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Does drilling out Mag wheels cause any imbalance issues ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 007sparky, May 6, 2014.

  1. 007sparky

    007sparky XS650 Enthusiast

    Word up to your mother

    Hi peeps , has anyone who drilled out the mags front and back has any balancing issues ?
    I'm mainly concerned with 19 inch front conversion fitted to the rear and I plan to grind off the raised text on the wheels which is the mag model and size info from when it was cast initially .
    Has anybody else ground this text flat with 19 inch rears and had no issues ?
  2. jd750ace

    jd750ace Front Toward Enemy

    I can't imagine that would be enough weight to amount to anyrhing that normal balancing won't take care of. Be advised, Some places won't install tires on wheels that are not positively identified. It's rare that the spoon goon even knows what to look for, but I know of 2 shops that refuse to put a tire on a wheel size it's not recommeneed for fitment on, and if you grind off or powdercoat over the original wheel marking they won't do it.
  3. 007sparky

    007sparky XS650 Enthusiast

    Never thought about the spoon goons position on this lol , cheers for the reply
  4. jd750ace

    jd750ace Front Toward Enemy

    Most shops don't really pay attention, but thought I'd mention it.
  5. 007sparky

    007sparky XS650 Enthusiast

    Yeah I think I will take my chances and grind off the text , can always fit my own tires
  6. weaselbeak

    weaselbeak XS650 Junkie

    If you drill uniformly, have at it.
  7. Sparky

    Sparky XS650 Addict

    after seeing those beautiful "drill here!" casting marks, i'm REALLY tempted to drill mine out.
  8. 007sparky

    007sparky XS650 Enthusiast

    Will post some pics hopefully when they are done , a template is definitely needed for uniformity

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