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Old 01-23-2014, 08:14 AM   #15
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Yes, the tires need to be properly balanced as the drums of the drum brake system are not balanced. So, the Centramatic's real job is to "balance the drums" with any changes in the tire balance over time.

I installed them on my Honda GoldWing motorcycle and never pay to balance these smaller tires and wheels any more as the Centramatic balancers keep them in perfect balance as the tire wears.

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Old 01-23-2014, 08:37 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by polarlyse View Post
After installation of the Centramatic balancers is it still necessary to do the traditional dynamic balance of the wheel / tire combination ????
That sort of depends on the condition of the tire, wheel and hub and drum.

If those are all in the good stuff category, then "NO" further balancing is necessary.


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Old 01-26-2014, 01:50 PM   #17
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Thanks for the response. I just put new 16" wheels / tires on. First road trip coming up next week so we'll see how things go. The Centramatics are on my wish list.

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