Centramatic Stainless Wheel Balancers for GL1800 Gold Wing

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7/26/2012
Thumper Ken
Youngstown, OH
50_stars
Like new again

I'm hard to impress but these balancers are awsome. It's like having a life time spin balance. My rear tire has about 13000 miles and my front has 17000 and there starting to feel lose in the corners and the back was humming when you lean in the turns. Now with the Centramatic those same tires feel like a new set, cornering feels safe and secure, and the humming is going away. I usually get 15 to 16000 on the back, I can't wait to see if it goes longer. I have Dunlop E3's now, which I like best for milage but the price has jumped up so now I'm going to try Bridgestones.

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7/11/2012
photocop2011
Palm Coast, FL
50_stars
Installed at Wing Ding 34

Then I rode back to New Jersey from Ft Wayne Indiana! All I can say is Wow! They smooth out my 2012 Wing. And for me they do make turn in easier and slow speed handling better. 4 days before I went to Wing Ding I put new tires on so I can't yet speak about treed life. But I can say this I got 7k out of my tires that came with the bike so I'm looking to get many many more miles out of these with the Centramatic installed. But the smoothing out and handling was felt immediately! You can't go wrong with these...

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7/11/2012
photocop2011
Palm Coast, FL
50_stars
Installed at Wing Ding 34

Then I rode back to New Jersey from Ft Wayne Indiana! All I can say is Wow! They smooth out my 2012 Wing. And for me they do make turn in easier and slow speed handling better. 4 days before I went to Wing Ding I put new tires on so I can't yet speak about treed life. But I can say this I got 7k out of my tires that came with the bike so I'm looking to get many many more miles out of these with the Centramatic installed. But the smoothing out and handling was felt immediately! You can't go wrong with these...

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7/1/2012
Richard
St-Charles Borromee Quebec, CA
50_stars
Extraordinaire.

Quand j'ai changé mes pneus j'ai installe les wheel balancers.J'ai maintenant roule 20000 KM,je ne croit pas faire plus de millage avec mes pneus mais je constate qu'il ne se forme plus de bosse ce quidonne une meilleure adherence donc plus securitaire.When i change my tire, i instal the wheel balancers.I already drive around 15000 miles and i dont think that i will make more millage with my tire but there is no more bump on the surface that's result by a better grip whit the ground and safer ride.

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7/1/2012
Lester
Moulton, TX
50_stars
centramatic wheel balancers

excellent product,,if you dont have them you are loosing tire milage and riding performance from your bike...Lester

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6/21/2012
Ironsline
Stillwater, OK
50_stars
Such a Great Business

I ordered the Gold Wing Centramatic Stainless Steel Wheel Balancers. I made a mistake and ordered the trike and not but bike kit. I called and they said just send the order back and that they would send me the bike kit and credit my wrong order. Wingstuff did what they promised. The Centramatic Balancers work like a charm. They really smooth out the vibrations going down the road on the bike. Seems to make it really easy to make turns with the balancers on the bike. I put on a new set of Dunlap E3's so will have to see what the centramatic balancers does reference cupping.

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6/17/2012
Bill
Indianapolis, IN
50_stars
Very pleased as of now

I just had them installed at Lehmanns Bikes and Trikes in Boggstown Indiana, with new Elite 3's I have to say the ride home was ever so smooth and the low speed wobble that is built into the the GL1800 is virtually gone, at 35 mph with cruise control on, I released the bars (keeping hands in close proximity of course) it was 99% gone still an occasional hint, but not the bar chattering and the feeling of loss of control that was there before... Thanks Art for installing and Centramatic for making such a product... Best money spent to date on the 2010 wing... Very very very pleased to support the words of praise on this site...I am not a paid respondent, just a very satiisfied customer. (centramatic please snd check to.... ) Nah just kidding they are wonderful and well worth the cost. Ride safe and be free.

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6/6/2012
Todd
Seymour, IN
50_stars
Great Product

I read many many reviews of this product before purchasing it. I actually read on one site where some reviews stated they would take the cupping out of the tires. I waited until my tires were cupping (Not that long.) After installing the Centramatic balancer, the cupping did come out of both tires. I purchased new tires and I currently have at least twenty thousand miles on the front tire, Dunlop elite 3(honda shop forget to write milage down when tires installed) Later service milage is used. The back tire got an unwanted visit from a nail had to be replaced. I am getting ready to go on a trip and will replace the front tire before going just to be sure. I believe it should have 2 or 3 thousand miles tread life on it; however, I will it replace before the trip to be safe.

The bike feels more solid in the corners. I did not see a noticable change in widny riding like some others stated. This product will more than pay for itself just in extra tread life of the tires. 100 percent yes vote from me!!!

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5/31/2012
Starman
Simpsonville, SC
50_stars
Precision control and balance

Had these installed a few days ago along with some new 'Stones front and rear. Oh my goodness, what an experience. The ride feels like I'm carving the road with the precision of a scalpel. Just amazing control and almost erie balance through turns. I have to think the dual "gyroscopic effect" if you will, of each unit on both sides of the front wheel assists with this. As you turn, the inside balancer will be compensating somewhat differently than the outside balancer. I don't know all the physics here, but that's how I played it out in my head.

I added a fork brace to the hot rod and few months ago and it made a nice splash in ride stability overall. Now adding these balancers have pushed that to a whole new level. The feeling is almost magical...even makes me a little giddy when I feel it. Even road bumps seem damped more than before. In my opinion, these things and a fork brace are must-haves. Everything else seems almost superficial by comparision.

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5/30/2012
Wally
Rockwood, TN
50_stars
Wheel Balancers

I had a set of these put on at TN Spring Fling in Pigeon Forge, TN this April....other's had recommended these....I guess the best way to tell if they work is to forget that they are on....I found the Wing smooth, no vibration in the handlebars...smooth driving into curves and no pull with both hands off handlebars ( not recommonded to often )...I first noticed the noise at slow speed, but you will tune that out too...I would highly suggest a set of these for the Wing or Wing Trike...you will forget they are on...just smooth riding....

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