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Tire Balance Bead Kit
Tire Balance Bead Kit

Tire Balance Bead Kit

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Part:  Tire Balancing Bead Kit for Honda CB175, CL175, SL175 / CB200, CL200 / CB350, CL350, SL350 / CB360, CL360, CJ360 / CB450, CL450, CB500T / CB500K, CB550K CB550F / CB750 motorcycles.

Why You Need This: Whether you own a Honda CB175, CL350 Scrambler,  CB450 Black Bomber or the legendary CB750, the tires and wheels will need to be balanced for a smooth ride. Back in the day it required lead spoke weights to get things in the ball park, assuming the job was even done! However we see a lot of folks riding bikes with unbalanced tires. In the past it it would require an expensive tire balancing machine for accurate dynamic balance (spinning) or at least a truing stand and lots of assorted weights to statically balance a tire and wheel. Nuts to that! With our tire balancing bead kit balancing your tires is a snap. Check out our video above to see how easy it is!

Our tire balance bead kit allows you to balance any set of tires for the entire life of the tire. Beads work to continually dynamically balance tires in real time. Beads can be removed from tubes and reused if you end up getting a flat out there on the road. We have been using these for years in our bike with great success.

How It Works: Beads are made of glass and are installed via the valve stem by removing the valve core. The beads will roll around the inside of the tire and distribute themselves in the proper areas to offset the effects of heavier parts of the tire and wheel, thus balancing the whole rotational assembly. As a tire wears the overall weight will change, however the beads will continually balance as they dynamically change position.

Kit Includes:
  • 4oz of Balance Beads (packaged in 1oz bags)
  • 2x Valve Core Tool Cap
  • Bead Installation Bottle w/ Applicator Tube
  • Tire Pressure Gauge (10-50 psi)
*Additional beads can be purchased separately in 1oz bags.

Installation Tip: Some tubes have valve stems that have a restriction inside that will not allow the beads to pass into the tube from the valve. If this is the case then you will have to use an inner tube that allows the beads to pass through the valve stem. It is easiest to fill the tube with beads slowly while allow the wheel to rock back and forth on its axle. Initially use 1.5oz per tire assuming a standard street tire. For larger tires like found on a CL350scrambler  or CB550 rear tire, use 2oz per wheel.  Another trick is to fill the applicator tube with beads and use some compressed air to blow the beads into the tires.  

This kit is not bike specific and will work on any other spoke type wheel found on motorcycles like the Honda CB750. Yes, these can be used in tubeless applications but it makes for a messy situation when removing the tire from the rim as the beads will spill out.

Note: when checking tire pressure or adding air to your tire after balancing beads are installed the valve stem needs to be always pointed upward. This reduces the chance that the beads jam in the valve core. It still can happen, so we suggest if you are checking your tire pressure to do so when you have access to air supply. Occasionally we have to remove the valve core and un-jam the beads from the valve. That is why we include the valve core tool caps!  Tire beads are not compatible with all tube manufactures, due to valve core designs. See the installation video for more information. 
These Balance Beads Fit These Honda Motorcycles
19651966196719681969197019711972197319741975197619771978
175CB175K0CB175K3CB175K4CB175K5CB175K6CB175K7
CL175K0CL175K3CL175K4CL175K5CL175K6CL175K7
SL175K0SL175K1SL175K1
200CB200K0CB200K0CB200TCB200T
CL200
350CB350K0CB350K1CB350K2CB350K3CB350K4CB350K5
CL350K0CL350K1CL350K2CL350K3CL350K4CL350K5
SL350K0SL350K0SL350K1SL350K2SL350K2
360CB360GCB360TCB360T
CL360K0CL360K1CJ360TCJ360T
450
500T
CB450K0CB450K0CB450K0CB450K1CB450K2CB450K3CB450K4CB450K5CB450K6CB450K7CB500TCB500T
CL450K0CL450K1CL450K2CL450K3CL450K4CL450K5CL450K5CL450K6
500F
550
CB500K0CB500K1CB500K2CB550K0CB550K1CB550KCB550KCB550K
CB550FCB550FCB550F
750CB750K0CB750K1CB750K2CB750K3CB750K4CB750K5CB750K6CB750K7CB750K8CB750K
CB750F0CB750F1CB750F2CB750F3
CB750ACB750ACB750A
5 Stars
The best way to balance your motorcycle tires!
Real simple modern way to balance your tires. No muss, no fuss. Just pour them in and your tires will stay balanced. No more ugly spoke weights. Very clean and very cool!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Santa Rosa, Ca.. on 8/28/2018
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Smooth Ride
I followed the video on how to install these on my CJ360T and it was as easy as could be and my bike feels smooth at all speeds. Common Motor and their parts/guides are a must for any vintage Honda bike.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Mystic, CT. on 8/29/2018
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5 Stars
No more static balancing!
What a great invention! You can really feel how smoothly balanced both tires are with the dynamic balancing. Getting the beads into the tire takes a while and needs patience. Be careful to have cleared the tubes before re-installing the valve. I had some beads stuck there and first lost air. But after clearing it everything is fine
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Munich, Germany. on 5/2/2020
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5 Stars
Easy to install
Easy to use! Seems like it is working and will help keep my tires balanced.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Madison. on 10/14/2020
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