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Re: Rear wheel weights

Postby Gary S. » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:12 pm

Thank you guy's

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Re: Rear wheel weights

Postby Clemsonfor » Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:39 pm

lowgearfarm wrote:"....how much a filled tire weighs?"
One could roughly calculate the additional weight of the calcium chloride mixture using "a pint a pound, world 'round" as a starting point.
A pint per pound equates to 8 pounds per gallon. A calcium chloride mix might be slightly different (less I'm guessing) but not significantly less.
The volume of mix in a single tire will vary according to how full the "filling person" fills the tire. At 3/4 full, a tire might take 20 gallons? [please correct me if you know better]. 20 gallons will weigh 160 pounds,interestingly close to a wheel weight. Perhaps that's how IH determined how fat to make their wheel weights?
Of course, this doesn't answer how much a "filled tire" weighs (tire, rim, wheel hub(?), plus mix). Best not to over think this.


I think it's like half that per tire. My Yanmar I filled the tires with windshield washer fluid and a little water. And if I remember right I thought it was about 9 gallons or so till it ran out the valve stem.

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Re: Rear wheel weights

Postby Pap » Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:15 am

What if you used tubes wouldn't that do away with the rust inside the wheels.
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Re: Rear wheel weights

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:38 am

They always have used tubes. The eventual slow puncture leaks and leaks at the valve will eventually cause rust issues. It doesn’t happen to all of them but far too many. I can’t imagine putting calcium chloride in a tubeless tire.

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Re: Rear wheel weights

Postby Cubfriend » Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:13 am

I think condensation also works to destroy the rims. A large body of liquid (inside tube) changing temperatures can cause condensation around the tube.
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Re: Rear wheel weights

Postby SamsFarm » Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:51 am

I just pick them up by hand, better than paying for a gym membership!

Index the wheel so that one bolt hole is at the top for installation, put that bolt in. Pick up the weight and slide it on. Get a nut on that one, then insert the other 3 bolts!

Taking them off is easier!
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Re: Rear wheel weights

Postby Pap » Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:07 pm

I am guessing that gravity is a big help with taking them off.
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