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Old 09-08-2014, 07:06 PM   #1
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Question Engine balancing? Re: R100GS

Who balances engines? I don't mean "who has it done?" I mean, who can I go to to get it done?

Anybody near Chicago?
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:49 PM   #2
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Balancing ?

Are you referring to balancing carburetors ??
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:00 PM   #3
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He is talking about balancing the engine. There is static balancing of the reciprocating parts but there is also dynamic balancing the rotating mass such as the crankshaft and the flywheel.

Static balancing can be done at home but the dynamic balancing is an art and takes some special machines not available to most home mechanics or even average machine shops.

If you don't get any recommendations of a place from the Airhead crowd you might ask some of the old VW air cooled crowd. They are a bunch of proper Hot Rod nuts and usually the subject is big with them.

The crankshaft has to be taken out to balance it. Will you be the one doing the R&R on the crankshaft? Or if a shop will do it for you maybe they know somebody who does this.
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pistons/rods balanced to 1/10 grm
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:56 AM   #5
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It's not really brand or engine type specific, other than maybe the size of the shop's tools. I'd check out drag racing oriented shops. Asking questions at a good parts store about what shops are into that stuff should put you on the right road. The grittier, more industrial areas are where I'd start.
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