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Old 07-08-2013, 10:08 AM   #106
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Thanks for the reply- I tackled my tire project over the weekend and learned that the standard cones DO NOT fit the rear of the 1150 GSA I went with 2 and a half oz of .25 gram Airsoft pellets for the rear, Parnes balancer for the front. Gonna do a little comparison. Interestingly, I found that the previous owner had used Dynabeads in both the front and rear tires of my bike.... they're now all over the floor of my shed. The front TKC was quite cupped out and causing an out of round sensation in the bars.... While the rear was in great shape- just worn out. I wonder if the quantity of beads is sufficient for a front tire like a TKC with the large knobs and its tendency to cup? There didn't seem to be enough of them in there to do a hell of a lot. The quantity of Airsoft beads was quite a bit more substantial (284 of the .25 gram beads to equal 2.5 oz, btw)
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:14 PM   #107
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Thanks for the reply- I tackled my tire project over the weekend and learned that the standard cones DO NOT fit the rear of the 1150 GSA I went with 2 and a half oz of .25 gram Airsoft pellets for the rear, Parnes balancer for the front. Gonna do a little comparison. Interestingly, I found that the previous owner had used Dynabeads in both the front and rear tires of my bike.... they're now all over the floor of my shed. The front TKC was quite cupped out and causing an out of round sensation in the bars.... While the rear was in great shape- just worn out. I wonder if the quantity of beads is sufficient for a front tire like a TKC with the large knobs and its tendency to cup? There didn't seem to be enough of them in there to do a hell of a lot. The quantity of Airsoft beads was quite a bit more substantial (284 of the .25 gram beads to equal 2.5 oz, btw)
You're on the right track..I switched to airsoft from Dyna Beads just because they are easier to handle..used more (weight) as well..I am definitely getting better performance (Mileage cupping) from this set of Anakees than any previous set..More wont hurt..but not enough is..well, not enough..
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #108
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(284 of the .25 gram beads to equal 2.5 oz, btw)

You counted them? You've got more spare time than I have!

I think one reason the front cups more than the rear is because you're frequently spinning the rear and that has a tendency to wear down the tire more evenly. There's another good reason to do a few roosts every time you ride! One reason I quit buying Tourances was that they seemed to cup out on the front with very few miles on them and then you got to feel the "Tourance Wobble" for many more miles. I've run two sets of the Shinkos on my GS and they get a bit cupped over time, but not any worse than the Metzelers for 1/2 the cost.

I put some Shinko 244's on my WR250R and they are labeled "Golden Boy" on the sidewall. WTF? Who puts stuff like that on a tire? All I need now is time to go do a wear test on those things; I've only ridden the WR 500 miles since I bought it over four months ago .

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Old 07-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #109
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SWIMBO hid her Oz scale and went off to work- Had to figure it out somehow! Interesting to actually hear those beads rolling around in there after I aired the tires up..... Time will tell how well I like the concept- sure was easier than waiting on a static balance and applying lead!
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