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Old 06-13-2016, 09:47 AM   #31
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I'm very skeptical about the physics of this. It's early in the morning, so I'm probably not thinking clearly, but ...
Wouldn't centrifugal force try to always push the beads to the outermost part of the tire, which, since it is furthest from the axle center be the "heavy" side of the tire, and thus exactly the opposite of where you'd want any weight added ?
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:50 AM   #32
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I can't explain the ohysics, but, on YouTube there are videos of how they work, using clear bottles to show the beads movements.
I know the use of them prolongs tire life on motorcycles tremendously.
I will be installing new tires within the next few weeks and plan to add beads then.

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Old 06-13-2016, 09:55 AM   #33
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If you add "balance beads" just be sure you confirm the addition of the beads does not void any tire warranty.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:48 AM   #34
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I'm very skeptical about the physics of this. It's early in the morning, so I'm probably not thinking clearly, but ...
Wouldn't centrifugal force try to always push the beads to the outermost part of the tire, which, since it is furthest from the axle center be the "heavy" side of the tire, and thus exactly the opposite of where you'd want any weight added ?
I don't know how: but I can tell you they work. I also have them in my 285 x 70 x 17 E rated truck tires, 2nd set and have been running them now for over 4 years with NO other weights on the tires and they are smooth as silk at least up to 80 MPHs. Have not driven faster than that.
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They have been up to 105 on my MC and never a wiggle. Not proud that I had to go that fast to avoid dump truck that was pelting me with rocks, but it happened, once.
I have never heard of anyone having issues with them causing issues unless ocassionally a bead will get in the valve stem when checking air pressure. Then it sometimes is hard to get it out. On the MC I just roll valve stem to down position, that's a little harder on a camper.
Beads take a 10,000 mile MC tire and will get 20-25,000 out of it.

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They have been up to 105 on my MC and never a wiggle. Not proud that I had to go that fast to avoid dump truck that was pelting me with rocks, but it happened, once.
I have never heard of anyone having issues with them causing issues unless ocassionally a bead will get in the valve stem when checking air pressure. Then it sometimes is hard to get it out. On the MC I just roll valve stem to down position, that's a little harder on a camper.
Beads take a 10,000 mile MC tire and will get 20-25,000 out of it.

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Whoever is selling the beads should inform you of the need for the special valve "filters".. I have heard of "dust" from some balance beads cloging TPM rendering it useless.
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