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MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:17:21 PM »
Motorcycle wheel Balancer.
I use a Snap on wheel balancer to balance all my motor cycle tires.
And its accuracy to within 0.7 degrees and 0.1oz.
Plus its self- calibration to ensures accurate balancing.
Thanks.
Steve.   

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Re: MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 08:05:05 PM »
If you look to the left of the picture you will see my blast cabinet.
We put it on wheels so i can use it outside they can make a mess.
And i do a lot of engine and carb work so it works well for me.
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Steve.

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Re: MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 08:08:11 PM »
Nice Huffy hanging on the wall.  Ride it much? :D

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Re: MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 08:14:19 PM »
Harry,
Yes i like to ride a push bike now and then.
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Steve.

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Re: MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 07:13:10 PM »
I have a wheel truing stand, basically a frame that you place your semi assembled wheel into with it's axle. It has a dial indicator that is used to measure runnout as you tighten the spokes. But I also use it to balance wheels. As you spin the wheel it will always stop with the heaviest part down. I'll mark that spot and spin it a few more times to make sure thats the heavy spot. I'll put a stick on weight 180 degrees from that spot and spin it again. If the weight was correct the wheel will stop randomly, if it wasn't enough it will still stop at the old "heavy" spot, and if the weight was too much that will become the new "heavy" spot. It takes a little trial and error but it works pretty gooder as they say in Nebraska.

If I had a shop like Steve I'm a thinkin' I'd have a professional balancer, probably more accurate and scientific, and would save a bunch of time....
I have a tilt wheel for more headroom!

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Re: MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 06:38:08 AM »
Since this is about wheels, I thought I would show something that is on Craigslist about 45-50 miles from me that's for sale.
It's a bit of a curiosity, but if you were relacing many wheels, it might be the ticket.
I have no idea how to use the thing.

motorcycle wheel lacing table - $300 (ft. wayne)
http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/mcy/2962622356.html


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Re: MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 07:55:33 AM »
 Very useful contraption. Three stanchions go on the adjustable pegs and hold the rim up off the table. the hub is centered to the rims width on the spindle and lace away. I did not look at the link are all the components with it?  mark.

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Re: MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 08:08:18 AM »
The seller doesn't mention anything about "components" in the ad.
It's a very word thin ad listing.
I would suggest reading the ad link and calling him if interested.

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Re: MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 10:26:36 PM »
In the workshop i have a car wheel balancer i do my own car tires and balancing.
I like it because you can put the weights on the inside of the car rims its a
Great machine and made in the States  :)
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Re: MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2012, 08:29:46 AM »
The wheel lacing table is now @ $200.
It started @ $500.
http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/mcy/2962622356.html

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Re: MOTORCYCLE WHEEL BALANCER.
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2012, 01:35:06 PM »
 I put in a call to Shane, the lister of this cool apparatus. He confirmed the table emanated from the estate of a retired Harley mechanic. What you see is what you get. No stanchions,etc. After speaking with him in more detail, I think there may be more to the stand than we think. I suspect you may be able to true the wheel and possibly mount the tire with the proper attachments. He says the spindle seems to go neatly through the hub of a 16" Harley wheel with the bearings removed, to give some idea of the diameter of the shaft. (Was not home to measure it). Table is approx. 2-2 1/2 feet diameter. Top raises and lowers hydraulically from @ 30". I think it pivots too. Great find for someone close.  Mark.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2012, 01:40:29 PM by rocketman »

 


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