Centramatic Stainless Wheel Balancers for GL1800

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10/1/2012
Dan
Grove City, OH
30_stars
temporary review

I have had these on my wheels now for approximately a month. Dont expect much in the way of correcting tires that have started the downhill slide, the cupping and irregular wear. I had to change tires today from Avon Cobra's to Bridgestones. Now i dont have the silky ride i use to have with a good spin balance, at least today i didnt and i was riding on some nice highway. Now i will give them a fair chance to see what they can do... BUT if they dont get any better than what they are right now .. they will end up at the bottom of the river.

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9/14/2012
Coyote79
Wylie, TX
50_stars
Best Investment you can make!

I have 25k mi on 2010 GL1800, 9k on my third set of tires (Avon Cobras- excellent performance), D250's OEM (good) & second set were E3s (worst) and I must say the Centra balancers, installed them today absolutely improved handling, reduced cornering hum, & made the bike feel more 'connected' to the road! They also reduced low speed wobble. the Avons were beginning to cup (as all sets have) & will be anxious to see if their life is extended post install. Install took me ~ 1.5 hrs performed all while on center stand. I reluctantly removed the wheel weights too, not being sure what to expect. No question Centras will pay for themselves in tire savings in short order. Std OEM suspension, but plan to add traxxion dynamics suspension front & rear at a future date.

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8/31/2012
Bill&LuCruise
Lexington, SC
50_stars
After Two Years - Exceptional!

I first had the Centramatics installed on my '05 Goldwing when I replaced the E3 with an Avon (not so sure that was a great decision). One year later (and one year ago) I traded up to a '12 and had the dealer put them on my new bike. Now, 11 months later, I have 10k on the original tires and they are just starting to cup. I'm not sure how much of the credit is due the Centramatics and what should be credited to the Bridgstones.

I will say this, as soon as I installed them on the '05 I felt a noticeable difference in the smoothness of the ride. My 2012 has been nothing but smooth, up until about 9700 miles on the front tire when it just started to cup. I am convinced this is one of the best investments I have made for the bike.

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8/13/2012
jerry
50_stars
Gold Wing Centramatic Stainless Steel Wheel Balancers

Installed the wheel balancers last fall. wanted to actually test them so rode the Smoky Mountains and deal gap. WOW they really work was able to lean the bike much mor then normal and able to scrape the pegs over and over again. love them

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8/9/2012
Paul
Townsville, AU
50_stars
Tops

Its been a couple of years now with this product we are still getting around 20K out of each set (B/S), in tropical heat, harsh & mostly straight roads, very good in these conditions.

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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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