balancing beads


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Nlmman47
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balancing beads

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i have 93 goldwing.. thinking of putting balancing beads in my front tire. the tire is showing cupping issues. and it does have the death wobble at 35, now it doing it more and more. i need to get a new tire soon. but will the beads help until i get a tire, if i use them will i have to take the weights off, or can i use the with the weights and how much should i put in it. any information will help


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Re: balancing beads

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If you use beads, you do not need additional weights.
Adding beads now will probably do nothing for the cupping.
Some bikes will have the 35mph wobble no matter what, it is many times more than just the tire (head bearings, blown fork seal, tire pressure issues).
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Re: balancing beads

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you can add the beads weights or not but damage is done
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Re: balancing beads

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bbrackett wrote: Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:46 pm you can add the beads weights or not but damage is done
What damage? The weights are normally removed if using the beads but how can it do any damage if they are not removed?
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the damage is done to the tires as in the "cupping" ?? and excessive wear

I don't think just adding the beads is going to help much if any due to the cupping
I'm no tire expert but I'm sure the balancing of the tire is off by now from when it was last checked
with the loss of rubber due to cupping and use

If it were me, I'd at least check the balance, and adjust with static weights
or maybe take the weights off rebalance the tire
then add the beads to help with any undetectable or small weight variances

but, you can go on CounterActs website and ask the experts - https://counteractbalancing.com/product ... torcycles/


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