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I'm wondering if Bridgestone is a tire I WILL avoid, , , BEADS WORK!!!
I definitely do, Bought 1 set for an 1800, worst tires I ever had in every way. Had a set on my truck, they separated, saw several of them separate on Honda cars & Honda replaced them with something else. I took to calling it bridgestone disease.
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I'm wondering if Bridgestone is a tire I WILL avoid, , , BEADS WORK!!!
So do Deer Alerts.

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I've used beads on my 1200 Wing and Victory Vegas through four different brands of tires. Never caused a tire problem for me, as best I can tell. I won't go back to weights. Beads are easier for me when installing new tires - measure the correct weight, drop them in, inflate and done.
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I've used both brands of beads mentioned above and love the concept and simplicity. I mount my own tires and just poor in 2 OZ +/- of beads and I'm done. I have them in my GL1200 now with my awesome new Pirelli tires, that Dennis recommended. I've used them on 4 different bikes so far and all run smoothly at all speeds. Use them and forget the ugly lead mounted to your rims!
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best price for beads. I brought mine here
http://www.quackco.com/


MOTORCYCLE TIRE BALANCING BEADS
http://www.quackco.com/tirebalancingbeads.html
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best price for beads. I brought mine here
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MOTORCYCLE TIRE BALANCING BEADS
http://www.quackco.com/tirebalancingbeads.html
May I ask what size beads you ordered? And what is their minimum order quantity?

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May I ask what size beads you ordered? And what is their minimum order quantity?

QBZ-58A 0.8mm Zirconium Silicate Beads.

when I called a few yrs ago I was told this is same as dynabeads. quacken was actually the org supplier to dynabeads.

I don't know the smallest container size they sell now, but when I bought it, its a large size about 2 lbs and will last a long time. I use them in my vehicles also.
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Several years back, I bought a bag of DynaBeads at a local m/c shop. he had them in a 25 gallon barrel.

I'm still using those things.
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Thought of this thread as I rolled the trike out for a ride, sure could hear them BBs rolling around in them tires.


Sure were smooth once under way though. Couldn't hear them then.
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I've never tried Beads, myself... yet always wondered if you are supposed to Balance the Beads, before installing them?


And how exactly do you balance those little things?... I put them atop my bubble tire balancer, but could hardly get a reading.


Guess my fear is, if I use Un-balanced beads, then the whole wheel will inherit that wonky dynamic; perhaps causing a lean to one side or the other.


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