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Re: single sided wheel balancing (throttlehead)

I do mine with PVC the adapter had from TireQwik(.com). I think it costs about $15. If you're inclined to go to Depot and get the PVC yourself you'll save a few skins. The one linked above is nice but damn...$110?! PVC works just fine
 
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Re: single sided wheel balancing (doocatiboy)

how many of you mount and balance your own tires? What do you use to mount the tire?
 
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Re: single sided wheel balancing (TurboDude)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by TurboDude »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">how many of you mount and balance your own tires? What do you use to mount the tire?</TD></TR></TABLE>

Most of the time I can mount a tire with my bare hands and no tools. Gotta have tools to remove a tire, but to put one on isn't a big deal.
 
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Re: single sided wheel balancing (Phil 998)

This is some good stuff…I’m definitely changing my own tires next time!
 
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Re: single sided wheel balancing (BlackHawk)

my original thought with the post was......as having never changed and balanced my own (and wishing to), I belieled a special adapter was necessary for the Duc rear wheel and wondered what people where using?

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Re: single sided wheel balancing (throttlehead)

I've got a balancer and special cones for Ducati rear wheels. Years ago before I my balancer I would just take it to a automotive tire store to get it balanced. They have enough of a selection of cones that their car tire balancer worked. They usually only charged a few dollars.
 
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Re: single sided wheel balancing (Phil 998)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Phil 998 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've got a balancer and special cones for Ducati rear wheels. Years ago before I my balancer I would just take it to a automotive tire store to get it balanced. They have enough of a selection of cones that their car tire balancer worked. They usually only charged a few dollars.
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Yup thats what I did...had the Harly shop change the tires and balance the front wheel; I would take the rear wheel to a automotive tire shop to balance it...was too eassy
 
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I have one of Marc Parnes' balancer rigs as shown in the first post and it's a very nice piece. The single sided swingarm bikes require a specific variation of his balancer, as one of the cones is designed with a different diameter/angle for the rear wheel.

Very handy stuff, good not only for balancing, but also for checking out-of-round in the event of a spill, or for truing/lacing spoked wheels if you ride dirt, etc.
 
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