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    Default Wheel Balancing Help

    Hi everyone, new guy here. Does anyone have experience using balancing beads for balancing wheels? I am working on a Jolly and wondering how to balance the wheels as I cannot mount them onto my machine. I have 135R15 tires. How much bead do I need per wheel or does anyone have a better way of balancing them?

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    I tried them on my 145-15 Caravelle tires, and had little success. I think our tires are too narrow to work well. Best to simply try and static balance. I borrowed another member's modified wheel hub that could be mounted on a bench vise and lubricated to turn very easily. I did have success years ago with one of those (now obsolete) Repco portable balancers that fits like a wheel chock and was motorized to spin the wheel and enable balancing.

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    Thank you for the info.

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    In North Vancouver BC, Automotion on Pemberton Avenue still has a balancer that will take solid centre wheels. Ask for Peter.
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