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post #1 of 4 Old May 13th, 2007, 2:49 pm Thread Starter
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anyone used tire balancing beads before?

I saw these, the idea is intriguing but It would be reassuring to know if another member has any feedback.

http://www.innovativebalancing.com/motorcycle.htm

There are other brands of the same type of technology mainly for truck and trailer tires.

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post #2 of 4 Old May 13th, 2007, 4:13 pm
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seen 'em.. thought about it... then said "Nope". Seems to me it's just another gimmick to seperate us from our $.

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post #3 of 4 Old May 13th, 2007, 6:51 pm
 
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yea..ummm

My opinion..dont waste your time! Do some searching on the internet on them, you will hear what others have had to say...
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post #4 of 4 Old May 13th, 2007, 8:51 pm
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I can tell you this. Truck drivers have used golf balls and engine coolant in this way and for the most part the real draw back is the temp issue and the long term issues as well as those tires will get between 100 and 300 thousand miles of use between changes. The physics of having anything inside the wheel explain how it works, and it does, some have even just used engine coolant and water. The issues in a truck also are that the tires are re-treaded 2-3 times and some end up with a million miles so damage to the inside can be an issue. It seldom is but I have seen pictures where it has been.
Long story short, It is very unlikely that something like a small marble inside a bike tire would have anything but a positive effect. Would I do it? With some experimentation, yes. I sure wouldn't pay for them though.

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