The ProBike K22 Bike Wheel Balancer - Specifically Designed for Motorcycles!
An electronic balancer is an excellent source of income for workshops - it will justify higher fitting & balancing prices, present a professional image, attract new customers and retain existing ones. Customers are now more aware of dual-plane dynamic balancing and virtually all motorcycle wheels are balanced dynamically at the factory, so all of our computer balancers feature dual-plane (dynamic) operation as well as single-plane (static or up-and-down) balancing.
The ProBike K22 Motorised balancer is the latest evolution of the hugely successful C22 - arguably the most accurate & reliable motorcycle wheel balancer ever made. The K22 retains the fixed shaft and the unique friction roller drive system that was the heart of the C22's success. This allows the motorcycle wheel to spin on its own bearings, exactly reproducing the conditions of the wheel in the bike. There are many important advantages with this arrangement: balancing is much more accurate; wheel bearing defects can be detected; fitting the wheels to the balancer is far quicker and simpler; the balancer itself is far more durable - the sensors which pick up the imbalance are virtually solid-state, resulting in higher accuracy which will not deteriorate over time.
On the motorised K22, the motor drive roller simply powers the wheel up to a slow spin in seconds and is then disengaged and deactivated allowing the wheel to spin in free air with no vibration from the motor - far easier and more professional looking than turning a wheel by hand. Another advantage of this design is that the K22 is the only 'motor driven' balancer that does not require a cumbersome wheel guard.
In today's marketplace, winding a machine by hand, or performing a 'drop-test', does not convey a high-tech professional image to customers - the K22 gives your workshop the professional advantage. Improvements to the K22 include electronic sensors which automatically measure the wheel diameter and offset - entering wheel dimensions is now super-fast and error-free with the K22. Storage for additional shafts, cones and the side-hung wheel kit is now integral to the machine, eliminating the need for an additional tray.
Make no mistake - this is the best motorcycle wheel balancer available anywhere, at any price. As with all success stories, there are always imitators - however, patents covering the K22’s design ensure that all attempts to date are flawed in one way or another.
The K22 is supplied complete with balance weights, weight pliers and a 15mm shaft with spacers to fit all motorcycle wheels with bearings. Options include a single-sided wheel adaptor kit (AGF) which covers all side-hung wheels in one single solution, a 12mm shaft and cone set for lightweight wheels, and a 19mm shaft and cone set for heavier wheels as used in cruiser models produced by Harley-Davidson, Triumph and Victory.
K22 Features at a glance:
|Dual-Plane and Single-Plane operation
|Automatic input of diameter & offset
|Data input before or after spin cycle
|Wheel dimensions displayed in either inches or mm
|Fast, simple operation
|Imbalance displayed in either Ozs or Grams
|Integral storage for side-hung adaptor kit
|Optimisation program to minimise balance weights
|Superb accuracy & repeatability: ± 1g
|Liquid-proof control panels - all push button
|Unique motor drive system
|Unique wear free design - 2 year warranty
|Unbeatable value and build quality
|Simply the best available worldwide
|Complete with weights, weight pliers, calipers etc.
Wheel Balancing Notes:
An electronic motorcycle wheel balancer is required to balance wheels dynamically to eliminate side-to-side imbalance - essential for today's high performance motorcycles.
Dual-plane or 'dynamic' refers to side to side imbalance - this is lateral shake that is normally very evident at specific speeds. Dual-plane balancing requires an electronic computer balancer to eliminate these handling anomalies. Single-plane or 'static' balancing eliminates up and down imbalance - this is vertical shake, also often evident at specific speeds, but as discomfort rather than a handling issue. Single-plane balancing can be achieved quickly on an electronic machine, or manually (and slowly) on a drop-test balancer.
- 230V / 300W max
- Wheel Diameter:
- 10" to 24"
- 750 x 750 x 975mm
- Rim Width:
- 1.5" to 20"
- +/- 1g
We are happy with the K22 Wheel Balancer - a good bit of kit