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Well, I ordered the No-Mar rod and tapered bushings today ($24.00).
Figured Instead of putsing around, I would have some good machined parts for the balance. Its really not necessary for the front tire as the aluminum fork tube works fine on this type of balancer. Frame is pretty straight forward though.
Easy to make with pressure treated wood. :p

 

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On the rear wheel you need to create a false axle.

Use a 3/4" all thread rod and two coupler nuts that have been tapered on one end.

Thanks go to Fred H for the basic idea (he used 1/2" pipe, but I found that the runout was too great. With the use of threaded rod, the runout is a non issue.

Tim
 

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Jack D said:
How do you do the rear wheel with one of these?
I have not tried it yet, but I am told that the No-Mar rod and tapered bushings work for both front and back. The tapers are made out of a delrin type plastic, and they have to be cut back a little to work for both rims. I can't test this till next spring sorry :cry:
 

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That little welder in Fred H's garage really comes in handy sometimes.
 
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