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Need to balance the rear wheel


RPG

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I do my own tires on my R bikes and have most of the adapters for the balance stand, but was helping a buddy install a new tire on his K1600GTL and my Marc Parnes circular adapter was too small for the rear wheel.

 

I see Marc is on vacation until 10/18 and my buddy is leaving for Florida on 10/16 to spend the winter.

 

Does anyone know where I could get a similar adapter?

 

This is the one I think I need. It's listed as a 72mm adapter on his site. http://www.marcparnes.com/BMW_Motorcycle_Wheel_Balancer.htm#K16B

"One 72mm rear wheel Adapter and one Universal cone. This is to upgrade a BML balancer originally used for an earlier Paralever bike." K16U

http://www.marcparnes.com/ba12.jpg

 

 

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On 10/11/2021 at 9:24 AM, RPG said:

I do my own tires on my R bikes and have most of the adapters for the balance stand, but was helping a buddy install a new tire on his K1600GTL and my Marc Parnes circular adapter was too small for the rear wheel.

 

I see Marc is on vacation until 10/18 and my buddy is leaving for Florida on 10/16 to spend the winter.

 

Does anyone know where I could get a similar adapter?

 

This is the one I think I need. It's listed as a 72mm adapter on his site. http://www.marcparnes.com/BMW_Motorcycle_Wheel_Balancer.htm#K16B

"One 72mm rear wheel Adapter and one Universal cone. This is to upgrade a BML balancer originally used for an earlier Paralever bike." K16U

http://www.marcparnes.com/ba12.jpg

 

 

Afternoon Rick

 

I can't help you with an adapter as mine is custom made for my personal balancer.

 

But, I can possibly make a suggestion, give  (Town & Country Sports Center) a call. If they have a standardized dynamic balancing machine they can probably balance it for you.

 

Most non-BMW-dealers won't mount a BMW tire/wheel due to possible damage but balancing is pretty benign so a good possibility that they will balance it.  

 

Probably cheaper to have it balanced than buying an expensive adapter. 

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Afternoon D.R. T&C is only about three miles from me so I know the dealership quite well.

 

I'll take your suggestion and give them a call.

 

Funny thing is, my buddy was convinced that I changed his rear tire about a year ago, meaning that I would have balanced it as well. When my smaller adapter slid right through his gaping 72mm dia wheel, he then realized that it wasn't me. lol!

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