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post #11 of 28 Old 01-13-2013, 03:22 PM
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Several states have banned lead tire weights. Weights fall off tires and are ground to dust on the road. The lead poisons the ground and water. All types of lead-free weights are available.

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HaynesFan-Interesting. Do you do this prior to putting air in or do you re-break the bead each time you move it?

Re-break the bead. It is a non-issue with the No-mar. I have checked and marked all my rims for the heaviest spot without a tire mounted, so I seldom have to remount a tire.
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+1 "Ride On".
It also seals punctures preventatively. Check out their video. A bit more than beads but the sealing feature is well worth the peace of mind.
Also had great results with the balancing beads. Either way, the local tire place only charges me $7. to change a tire when I bring them the wheel.
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Thanks to all for the input and info. I bought my Wee used and it has one small clip-on weight on the rear wheel. There are many good web sites that have videos for balancing motorcycle wheels. No-mar has good videos as well.

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I use the balancing beads, no weights necessary.
+1 and they are reusable. I just get a veggie baggie from Wally-World and when changing tires I scoop them out and put them in a corner of the bag and tie it off. Then drop that into the new tire. They last well over 100,000 miles.

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I use 1/4 oz ones.
1/4 oz. Wheel Weights
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Note that there are several different shapes of clip on weights to fit rims with different lip profiles.
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I use 1/4 oz ones.
1/4 oz. Wheel Weights
They look like the ones I used - didnt see a color choice on the Harbor Freight add though. I had a choice of Silver or Black - for about the same price. Obviously, I bought Black for the Wee (my wife hasn't noticed the Black weights on the Silver rims on her Magna.....)

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I reused dyna beads thru three sets of tires, but they accumulated bits of rubber; and on the last set I kept fouling my valve core! This time I fabricated my own weights and mounted them with two sided tape.
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