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Tire balancing

What do u guys use to balance your tires ?
Do u use beads or weight or the slime.
About to do a tire change and just wanted some info .
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Sticky weights and a manual balancer.


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I have finally moved to beads for their dynamic balancing effect.

I stayed away from them years as I thought they were a little gimmicky and feared they would get moist and clump.

After speaking with several different techs at shops who assured me they have never seen any clumping, and the fact that tire wear may occur unevenly, I made the switch to beads.

I believe I made the correct choice.

I view slime as a great tool for use in tubed tires (as in dirt bikes and dual-sports) but not for tubeless tires. It creates a mess inside the wheel and can upset balancing.

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weights and a tyre balance stand, easy to do and only takes 10 mins
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I wonder why race teams (motogp, superbike, ama) use beads and not weights
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I wonder why race teams (motogp, superbike, ama) use beads and not weights

As the tire wears during the race, the beads can move towards the lighter areas accordingly. That's my thought anyway...
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You should tell these guys to get rid of their balancers and start using beads like Moto gp does....


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I’ve never had a problem with the weights and spin/stop/mark method. Ok maybe the beads work, but so do the weights and I’m not pouring them in, or picking them up off the floor lol.

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You should tell these guys to get rid of their balancers and start using beads like Moto gp does....

you got their number ?
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