Rick's Reviews Episode 8: Centramatic Wheel Balancers

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In this 8th installment of Rick's Reviews, WingStuff.com's President and Founder Rick Arnoldo shares his insights on the Centramatic Wheel Balancers.

About the product: If you ever thought your motorcycle couldn't get any smoother, we bring you Centramatic for GL1800 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. The open road never felt so good!

Benefits include; Longer tire life up to 35% to 50%. Lower tire temperatures 10% to 15%. Improved braking. Increased stability. Reduced vibration. Reduced driver & rider fatigue on long trips. Increased tire footprint & grip on turns. Comes as a set of 3 for the GL1800 Honda Goldwing.

Centramatic offers a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty on all wheel balancers!!!

Centramatic stainless steel for Gold Wing are wheel balancers made with lead free durametal balancing media. Centramatic has been a world leader in onboard wheel balancing for over 24 years. Class 8 trucking, RV's & Military applications have been our area of expertise. Now we have taken the application a step further and brought it to motorcycles!

If you ever thought your motorcycle couldn’t get any smoother? Now it can with Centramatic motorcycle wheel balancers for GL1800 Gold Wing motorcycle. Just ask anyone who installed these.

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I already have Centramatics.. but what I want to know is are those riding high top sneakers you have with ankle bone padding or were you showing us what not to do. I have 4E wide feet and have a hard time finding decent riding footwear.

matt caswell



I have had my Centramatics on my 06 Goldwing for about a year now and I wouldn't be without them, Everything you said about them in your video is spot on.
from downunder



Howdy from Texas, This was one of the first accories I purchased along with lots of chrome for my 2012 White 1800,,,I was amazed at how much it took out the handle bar vibration. currently on 14,000 miles on front tire should last another 2, 2,500 miles and NO Cupping, and I also run tire pressure 5 over. Great product, Thanks for your review....Ride safe Friends!!!!!!!!



High from Nevada
I ride a 2002 Gold Wing and have been using Centramatics for about 40,000+ miles with 117,000 on the Bike, vary cool product, every time I get on my Bike It's like I just put on new Tires and Balanced no matter how many Miles are on the tires, feels smooth and steady

Great product



Hey from Chicago,
I installed the Centramatics and a Superbrace on my 2009 Goldwing Airbag and could not believe the stability and no vibration for the last 2,000 miles. great on long trips. You have to heave these on a Goldwing...



I own a 2006 1800 which I converted to a Trike (Motor trike) almost three years ago. Will Centramatics work on my bike (front wheel only or do I have to mount them on the two rear tires (will they fit) as well?



Dan From Woodslee Ont. I have had the Centramatic Wheel Balancers on my bike for about 4 years. This is the best product I have ever bought for my bike. I have increased the life of my tires by at least 50%. I would recommend these will balancers to anyone.



Tom, yes these will work on your converted trike. Keep in mind the trike version of Centramatic Balancers are designed to fit the front wheel only. Ride safe!



Recently I had 2 new Michelin Commanders put on my 2009 GL 1800 (yes I know they're not really made for the 1800) and they guy who has mounted tires before for me commented that he'd never seen or heard of Centramatic balancers. He's a semi-professional wrench who works out of a well equipped garage and has a computer balance machine. He thought they were ridiculous and doesn't see how they could work, he said to be effective they would have to be almost as big as the tire itself. He put them in the same category as Dina beads which he also thought were a waste. Seeing how I had the Centramatics for about 2 months and the bike seemed to be a bit smoother I pointed that out and he was unconvinced. He balanced the tires as normal and put them back on and asked if I still wanted the Centramatics back on. I said yes so back on they go. He said the front axle was supposed to float on the forks and now the Centramatics took the space up so it wouldn't float any more. I'm not sure just what that may affect. Any comments?



I installed the centramatic wheel balancers along with a set of Dunlop elite 4 tires when my bike had about 5k miles. The stock front tire was unevenly worn with a high ridge in the middle. Almost like it had been run with low pressures. I can tell you that I check pressures with great regularity (once a week). After I installed the tires and balancers (along with a 2psi increase in pressure) the bike has a smoothness and stability. It somehow is quicker handling but at the same time more stable at speed. Go figure! I'm definitely sold on these balancers and would recommend them

Ride safe

Dave - UK


Centramatic Wheel Balancers
Installed centramatics about a year ago when i fitted new Bridgestone tyres. Ride is so much smother, no cupping on front tyre and looking like I'll get increased miles.

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