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Tesikwak



Joined: 05 Sep 2013
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Location: Adelaide, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:03 pm    Post subject: Front Wheel balance Reply with quote

It may be plainly simple, but I can't see it (a few beers could be the reason). How do you balance the front wheel after fitting a new tyre ? Tyre shops won't have the special bushes to do so.
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waggy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try ceramic beads as an option
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2bims



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you do with the ceramic beads? Juggle with them of make a necklace?
The workshop manual for the Tesi 3D shows 2 workshop tools that Paolo of BCP stocks....they are turned bosses that screw onto either side of the wheel turning the spherical turning spindle into a fixed solid one.....but even this may not be acceptable to fit into normal tyre balancing wheel machines......Suggest that the new tyre...which has a painted dot on the sidewall is fitted over the tyre valve and leave exisiting weights on if you dont want to buy the parts......
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SpikeC



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone with a wood lathe and some hard wood could whip up something quite easily, I suspect!
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waggy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ceramic beads go inside the tyre replacing traditional lead weights.
http://innovativebalancing.com/mobile/
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Jbuffa



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent so much time on this before I put on a new set of tires. I purchased the balancing "tool" also. The issue with my tire shop was the balancing machine "axle rod" needed to go through the wheel. The Tesi's hub steering does not allow this. On the old style static balance stands. the weather seal on the wheel bearing does not allow free enough movement to show small balance issues. In the end I slapped on a set of Michelin Pilot 3's, left the old weight on and it is perfect at all speeds to 100mph.
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Jbuffa



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the pictures of the process. I found working on the Tesi to be very enjoyable. You can get a sense of just how "hand built" the bike really is.













The new Michelin's








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brian



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome looking machine mate and nice pics too.

I use ceramic balancing beads in the tyres on my VTX1800 and highly recommend them. The ones I bought were Dynabeads. The only concern that I have with them is that, if the guy fitting the tyres is too generous with lubricant on the tyre bead and lubricant goes inside the tyre, the beads may clump together.

I've never had a problem though. Get lots more life out of the tyres as they wear really even. The good thing about the beads is that the tyre never goes out of balance.

http://www.innovativebalancing.com/index.php
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vort28



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The simplest of things are usually the best.
Never seen those before but think I might have to give them a go when I need new tires.
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