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BB's to balance
Written by alfr4d on 9/28/2011 at 05:40 pm

Hi Ting,
What I used are the nylon pearls for filling rag-dolls. The picture was removed
by someone from the Darksider album and this comment said how much exactly that
I used but I can give you all the numbers and a fresh link to the picture
anyway. A good advice for posting pictures somewhere, probably is - host them
yourself.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/pc800balancingbiets.jpg

Don't use material that grinds itself down. No soft plastic bullets. Also: the
nylon stuffing pearls are smaller and much lighter. Why use something else when
it depends on small and light? I took the smallest and biggest ones out of the
batch so I am pretty sure they will not block the vent. Either too small or too
big to do that. Nevertheless I have a spare inner-vent and a remover cap with
me. I am not able to hear or feel the "biets" in the tire, as I said, they are
lighter. After wearing the tire down I may be able to review if it helped but I
got the big weight off the rim and have no trouble with vibrations. An
independent welder changed my tire for 25 euro but I admire your courage. Some
tires have a dot at the lightest part that helps balancing.

A demonstration of the dynabeads principle in a turning bottle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq263AYgyYg&feature=player_embedded

Dyna Beads necessary amount:

Front: - I think I took 1,5 X 29 gram (1 oz)= 43,5 gram

80 - 120 mm tire width
1 oz

80 - 120 mm tire width (BMW Telelever only)
2 oz

130 mm tire width
2 oz

Rear:

130 mm - 240 mm width
2 oz

250 mm - 360mm tire width
3 oz

195 - 205 car tires on the rear
3 oz

Or:

80 - 120 mm tyre width
1oz/29g

130 mm - 240 mm width
2oz/59g

260 mm - 360mm tyre width
3oz/88g

VTX owners with Goodyear Car tyre (rear)
3oz/88g

Goldwing owners need 2oz/59g in front tyres, 2oz/59g in rear
10" diameter wheels (scooters)
1oz/29g

12" & Up diameter wheels(scooters)
2oz/59g

Good luck everybody. Alfred Wams

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Ting" <tradewinds1964@...> wrote:
>
> OK...dragging out my ignorance, chuckling is allowed.
>
> I'm about to attempt my first tire mount and I had planned on using the BB's
to balance. I have poured them all out from my BB gun and now I need to know how
many to use.
>
> 10? 20? 45? 3? I got no clue.
>
>
> Ting
> Atlanta, GA
> '90 Red PC
> Glen Scotia(pronounced Sko-sha)
>

Message Thread for message #108250

tradewinds1964
9/28/2011, 12:42 am
BB's to balance
OK...dragging out my ignorance, chuckling is allowed. I'm about to attempt my first tire mount and I had planned on using the BB's to balance. I have poured them all out from my BB gun and now I need to know how many to use. 10? 20

    mrpacrat
    9/28/2011, 12:52 am
    BB's to balance
    Usually it's about 1oz in the front and 2oz in the rear. Don't use BB's unless they are the plastic (Airsoft?) kind. --- In

      mrpacrat
      9/28/2011, 12:52 am
      BB's to balance
      That text look hard to read - ONE ounce in the front - TWO ounces in the rear. --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "mrpac

        tradewinds1964
        9/28/2011, 01:30 am
        BB's to balance
        Thank you very much. Wow, that could have been bad. Excellent, I'll run to Walmart. Wonder if I gotta show ID to buy the plastic ones? Thanks Mr. Magic. Ting from Garvoline.

          artsrc
          9/28/2011, 04:30 am
          BB's to balance
          Hi, Just a little note on this subject. I put 2 ounces in my rear tire just before the Pacific Coast Highway ride this year. It was very interesting; on deceleration I could hear the little balls changing position. It sounded like a water

            shotcoy
            9/29/2011, 03:17 am
            BB's to balance
            Art: The only time I have ever heard them I was rolling my bike around with the engine off. I have never felt them move(although they undoubtly do). Enjoy fun & safe riding! Dave "YT" Hoover --- In

    alfr4d
    9/28/2011, 05:40 pm
    BB's to balance
    Hi Ting, What I used are the nylon pearls for filling rag-dolls. The picture was removed by someone from the Darksider album and this comment said how much exactly that I used but I can give you all the numbers and a fresh link to the picture

    shotcoy
    9/29/2011, 03:11 am
    BB's to balance
    Ting: I chose the heaviest and most durable BB's(see message # 94957) I could find(aka-big bucks BB's). They were still in good shape after 25,000+ miles. A few of them had a thin rubber coating on them from the tire(the front mc tire, not th

      tradewinds1964
      9/29/2011, 12:04 pm
      BB's to balance
      Thanks for the tip Art. That would be cool to go swish swoosh down the road. And Alfred, thanks for the stats and links. I also checked out the videos of setting the bead with lighter fluid. I could have saved 40 bucks on a tractor tire if I