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I've never tried them on a motorcycle. I work as a diesel tech and have seen my share of tires balanced with them. I've never seen an improvement over just using the standard wheel weight. The principal makes sense, but in all honesty... I've had more tires come in with a balance issue that have had those beads installed, and the solution was to remove them and do a standard dynamic balance. Computerised wheel balancers these days are pretty bad a$$, I'd stick with lead weights.
 

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I was going to give them a shot with my new wheels when I swapped over the tires, but just bought a balancing stand instead. From what I have heard they are a pain to get through the valve stem, and I have 90 degree ones on the new wheels. I didn't want to mess with that.
 

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I've had two sets of tires where no balance weights were needed.
Amazing the manufacturing consistency these days.
 

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I gave them a shot the other day with my '72 CB350 cafe project. Always been skeptical of them and I really didn't want to use spoke weights. Really didn't have any trouble getting them in because I had an air line with a trigger on hand. Go slow and if they back up in the valve give it a blast of air with the trigger.

So far seat of the pants feel tells me that it's an improvement, but I'll really know once I get some modern suspension on the 40 year old bike. To be completely honest I wouldn't try them in any of my sportbikes. It's not such a big deal for this "in-town" fart around bike.

 

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Thanks, fellas. I am a bit skeptical about balancing the wheel myself and thought that would be easier. Watched several videos on how to do it and it doesn't look bad. Just going to stick with the weights.
 
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