the Precision Wheel Balancer
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Mount the Wheel
1. Insert the pin into the Wheel bore and center the
wheel on the pin.
2. Carefully place the wheel and axle between the magnets. The
pin will only touch one
3. Allow the wheel to settle. The heavy side of the wheel will
move to the bottom.
Mark Light Side
4. Being careful not to scratch the tread surface, Lightly mark
the top side of the wheel with a pencil. This is the light side
of the wheel.
5. Remove the wheel and use sandpaper or a sharp knife (scrape,
don't carve) to remove
a small amount of plastic from the heavy side . The heavy side
is the opposite side from the pencil mark on the wheel. See
picture for the proper place to remove the weight. The weight
will be removed from the underside of the tread. Do not remove
the weight from the tread surface.
6. Place the Wheel and axle back into the balancer and retest.
If you remove to much weight, the heavy side will move. Continue
until the wheel stays stationary in any position.
1. The magnets on the Balancer are very strong and should not be
placed within 2 feet of items that are affected by magnetic
fields. Items such as credit cards, magnetic tapes, televisions,
computer monitors, etc.
2. The ends of the pin have a small smooth radius. When
balancing, try not to let the strong magnetic field pull the pin
out of your fingers and smack into the magnet. This may damage
the smooth radiused edge on the end of the pin and may reduce
the accuracy of the Balancer.
3. If the performance of the Balancer declines, repair the ends
of the pin with 600 grit sandpaper, followed by a hone stone .
The ends of the pin should be sharp with a slightly rounded tip.
4. When the pin and wheel are placed between the Balancer
magnets, you may notice that one magnet works better than the
other. Try both sides (right or left magnet) to get the best