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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 2009, 5:39 pm Thread Starter
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BMW Wheel balancer at Hharbor Freight

Saw one of these while in Harbor Freight.


BMW motorcycle wheel mount adapter. Cost was about $29.

The stand was another $59 or so.


I'd bet a plain old 1/2" steel shaft through it would work as well rolling on some sort of knife edges or car stands. My Marc Paynes balancer was around $130 and is almost the same design (without stand though and different mounting screws) and I can balance the wheel to within one penny of weight.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 2009, 10:58 pm
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Here's the info in case you want to look it up:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=98490

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Designed for use with our Motorcycle Wheel Balancing Stand, this adapter lets you balance wheels for BMW® motorcycles.

* Aluminum with four carbon steel mounting bolts

To be used with motorcycles. Overall dimensions: 3-1/2" diameter x 1-3/4" H; Adapter Opening: 1/2"; 8 mounting holes
Weight: 1.82 lbs.

ITEM 98490-0VGA
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I don't think the HF adapter works for a 62mm rear on the K12R/S/GT 62mm hole, probably not on the R12GS/RT/S/R either. It did not look like there was any way to fit it on mine.

However the marc parnes adapter works find on my K12R wheel. I don't think it matters what balancer you use as long as it has a .5" center rod.

http://www.marcparnes.com/ScrewsInstalled.JPG
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I don't think the HF adapter works for a 62mm rear on the K12R/S/GT 62mm hole, probably not on the R12GS/RT/S/R either. It did not look like there was any way to fit it on mine.

However the marc parnes adapter works find on my K12R wheel. I don't think it matters what balancer you use as long as it has a .5" center rod.

http://www.marcparnes.com/ScrewsInstalled.JPG
I tried the Marc Parnes K12 BMW adapter from my balancer on a friends no-mar balancer. The rod on the no-mar is ever so slightly too big - probably an intentional difference to sell more Parnes balancers (which I already own).

I therefore cannot commit that the Parnes BMW adapter will fit on a HF balancer rod. I thought the rods would all be .5" - I guess not.
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