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Old 06-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #16
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Even the guy that invented the wheel did not need 9oz on his first wheel, that is messed up, are you sure this wheel is actually round.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #17
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Even the guy that invented the wheel did not need 9oz on his first wheel, that is messed up, are you sure this wheel is actually round.
I don't even think his HEAD is round.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:15 PM   #18
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #19
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I recently decided to balance my Yahama XT350's rear tire, which has a single rimlock, ...
One 5 ounce spoke weight, all finished!
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An "A" for initiative! When faced with similar circumstances, I took the items of required weight to the motorcycle dealer and asked what they had for balancing weights. Luckily, they produced sizeable lead weights that simply clamp onto the spokes.

I know... what fun is that?
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:53 PM   #20
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I don't know if melting lead produces much in the way of fumes, but I'll want it when cutting and grinding later anyway.
When else would you encounter lead fumes?

FWIW, lead smells like blueberries. I've melted hundreds of pounds. Do it outside and stay up-wind from it; a busted respirator won't help.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #21
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"torpedo" fishing weights.... couple oz each, & ya,,,, seems to be an excessive out of balance you have
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:28 AM   #22
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ya had another thread showing deterioration of your rims
your charging system is causing the alloys to react
put on a mosfet rr
,repair previous damage
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:31 AM   #23
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are you unconcerned about dissimilar metals
even with a lead buffer
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:18 AM   #24
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Somebody needs to take your tools away, Skippii

About half the time I think you are trolling, and the other half the time, I'm really not so sure...
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:55 AM   #25
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The pipe was not galvanized. They come in galvanized and black steel. I used black steel.
(If you want to see me weld galvanized, check out the muffler threads. I do it a lot there, but don't recommend it.)
ok, just checking :)
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:01 AM   #26
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9 oz? WTF?

Are you trying to balance a bent rim? :crazy
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:48 AM   #27
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That option was discussed is the other thread and he stated it was too much work to remove the tire and line up the light spot of the tire with the rim lock.
That's not really accurate. I said that there was no indication of a light or heavy spot on the tire, and I disagreed with the assumption that it was pure coincidence that the heaviest spot on the rim just happened to be exactly where the giant old rimlock was installed. That indicated to me that the rimlock is causing the weight.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:53 AM   #28
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When else would you encounter lead fumes?
During reactions or compounds where lead is volatile, like leaded gasoline exhausts and stuff like that.

Lead melts around 600*F, and boils well over 3,000*F. I don't suspect that heating it to a barely liquid state is going to give off a lot of fumes, in the same way that puddles of mercury don't evaporate.
Still, I had the fan going and the respirator on because as I always say, Safety Third.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #29
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That looks like WAY more trouble than it is worth. It's only "cheap" if your time is worthless.
If I'm not riding, I like to spend my days off in the garage finding creative solutions for stuff like this. For me, it is very therapeutic and time well spent.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:01 AM   #30
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Even the guy that invented the wheel did not need 9oz on his first wheel, that is messed up, are you sure this wheel is actually round.
I had another bike with a much smaller rimlock that I took to a pro mechanic to have him balance. It took him over and hour and 5.55oz of weights for him to do it.
This rim lock is about twice the size, so I don't think it's that unreasonable.
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