Counteract Tire Balancing Kit
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Counteract Tire Balancing Beads

  • No more external weights
  • Made from micro-glass beads
  • Increases tire life, improves fuel economy
  • Reduced vibration and heat build up
  • Tires are balanced all the time not just at over 30 mph like other balancing products
  • No re-balancing every time you come to a stop
  • No dust to clog valve cores
  • Guaranteed safe for all tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS)
  • Can be used in tube type and tubeless tires
  • Simply throw in a bag when mounting a new tubeless tire or use the DIY kit for "on the bike" and tube type installation.

Kit Includes

  • Balancing beads
  • Applicator bottle with tube
  • Valve core remover
  • Valve caps
  • Valve cores

Application Guide

Motorcycle Amount per tire
Front 80mm - 120mm tire width 1 oz
Front 120mm and up tire width 2 oz
Rear 130mm - 240mm tire width 2 oz
Rear 250mm - 360mm tire width 3 oz
Scooter
Up to 10 inch diameter wheels 1 oz
12 inch and up diameter wheels 2 oz
Dual Purpose / Off Road w/o Rim Locks
Front 80mm - 120mm tire width 1 oz
Rear 130mm - 230mm tire width 2 oz
Dual Purpose / Off Road w/ Rim Locks
Front 80mm - 120mm tire width 2 oz
Rear 130mm - 230mm tire width 3 oz
ATV / UTV
Up to 10 inch tire width 2 oz
10 inch - 12 inch tire width 3 oz

NOTE: Be sure to select the appropriate amount of bags and bag sizes for your application (Motorcycle, Dirtbike, ATV, etc).

Some examples:

  • If your bike has a 80mm front tire and a 90mm rear tire, you should select 2 x 1 oz bags
  • If your bike has a 120mm front tire and a 180mm rear tire, you should select 2 x 2 oz bags
  • If your bike has a 130mm front tire and a 260mm rear tire, you should select 1 x 2 oz bag & 1 x 3 oz bag
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1 x 1 oz. bag & 1 x 2 oz. bag 1061704 CAKIT1/2 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Tire balancing beads
These do exactly as they say! I slung a weight and due to where I live no one had any that would work. I had a bad vibration from 30mph up in the triple digits. Figured what the heck and ordered some. Did not want to pull my tire off and take it in. Install was a easy! Pulled all the old weights dumped them in and aired back up and hit the road! Oh man!!! Smooth as silk from the start all the way up into 170! I will not be paying for balancing ever again!
February 9, 2016
Ride:
2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale S
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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
Ride:
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure
Great product!
Fast service, great product, ordered my rear tire and counteract balance beads at the same time, easy install of beads when replacing tires, also installed beads in front tire at the same time. Factory weights had fallen off the front tire, so added the beads and removing weights make for a cleaner look on the wheel. 300 miles on them so far and they have been awesome. Definitely going to be ordering them again on the next tire change.
April 26, 2016
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Easy for diy
After the dealer told me $80, per wheel, for mount and balance I needed to find another way. Ordered these up and have been very happy with them. They were very easy to put in the tire and a couple hundred miles on them and no wobble so far. Perfect for a diy tire install
May 11, 2016
Ride:
1986 Honda CB450SC Nighthawk
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
They work
If you research these or similar products you will get 5000 different comments and results. Things I found were...

Easy to install during a tire change. Cut a corner of the baggie and pour them into the tire while the bead is broken, just before seating the beads of the tire. Do this while the tire is vertical and keep the valve stem up top.

Try to avoid any moisture. Do not use tire goop to get the the tire on, the goop or any moisture seems to clump the beads together which results in poor performance.

Other then that, I went from not being able to let go of my bars for a moment without getting head shake to a nice smooth ride. That plus the fact that I can change and balance my tire at home saved me at least $100.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
7 months ago
Ride:
2008 Kawasaki ZG1400 Concours
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Worth every penny
Got these the day after I ordered them and installed in about a half hour. Took the bike for a short ride and could tell in the first 100 feet how much better the ride was.
August 23, 2016
Ride:
2012 Honda VT750CF Shadow Aero
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2003 Honda VTX1800C
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2006 Honda CBR600F F4I
Works great
Tried balancing my tires statically with a balancer I purchased. I had some front end wobble and overall bike instability at highway speeds and decided to give the bead/dynamic balancing a shot. What a difference!
I will say that installing the beads into a tire that's already on is time consuming. You'll need a dremel or some other tool to vibrate the stem. But once in the difference was noticeable immediately after getting up to highway speed. Bike stayed true and the wobble was completely gone.

Will definitely use again, I'll just make sure to dump a bag in when mounting the tires.
September 10, 2013
Ride:
2014 Yamaha FZ-09
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Excellent Product!
Used these for the first time and the bike rides smooth as glass. It's a little tricky keeping them all in the tire during the mounting process, I lost a few in the back tire (front was cake). But then again it was my first time working with them so it should be easier next time.

I haven't tried putting them in the tire using the filler valve, but I may add another ounce to the back tire at some point using this method. From I've read you need something to vibrate the valve stem.

