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wheel balancing
Written by eegah_yai on 7/12/2010 at 05:33 am

I got the universal model- fits a PC800, CB250, and a Suzuki V-Strom so far. I
really like it- I used to use the bike axles suspended on kitchen chair backs or
identical 5 gallon buckets. It is a quality item- follow the directions and
don't crank the wing nuts down too hard so they don't leave indents, and it
should last forever. I remember seeing a balancer made using 4 roller skate
bearings and mounting them so that the ends of an axle sits between two of them
on each end.

The post about the Dyna beads clumping is what I was talking about- when
removing an old tire, when mounting the new tire, and when setting the bead some
sort of lubrication is used (I use silicone spray- an idea from the CB250 forum
files). Whatever you use for lubrication, it is hard not to get some inside the
tires, thus contaminating the beads and having them clump.


--- In, "pc800va" <pc800va@...> wrote:
> Mike,
> Thanks for posting that link to the WebBikeWorld balancer review.
> Which model balancer did you get? The Marc Parnes site has one for Honda but
I'd rather get the universal to use on other bikes too.
> > I had bought one of these balancers and had used it before buying beads, and
along with a card of self-stick 1/4 oz. weights it works great perched on two 5
gallon buckets. Highly recommended if you change your own tires. It's also kind
of fun to use, and has already paid for itself.
> >
> >
> > Mike

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