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The Plunger
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OK,
Another dumb question. I got some conical steel wheel weights from Vech which mount on the spokes and I can't get them to tighten(wedge) onto the nipple. I've tried drilling them out and crimping but nothing works, so, what am I doing wrong. Why aren't these things malleable? I really don't want to use the ugly stick-on variety.

Brian

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'52 R67/2, '53 R51/3

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They're not lead...they're

They're not lead...they're steel. When he overhauled the wheels on my R25/2, he also balanced them and used a cylindrical weight...it must be somewhat lead because I can see the pliers mark where they were closed around the spokes. Vech lists "spoke weights", "lead wheel weights", and "alloy wheel weights". Not sure what the spoke weights are nor the alloy wheel weights.

But if it's not lead, then yours may not crimp onto the spoke. Maybe they're designed to be jammed down onto the nipple? Once wedged onto the nipple, the rotation of the wheel keeps them there.

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They are steel alloy and I

They are steel alloy and I can't crimp them. I assumed they would wedge onto the nipple with a sharp smack with a hammer, but no. Never mind, though, I just ordered some Kibbelwhite two piece chrome ones that screw(clamp) on the nipple. Expensive though.
Brian

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Balance beads

I run the balance beads in my R50 and I love them. Never a vibration from 0-85(ish) MPH. Just pour them in and they work.

I know there are people who do not like them but they work fine for me.

James

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I've been reading about Dyna

I've been reading about Dyna Beads and chewing my lip. Sounds interesting. It looks like an ounce per tire?

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'52 R67/2, '53 R51/3

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Ask them for weight

I forget, but I think it was 2oz each because I have steel wheels. Send them an email and they will tell you. I used CounterAct beads and I am sure they all work but I have had no problem with counteract.

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I use 1oz. in the front &

I use 1oz. in the front & 2oz. in the rear of all my bikes and have for many years, even the sidecar rig/Ural.

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