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Old 06-29-2013, 10:03 AM   #31
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9 oz? WTF?

Are you trying to balance a bent rim? :crazy
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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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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.
This rim rear rim is not damaged.
The front rim of this bike had corrosion, but balanced easily.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:22 AM   #32
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Easier Way?

It's much nicer to ride a balanced wheel than not, but it sure seems your adding a lot of pain just to save a few bucks. There are some solutions that work rather well and not that much. Motion Pro makes a light weight rim lock.
http://www.dirtrider.com/tests/parts...m_lock_review/

You can go tubeless but for a price. In the old days we used to take out the rim locks and drill holes in the rims and screw stainless 10# screws into the bead. This allowed the tire to run at fairly low pressures and still balance, using strip weights. I am also in agreement with others that your having to use WAY to much weight. At most I would accept is 1 ounce. It will vary depending on where the rim loc is compared to the valve stem.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:28 PM   #33
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It's much nicer to ride a balanced wheel than not, but it sure seems your adding a lot of pain just to save a few bucks. There are some solutions that work rather well and not that much. Motion Pro makes a light weight rim lock.
http://www.dirtrider.com/tests/parts...m_lock_review/

You can go tubeless but for a price. In the old days we used to take out the rim locks and drill holes in the rims and screw stainless 10# screws into the bead. This allowed the tire to run at fairly low pressures and still balance, using strip weights. I am also in agreement with others that your having to use WAY to much weight. At most I would accept is 1 ounce. It will vary depending on where the rim loc is compared to the valve stem.
a rim lock on an XT350
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:40 PM   #34
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a rim lock on an XT350
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:46 PM   #35
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Bless yer heart, Skippii.

While I find your posts endlessly entertaining, having to add that much weight to a motorcycle wheel is indicative that there is something wrong. The wheel is bent, out-of-round, or desperately needs to be trued.

If you spent half as much effort diagnosing and correcting the problem as you spend endless hours concocting cockamamy solutions, you'd be way ahead of the game.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:32 PM   #36
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Skippii,
I always tune in to your threads. They're fascinating to me. I can identify with your enjoyment of garage tinkering/fabricating, but my mind doesnt reach the same mad-scientist-on-opiated-shrooms level.

However, I wouldn't want to be riding (or driving an armored truck) behind you when one of those weights becomes a projectile.

"Motorcyclist killed by homemade sabot round" Tonight at eleven.

I've ridden a peppy xt350, and never thought it had enough juice to need rim locks.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:29 AM   #37
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Old rim locks are heavy. HEAVY.
Without a rim lock, an XT350 will shuck a tire in a heartbeat in the nasty woods at 8-10 psi.
Zero dollars spent.
Tinkering in the garage like men do.
A fine job Skippii.
Mine haven't moved in 4+ years and 20+ thousand miles of road, gravel, dirt, trail and track.
Got to be close to 9 oz.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:15 PM   #38
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It's normal to install 2 rimlocks opposite each other.
Because they are heavy. Then heavy balancing weights are not needed.

Lead "egg" sinkers range from 1/4oz up to
8oz each. I drill a small hole end to end, then saw in a split
and squeeze on the spokes. Reusable too...
http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shop.../product/7564/
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:59 AM   #39
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Old rim locks are heavy. HEAVY.
Without a rim lock, an XT350 will shuck a tire in a heartbeat in the nasty woods at 8-10 psi.
Zero dollars spent.
Tinkering in the garage like men do.
A fine job Skippii.
Mine haven't moved in 4+ years and 20+ thousand miles of road, gravel, dirt, trail and track.
Got to be close to 9 oz.
I also have two like these plus one that looks like their kid: 2 - 1/2 Ounces total. I thought that was a lot of weight on a wheel. Sure looks like a lot. But they've been needed to balance through a handful of tires already, not to mention through a rim change. They stayed in place even as the rim sustained sufficient pounding to crack. It rides as smooth as a knobby allows at 90mph.

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Bless yer heart, Skippii.

While I find your posts endlessly entertaining, having to add that much weight to a motorcycle wheel is indicative that there is something wrong. The wheel is bent, out-of-round, or desperately needs to be trued.

If you spent half as much effort diagnosing and correcting the problem as you spend endless hours concocting cockamamy solutions, you'd be way ahead of the game.
I suspect Skippii probably spun the rim and looked for out-of-round and out-of-true. Yes, 9Oz does seem excessive, but it is what it is, and that's the weight it took to balance (if the weight measurement is accurate). And if he'd rather roll his own than pick up weights like this at a dealer, well I have seen folks do much less productive things. Even if he does use non-ViseGrip ViseGrips!
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #40
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Spent uranium fuel rods... they're pretty heavy. 3/4" brass rod is cheaper, however, and you could make yourself some fancy re-usable weights with the addition of some tapped holes and stainless set screws. Wouldn't look as cool as the pipe nipples, but sometimes one must settle for less.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:50 AM   #41
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nine frikken ounces?

shit!,,you coulda just duct taped a small kitten to the spokes on the light side!
Let's see,,16 ounces used to be a pound,,so,, 9 ounces is ,,,,,Wow! like half a beer!
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:07 AM   #42
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shit!,,you coulda just duct taped a small kitten to the spokes on the light side!
Let's see,,16 ounces used to be a pound,,so,, 9 ounces is ,,,,,Wow! like half a beer!
Beer wouldn't work - it'd get all shaken up and spray everywhere and of course, waste beer.
The kitten on the other hand...
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:33 AM   #43
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Might I suggest next time you use use solder or lead wire and simply wrap it around the spokes?



True, it's not as entertaining as casting your own weights. But it is fast easy and effective.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:17 PM   #44
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$4.99 at Amzon for bunch of stick on's Link
but you go on and build your weights if it makes you happy
look at the shoes he's wearing.tells the whole story.
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