Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Removing balancing beads from tire for re-use?
Ok, now, I have read dozens of posts about how to put them in, so, how do you get them out if you want to try to re-use them? One place I seem to have read about 'just drill a hole in the tire', Yup, have you ever tried to drill a hole in a tire? I have not on a motorcycle tire yet, but from what I recall on patching/repairing auto tires, it would take about a 1" bit to get more than a 1/8" hole in the tire. What would be the best and easiest way to do this at home before taking it to a shop. I don't really want the guy to sliding around on those little balls of ceramic most of the day. I hope to get the tire off and replaced early this next week in preparation for a week end jaunt. The beads work awesome for balance as far as I am concerned.