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post #1 of 26 Old 08-31-2013, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Balancing Beads

Has anyone tried or used the tire balancing beads? Just sent my rims out to be powder coated and I really would like to avoid using the weights since they can mess up the paint. I have heard the beads work great on vehicles but no real information on motorcycles. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 26 Old 08-31-2013, 11:58 AM
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Pretty good write up here from Hellsrazor...


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My dad put them in his front tire on his honda goldwing last tire change. He claims it is doing as advertised. I believe the product he got was called "ride on"

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I used the balancing beads every time I change tires (almost every other month) and they work well.. the factory balance is always the smoothest so I did notice a little difference after ditching the factory weights but not much.. I do notice the front beads usually turn into dust by the time I change the tire cause I get about 6 k out of my front tires. I used 2 ounces in the front and 2 ounces in the back and my bike is very smooth.
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Said they suck.

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Not needed on g4 using powers. But I can see how they may work for distance cruisers that run the hard-last-forever tires.
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post #7 of 26 Old 08-31-2013, 08:45 PM
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Why not use stick on weights???

Powdercoated rims, the stick on will not mess them up...

If you hand painted them, maybe

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I have a buddy who got them on his FJR who says they're great. Everybody I know who tried them on race replicas and sumos hate them.
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I like them and use them on all my bikes.

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They are not made for racing or high speedo
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