Lead Weights On Rims?

these really do not do the beautiful rims on the F4 justice and my mechanic leaves them on after i get new tyres etc. I just assume because he leaves them on that they are meant to be there but i was wondering if this is the case or am i fine to take them off and and be happy! cheers, Ferg

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They are for balance--Leave them on.

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- If you have changed tires and they are still there, in exactly the same place as the last tire....

1. Maybe they didn't balance the tire? (this will be bad)

2. Same place twice, I would get the rim balanced, maybe then the weight could be reduced or eliminated.

Or, live with them.

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Actually after I switched to Bridgestones, my mechanic took the weights off of my rear ones but kept the front ones.

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Some tires (and brands/models of tires) are better balanced than others. In my experience the MV wheels are very well balanced themselves, and really good tires likely won't need weights--But most will.

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A good tyre fitter can rotate the tyre on the rim to obtain the correct balance. It take more time but you can generaly end up without having to use the lead weights.
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I always remove all the weights before I get a tyre changed. That way if it needs balancing they'll only need to add a few as necessary. Many fitters leave the weights on and then add more to balance that out, rather than removing the old ones first, which is just lazy.

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I always remove all the weights before I get a tyre changed. That way if it needs balancing they'll only need to add a few as necessary. Many fitters leave the weights on and then add more to balance that out, rather than removing the old ones first, which is just lazy.

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Very interesting...is it easy to get them off? i have never bothered and I would love for them to be gone completely...

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A good tyre fitter can rotate the tyre on the rim to obtain the correct balance. It take more time but you can generaly end up without having to use the lead weights.
Only if the tire itself is well balanced.

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I always remove all the weights before I get a tyre changed. That way if it needs balancing they'll only need to add a few as necessary. Many fitters leave the weights on and then add more to balance that out, rather than removing the old ones first, which is just lazy.

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I've never, ever seen this either on my car or my bike. If that were the case, I'd never take my MV there again. That's not only lazy, it's stupid.
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