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PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
Written by israel_96gtp on 6/25/2009 at 12:29 am

I have run Dynabeads in my dually, rode like it was on glass, perfect
balancing every time. I run large chunk of airsoft plastic bb's in each of
my 36" Super Swamper (bias) SX's on the Jeep and they do a good job of
keeping the beats fairly well balanced. I am about to split a bottle of
bb's between the tires on my car trailer this weekend.

Suffice it to say, for me, they work.

For the guys going on about the beads collecting in the out-of-round areas
in the tire, if the tire is out of round, no amount of balancing will make
it run true. The manufacturing processes are much better these days and the
tolerances are such that the out-of-round tire is a rare exception.

Just like the car tire, don't knock it unless you have tried it.
Israel

---- Original Message -----
From: "Anthony Russo" <russo91@...>
To: <ipcrc@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: PC800: PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy

>I don't plan on doing the CT thing, but I am curious: How do you use BBs
>to balance the tire? Do you just chuck a few in before it goes on the rim?
>Don't they all just go all over in there and spun to the interior of the
>treadwall? Wild.
>
> Thanks for sharing your adventures...very interesting!

Message Thread for message #85461

shotcoy
6/23/2009, 07:55 pm
PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
About the 1st of May, 2009 my brother told me of a buddy of his that was going to mount a car tire on a motorcycle. I immediately dismissed it as reckless and stupid. About 3 weeks later, I was speaking to a knowledgable(250,000+ motorcycle m

    shotcoy
    6/24/2009, 07:56 pm
    PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
    Delete the comma from the end of the lifeisaroad website to get to it(very interesting and comical reading) and put an http:// in front of the cartiresonmotorcycles.com . Also, I figured out how and started a photo album called PC800 Darkside

      turbojohn231
      6/24/2009, 09:58 pm
      PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
      Welcome shotcoy! Thanks for the pics of the CT on your PC!! Would you or someone explain the pros and cons of putting a rear tire-backwards on the front of the PC. John 89PC Naked Front Wheel --- In

        shotcoy
        6/24/2009, 11:52 pm
        PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
        John: On mounting a rear tire backwards on the front of a PC: The Pros: Advertised Tread depths & Prices: Dunlop K555 Front-6/32" & $79.99 Metzler ME880 Front-5/32" & $131.99 Bridgestone Battlax BT45 Rear-9/32" &

        rocker8585
        2/19/2011, 05:08 pm
        PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
        I want to know what people find to be the best brand model and size of car tire they have used so far on their pc. I am looking for long lasting and predictable on the road. thanks! --- In

          timdearborn
          2/20/2011, 01:27 am
          PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
          The brand and size mentioned in the O.P - BFGoodrich Radial TA P155/80R-15 - is the only one I have heard people using. I just got my first C.T. a few days ago. Now, if I can find a shop that will mount it for me... -Tim Dearborn Blue

          shotcoy
          2/21/2011, 03:29 am
          PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
          Slash: Well...it seems you have already found some of the car tire information. See post # 99026 for my end of second season report. It seems there are now about 10 people running this BFG car tire on the back of their pc800. There was a

    mlmiller1959
    6/24/2009, 08:15 pm
    PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
    I would agree with those who might think it worth the risk to mount a CT on a cruiser, taking in mind the relatively low amount of lean angle, anyway.? I have read?the stuff you cite and particularly the lifeisaroad guy, who seems to have acc

      shotcoy
      6/24/2009, 08:41 pm
      PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
      Well....like I said... I have scraped the pegs numerous times. What I did not say is that I have not yet run on the sidewall(FYI-Now I'm saying it. I have not yet run on the sidewall). On the balancing bb's: I use the .28gram superheavyweight

        russo91
        6/24/2009, 10:59 pm
        PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
        I don't plan on doing the CT thing, but I am curious: How do you use BBs to balance the tire? Do you just chuck a few in before it goes on the rim? Don't they all just go all over in there and spun to the interior of the treadwall? Wild.

          shotcoy
          6/25/2009, 12:00 am
          PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
          Chuck(aka russo): The bb's are inserted(aka-chucked in) after mounting the tire, just prior to airing it up and seating the bead. Enjoy fun & safe riding!!! --- In

          pc800dork
          6/25/2009, 12:01 am
          PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
          They are the same as Dyna Beads. www.innovativebalancing.com They work great for me too, but many here consider them "snake-oil". Make up your own mind, don't let a few naysayers keep you from finding out for yourself.

            swiftsadie
            6/25/2009, 12:07 am
            PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
            My motor home (used) came with some kind of "balance discs" (using the same principle as the dyna beads). They are on all three axles and we ride very nicely. Dick MacInnes

    israel_96gtp
    6/25/2009, 12:29 am
    PC800 Darksider-That Car Tire Guy
    I have run Dynabeads in my dually, rode like it was on glass, perfect balancing every time. I run large chunk of airsoft plastic bb's in each of my 36" Super Swamper (bias) SX's on the Jeep and they do a good job of keeping the beats fai