Counteract Tire Balancing Kit
Cheap effective wheel balancing
Saves cost/trouble of having someone balance the wheel. reduces risk of out of balance tires if weights are lost. Easy to install in tube. No issues at all. Work great.
June 29, 2015
yes, they work
I was a skeptic but now I'm believer. these balance beads really do work. The reviews say installation is tricky, however I did not have issues. When installing the tube will get clogged with the beads, but if you take a screwdriver or wrench and tap the tube you will loosen the clog and they will begin flowing normally again. It does take a lot of tapping. you can pay somebody else to change tires or you can do it yourself.
February 11, 2015
Cant tellz if its balancing my wheel but da wheel doc said my front wheel is oval so when i ride its likie a bucking bronco no matt a what so your boi be ridin da streez smoof
February 2, 2015
Tricky to get in the tire, but seem to work once in...
Bought these beads to balance a set of Heidenau K60s on my Suzuki V-Strom. It was my first time changing tires on my own. So the beads seem to work well, tire has stayed balanced from zero to eighty or so mph. So the balancing job seems to work. Getting the beads in the tires is the trick. I'd recommend doing it with the tires off the bike. The instructions recommend some sort of vibration source to help the beads flow into the tire. I'd agree with that. I eventually got them in there, but I was using a manual vibration, tapping the tube. I'm not sure, but I'd used soapy water for my lubricant to mount the tires...that might have kept the beads from moving as readily as they might have without moisture. Over all, at this point I am happy. Of course in a few thousand? Well, we'll see!
November 17, 2014
You can't see em, but they're working
I used the beads to avoid having to balance my Karoo 3s and possibly rebalancing then as they wore down.
After 3000 mi. the balance is still good, the only vibration i get through the bike is due to the luggy tires, and zero "cupping" on the front.
The trick to the beads is a clean inner tire and rim so they can roll around unhindered.
If you or your tire guys fling that sticky/thick mounting compound into the tire as they/you apply it every single one of the beads will stick to it and make your tire out of balance.
That is why I did it my self using a dish soap/water solution, I found something that might work even better, but, sense I haven't tried it yet I can't endorse it.
Oh ya, tire sealants and sticky glued in plugs are out of the question, the Stop & go tubeless tire plugs should work fine, as they use no glue.
September 30, 2014
It just works
I was pleasantly surprised when I removed the old front tire to find the previous owner had also used these beads. With the tire on & bead set, it was pretty easy to get them in through the valve stem - just be patient & follow the instructions.
September 18, 2014
They get the job done, just don't spill them.
They work as advertised. I added them with a new set of tires. I no longer have any vibration when at or above highway speeds. Just be careful with them, I spilled about an ounce of them when opening one of the baggies. They go everywhere with no resistance, and are super slippery on a garage floor. I managed to collect most of them with some masking tape and a shop-vac. Kind of hoping I won't have any issues with them spilling out on the next tire change in a year or two.
September 15, 2014
Easy smooth cleaner look
Product works great easy to fill. Make sure tire and valve stem in clean and dry. Try pour in slowly so not to clog. Also I repeatedly squeezed the tire in the center softest spot. This helped move the beads in. No issues with air loss or stem leakage. I recommend this as opposed to the outer weights. Will use agian on next set of tires soon! REVZILLA REDLINE FAST SHIPPING!
July 28, 2014