Minnesotans, wheel balancing question?

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  1. dasundqu

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    So i just put a new a tire on my 91 vfr750 and guess what, not one dealer or bike shop can balance my friggin wheel. not even the HONDA DEALER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I live in duluth BTW. im just wondering if anyone on here knows of a place somewhat close that can balance the wheel for me. Oh and harley wont do it for legal reasons (Buells have the same type of rear wheel as our VFR's). Any suggestions would be appreciated!
    thanks!
     
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    Front or rear?

    I am assuming rear. You can do it yourself Harbor freig has a stand that is $30 some odd $$
    Denis kirtk parts unlmited sels an adapter for VFR for like $30 ish.


    Its easy and you will get a very balanced tire when you blanace this why and use stickin weights.

    Plenty of video on youtube for help.
     
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    it is the rear wheel
     
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    i thought the one at harbor freight was only for spoked wheels?
     
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    Motorcycle Wheel Balancer w/ Stand

    Use this one and at the time i bought it, HF sold a VFR adapter for $12 soi lucked out. There are severl stand that are identicle some re $35 and some are over $100. Get the cheap one. You get a shitload of motionpro stick on weighrs for like $12.
     
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    so i purchased that one from harbor freight and the axle that the wheel spins on was bent, so i went back to the store and got another one. That ones axle was also bent.
     
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    Use this one and at the time i bought it, HF sold a VFR adapter for $12 soi lucked out.
     
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    Wouldn't our rear rims fit on an car balancer, as long as the spinal fit through the center hole.
     
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    i was just about to say the same thing as RDMCD. The entire principal is the same for balancing....why would people not be able to do it?
     
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    Before I bought my tire changer (w/Balancer) the local shop I took my wheels to had to go next door to the car shop to balance the rear wheel of my bike, so I would say that a car tire shop should be able to balance it. Whether they will or not is another question. No doubt getting your own kit is the way to go. I have changed several sets of tires, not only for my bikes, but a few members too. Although I don't recommend trying to change tires in the cold, the rubber is less pliable and can be a bear to stretch over the rim, it can be done but what struggle!
     
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