Will definitely get these for my next tire change.
October 24, 2013
Ride:
2013 Triumph Bonneville T100
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A friend used them and was quite happy with the results.
george k on Nov 24, 2016
These worked great on my Super Tenere with Metzlers. I didn't want to put weights on my wheels or risk throwing them. These get the job done. I had no idea they were an option until a friend recommended them to me.
defekticon on Sep 21, 2016
A friend used them and was quite happy with the results.
george k on Nov 24, 2016
I currently use these and am pleased with the results.
john f on Nov 7, 2016
These worked great on my Super Tenere with Metzlers. I didn't want to put weights on my wheels or risk throwing them. These get the job done. I had no idea they were an option until a friend recommended them to me.
defekticon on Sep 21, 2016
I go through quite a few tires and wanted to save the mounting and balance expense, but don't trust static balancing when in neighborhood of triple digit speeds weekly. I was more than happy. Using the beads gave me a better ride than than the factory balance.
James P on Aug 18, 2016
Good product
Michael P on Jul 17, 2016
Wanted to try instead of wheel weights. So far not complaints, works great in tubed tires.
Tom B on Jul 11, 2016
the beads rock for a very smooth ride. If you change your own tires, it's far easier to carefully dump the beads into the tire, then inflate rather than use the straw to feed beads thru the stem. Smoother ride, using on my bike and all my friends now use them too.
Matt J on Jun 2, 2016
Friend suggested this.
D A on Mar 12, 2016
I have used them before and it greatly helps with tread life on the sticky tires I get and makes the ride much smoother! Not to mention they are reusable.
Chandler o on Feb 18, 2016
FRIEND SUGGESTED I USE THE BALANCING BEADS RATHER THAN WHEEL MOUNTED WEIGHTS. DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHEELS BEING RE-BALANCED AND SHOULD HELP EXTEND TIRE LIFE.
DANA S on Jan 11, 2016
Makes sense. It's science yo.
Joel J on Nov 13, 2015
Changed my tire and thought this was better than balancing and adding weights to the surface of the rim.
DevilDoc on Oct 29, 2015
Because they work, and I purchased a new tire.
Jacob C on Sep 25, 2015
Easier home tire changes.
KristopherD on Sep 18, 2015
Works perfectly.
Frank G on Sep 7, 2015
I have had good luck with these in the past on my Honda Goldwing. Trying them out presently on my Triumph Speed Triple. Expecting good results.
A s on Aug 2, 2015
had the balancing kit before and loved it. Better than the weights.
A V on Jul 4, 2015
they work well!
D E on May 1, 2015
So I can change out my tires my self
Schemm79 on Apr 27, 2015
I chose this tire balancing kit because it's an easy way to balance tires without having to add external weights to the rim. The kit even includes: a valve core remover, 2x spare valve cores, and 2x valve caps. There is a variety of kits to choose from that vary in the number of balancing beads they'll give you which depends on the size of the tires (there is a chart in the "product details").
Anderson F on Apr 26, 2015
Already use it. good product.
Mark O on Apr 9, 2015
By using this method I don't have to rely on the dealer or a bike shop to mount and balance I can do it myself. The other advantage is even over time it will balance with the wear of the tire.
Tim N on Apr 9, 2015
recommended by friend
James b on Mar 26, 2015
using now, need new tires soon over 20,000 miles and still running smooth!
ron w on Mar 11, 2015
brilliant
martin m on Mar 3, 2015
Thought I would give them a try. Might be easier than the alternative.
Jack C on Jan 25, 2015
Recommended by members of fzcentral
Eric M on Sep 10, 2014
Seemed like a good solution to balancing issues.
S P on Jul 21, 2014
I've used Counteract beads on my old Ulysses, with TKC 80s. They were easy to install and worked great, I had over 3000 miles on the knobbies when I traded the bike in.
It ran true, strait, and had zero tire cupping.
Jeff H on Jun 28, 2014
To make DIY tire install as simple as possible.
Robin C on Jun 13, 2014
used this product in another bike with good results.
brian h on Apr 20, 2014
best beads on the market
Clete K on Apr 3, 2014
Recommended on Goldwing forms.
Rick P on Mar 11, 2014
used on another bike
James M on Feb 21, 2014
This product rocks! I no longer have weights stuck to my rims which improves the look and ease of cleaning. Also, the ride is much smoother throughout the life of the tire.
Daniel S on Feb 18, 2014
wanted to try didn't see the benefit after using them, i took them back out.
brian h on Aug 19, 2013
To balance my rear tire
E A on Aug 11, 2013
I currently use these and am pleased with the results.
john f on Nov 7, 2016
I go through quite a few tires and wanted to save the mounting and balance expense, but don't trust static balancing when in neighborhood of triple digit speeds weekly. I was more than happy. Using the beads gave me a better ride than than the factory balance.
James P on Aug 18, 2016
Has anyone attempted to insert these through a 90 degree valve stem?
Hao D on Mar 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I tried it on a Ducati Multistrada and it didn't work. The little beads stopped up the valve stem and would not flow through into the tire. I had to dismount the tire and lay the beads inside, then remount it. Once inside they worked spectacularly..
Would these work in a tubed tire?
A C on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I've only used them in a tubeless tire. I changed it all myself and was stumped as to balancing it. I will say that i am very happy with the results in the tubeless situation. Perhaps contact the company or ask on one of the riders forums. Good luck.