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guy came in our shop the other day on a goldwing 1800 wanting to purchase and have us install a led body kit on his bike...we got to talking and he was telling me about these centra matic balancers...he told me he had about 12k miles on the tires(((what he said))) and the tires looked allmost new a little wear but holy crap they looked good he swore by these things i just thought i would share this with my fellow wing owners here is the link



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bad link i will post again


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Don't look like they make them for the 1500. BAD marketing decision.

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They have been on trucks for decades. Can't argue them being effective, but at what price?

I suppose, IF you could determine that the tire life is increased by a very significant amount because of them... maybe in your mind, they could be justified.

Dyna Beads is a lot cheaper and performs the same function.

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Don't look like they make them for the 1500. BAD marketing decision.
I had an email chat with them ( Centramatic) asking about a set for a 1500 . I was told they could not engineer a set to fit the 1500 . They said not enough clearance for them .

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I remember Kit commenting on how good they were, before he disappeared again.

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I dunno... sure looks like a solution looking for a problem to me. The rear tire on my 1500 lasted for 24,000 miles with little stick on wheel weights. Tire life on a motorcycle depends a lot more on how you ride it than how the wheel is balanced. If standard wheel weights will allow the bike to do 100mph without vibration how far out of balance is it? If you can't feel it at 100mph how much vibration is there going to be at 75? Might make some sense on a truck where you can't really feel tire vibration as much but on a two wheel machine you're going to feel it if the tires are not well balanced. On the other hand if you have money burning a hole in the jeans...

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They have been on trucks for decades. Can't argue them being effective, but at what price?

I suppose, IF you could determine that the tire life is increased by a very significant amount because of them... maybe in your mind, they could be justified.

Dyna Beads is a lot cheaper and performs the same function.
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I have had them on my Dodge/Cummins PU for a long time
They work good

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They do the same thing as dyna beads Only they cost more.

Persoanally I would think the dyna beads are likely to work better as they (the centramatic) are placed in the rim closer to the center of the wheel assembly where the force they create isn't going to be as strong as where the dynabeads are in the tire and thus placed further away from the center where the force they create will be stronger.

For a product that costs more but doesn't really work any better...not for me.

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