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    Default Balancing beads Yes or No in the rear tire?

    Wondering if I should have balancing beads put in my new rear tire? And if yes 2 oz?

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    Yes to the beads, follow the bead manufacturer’s advice for the size of tire.
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    2oz in fronts - 3oz in rear.

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    Actually with a conversation i had with counteract on monday i would suggest 3oz in front with 4 or 5oz in rear on
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    When replacing tires, we have seen far more tires with beads clumped and CAUSING the imbalance than ones where the beads actually helped.

    You are FAR better off having the tire/wheel assembly correctly balanced and leaving the beads out of the tire. It takes extremely little tire assembly lube to cause the beads to clump.

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    I Haven't used them on my last 2 Kumhos and they were fine- The tire guy Just puts the red dot in the right place and they have been fine on the rear tire. Front can be balanced on the machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcthorne View Post
    When replacing tires, we have seen far more tires with beads clumped and CAUSING the imbalance than ones where the beads actually helped.

    You are FAR better off having the tire/wheel assembly correctly balanced and leaving the beads out of the tire. It takes extremely little tire assembly lube to cause the beads to clump.
    Depends on how much soapy solution is used and where. Just minimally spraying on the outer bead works but spraying inside the tire will cause problems. I’ve been using Dyna beads for years with no issues. My dealer uses them automatically. I learned, years ago that we really should have the tire/wheel rebalanced about every 5000 miles which is costly, so beads balance every time you get going.
    Last edited by Flamewinger; 11-07-2018 at 10:25 PM.

    Susie - 2018 RT-Limited with 6200 miles so far . . .
    '13 Spyder ST-L with 21k miles
    '04 GL1800 with 91k miles
    '97 GL1500 with 87k miles
    '95 GL1500 with 102k miles
    '89 GL1500 with 96k miles
    '83 GL1100 with 117k miles
    '81 Honda Silverwing with 36k miles
    '79 Kaw 400LTD with 26k miles
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    Default Clumping

    The only time I used beads in 2015 they clumped badly. I blamed it on the moisture that was coming out of my compressor. I never drained it (10 years). Shame on me.


    QUOTE=jcthorne;1401475]When replacing tires, we have seen far more tires with beads clumped and CAUSING the imbalance than ones where the beads actually helped.

    You are FAR better off having the tire/wheel assembly correctly balanced and leaving the beads out of the tire. It takes extremely little tire assembly lube to cause the beads to clump.[/QUOTE]

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    I've used the beads for years with good results, as long as you don't get any tire bead lube or moisture inside.
    The Centramatic balancers work even better to me, and take the other issues out of the equation.
    The Ryker will have to use beads.

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    Just installed tires on a tundra & used the bags

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    The Centramatics will work over multiple tire changes, and balance the entire rotating assembly, not just the tire & wheel.

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    ^^^^^^

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    Default OK Newbie Again

    A couple of questions
    What exactly are these, how do I know if I need these, and what do they do etc.

    Thanks guys
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    No bead use, but have had great luck with “Ride On” as a balancing device on two wheelers. Can’t vouch for its leak stop ability luckily

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetfixer View Post
    The Centramatics will work over multiple tire changes, and balance the entire rotating assembly, not just the tire & wheel.
    Kinda funny, The tire and wheel IS the entire rotating assembly. They both spin/rotate together, along with the lug nuts and hub. Balancing at the outer most of this assembly really works well.

    Susie - 2018 RT-Limited with 6200 miles so far . . .
    '13 Spyder ST-L with 21k miles
    '04 GL1800 with 91k miles
    '97 GL1500 with 87k miles
    '95 GL1500 with 102k miles
    '89 GL1500 with 96k miles
    '83 GL1100 with 117k miles
    '81 Honda Silverwing with 36k miles
    '79 Kaw 400LTD with 26k miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamewinger View Post
    Kinda funny, The tire and wheel IS the entire rotating assembly. They both spin/rotate together, along with the lug nuts and hub. Balancing at the outer most of this assembly really works well.
    Aren't you forgetting the rotor?

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    I used the beads in my trailer tires and a couple other vehicles -- no issues. Plan on using the Centramatic Wheel Balancers on the Spyder along with the beads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geep View Post
    No bead use, but have had great luck with “Ride On” as a balancing device on two wheelers. Can’t vouch for its leak stop ability luckily
    Well if you haven't had a flat when using RideOn that sort of says something.
    I use RideOn in all my PTW tires, other than my Spyder (purchased used, plan on putting it in new tires when I get around to doing that).

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