Wheel Balancing Stand

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Ethan Wakefield, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Ethan Wakefield

    Ethan Wakefield Active Member

    What are you guys using??

    I have the POS harbor freight one and I swear it’s warped.

    Any suggestions?
  2. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    No-Mar balancer came in my package with their changer.
  3. Maximumjeff

    Maximumjeff Well-Known Member

  4. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Crew Chief

    Handy Industries Stand.
  5. TLR67

    TLR67 Well-Known Member

    Used Jackstands for years and Marc Parnes spindle.
  6. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    buy some $2 torpedo levels check the vert and horiz runs... also put better bearings on it...
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  7. badmoon692008

    badmoon692008 Well-Known Member

    Marc Parnes and Jack Stands
  8. Ethan Wakefield

    Ethan Wakefield Active Member

    The Marc Parnes look nice. About the same price as Motion Pro and Bike Master. You guys would choose Marc Parnes over those?
  9. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    if youre gona get another... tusk makes a nice unit with the adjustable legs and truing capabilities. The MP unit is nice but incomplete imho... and Ive never seen a tire vendor use one
  10. Bruce

    Bruce Tuck & Roll

    That's the stand I have. Works well for me.
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  11. Ethan Wakefield

    Ethan Wakefield Active Member

    So I took my wheel to the Indian dealership by my house to have them balance it. It only too 14 grams (and a 6 pack). That's almost negligible right?

    On my stand I was getting that it was balanced with no weights.
  12. Bruce

    Bruce Tuck & Roll

    My street cred says that's .5 oz. :cool: Not much weight at all. I find static balancing and spin balancing usually end up being a little different. In my experience that's not enough weight to matter much, unless said weight was put on the wrong place.
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  13. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    did you check it on your machine?
  14. palomartian

    palomartian Member

    Get a proper stand with bearings and toss the included rod. The rod/cone setup might work for a while, but eventually they fail. Wear, flex, set screw dimples, etc. all combine to throw them off. You'll know it's trash when you hold the wheel, spin the rod 180º, and the balance point changes. Some do this from new. Buy some metric drill rod in the size of your axles and use that. You will need to put it in a lathe and polish it with emery cloth so it's not an interference fit, then cut it to the desired length. You will end up with some cut offs that make perfect tools for aligning one side of the wheel in the fork/swingarm and retaining any loose spacers while you work the axle in from the other side.
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  15. TLR67

    TLR67 Well-Known Member

    The benefit of the Parnes... All Metal cones and all... I had someone actually give me the Parnes I have 15 plus years ago.. I don't think the Motion pro's or Harbor freights were out there.
  16. E Reed

    E Reed Well-Known Member

    Just received a Tusk balancer Saturday. Seems to work great. It did take 2 oz's to get it balanced though. Probably due to all of the marine grade silicone and tape sealer I used to make them tubeless (17" spoked supermoto wheels).
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  17. Spitz

    Spitz Well-Known Member

    It's not like spoke wheels are always the truest to begin with.
  18. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    Huh? Spoke wheel rims are much different in the bead fitting area than a tubeless rim, just saying.
  19. IrocRob

    IrocRob Well-Known Member

    A lesson learned the hard way is rarely forgotten.
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  20. RM Racing

    RM Racing Tool user

    These are helpful...
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