Avoid the expense, downtime and trouble of scheduling tire changes at a shop and gain the satisfaction of knowing the job was done perfectly (and is ready just when you need it). With this balancer and a couple of tire irons (plus a bead breaker for tubeless tires) anyone can get a precision balanced tire in a few minutes.
Method: Slowly spin, mark the low spot, repeat, add (tape it on) a temporary weight, spin, mark, repeat, re-weight, spin, repeat, etc… When wheel always stops at random points, securely attach the required weights and the job is finished. Ultra-low friction bearings make the process very sensitive to the smallest change in weight for super accurate results. Finely finished cantilever frame is easier to use than a conventional stand: lock the axle to your wheel and set the bearings into the saddles on the stand.
The balancer uses larger bearings for maximum sensitivity and durability, and features a stronger and stiffer frame that doesn't flex or vibrate, and which provides more stability. This stand’s removable 17" long axle (12.5" from inner bearing to end of axle) design also allows for more compact storage.
Optional cup and cone type adapter fits most wheels used on single sided swing arms. 14mm axle also allows use of standard BMW Paralever wheel adapters (available from BMW). Strong frame and a durable gray powder coated finish make this a valued shop tool that will be a pleasure to use for years. Measures 18" deep ×20.5" high ×10" wide. 10 lbs. Save time and money while getting the satisfaction of doing it yourself. Definitely a nice balance.
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Customer Reviews (3)
- Lean MachineReview by Stephen
- Great piece of equipment: well made, easy to use, and very sensitive owing to good machining and bearings. (Posted on 1/11/14)
- Worked wellReview by Nate
- Light, easy to move and easy to store. Easier to use than messing around with jack stands. Balanced front and rear tires and the bike rides quite nicely. (Posted on 1/1/13)
- It works!Review by roadoiler
What a well thought out product. And it works!
I balanced two wheels of my dual sport (in my living room) with ease. I spun the wheel, applied bits of tape, at the 6 o'clock position, and a small weight at the opposite side- 12:00 o'clock, and so forth.
I spun 6 x's, until the wheel would stop in no particular place.
I did not exceed 75 MPH, in my test ride, and felt no wheel hop.
It worked! (Posted on 4/19/11)
Why a Cantilever Wheel Balancer?
Years ago we sold a conventional wheel balancer. Big bolted-together sections of extruded aluminum, designed and made by a retired machinist. It worked great but was a little hard to store. Eventually the retired machinist stopped making them and we wanted an easier-to-store solution which didn't require borrowing extra jack-stands or chairs. Nobody had ever produced a cantilevered balancer. This one turned out better than we hoped...and remains completely unique. A few years ago legendary Harley Davidson flat track tuner Bill Werner (...see the AMA Hall of Fame) bought one and later reported: "Someone's finally come up with a better, smarter tool for balancing wheels. It's great!" You'll enjoy using this tool, even if you're not tuning pro race bikes. It's easier than other types, and ultra-accurate.