I have always used conventional weights; but this video clip is interesting.
I was one of the naysayers for a long time. Kind of like the Slick 50 and Vornado voo doo. But I figured, for $3-$4 dollars, it can't hurt to try. I've now been using them for about a year. They do work.
Honda specifies no more than 2.1 ounces of balance weights for the front and 2.5 ounces for the rear. If your wheel/tire won't balance with two ounces of beads then it needs to be remounted with the light spot (marked by a paint mark) closest to the heaviest part of the wheel (usually close to the valve stem) or else the tire should be replaced as defective.From what I have read on these balance beads, they say to put 2 ozs. into each m/c tire. Suppose the tire requires more than 2 ozs.? Then how do you know how much to add?
If the tire/wheel is out of balance more than the 2 oz. then 2 oz. bag of beads will not balance the tire...I have ran into this situation two times in probably 800 tires mounted and balanced with the beads...a Harley front wheel and a Valkyrie rear wheel...Harley was at 4 oz. out of balance and Valkyrie was 3.50 oz. I rotated the tire on the wheel until I got 2 oz required, dropped in a 2 oz. bag of beads and all good...I install 4 oz. in trike rear tires and 3 oz. in 180 serires tires up to 200 series...this is to be sure I have adaquate beads to do the job...From what I have read on these balance beads, they say to put 2 ozs. into each m/c tire. Suppose the tire requires more than 2 ozs.? Then how do you know how much to add?