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Old 05-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #21
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I mounted and balanced a front tire for a friend a couple of weeks ago and and had an idea to balance the rim first without the tire. It was out of balance big time. I marked the low spot installed the tire and rebalanced and found that the low spot was only about an inch from the tireless rim mark. So the imbalance was about 95% rim and 5% tire. Next time I'm going to balance the rim first without the tire (and leaving those weights on permanently) and then balance the rim with the tire.

I've been mounting and balancing my own tires for a while now and it seems that the tire manufactures make a pretty balanced and consistent tire now days. Plus as the tires wear the imbalance probably changes a little. I'm thinking the Dyna Beads would self adjust the balance through the life of the tire providing more consistent wear and life and better performance.

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #22
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only thing is that they eat at the back side of the carcass internally. Dont think that is a problem but just a heads up.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:56 PM   #23
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I mounted and balanced a front tire for a friend a couple of weeks ago and and had an idea to balance the rim first without the tire. It was out of balance big time. I marked the low spot installed the tire and rebalanced and found that the low spot was only about an inch from the tireless rim mark. So the imbalance was about 95% rim and 5% tire. Next time I'm going to balance the rim first without the tire (and leaving those weights on permanently) and then balance the rim with the tire.

I've been mounting and balancing my own tires for a while now and it seems that the tire manufactures make a pretty balanced and consistent tire now days. Plus as the tires wear the imbalance probably changes a little. I'm thinking the Dyna Beads would self adjust the balance through the life of the tire providing more consistent wear and life and better performance.

Still studying.
Interesting. I'll check my wheels next time.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:56 AM   #24
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My bike's front tire had them in it when I got it and didn't know till we changed my tires. The beads had turned to mostly dust and the inside of the tire looked fine. Doesn't matter anymore, had catastrophic engine failure on 290 today. YAY.
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