wheels.......what to do now?

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  1. hombremosqa

    hombremosqa New Member

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    ok, so i remember someone mentioning they balanced their wheels, and in my case, i think it would greatly help. so, my question is, how do i do that? the local motorcycle shop wont balance my MB wheels because they are bike wheels, and im sure i can do them myself, but i need help. i dont know what to mount the wheel on, or how to balance them.

    any pointers?

    oh, and is there a proper way to tighten the bearing nuts?
     
  2. matt167

    matt167 New Member

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    stick on wheel weights.. you'll never get it perfect, but the wheels should spin around and never fall with the valve stem on the bottom.. of course improper bearing preload or bearing damage/ improper lubrication will do that too..

    just tighten the bearings till they don't rock, then back them off a tiny bit.... My Cranbrooks bearings whined and the coaster brake was mediocor at best.. I pulled it apart, greased it and then adjusted it and the brake got more responsive and whining stopped, this is a brand new bike ( week old now )
     
  3. Junster

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    You can also slime the tubes. Once they get spinning they will self balance. It was part of what slime was originally sold for.
     
  4. DOC BOLM

    DOC BOLM New Member

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    Try this ,go to sheldonbrown.com/gloss The site will tell you how to fix your balance.HD
     
  5. hombremosqa

    hombremosqa New Member

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    just to note, i have removed the reflectors, and it does run much smoother, as well as adding a front shock to the bike. however, i do still notice the vibration from the front and rear wheels.

    thanks for the info, keep it coming!
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I ditch the reflectors and wrap the spokes with solder. You can get them pretty close to perfect that way.
     
  7. Dan

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    Wow, thats good to know. Do you find it works Junster?
     
  8. Junster

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    It worked really well on an old motorcycle I had but on my bike with the motor vibrating I don't think I could tell if the wheels were off or not.
     

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