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Oct
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accepted What is causing vibration on my 2001 Miata LS track car?
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comment What is causing vibration on my 2001 Miata LS track car?
Thanks - you were right, it was the wheel balance! I had a shop with a Hunter Road Force GSP9700 balance all 4 wheels, and all were more than an ounce out of balance, which apparently is WAY off. Wheels are now balanced, and the problem is solved! My guess (which the shop corroborated) is that it was due to letting the car sit for a long period of time, which likely created flat spots in the tires.
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asked What is causing vibration on my 2001 Miata LS track car?
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comment Motorcycle: Puncture in tubeless tire. OK to plug yourself?
+1. I'm a bit of a stingy guy and it took a lot for me to break down and buy a new tire after I got a small puncture in one that I'd just bought a week earlier. But, I finally rationalized it as such - you know what costs a lot more than a new tire? A casket. And your loved ones get stuck with the bill for the latter.
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comment Should I grease an axle when I replace it on my motorcycle
+1. Earlier this year, I removed the rear wheel on my Suzuki Boulevard M50 to replace the tire, and had to literally destroy the axle to hammer it out. Reading the forums, it turns out that Suzuki had an assembly guy dozing on the job or something and they forgot to grease the rear axle on pretty much every MY06 bike. It was rusted on there very tight.
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accepted How to stiffen up a loose ball & socket joint for a motorcycle mirror?
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revised How to stiffen up a loose ball & socket joint for a motorcycle mirror?
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