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Old 04-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #4156
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Here's what I've been doing for wheel weights lately...

Remove the tire and tube/mousse. Remove rim tape/strip. With rimlock installed, balance the wheel by placing normal stick-on wheel weights INSIDE the dish of the rim. When balanced, remove rimlock and cover the weights and the entire dish with duct tape (instead of rim strip). Install rimlock and mount tube/tire as usual.

This way you won't lose the weights, and you never have to worry about them again. It gets pretty close and I haven't noticed changes after tire changes.

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That's a great idea. I just run two rimlocks on the rear wheel (dirt), one up front and have never even noticed any vibrations or anything. No rimlocks on my street wheels and no balancing issues either. Lucky or happy idiot, dunno, but have never had any issues.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:59 AM   #4157
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i'm into this balancing thing.... i tried w/mine, and couldn't get anything w/the right profile to fit on the curved dirtbike rims.... actually slotted some .45 lead bullets on my mill to crimp on the spokes... worked half-azzed, ones fallen off, took quite a few to make it work.....

anybody tried those 'dynabeads'?..... their video of balancing that bottle mounted to a drill looked interesting....
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:08 AM   #4158
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anybody tried those 'dynabeads'?....
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #4159
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I have found that the regular lead weights stick just fine and do not fall off despite the most thorough thrashing.

I put the strip of lead lengthways in a bench vice and crease it down the middle so it has a 30deg angle or so. This allows it to sit reasonably well on the rim.

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Old 04-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #4160
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wheel weights

these are awesome - never fall off or move

not cheap - but well made !
actually they are a deal compared to other stuff I have bought for bike.

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Old 04-20-2013, 06:16 PM   #4161
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these are awesome - never fall off or move

not cheap - but well made !
actually they are a deal compared to other stuff I have bought for bike.

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+1

Well made, reusable, and they make for a really easy balancing job.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:05 AM   #4162
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i've been trying to find some 'lead' wheelweights, so i could bend/form them to sit on dirtbike rims.... not having much luck... seems lead is a bad word nowadays, and they're all made of steel now, which isn't gonna form too easy.... anybody got a source for real lead wheelweights?....
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:48 AM   #4163
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If you are just trying to make something to work, are you wanting them on your spokes? You could try bullet weights for fishing, the fishing industry still uses lead a lot.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:30 AM   #4164
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NoMar carries spoke weights the work great.. Just stick them over the spoke and tighten the set screw. Have them on my Husaberg for the last couple of years with no problems..

But I do have to say I kinda like that idea of the weights inside the rim.

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Old 04-21-2013, 10:07 AM   #4165
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these are awesome - never fall off or move

not cheap - but well made !
actually they are a deal compared to other stuff I have bought for bike.

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I just ordered up a set of these for my wheels. I've got Michelin T63's and on the front it's out 3.5 oz's, and on the rear it's out 5.25 oz's.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:22 AM   #4166
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NoMar carries spoke weights the work great.. Just stick them over the spoke and tighten the set screw. Have them on my Husaberg for the last couple of years with no problems..

But I do have to say I kinda like that idea of the weights inside the rim.

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My concern with these weights is that the spokes can't be tightened easily? What happens when the spoke breaks or comes loose?

I tried the lead fish weights...they didn'last 15 hours.

It's good to hear the stick-ons hold but that's a lot of weights...Doc, can you post a pic of your wheel weights?
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #4167
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The weights I had were steel and took a bit of bashing to get them to conform to the wheel profile. The rear wheel worked out OK but the front ended up a bit of a mess. The problem is that the weights bent in the middle as they were held in the vice, they did not end up with a nice curve.




The weights were 110g for the front and 135g rear.
Took her out for a spin after - the ride was very civilised, no bouncing handlebars or slapping chain, just the steady drone of knobblies on tarmac
Anyone know where I can remove 245g (over half a pound) of weight from the bike!
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #4168
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8800 miles,that's a good long run for one of these.
If it runs good,doesnt burn oil,starts good,Id do a compression check and see how that goes.
Thanks,

Uses a little oil not bad and runs great.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:15 PM   #4169
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Anyone know where I can remove 245g (over half a pound) of weight from the bike!
The best way to lose a half a pound on your bike is to get a lighter universal joint between the bars and the pegs.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #4170
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New battery keeps going dead??

Installed some adv monster led 3300 lumen lights. 3 amps each. Wired it directly to the battery with 1 switch that turns both on and off. With a new battery fully charged it goes dead after riding bike around for an hournwith the led's on. Turn bike off and then try to immediatly try to start it nothing battery drained????
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