New tire and Centramatic balancer


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Big Red Bertha
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New tire and Centramatic balancer

Postby Big Red Bertha » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:55 pm



I recently purchased Centramatic balancer and a new Michelin pilot reversed mounted tire for my 2013 gold wing trike at wing ding. On the way home I experienced a vibration I previously did not experience before the change. Any suggestions.



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wingman12
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Re: New tire and Centramatic balancer

Postby wingman12 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:11 pm

When you installed the balancer did you remove all of the lead weights from your tire rims? leaving these weights on will not let the balancer work properly. :D :D

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Re: New tire and Centramatic balancer

Postby Big Red Bertha » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:42 pm

Yes all the weights were removed. Thanks for the reply

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Re: New tire and Centramatic balancer

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:47 pm

Normally there are 2 mounted on the front. Don't know why!
Also, you could replace that 1 centramatic with RideOn and not only balance the wheel/tire but provide puncture protection also.

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Re: New tire and Centramatic balancer

Postby Ghostman » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:08 am

Is the vibration at a certain speed? Ive had 2 MPA's and they had a tendency because of the tread design to give some vibration or buzz to the handlebars between 25-35 mph.

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Re: New tire and Centramatic balancer

Postby Big Red Bertha » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:58 pm

Most vibration was around 62 mph although there was also vibrations at other speeds

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Re: New tire and Centramatic balancer

Postby Ghostman » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:38 pm

Is the MPA inflated to 41 psi?

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Re: New tire and Centramatic balancer

Postby Peteswing » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:33 am

Make sure you have it installed the proper way i have read about them being installed backwards and they will make noise. Plus you should have one on each side of the front wheel and one for the rear wheel. You maybe running a rear wheel balancer on the front tire. on a trike not sure they do sell a trike set up. Good luck all who have them say there a great product.

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Re: New tire and Centramatic balancer

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:04 pm

36psi is a much smoother ride! Do not need the 41 or 42 that got started some where!! Reverse rotation was suggested for rear tires mounted on the front of trikes for braking forces. Not so important any more for some reason! Running reverse rotation does not make a tire "noisier". I've run them both ways with no noticeable different in performance or noise

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Re: New tire and Centramatic balancer

Postby Ghostman » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:08 am

Unfortunately with the Centramatics per Jeff the MPA needs to be run at 41psi. Ive never had any luck with the MPA and Centramatics . Ive had 2 that have cupped. One at 12,000 and the other around 17,000. Right now I have an Avon trike tire on my bike and the ride and handling is light years ahead of the MPA and BT45. Even if it only lasts 10,000 miles I will replace it with the same just because of the ride and handling.




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