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Old 03-14-2019, 05:35 PM   #41
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There ya go...good call.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:44 PM   #42
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I got an idea regarding balancing the wheels, what if instead of using a wheel balancer like harbor freight or similar I put back the wheel with no tire on the bike & balance it while on the bike then take it off & mount the tire? will that work?
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I've balanced this way and it works, as long as you put a wrench on one end of the axle and keep working the wrench back and forth. This keeps the wheel bearings and seals from stopping the wheel at the wrong spot from friction.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:06 PM   #43
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Been using a Marc Parnes balancer for years - works like a charm.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:43 AM   #44
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I am going to install my tires this time myself because the shop closest to me charges $120 to do both front & rear, does a bad job cleaning the wheels so the stick-on balancing weights fly off eventually, they also stick the weights close to the outer edge of the wheel and not close to the center like it should be.

I would like to get the clip-on type weights that OEM uses, I found them on ebay, now my question is how much wt in Oz does it take to balance a tire, I know it will vary but can someone give me a range? they sell these wts in bags of 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.0, 1.25, 1.50 Oz.
what weight should I get? I know the balancing beads use 2 oz in each tire so is this a starting point?

I am looking at something like these

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I know this is an older thread, but FWIW I have the balance beads in my KZ750 tires. 1oz in the front and 2oz in the back. No issues at all. I've used the ceramic beads in 35-37" mud tires for years at highway speeds and was always impressed at how well they worked. I will say that the directions with the motorcycle kit did mention that somewhere north of 100mph that they might lose they effectiveness.
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