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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 2008, 4:01 pm Thread Starter
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Pilot Road 2 (no paint dot)

I received a set of Pilot Road 2's for my KR and plan to mount them on Sunday.
Looking at the tires, I see no mark designating the light spot. There is no paint anywhere on the side wall. Is there another way they would be marked?

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I didn't see one either. I found the heavy spot on the rim and put the tire on without setting the bead. Move the tire around on the rim till I was happy and then aired it up.

What was that middle thang?
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if no dot on tire...allign tire ser # with valve stem....some tires are like this...
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 2008, 4:36 pm
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I called Michelin in No. Carolina(?) inquiring about this exact thing on PR#1's. I was told that Michelin does not put any marks, painted or otherwise denoting a light spot on any of their tires!
They said "just put them on".

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 2008, 7:18 am
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Paint Dots

It's my expeience that the balancing dots on tyres mean next to nothing. I have often had to rotate a tyre 180 degrees from the it's original position to get it to balance.

And speaking of balance-has anyone else noted that Metzlers take more weight to balance than any other "premium" brand?
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