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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2017, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Ugly wheel weights, beads a good option?

I love my sexy Marchesini wheels but the wheels weights look horrible. I wish they would've at least used black weights instead of silver.


Has or does anyone use the wheels beads for balancing instead of the old weight method? ex. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...alancing-beads

I've never used them before and it'd be nice to hear if they're as good as they say they are.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2017, 07:24 PM
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You can buy prettier wheel weights if it bothers you. I used the beads in my motor home tires. I used to have a problem with valves sticking and I blamed it on the beads. Thing is , I'm really not sure that was the cause. I had caps on the valves and still they got debris in them causing leaks. I'm assuming it came from inside the wheel. I've also tried the liquid goo. Some shops won't touch your wheels if you put crap inside the tires.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-04-2017, 05:30 AM
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Put those weights behind the spokes. Who the fuck thought to put them on the outside?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-04-2017, 09:34 AM
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I got a couple of bottles of the beads when I ordered my Alpina wheels, they came free with the order. I debated back and forth whether to use them or lead weight. I opted for lead weight.


It's been about 6 years now since I considered this. By now I would expect that you wouldn't even be able to purchase lead weights as the beads would have taken over our lives, yet this is the first thread I've read in 6 years asking about them.


I know hundreds of other riders, none of them ever ask about the difference between the beads or lead weights as nobody I know bothers with the beads.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-06-2017, 09:37 PM
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have not tried it but you can chuck your wheel weights with ride on sealant.

http://www.ride-on.com/motorcycle-formula-mot.html
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2017, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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have not tried it but you can chuck your wheel weights with ride on sealant.

http://www.ride-on.com/motorcycle-formula-mot.html
Well holy sheep shit I never even heard of that stuff and it sounds interesting enough to try!

Thank you too all those who replied as I appreciate your opinions and suggestions!


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Rideon is a great product. Works wonderfully.


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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2017, 06:36 PM
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It looks promising.

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