I hope you are all keeping well.
I just wanted to see if anybody has had any success using the bubble balancing kits to balance their wire wheels.
I appear to have lost a weight or two from one of my wheels and nobody seems comfortable balancing them. I do have the cone kit that enables the balancer to hold a wire wheel but still people seem reluctant or unable to confirm they can balance them accurately.
I've seen the bubble balancers online and on youtube but didn't think a static balance would be sufficient and couldn't replicate the centripetal forces at speed.
Any thoughts or experiences welcomed.
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Can't help on the bubble balancer but I can say that my nearest Morgan dealer was able to balance my wheels properly.
They had the proper adapter to enable a wire wheel to be centralized on the balancer.
not sure how far these are away from you Dave but specialists in wires
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CSX 3009 Essex Wire "Ollie the dragon"
Dave, the MWS or similar cone kit is all you need - if your local shop won't do it, I'd look for another. I have no problems with mine, or with the Haweka kit I need to use for the Mustang and the Land Rover, both of which have stud-centred wheels, not hub-centred. That is a complex piece of kit to use, but both tyre fitters near me are happy to use it. The cone kit is a doddle in comparison.
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