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post #1 of 16 Old 11-09-2008, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Tire balancer?

I think it has been covered. However; my search efforts have not found anything.

What are the front and rear axel diameters for 06 919?

I would like to put together a balancing kit for the niner.

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post #2 of 16 Old 11-09-2008, 06:22 PM
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Frt and REAR both are 20mm.

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post #3 of 16 Old 11-11-2008, 01:51 PM
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Two buckets (or jack stands) and your axle is all you need. Oh, and gravity.
Just slide your axle through the wheel and set it on the stands. Use your fingers to twist the axle back and forth to break the stiction in the bearings. That will work plenty well to get your wheel balanced. It what I use on my 9'r, by 600 race bike and friends bikes. No one has ever felt a vibration.

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post #4 of 16 Old 11-11-2008, 04:17 PM
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I use a marc parnes balancer. Has a shaft with a pair of low friction bearings. Uses tapered cones to center and hold the wheel between a pair of jack-stands. It is sensitive enough a valve cap makes a difference.

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I bought 2 more 20mm bearings and pryed the seals out, and lubed with 3in1 oil. Put them on the outer end of your axle. I balance between 2 wooden boxes.

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broken I think I am going to do the same thing that you are doing.

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Ouch...touring919...What happend to your 9er in your Avatar pic...Something just doesn't look right


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post #9 of 16 Old 11-13-2008, 03:53 PM
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Boy you guys like to make things complicated. Remember, your not going to use less than a 1/4 oz wich your worn out bearings w/ dirty seals will pick up. No need for fancy stuff. But hey, if your making it on your own go overboard as you want. Can't complain if someone wants to do things better.

Oh Vtwin' I do my own alignments too

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post #10 of 16 Old 11-13-2008, 04:36 PM
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I also use a Marc Parnes balancer. I guess I'm one of those that don't feel axle balancing gives a very good result. I have never completely dis-proved using the axle and wheel bearings, but I know/see how accurate the Parnes equipment is and I am real confident with the results.

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I didn't really get all that confused or complicated sliding a bearing on each end of the axle. The wheel with the stock bearings and seals would rotate about 4-6 times and stop. With the extra bearings it will rotate 30-40 times. Hence alot less friction and a lot more precise. Total cost to me $9.35 for 2 bearings, I already had the boxes in my garage, and I already had the bike. Complicated ~ how?

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Sorry broken. Not saying your way is complicated. Its just one more step and 9 dollars that don't NEED to be spent. But hey, if you want that extra precision/accuracy go for it. I wish more people would go the extra mile.

Like I said though, I doubt anyone is cutting their wieghts to less than 1/4 oz so having anything more acurate than the wheel assembly with bearings/seals in place isnt necissary. I've never had one cause a vibration. And the race bike rutenly goes 150. the 919 never goes over 55

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I NEVER balanced the wheels on my Harley, but I guess I cannot tell the difference if the wheels were vibrating, or the whole Harley thing......

Wait Harley's do not Vibrate, they Throb......right?

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I NEVER balanced the wheels on my Harley, but I guess I cannot tell the difference if the wheels were vibrating, or the whole Harley thing......

Wait Harley's do not Vibrate, they Throb......right?
throb.... leak oil.. smell bad... make noise... kill the grass in the yard where they are parked waiting to get fixed.. keep middle aged professional men wearing leather when they clearly should not be..

i am sorry but living all those years in new orleans and now here in ft lauderdale everytime i see a guy in leather chaps vest etc.. i expect to see his boyfriend dressed in a matching outfit....



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Hey, everybody needs to quit bashing Harleys. If it wasn't for my freinds Harley I would never have purchased my first truck.

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I like Harley's... I choose to ride a Honda at this point in my life.
My 02 FXDX let me down really hard!

Brokerecord has a good idea for balancing, I may try it.

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