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wheel balancing
Written by spacetiger_j... on 7/11/2010 at 10:49 am


I have switched to these as the means to balance the tires. I first ran them on
my GL500 and found they really work well. The best part is that you do not have
to rebalance the tire for the life of the tire. It only takes 1 oz for the
front and 2 oz for the rear.

I get mine from eBay. You may need to get the "kit" first time so you have the
application bottle to put the beads in. From then on, you only need to get the
small premeasured pouches of beads. It may cost you about $25 for a kit to do
both wheels first time, less than $20 thereafter. This would include shipping
costs I think.

The instructions to put the beads are not that good, and some people get
frustrated a bit in putting them in (they go in via the tire stem). I noted
this from another site I monitor. Here is my trick. I get about a 7" long
piece of copper wire, smallest diameter I can get from a single strand of
twisted wire. I put the wire into the tire stem, then add the clear tube (comes
with the kit) around the tire stem. When I slowly load the beads from the
bottle into the clear tub, the beads will quickly jam up in the tire stem and
back fill up the 3" clear tube. This is the part the frustrates people. But,
with thee wire, I detach the bottle and move the wire up and down, just enough
to dislodge the jam. You repeat this process until the clear tube is empty,
then you start over with the bottle, etc until the bottle is empty. Takes about
30min for both tires.

Don't forget to take the weights of the wheels. you will not need them any

Hope this helped.


--- In, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@...> wrote:
> How well do those "magic beads" work anyway? The local independent shop
charges me about $25/tire to mount and balanced a tire on a rim. It would be
nice to be able to swap in and out my own tires when the need arises.
> Cheers,
> Douglas
> --- In, ivyvet67@ wrote:
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> > dyna beads Check ebay!!
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> > In a message dated 7/11/2010 12:11:25 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> > pc800man@ writes:
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> > I am looking for info on the beads,balls or magic powder that you install
> > in your tires to balance your wheels. The name of the product and a dealer
> > name would be great.Thank you
> >
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