Who is using the self sticking or clip on weights for DIY tire balancing? Additionally, what kind (Mfr) and where are you getting them at what price? I’m not really interested in Dyna beads or Ride On. :feedback:
The stick on type are all I've used for years and years of mounting my own tires. Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse has them but I get mine locally from auto tire dealers. They use the same type on aluminum mags. Tip; I use 91% alcohol to clean the wheel where I will put the weight. Never had one come off.
I'm using the stick-on type too although I've heard of people not bothering with balancing. I'm going to take the bike for a spin next time before I balance the tires just to see if there's any difference.
I tried Dynabeads and didn't like them. The tires shook until they balanced. The guy that re-balanced my tires said he had never heard of anyone having a problem with them. It may have been that my tire was too out of balance for them to work.
I balance mine by hand, locating the heavy spot by twisting the greased axle back and forth, and then determine amount of weight needed... I cut the original 20 gram rear clip-on weight, down to about 7 gram for Conti Trail Attack. Front Avon Distanzia only needed a relocation of original 20 gram weight.
IF you're going to do this, FIRST put your bare wheel on the balancer and find out FOR SURE where the heaviest part is, because it USUALLY IS NOT - my experience from checking several wheels - where the valve stem is! (And when I've done this - BEFORE I started using DynaBeads - I mark the heavy point with something fairly permanent.)
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