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Old 03-17-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Anyone else used a Dangle wheel balancer?






I bought this thing 27 years ago, used it a bunch of times, I always re-read the enclosed directions and follow them to the letter. I used it on the front wheel of my vintage Commando, but the thing took a TON of weight

I ran it all last season, it seemed to gallop pretty hard. I am suspect of it's accuracy, I just re-checked with the Dangle, it showed balanced...
but when I used a conventional shaft style balancer, it needed way less weight, in a total different area.


Does anyone else use one of these? Results? Comments?
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The angle of the dangle is in direct proportion to the heat of the meat.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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The angle of the dangle is in direct proportion to the heat of the meat.
That's clearly addressed in the instruction manual
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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Shhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiit. I was the only dope to fall for the advertising hype?
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The angle of the dangle is in direct proportion to the heat of the meat.
and the mass of the ass
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:03 PM   #6
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^Think of yourself as a brave pioneer, Concours!
At least, at some point it worked for you.
Over 30 years ago I bought a "Breezer Tool" thinking it would make changing tires easier
It worked slightly worse an a canoe paddle would have.

Remember this POS?


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Old 03-18-2013, 06:12 PM   #7
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^Think of yourself as a brave pioneer, Concours!
At least, at some point it worked for you.
Over 30 years ago I bought a "Breezer Tool" thinking it would make changing tires easier
It worked slightly worse an a canoe paddle would have.

Remember this POS?


HELL YES! I think they still sell them.. I never took the plunge, lol
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:38 AM   #8
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I've seen an Old Dunlop bubble balancer which I assume works on the same principle.
Works OK on car wheels but it won't fit moto wheels.
Dynamic balancing is probably more accurate for Moto applications.
You could probably make one of these in a few minutes.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #9
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I've seen an Old Dunlop bubble balancer which I assume works on the same principle.
Works OK on car wheels but it won't fit moto wheels.
Dynamic balancing is probably more accurate for Moto applications.
You could probably make one of these in a few minutes.
And just how would you make the threaded cones?
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #10
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I have a Coats bubble balancer. It has a rod with 2 cones and the bubble on one end. You put it through the wheel and tighten it, then hang the wheel and rod on the balancer base. I've been using it for years, and it works fine.
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I have a Coats bubble balancer. It has a rod with 2 cones and the bubble on one end. You put it through the wheel and tighten it, then hang the wheel and rod on the balancer base. I've been using it for years, and it works fine.
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I've seen an Old Dunlop bubble balancer which I assume works on the same principle.
Works OK on car wheels but it won't fit moto wheels.
Dynamic balancing is probably more accurate for Moto applications.
You could probably make one of these in a few minutes.
Looks like the one I borrowed... which is a hand built (in a prominant turbine engine manufacturing facility) must have had an example like that to copy!
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http://www.ammcoats.com/coats-motorc...ubble-balancer
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And just how would you make the threaded cones?
I wouldn't make a threaded cone, Turn a cone to the size of the axle you plan on using, drill a hole and tap it for a set screw to lock onto the shaft.
HDPE would be fine for that, You only need to stop the cone sliding out of the bearing.
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I wouldn't make a threaded cone, Turn a cone to the size of the axle you plan on using, drill a hole and tap it for a set screw to lock onto the shaft.
HDPE would be fine for that, You only need to stop the cone sliding out of the bearing.
Had one of them made at work out of Alu, easy job for the marine engineer.But I wanted brass..... Still have to drill and tap it but a note on the set screw is not to use a real Allen type set screw, they are pretty hard and will mark the shaft and then the cone won't slide off easy. Had that little problem on another application and then switched to a regular soft bolt as a set screw.
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