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I got an Avon Venom front tire and I'll be damned if I can find the light spot marked any where. It's a whitewall, so it's got the blue film on the stripe, and that blue stuff is put on a little sloppily as it's meant to come right off. Maybe the stuff wore off, but I'd be curious to hear from others who've mounted Avon tires how they mark 'em. Thanks.
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Can you enlighten us on the "light spot" more? you talking about the balance point? they are quality tires made
in the U.K. that don't need it.


BTW- the blue film is to protect the white wall from getting scuffed or chaffed during shipment, it comes right off.
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Generally on automative tires the manufacture puts a dot on the sidewall of the tire indicating the lightest point in the tire. It's for helping in balancing of the wheel and tire. The tech's are suppose to mount the tire with that dot in the area of the valve stem. At least that's what I've been told.
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Generally on automative tires the manufacture puts a dot on the sidewall of the tire indicating the lightest point in the tire. It's for helping in balancing of the wheel and tire. The tech's are suppose to mount the tire with that dot in the area of the valve stem. At least that's what I've been told.
correct. not all tires have them due to quality. the really good ones are balance internally and not needed. the really cheap ones are not marked cause they are to cheap to do this. the average michelin, goodyear, yokohama... will be marked
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correct. not all tires have them due to quality. the really good ones are balance internally and not needed. the really cheap ones are not marked cause they are to cheap to do this. the average michelin, goodyear, yokohama... will be marked
Cheap? who you calling cheap i wouldn't say Avons are cheap.

But if your calling me cheap thats ok.
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Can you enlighten us on the "light spot" more? you talking about the balance point? they are quality tires made
in the U.K. that don't need it.


BTW- the blue film is to protect the white wall from getting scuffed or chaffed during shipment, it comes right off.
XLLent01 -- I never know when you're being serious Yes, light-spot = balance point. Lazy mounters will put the light spot of the tire aligned with the valve stem (usually the heavyest side of the wheel) and call the tire balanced.

On my new wheel, the wheel is 1 oz light at the valve stem hole (but since it's a tubed tire, that will change when the tube goes in).

Finally, I did find this elsewhere --- apparently, Avon does NOT mark their tires' light spots (balance points)...

http://www.dansmc.com/balancemark.htm
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Cheap? who you calling cheap i wouldn't say Avons are cheap.

But if your calling me cheap thats ok.
i also sayed the really good ones arent marked either
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The valve stem isn't always the heaviest spot............

The heavy spot on my rear (with the valve stem installed) is about 10 degrees away.. never bothered figuring out the front because it has a tube; I just assume the valve is the heavy spot.
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