centramatic tire balancer


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ernred2008
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centramatic tire balancer

Postby ernred2008 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:12 pm



Does this really work?



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Re: centramatic tire balancer

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:29 pm

Yes, they do. Same idea as dyna-beads, only they're permanently mounted in their own little container instead of rolling around inside the tire.

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Re: centramatic tire balancer

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:20 am

And alot more expensive I would bet.................. 8-)
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Re: centramatic tire balancer

Postby SteveB123 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:55 am

$290 for the required set of three for the GL1800. :o
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Re: centramatic tire balancer

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:09 pm

SteveB123 wrote:$290 for the required set of three for the GL1800. :o
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Dyna beads , less than $20 and you can reuse them in the next set of tires as well :D :D :D :D :D 8-)
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Re: centramatic tire balancer

Postby linbegone » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:16 pm

Have to agree on the Dyna beads. I put them in on a fresh set of skins and have put over 15k on the set and the tires haven't even hit their half life and are still running strong.

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Re: centramatic tire balancer

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:59 pm

I run Centramatics on my 1ton dually van, and my tires that are rated for 50K miles go well past 70-75K miles with no problems. I do not pay to have the balanced, nor do I rotate them, just mount them up, put them on the van and go go go. . . . . well worth the cost.

As a side note, on my van, I do not SEEM to have to realign the front end as often,every 50K or so. I am not sure the centramatic is responsible for that or not, but . . . . .
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Re: centramatic tire balancer

Postby 2008retiredplb » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:17 am

I have been running the centramatic balancers for about 50K miles and no only do they improve the tire mileage but they improve the handling of the bike. I also changed them from one bike to a newer bike without any dificultity. I also don't have to worry about losing those beads when I change tires. I never have to balance my tires. I feel it increases tire mileage up to 50% more than with out them.
For me I am very happy with the centramatics.


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