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Re: Redneck Mini-Project, a New motorcycle and everything el

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Why would you use a bubble balancer if they are known to be off? *Where is the head scratch icon?*

I wouldnt buy a balancer, I built one. A couple in-line skate bearings and some scrap steel. I dont think I even have $10 in it and thats if you include the super-duper expensive synthetic oil I put on the bearings. I simply posted the link so on the far off chance that Lance did want to balance his tires he could copy what is available for sale. If he felt his time was worth more than the $50 they sell for, he could buy one. Moot point though, he already confirmed what I predicted, none of the tires he has mounted so far, both this bike and his last one, needed balancing. My experience has been the same.... want to buy my balancing stand? I dont have a need for it.

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I will mount every one you give me in exchange for a crisp $100 bill and I will balance them to boot. Did you even watch the youtube videos I posted? Thats not me nor is it my product but I copied it. It works great. The reason the tires dont jump on the rim for you is because you dont have a handy-dandy tool like I made. Granted, the tires dont "jump" but compaired to spoons, it seems like they do. The video shows a stiff walled motocross tire being worked on in minutes and thats no trick camera work, its real and street tires go on easier and faster. It takes people longer to get out their wallet to pay me than it does to mount the tire. Many times its like they feel cheated because I can do it so quick. If you dont want to make the tool, you can buy them. I think they are on ebay for around $150. Mine came out of the scrap pile so I only have a little welding rod in it and some time.

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02-18-2013 22:13:47

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 Re: Redneck Mini-Project, a New motorcycle and everything el in reply to Rich_WI, 02-17-2013 20:05:22  
I've seen a cheap bubble balancer and then seen the same wheel put on a Coates bubble balancer to compare. I'd trust the Coates and they weren't registering the same.

Not just a stiff motocross tire. A stiff moto-
cross tire with two street bike tire treads inside of it and several hundred sharpened screws all around it. They are quite heavy too. Especially hard to mount 19" tires because they already have a narrower side wall. I know guys that have ice raced for 20 years or more and even the best tire mounters struggle with some of them.

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