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Hello all,
I was wondering about the red dot on the side wall of my yet un-mounted new kuhmo tire. I know on moto tires there are yellow dots used as a reference for mounting.
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Rich K ( WingSki )
 

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Its been a year ago this week when I mounted mine, but I remember the red dot and that is what I used as the reference point. I didn't remember seeing any other thing on it to use.
 

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Red Dot Racing Tire

The red Dot can refer to the hardness of the tire. Red is harder and more durable taking longer to heat than a blue dot tire. Red dot tires take longer to get tacky from the heat.
But on the other hand, it could be the high point of the tire, which in fact should be mounted on the low point of the rim (valve stem)
 

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Hi Guys,

The red dot is universal worldwide as a balancing mark. The fitter should align this mark with the valve stem as 180 degrees from the mark the tire is built very slightly heavier to counterbalance to valve, thus minimizing additional weights.

John
 

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Mad Meteor, that was a great article. :bow:
 

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Mad Meteor,
Thank you for the support and info.
And all the rest that have added some support. I had the Kuhmo tire mounted today, the shop already knew the proper placement of the red dot. But it gave me peace of mind going in knowing.
I had it done by a local tire shop, no questions asked, "no charge", no damage to the rim.
I have purchased tires and have wheel alignments done there, (he rides a Valk ) . so I told him it was my Wing rim, his eyes swelled to the size of silver dollars, smiled and gave it to the mechanic to mount.
Thank you again
Rich K ( WingSki )
Now for the snow to melt so's I can test it out.
 
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