My buddy and I put on my new Diablos about a month ago. He ghetto-rigged a small pole and some stabilizers to keep the tire off the ground (when "balancing" the tire...The rod went through center of the wheel and was kept up on each side by a jack stand and something else on the other side). When the wheel was spun, it didn't settle to a "heavy spot".
I know this was ghetto as all Hell but he said he'd done it before like that. I put them on my bike today and went on a little ride. The tires are brand new. I felt as if it was a little bumpy but I don't know if it was the road, the fact that I haven't ridden in a while, or the fact that the tires are brand new and unbalanced (or a combo of them all) that made it feel that way. It WASN'T like this on all surfaces. Could be that I never noticed the bumps in the roads before
In any case, I'm supposed to go on a "spirited ride" (i.e. not balls out but twisties at a faster pace) tomorrow and wondered if I'd be alright on tires that weren't properly balanced???
Thanks for the info!