in search of wheel weight kit for spoked wheels

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  1. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    I can find plenty of the tape on weights, but I want the kind that clamp to spokes as most all my old bikes have spoked wheels. I can find individual weights for Harleys. I'd like to just find a kit with a selection of weights. Harder to do that I thought. Google hasn't been all that helpful. Found one that was uber expensive. It can't cost that much for those silly weights.

    Any suggestions?
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  2. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

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    Quit being cheap and buy the weights you already found :deal




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    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Is that what you found?....
    http://www.alltiresupply.com/c-Motorcycle_Spoke_Weights.html
    $4-5.00 each and size specific to the spoke. Ouch, that's a lot of money for chrome.:eek1

    And not sold to many states.:wink:

    Some on Fleabay in Nickel and Brass, also expensive.:eek1 Darn was just talking about that with a friend restoring an old bike, he has my balancer for others. Maybe he will go old school and wrap some solder around the spokes amd then a tiny spot of soldering at the ends so it doesn't come off.
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  5. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    Yes, I've been considering this.
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    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    Ron Bernert hiding in plain sight

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    Have you tried Dynabeads? http://www.innovativebalancing.com/index.php

    I've been running them in everything for the past few years. Motorcycle superstore sells a different brand name, but they're just as good. Works like a champ!
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  9. goatroper

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    Just wrap the nipple.
    Not fussy, easy to do
    Solder is the way
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  12. ricochetrider

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    This ^^^^^ :evil
    Skip "unsightly" wheel weights. :lol3
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  13. What?

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    I cut lead flashing into 3/4" x various length strips and experiment with how long of a piece will do the job. Then I wrap the one that weighs enough around a spoke. When I get it right, I crimp it a bit to make it stay.
    Nobody has ever said to me "Nice bike, but what is the deal with the wheel weights?"
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  14. Xcuvator

    Xcuvator Justa Venturer

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    Another way is to put the rimlock and tube on then balance the wheel on the inside with strip weight secured with duct tape.
    Sometimes the tire can be rotated when mounting to get balance. If not, not much spoke weight will be needed.
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