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Old 1st May 2017, 11:11   #151
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Pardon my ignorance, but do motorcycle wheels need balancing and alignment like cars? If yes, do regular shops like MRF T&S do motorcycles as well?
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do motorcycle wheels need balancing and alignment like cars?
Superbikes do get balancing every now and then (at least before they were taken to tracks) and rest of the crew will get the balancing during rim (bend) repair.

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Nope.
There are only few tire dealers in the country have the facility for motorcycle wheel balancing.
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Pardon my ignorance, but do motorcycle wheels need balancing and alignment like cars? If yes, do regular shops like MRF T&S do motorcycles as well?
Any idea of two wheeler wheel balancing shops in Bangalore. Did a bit of research and found out the KTM workshop at Banashakari offer this. Any other place people are aware off?
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Any idea of two wheeler wheel balancing shops in Bangalore. Did a bit of research and found out the KTM workshop at Banashakari offer this. Any other place people are aware off?
IndiMotard in Whitefield have added a balancing machine and a Tyre changer to their collection recently. Do call them and fix an appointment.
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Recently gave my car for a wheel alignment + balancing at a Maruti service center.

When the bill came, I was shocked to see that balancing was not done due to non-availability of alloy sticker weights :-(

I'm planning to do the balancing again at a tyre shop.

Do I need to do the alignment once again(just 300 KMS has passed since)?
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Recently gave my car for a wheel alignment + balancing at a Maruti service center.

When the bill came, I was shocked to see that balancing was not done due to non-availability of alloy sticker weights :-(

I'm planning to do the balancing again at a tyre shop.

Do I need to do the alignment once again(just 300 KMS has passed since)?

No alignment and wheel balancing are two separate things,

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Hello all,

Excited for my first post in this forum

I take my car, a Swift ZDI often to hills and I must admit that I love to zip around the corners/ hair-pin bends. Due to extensive hill driving, is it necessary for me to check wheel balancing, alignment and rotate them more often than usual (~5k kms)?

P.S: I didn't notice any abnormalities though once I am back on the flat roads.
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Due to extensive hill driving, is it necessary for me to check wheel balancing, alignment and rotate them more often than usual (~5k kms)?
Irrespective of any terrain driving, it is always advisable to get the Wheel alignment and balancing done every 5000 kms or 6 months whichever is earlier. The process should be wheel balancing > Tyre rotation > Wheel alignment. Doing this will keep improve your tyres and the vehicle's life.
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No alignment and wheel balancing are two separate things,

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Thanks. I know that but what I'm asking is that when I'm re-doing the balancing, they will take the wheels out and fit it again. So in that scenario, do I need to do the alignment again?

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Thanks. I know that but what I'm asking is that when I'm re-doing the balancing, they will take the wheels out and fit it again. So in that scenario, do I need to do the alignment again?

No, taking wheels off and putting them back on doesn't affect the alignment or the balancing.
The exception would be if the wheels had been balanced on the car. But that is very rare these days.

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