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Has anyone used this particular wheel balancer by Marc Parnes Products?
Yes, it is a very high quality product and almost too sensitive. You can balance tires to within an eighth of an ounce -- if you cut the quarter ounce weights in half.
 

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I use this balancer by Marc. It is absolutely awesome and accurate. I happened to get a NO MAR tire changer so I use their stand With a modified bar. The bearings from Marc has such little internal resistance that balancing is dead on and gives a better result than i get from the dealer. I removed six 1/4 oz weights from the dealer balanced rear wheel and with Marc's balancer used only one 1/4 oz weight, after balancing the wheel then adding the tire and rebalancong the assembly.
 

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Another wing said:
I use this balancer by Marc. It is absolutely awesome and accurate. I happened to get a NO MAR tire changer so I use their stand With a modified bar. The bearings from Marc has such little internal resistance that balancing is dead on and gives a better result than i get from the dealer. I removed six 1/4 oz weights from the dealer balanced rear wheel and with Marc's balancer used only one 1/4 oz weight, after balancing the wheel then adding the tire and rebalancong the assembly.
:D I have the Marc Parnes balancer as well it works great. :yes1:
 

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I have used the Marc Parnes balancer for several years. Extremely high quality and very accurate. I use mine between two jack safety stands. Works great. Purchased an adaptor so my son and I can do his wheels also. Future Goldwinger I hope.
 

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Thanks Guys for all the comments, I ordered one from Marc, should be here any time. I'm sure it will save a lot of time and money in the future. It's 30 miles to the dealer (stealer) and then an hour wait even with the tire off the bike and they charge $38 + tax for labor, just for balancing. I think they say it's 1/2 hour labor charge which is a rip-off. A local garage will change the tire for $5.00 but they can not balance it on their machine. I'm just really tired of paying these outrageous rates.
 
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