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Old 03-12-2007, 06:02 PM
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Hi guys,

Just to find out more if anyone still balance their wheels.

What are the common techniques to do them right?

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Old 03-12-2007, 07:03 PM
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I have this balancer:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHY61&P=7

Spin the wheel a little bit, when it stops spinning draw a line at the bottom as this is the heavy point. Then add weight to the opposite side a little bit at a time. Some people use lead tape that you can buy from a golf shop, I've used Flashing Tape, similar to on this page:
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Adhe...ng/d180/sd2857

When there is no longer a heavy point on the wheel then it is perfectly balanced.


I have done a few sets of wheels this way, honestly, I can't say I felt any improvement with handling, speed, or lap times.

If you have the time and the patience, try it and see if it helps.

I've heard that Masami runs balanced rims so it works for him
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Thanks!

So the main idea is to add weight at the lightest end until the heaviest end and the lightest end aligned in a __________ straight line to be balanced.
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Almost ... if both ends are in a straight line then you're most of the way there. If you have both ends in a straight line it should be much better than it was. As I understand it for a perfectly balanced wheel you should be able to stop the wheel at any point and not have it rotate to a heavy point.
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I can't find good tapes to do the task so, manage to get some magnetic tapes from Art Friend which has some weight on it.

Hope it does the job.
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