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DX702682
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« on: April 22, 2021, 06:43:31 pm »

Hi Forum,

I havenít been able to find anybody in my area who can do wheel balancing for me. Then I found this one, so tried it out.

https://www.harborfreight.com/portable-wheel-balancer-39741.html

It wasnít designed to suit wheels with no center holes, of course not. But Iíve got the idea. I decided to make one myself. Has anybody done something similar? I know this type of static balancing is controversial, nevertheless, it does good enough for me. (I'm still in process of improving my balancer; this is my first prototype)
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Matraman
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 12:39:35 pm »

I had a lot of problems finding someone to balance my wheels as well. In the end I found a mobile guy who got hold of an adapter and did a good job. In order to fit the Matra wheels he had to put spacers behind the adapter plate using wheel weights, then the centre spindle didn't foul the inside of the wheel.

I tried ATS initially, but they just said that even though they can do centreless wheels and 98mm spacing, they couldn't make the wheels fit. I suspect that spacers behind their adapter could have solved the problem.

So if your balancer doesn't live up to expectations it's worth keeping the above in mind.
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