Silky - that's the word
I'm about to install yet another set of Bridgestone EXEDRA's on my 2008 GW and I wouldn't do it without these beads!
It's hard to find the right words but the first time I used these beads, my GW rode smooth as 'silk'. Totally different. I was amazed. I had never used the beads before and had no idea what to expect. Plus, I ended up getting more miles that expected on those tires and I ride 2-up and loaded quite often, so that was an added benefit. I'm not positive I can contribute the better tire wear to the beads alone, but it definitely made a difference And I certainly never got that KIND of ride out of my tires. Smooth, smooth, smooth. They are definitely a 5-star item in my opinion.
I have heard the beads can mess up your TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) if you have one though, but I can't really speak to that for sure. Mine is a 2008 and don't have that anyway. But otherwise I'd encourage anyone to give these a try if they haven't.
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