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post #1 of 12 Old 09-01-2009, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question Keep loosing wheel weights

I keep loosing my stick-on wheel weights.
Some of them stick OK, but some - fall off during a ride.
I clean the surface with ethanol and let it dry before applying the weights.
Tried removing the sticky thing from the weight and putting the weight on silicone - the weight disappeared...

Anybody has idea of a glue that will hold the wheel weight but that can be later removed?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-01-2009, 11:06 AM
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You could try Dynabeads. You won't loose those.

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You could try Dynabeeds. You won't loose those.
Have 'em in my relatively new BattleWings (3K miles approx) and so far so good...

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What, nobody's into glue? No experts?..
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You could try Dynabeeds. You won't loose those.
+1 on the Dynabeads. I use them in both of my bikes.

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I keep loosing my stick-on wheel weights.
Some of them stick OK, but some - fall off during a ride.
I clean the surface with ethanol and let it dry before applying the weights.
Tried removing the sticky thing from the weight and putting the weight on silicone - the weight disappeared...

Anybody has idea of a glue that will hold the wheel weight but that can be later removed?

Thanks!
Where are you putting them?

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Where are you putting them?
THANK YOU!

I think this is it. I started looking for a photo of glued wheel weights and found this: http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/Photos/Whee...nceweights.jpg

I put my weights in "Not here" :banghead:

Thanks again!
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I used to use stick on weights, but have made the switch to DynaBeads.

At any rate, I always removed the sticky tape that came with the weights and used a product called "Goop" to glue them on. You will need to leave it overnight to set. Never ever lost one.

It is available in many stores in Canada, Canadian Tire, Walmart, etc. It is avail in black or clear and is a really great product. It is not a silicone, and it flows out so that it self smooths/levels itself when used for all sorts of projects. Works great for ripped vinyl, sealing rubber things, etc.

http://www.eclecticproducts.com/Automotive.htm

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You can put a piece of duct tape over the wheel weights, there's even colored duct tape now to match your wheel color. I have done this for my past couple of tire changes....... and it's safe for the track too.
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