Dot on new tire lightest spot?

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rjk40
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Dot on new tire lightest spot?

Post by rjk40 » Sat May 18, 2019 1:35 pm

Maybe I am missing something, but I have seen on some videos that a new tire will have a dot on it to show the lightest part of the tire, which should be placed at the valve hole in the rim; I have new Avon Roadmasters, but do not see any dot. I am guessing that, since there is no dot, the rotational placement on the rim is not important.

Any comments are welcome.

Thanks in advance.

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Richard

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Re: Dot on new tire lightest spot?

Post by Gardner » Sat May 18, 2019 6:22 pm

Never seen a dot on a Avon Roadrider, and I've put a lot of them on. Balancing has always been pretty easy.
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Re: Dot on new tire lightest spot?

Post by Craig in France » Sun May 19, 2019 3:00 am

Many - most? - tires these days don't have a dot, Richard. As per Gardner, just balance carefully after fitting.

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Re: Dot on new tire lightest spot?

Post by rjk40 » Sun May 19, 2019 6:36 am

Thank you, Gentlemen,

You have confirmed my deductions.

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Richard

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Re: Dot on new tire lightest spot?

Post by gt94stang » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:44 am

I just mounted new tires on my 750 GT and they had dots. Yes, you mount the dots are the valve stem.

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