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Old 03-11-2013, 05:46 AM   #1
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in search of wheel weight kit for spoked wheels

I can find plenty of the tape on weights, but I want the kind that clamp to spokes as most all my old bikes have spoked wheels. I can find individual weights for Harleys. I'd like to just find a kit with a selection of weights. Harder to do that I thought. Google hasn't been all that helpful. Found one that was uber expensive. It can't cost that much for those silly weights.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:26 AM   #2
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Found one that was uber expensive. It can't cost that much for those silly weights.

Any suggestions?


Quit being cheap and buy the weights you already found




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Old 03-11-2013, 07:52 AM   #3
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Not sure what your price criteria are, but I got mine here:

http://www.aerostich.com/re-usable-w...ts-8-pack.html
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:54 AM   #4
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Is that what you found?....
http://www.alltiresupply.com/c-Motor...e_Weights.html
$4-5.00 each and size specific to the spoke. Ouch, that's a lot of money for chrome.

And not sold to many states.

Some on Fleabay in Nickel and Brass, also expensive. Darn was just talking about that with a friend restoring an old bike, he has my balancer for others. Maybe he will go old school and wrap some solder around the spokes amd then a tiny spot of soldering at the ends so it doesn't come off.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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Is that what you found?....
http://www.alltiresupply.com/c-Motor...e_Weights.html
$4-5.00 each and size specific to the spoke. Ouch, that's a lot of money for chrome.

And not sold to many states.

Some on Fleabay in Nickel and Brass, also expensive. Darn was just talking about that with a friend restoring an old bike, he has my balancer for others. Maybe he will go old school and wrap some solder around the spokes amd then a tiny spot of soldering at the ends so it doesn't come off.
Yes, I've been considering this.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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Not sure what your price criteria are, but I got mine here:

http://www.aerostich.com/re-usable-w...ts-8-pack.html
Didn't see these. Look like a real possibility. Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:57 PM   #7
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Amazon has a variety of the K&L spoke weights. Cheaper than what you were looking at, but still seem expensive for what you get. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...=spoke+weights
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #8
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Have you tried Dynabeads? http://www.innovativebalancing.com/index.php

I've been running them in everything for the past few years. Motorcycle superstore sells a different brand name, but they're just as good. Works like a champ!
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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Wheel weight haiku

Just wrap the nipple.
Not fussy, easy to do
Solder is the way
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:37 PM   #10
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Try this one? http://www.nomartirechanger.com/category_s/45.htm

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Old 03-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #11
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Just wrap the nipple.
Not fussy, easy to do
Solder is the way
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:06 AM   #12
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Have you tried Dynabeads? http://www.innovativebalancing.com/index.php

I've been running them in everything for the past few years. Motorcycle superstore sells a different brand name, but they're just as good. Works like a champ!
This ^^^^^
Skip "unsightly" wheel weights.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:26 PM   #13
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I cut lead flashing into 3/4" x various length strips and experiment with how long of a piece will do the job. Then I wrap the one that weighs enough around a spoke. When I get it right, I crimp it a bit to make it stay.
Nobody has ever said to me "Nice bike, but what is the deal with the wheel weights?"
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:35 AM   #14
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Another way is to put the rimlock and tube on then balance the wheel on the inside with strip weight secured with duct tape.
Sometimes the tire can be rotated when mounting to get balance. If not, not much spoke weight will be needed.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #15
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Tried these?http://stores.ebay.com/THE-REUSABLE-SPOKE-WEIGHT-STORE
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