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post #1 of 28 Old 04-11-2012, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Tire balancing

What do you guys do for balancing your own tires at home?

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post #2 of 28 Old 04-11-2012, 11:41 PM
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Dynabeads so far...

There is one issue with them hanging up in the valve stem and causing a leak. You have to remove the valve stem, clean it out, and re-inflate the tire. I haven't had it happen to me yet but I have read about it in a couple of posts.

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post #3 of 28 Old 04-12-2012, 12:01 AM
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Perfect. I have lots of HF stuff. This is now on my list.
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post #5 of 28 Old 04-12-2012, 01:10 AM
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I just get the shop to balance the rim once, and then mount my own tires at home.No matter how many tires I put on the balanced rim they always work out fine, Todays tires are pretty good. Have never gone more than 200km pr hour on them so not sure if would hold up to higher speeds using this method.My BMW rt rear rim needed 2 ounces,front 1 ounce.
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post #6 of 28 Old 04-12-2012, 06:21 AM
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I use the axle between to jack stands, ladders, saw horses or whatever will keep it high enough.
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post #7 of 28 Old 04-12-2012, 06:41 AM
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I static balance using the axle rolling on a pair of short pieces of angle iron. The axle is rolling on the edge of the angle, so the friction from any of the bearings is eliminated. I also use stick-on weights from J C Whitney.

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post #8 of 28 Old 04-12-2012, 07:28 AM
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Stock axle and bearings on saw horses

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Slap to break static friction

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post #10 of 28 Old 04-12-2012, 08:45 AM
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I welded a stand out of metal. I also have attached 2 skateboard bearings on each end which the axle sits on. This allows more movement than the wheel bearing itself I think, I'II post pictures when I get home tonight
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