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Rear tire balancing

Post by stk0308 » Tue May 22, 2018 3:03 pm


Anyone figured out what might work from another vehicle? Mainly concerned about how to mount the tire assembly to a balancer machine. Could we get lucky enough that the bolt pattern, and spacing, is the same as a VFR? Or the center hole is common sized enough to fit generic? How is it getting done?
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Re: Rear tire balancing

Post by kman0066 » Tue May 22, 2018 3:42 pm


Dont have my bike handy to take a look, but will the typical cone setup like used on a car wheel not work? That's how I do my Ducati single-sided wheels.
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Re: Rear tire balancing

Post by Champ87 » Tue May 22, 2018 4:01 pm


I use a Marc Parnes balancer. I haven't used it on the H2 SX yet but the cones accommodate a wide range of sizes. I think there are different size cones available. It works on my Sprint and my old RD350 so I'm optimistic that it will work on the Kawasaki as well. The thing is beautifully machined and runs so free that it doesn't take much imbalance for a heavy spot to rotate the wheel. Small so doesn't need much storage space. You will need some axle stands or other method of support.

Old school: using Marc Parnes balancer to true up RD350 wheel.
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Re: Rear tire balancing

Post by stk0308 » Tue May 22, 2018 4:42 pm


kman0066 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Dont have my bike handy to take a look, but will the typical cone setup like used on a car wheel not work? That's how I do my Ducati single-sided wheels.
I might be overthinking it. Been known to happen :doh:

I can say, the center hole is smaller than the Ducati, or Triumph, single sided wheels are. But, now that you guys mentions it. It is closer to what a standard axle size would be.
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Re: Rear tire balancing

Post by ninjatx » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:08 pm


I have used a Marc Parnes balancer for a while now but it does not fit the H2 rear wheel because of the single side swingarm.

(found this out after mounting a new tire and WTH? there is no way this is going to get done today...lol) :bash:

Has anyone bought the H2 adapters and could you post a pic please?

Thanks
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Re: Rear tire balancing

Post by ninjatx » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:17 am


Did some searching and have to give credit to Rymek, who posted a thread using a wheel hub assembly which is from a PT Cruiser
GMB 720-0061 Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly

So I took a gamble and ordered one from Amazon for $30 and it will arrive tomorrow.

Hopefully It will match and I can bolt up the H2 wheel to the hub and then use my Marc Parnes balancer cones to balance the rear wheel...I'll post results.
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Re: Rear tire balancing

Post by ninjatx » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:25 pm


Good news!
The above listed wheel bearing hub assembly worked like a charm to balance the rear wheel in conjunction with Marc Parnes balancer and the cones I already had.
The 5 studs match up to the wheel perfectly...BUT

BE ADVISED- the threads are a different pitch than Kawasaki's...
Not to worry - I used the stock washers and nuts, but only spun them on a tiny bit, just enough to grab the short length of protruding studs and keep the wheel from wobbling on the new hub during the balance procedure. If you want a really tight fit (not necessary in my opinion) you'll have to buy 5 new lug nuts with the proper pitch for use with the new hub.

I have 3 pics, but cannot post them...I can email them to a moderator if they would post them up. Thanks.
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Re: Rear tire balancing

Post by Burmashave » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:25 pm


Just curious -- did you check the balance of the hub assembly by itself first?
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Re: Rear tire balancing

Post by ninjatx » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:37 pm


No, I didn't, but not a bad suggestion for next time...then again, I'm not sure the hub has a large enough diameter or mass to rotate itself around the Marc Parnes balancer if you know what I mean...

With these new Continental Road Attack 3's, the weight went from 2 20 gram wheel weights from the factory Bridgestones to
only 2 7 gram stickon weights in the rear.

Continentals do not have paint dots for mounting as they say they are balanced pretty well from the factory and I think they are right on that.
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Re: Rear tire balancing

Post by Champ87 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:29 pm


Here are ninjatx pics of the PT Cruiser wheel bearing hub assembly he used:

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