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Old 09-29-2017, 10:43 AM
dothetime dothetime is offline
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Location: Boynton Beach, Florida
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Default balancing

I had a similar problem with a Matco wheel and a Aero Trac tire.. I needed about 4 ounces of weight. I used weights I bought from a tire store. I used 15 minute epoxy to glue the weights on, used a Harbor Freight motorcycle wheel balancer.
Worked fine.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:25 PM
BigJohn BigJohn is offline
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Originally Posted by JBPILOT View Post
I glue them on even though they are self adhesive. Takes more to get them off, but they stay in place. 3M Trim adhesive works well.
Thanks John. I'm going to try that next time.
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:50 PM
E. D. Eliot E. D. Eliot is offline
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Default Thank you all

Ordered a motorcycle balancing assembly from HF as my local HF does not stock it. Thanks to all who responded - I appreciate. Best to you all.
Building finally
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:38 PM
DennisRhodes DennisRhodes is offline
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Location: Taylorsville, Ga
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Be sure that the new tire and rim have seated properly at the tire bead. Sometimes the new one will fail to seat up . Use some talc power on the bead and re inflate a time or two . Might help.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:45 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
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Mine were so out of balance all I had to do was loosen the axle nut and let the heavy spot rotate to the bottom on its own to locate where to put the weights!
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