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Old 05-21-2011, 09:59 PM   #1546
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Thoughts on tire balance

I've mounted a set of Dunlop 606's--When I finished the front tire and put it on the static balancer I was disappointed with the amount of weight it took to balance it. So when I had the back tire off I put the bare wheel on the balancer and found it was balanced pretty well with the rim lock off. The rim lock weighs 4 ounces. That's a lot of weight to counter. I went ahead and balanced the wheel by putting 4 oz of weight opposite the rim lock. Then I mounted the tire with the little yellow dot (supposedly the lightest spot on the tire) adjacent to the valve stem. I mounted the tire and checked the balance. It was very close to balanced so the tire itself was well balanced.

Now---I am not pleased with having so much weight hanging on the spokes opposite of the rim locks. I think a solution might be to drill the rim and mount two 'Light locks" from Motion Pro opposite each other? The "Light locks" are less than half the weight of the stock units (thanks for the tip Hodakaguy). They would counter each other and require very little hung weight to achieve good tire balance. On the other hand they would add difficulty to an already difficult tire mounting job but should not make it impossible---????-
Comments from anyone who has tried --or is running--- dual locks on KTM rims would be much appreciated>>>>>>>
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:27 PM   #1547
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Now---I am not pleased with having so much weight hanging on the spokes opposite of the rim locks.
Why not?
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:07 AM   #1548
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Why not?

Just seems less sanitary than having the weights internal and out of harms way. What's not to like about that?
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:17 AM   #1549
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I could see a concern if you thought you could somehow lose the weight while riding. Otherwise, balanced is balanced.

I like the idea of the light locks though. I wonder how much more of a pain in the ass it would be to mount tires with those? I hate dealing with one rimlock.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:47 AM   #1550
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Just seems less sanitary than having the weights internal and out of harms way. What's not to like about that?
I bought the screw spokes weights this week. I don't think they will get lost.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:48 PM   #1551
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Tire removal

I've been doing it wrong all these years!
no---not that

This;
http://www.youtube.com/user/DUNLOPTI.../9/TVKzoaL8qaI
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:01 PM   #1552
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Nice setup! Is that handlebar custom made?

My right arm is shorter by a couple of inches
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:08 PM   #1553
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My right arm is shorter by a couple of inches
No really, what the heck is going on there??
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:14 PM   #1554
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2 Rim locks?

In addition to balancing the wheel, it will allow you to ride on a flat (front or rear)when you are in a pinch.

Can someone post a link to the Motion Pro Lite rim locks?
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:16 PM   #1555
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In addition to balancing the wheel, it will allow you to ride on a flat (front or rear)when you are in a pinch.

Can someone post a link to the Motion Pro Lite rim locks?
Here ya go. Rocky mountain atv, etc also carry them. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/203/32819/ITEM/Motion-Pro-Liteloc-Rim-Locks.aspx?SiteID=CSE_Gbase_32819&WT.mc_ID=80003&zmam=88421133&zmas=1&zmac=45&zmap=32819

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:19 PM   #1556
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No really, what the heck is going on there??
Post 1520 has a close-up pic.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:14 PM   #1557
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Assembled, broke in at 3+ hours, valves checked and set wide, setup bugs mostly out, about ready for the trail IF IT EVER STOPS FLOODING AND SNOWING here!
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #1558
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Assembled, broke in at 3+ hours, valves checked and set wide, setup bugs mostly out, about ready for the trail IF IT EVER STOPS FLOODING AND SNOWING here!
on the trails yesterday, already 92 degrees out. i'd take a week or two of snow

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Old 05-27-2011, 01:25 PM   #1559
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on the trails yesterday, already 92 degrees out. i'd take a week or two of snow
Trade? DEAL.

Pic from right now a few miles outside one of the local singletrack riding areas.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:03 PM   #1560
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Trade? DEAL.

Pic from right now a few miles outside one of the local singletrack riding areas.
wow, they have single track at the Antartic? who knew?
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