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Old 06-18-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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help with rear tire balance in fairbanks?

BMW r1200gs
Left home with a new knobby front and rear tire to swap out in Fairbanks.
Brought along the marc parnes balancing device.
But forgot to pack the rear wheel adapter.
Any one have any idea's?
I can mount the tires myself, and balnce the front tire.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:51 PM   #2
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mount the tire.
ride the bike.
You MIGHT get lucky and not require any balancing action.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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Depending on the manufacturer, I believe the red dots on the side wall (placed there by the manufacturer) denote the lightest spot on the tire, so align these (one for more imbalance, 2 for less) with the valve stem.
If you have a rim lock, well that'll take a lot more weight to balance.
Can you do it on the bike without the chain installed, and the brake pads removed?
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:04 AM   #4
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or just pour in some dyna tire beads
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:06 AM   #5
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Depending on the manufacturer, I believe the red dots on the side wall (placed there by the manufacturer) denote the lightest spot on the tire, so align these (one for more imbalance, 2 for less) with the valve stem.
If you have a rim lock, well that'll take a lot more weight to balance.
Can you do it on the bike without the chain installed, and the brake pads removed?
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No Drive Chain.
... He's got the SHAFT instead...
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:42 AM   #6
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:38 AM   #7
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+1 on this!! Go see Dan and Shawn.....they will hook you up........or just buy some of the white airsoft pellets, like 6mm I think, ......1.5oz for the rear. Set the bead on the rim, push it back down in one spot, dump in the pellets reseat the bead on the rim and away you go. Dan will do all this for you very quickly at a good price and on your schedule!!!
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thanks to all

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Thanks to all for your input.
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