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Old 08-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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Wheel weights vs bb's

So I'm due to get my new tires put on. I'm trying a new place and supposedly they use metal bb's to balance the wheel instead of wheel weights. One of my friends said that the bb's are not ment for sportbikes and has given him speed wobbles.

Is there really a difference between balancing with wheel weights vs bb's?
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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Call the shop and ask what they use. Never heard of using metal in the tire.

Maybe they use / he means Dyna-beads? If that is what they use, then you're good to go. www.dynabeads.com
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Call the shop and ask what they use. Never heard of using metal in the tire.

Maybe they use / he means Dyna-beads? If that is what they use, then you're good to go. www.dynabeads.com
I think that's what it is...I must have misunderstood the explanation. Do they both accomplish the same thing in the end?
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does anyone have any experience with these? i recently powder coated my wheels and i dont NEEED to balance them but if these work well i might give them a try
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Im curious about Dyna Beads as well. I just had my rims powdercoated and now have ugly stick on weights.
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i didnt put any weights back on yet, at low speeds the front steering feels a little bit off. might be mental but at street speeds it goes away. its only at parking lot speeds
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does anyone have any experience with these? i recently powder coated my wheels and i dont NEEED to balance them but if these work well i might give them a try
They work great - in the bike, and the truck. It keeps the bike riding smooth through the life of the tire. All the guys I ride with have them in their bike tires. The two other guys at work with lifted trucks (and the resulting huge tires) use them as well.
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they do work very well in a truck idk about a bike though its the same principle.. i had them in a set of chopped up 49'' swamper on my 81 scottsdale and it rode smooth
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I had dyna-beads tossed in when I had my rims powder coated over last summer, no problems from them(can't say they've made a difference at all from original stock weights). I was skeptical at first, too. Thought dude was trying to A) pull somethin over my head, B) cheap-o out on me.


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Ive never found a need to blance motorcycle wheels/tires. Ive always used michilin tires and have never had any shakes or vibrations at all. maybe its more of a need for cruiser or low end tires?

Every time ive tried to balance they always neede less than a quarter ounce somewhere.
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