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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neduro, Apr 3, 2008.
And this is me asking for directions...(we were a bit lost)
one more, reaching a top of a dune.
and the last one...
Great pics Looks like some great riding areas I can only imagine sand dunes...rocks are easy
Waiting to see the end results...
I've mounted a set of Dunlop 606's--When I finished the front tire and put it on the static balancer I was disappointed with the amount of weight it took to balance it. So when I had the back tire off I put the bare wheel on the balancer and found it was balanced pretty well with the rim lock off. The rim lock weighs 4 ounces. That's a lot of weight to counter. I went ahead and balanced the wheel by putting 4 oz of weight opposite the rim lock. Then I mounted the tire with the little yellow dot (supposedly the lightest spot on the tire) adjacent to the valve stem. I mounted the tire and checked the balance. It was very close to balanced so the tire itself was well balanced.
Now---I am not pleased with having so much weight hanging on the spokes opposite of the rim locks. I think a solution might be to drill the rim and mount two 'Light locks" from Motion Pro opposite each other? The "Light locks" are less than half the weight of the stock units (thanks for the tip Hodakaguy). They would counter each other and require very little hung weight to achieve good tire balance. On the other hand they would add difficulty to an already difficult tire mounting job but should not make it impossible---????-
Comments from anyone who has tried --or is running--- dual locks on KTM rims would be much appreciated>>>>>>>
Just seems less sanitary than having the weights internal and out of harms way. What's not to like about that? :huh
I could see a concern if you thought you could somehow lose the weight while riding. Otherwise, balanced is balanced.
I like the idea of the light locks though. I wonder how much more of a pain in the ass it would be to mount tires with those? I hate dealing with one rimlock.
I bought the screw spokes weights this week. I don't think they will get lost.
I've been doing it wrong all these years!
My right arm is shorter by a couple of inches
No really, what the heck is going on there??
In addition to balancing the wheel, it will allow you to ride on a flat (front or rear)when you are in a pinch.
Can someone post a link to the Motion Pro Lite rim locks?
Here ya go. Rocky mountain atv, etc also carry them. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/203/32819/ITEM/Motion-Pro-Liteloc-Rim-Locks.aspx?SiteID=CSE_Gbase_32819&WT.mc_ID=80003&zmam=88421133&zmas=1&zmac=45&zmap=32819
Post 1520 has a close-up pic.
Assembled, broke in at 3+ hours, valves checked and set wide, setup bugs mostly out, about ready for the trail IF IT EVER STOPS FLOODING AND SNOWING here!
on the trails yesterday, already 92 degrees out. i'd take a week or two of snow :huh
Pic from right now a few miles outside one of the local singletrack riding areas.
wow, they have single track at the Antartic? who knew?