Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Massachusetts, USA
I've been using the Counteract tire balancing beads, they've worked well for several tires changes done on 2 DL650s.
The trick is to getting the hang of pushing them through the valve stem with the plastic tube they provide, you have to be patient and do a bit at a time.
You can buy just the replacement beads but they're not exactly the best bargain out there. I've found that I can re-use the beads when swapping a tire if I'm careful to dump them into a bucket when I take off the worn tire.
"Rock bottom will teach you lessons that mountain tops never will..."
2016 V-Strom DL650 (red) 'Sweetness'
2011 V-Strom DL650 (white)