Centramatic wheel balancers


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Centramatic wheel balancers

Postby 2008retiredplb » Tue May 25, 2010 9:19 am



I recently installed Centramatic wheel balancers on my 2009 GL1800. I have put over 2000 miles on since intalling them and really notice an improvement in the handling. My opinion is that this has been one of the best investments I have put on the bike. It looks like I will get better tire wear and that should pay for them in only one or two tire changes. I know others have said they would not pay the ($239) price but I bet they haven't tried them. I don't like to pay high prices for things that don't work like they say they should but these do work. I have had many ask if they are available for the GL1500 but had to tell them no. The company doesn't think they would get their money back on the investment to produce them. There is an aproximate cost of $60,000 to produce the first one. The people using Dyna beads say they work fine but how many of them also installed fork braces and all balls head bearings. Now their cost went from $14 to $250+. I don't think I need the fork brace now and then I haven't spent any more then they did. Also I dont have to reinstall new beads when I change tires.


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Re: Centramatic wheel balancers

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 25, 2010 9:47 am

I don't know...I use Dyna Beads on my tires and am thrilled with them. At $16 for new beads every time I replace my tires, I would have to go through a LOT of tires to justify $240 for a set of Centramatics.

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Re: Centramatic wheel balancers

Postby maestro319 » Tue May 25, 2010 9:56 am

Ok guys,...I am going to show my ignorance here, but...What are DynaBeads? Where do they go, and what do they do?? I will need new tires soon and might consider them if they improve ride, performance, etc. I have a GoldWing 1200.

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Re: Centramatic wheel balancers

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