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    Construction Tire Balancing.

    What's the difference between this 2 makers.

    Dyna beads and

    CounterAct Tire Balancing Beads

    Any comments are welcome.

    2006-2011 HD Sportster 1200L
    2011-Present Honda GoldWing GL1800

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    Re: Tire Balancing.

    If I'm reading it correctly the Dyna Beads are ceramic beads, and the CounterAct beads are coated glass. They look to do the same thing as far as the balancing goes. I have used Dyna Beads since 2009 with good results. Dump them in and the tire rides smooth!
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    Re: Tire Balancing.

    Thank you Iron head, looking forward to go to the Darkside and drop some of this beads in it.

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    Re: Tire Balancing.

    You're welcome, just be sure to use the amount of beads recommended for the size of car tire you are going to use instead of what's normally recommended for a Wing and you should be good to go! I'm guessing the car tire might be just a little heavier than the bike tire, and may need another ounce or two.

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    Re: Tire Balancing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironheadziggy76 View Post
    You're welcome, just be sure to use the amount of beads recommended for the size of car tire you are going to use instead of what's normally recommended for a Wing and you should be good to go! I'm guessing the car tire might be just a little heavier than the bike tire, and may need another ounce or two.
    3 ounces for most CTs .... unless he goes to an outrageous size
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Boots View Post
    3 ounces for most CTs .... unless he goes to an outrageous size
    Dusty I didn't forget I have to get back to you about that trip out North West.
    Gary says to use 2oz on a 175/60/16.

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    Re: Tire Balancing.

    You may want to check around on the darkside boards/sites for a different size CT (Larger/taller) for the rear of your bike Luis, as I found the 175/60-16 too small in diameter for my 1500.
    I lost a good 3/4" of ride height/ground clearance with that size and would grind the centre stand on larger dips/speed bumps when loaded, but YMMV with a 1800!

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    Re: Tire Balancing.

    Not really familiar with the "darkside" this is my first time thinking of using a CT as per my friend Gary encourage me to do so.

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    Re: Tire Balancing.

    Ken,
    I had a Dunlop Wintersport on the old wing. It according to the specs was only .3" shorter than the 195x55 kumho, that I had used before. According to my speedo/garmin comparisons, it wasn't anymore than that.

    Luis,

    I'm not aware of any runflats available anymore in that size. Have you decided to not use a RF?

    Richard

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    Re: Tire Balancing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Boots View Post
    You may want to check around on the darkside boards/sites for a different size CT (Larger/taller) for the rear of your bike Luis, as I found the 175/60-16 too small in diameter for my 1500.
    I lost a good 3/4" of ride height/ground clearance with that size and would grind the centre stand on larger dips/speed bumps when loaded, but YMMV with a 1800!
    The tire he has on the bike is 180/60/16 the 175/60/16 is perfect for the GL1800. That is what Richard is using too. The diameter is the same as the bike tire.
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