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cme4lyt 11-07-2012 04:28 PM

Tire/wheel balancing in Bay Area
 
I'm having a new rear tire mounted and a new front tube inserted into an existing front wheel by a buddy who will be tru-ing the wheels as well.

I will need to get them balanced after the whole deal. Cycle Gear will only balance if you by their stuff !

Anybody have a solution in the Walnut Creek/East Bay Area or beyond ?

Thanks...Jonathan

cme4lyt 11-08-2012 06:39 PM

Bump for help !!

ramjet 11-08-2012 07:01 PM

Which bike, Jonathan? I never bothered or seemed to notice the need for on my XR650R.
But for a shop, only one I could suggest would be Addiction Motors in Emeryville. Sorry, nothing closer comes to mind.

RocknTroll 11-08-2012 07:05 PM

Kinda depends, if yer bikes got an axel, I got a radial balancer. Pretty easy to make couple skate bearings and some metal to bolt em to. seem to work pretty good but I don't go oner the ton too often...\\






oh yeah in West Sac

Sport 11-08-2012 07:23 PM

https://www.google.com/search?q=road...&client=safari

It's a bit south but Road Rider in San Jose will do whatever you want for $20 per tire off the bike, and $15 if you bought their tire.

cme4lyt 11-09-2012 07:32 AM

Thanks folks ! That gives me some options...

My TE450 needs work. Rear tire is almost gone and the 'tubliss system' is a joke. Very hard to balance so I'm going back to traditional tires and tubes.

Thanks..




Quote:

Originally Posted by ramjet (Post 20003555)
Which bike, Jonathan? I never bothered or seemed to notice the need for on my XR650R.
But for a shop, only one I could suggest would be Addiction Motors in Emeryville. Sorry, nothing closer comes to mind.


victor441 11-09-2012 08:53 AM

if all else fails Harbor Freight sells a MC wheel balancer for $50 or so and carries wheel weights too...I'm leery of HF tools in general but this one has worked OK for me

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/c...mage_12894.jpg

mcma111 11-09-2012 10:19 AM

My buddy at one point offered me his balancer. I've emailed him if he still has it and if I can get it. So it might turn out to one stop shopping.

K. L. Rocket 11-09-2012 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cme4lyt (Post 19994769)
...or beyond?

Quality Motorcycles :deal
235 Shoreline Highway (Tam Junction, behind/next to Wallgreen's Pharmacy)
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-381-5059
http://www.yelp.com/biz/quality-motorcycles-mill-valley

$5/wheel if off the bike, more if on

cme4lyt 11-09-2012 11:55 AM

That would be nice !!!!!!



Quote:

Originally Posted by mcma111 (Post 20007522)
My buddy at one point offered me his balancer. I've emailed him if he still has it and if I can get it. So it might turn out to one stop shopping.


scottrnelson 11-09-2012 04:48 PM

MotoWRX in Livermore can balance the tires for you. http://motowrx.com/

Ask for Andy. He'll even probably let you stand out in the shop and talk to him while he's doing it.

I know of a place in Folsom that will do just balancing as well, but that's a bit far for you.

Skater 11-10-2012 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by victor441 (Post 20006926)
if all else fails Harbor Freight sells a MC wheel balancer for $50 or so and carries wheel weights too...I'm leery of HF tools in general but this one has worked OK for me

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/c...mage_12894.jpg

I just bought the HF balencer on sale for 40 bones. Worked good although I did have to straighten the shaft a touch. Definitely worth learning diy balancing and truing. Both are pretty asy to figure out with no instruction. Just think about it a bit.

scottrnelson 11-10-2012 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skater (Post 20016418)
I just bought the HF balencer on sale for 40 bones. Worked good although I did have to straighten the shaft a touch. Definitely worth learning diy balancing and truing. Both are pretty easy to figure out with no instruction. Just think about it a bit.

I just bought one too. I still don't have the shaft quite straight.

I have a Brembo rim from a wrecked bike that I could fool around with. The bearings have a bit too much drag to work as well as I would like, but it should work well enough to get a tire balanced "in the ballpark".

Since I intend to mount my next rear tire on the XR, the balancer will come in handy when I do it.

Anybody near Sacramento is welcome to come use it. Just give me a little advance notice.

Toyanvil 11-11-2012 07:58 AM

Marc Parnes Products Wheel Balancer is the only one to get. :clap
http://www.marcparnes.com/index.html


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