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This kit includes two front wheel balancers and one rear wheel balancer.
Will only work on 15" front rims, not old style 14" rims
Lamonster Garage has been working exclusively with Centramatic in developing a wheel balancer for the Can Am Spyder. This project has taken over a year with many prototype units and redesigns. When we first started the project there were a limited amount of wheels on the market for the Spyder. The first set we made worked great on some of the wheels, but not all of them. There were clearance issues with the caliper and taper of the back of the wheel. After we worked that out we had to determine the right amount of weight to add to the rings to get the best effect and to overcome a tire that needed a lot of weight to balance. It's not unusual for a Spyder tire to take 3 to 4 oz to balance out. I had two front tires on my F3 that had a bounce I couldn't get rid of. I could see it in my fenders and sometimes it shook so badly, I thought it was going to break my fender supports. After changing to new tires it was better but still had a shake and that was with 3.5 oz of weight. After getting the finished product a few months ago I was pleased to see the fenders no longer shook and the ride was smooth as glass. Both Joan and I have ridden many thousands of miles since then will great results.
The install on the front couldn't be easier. You simply jack up the front and remove the wheels. Remove all weights from the wheels and clean any excess glue on the rim. Next, you just slide the the balancer over the lug bolts with the ring facing out, making sure it's sitting flat on the hub. Install the wheel and torque to specification and that's it! No more ugly weights on your wheels and these can be used over and over and swapped out from one Spyder to another if you change rides. It's important that you remove the weights from your wheels before installing the balancer. Because this is a dynamic balancer, it will not have the proper effect if the weights remain on and your results will be less than optimum. Will only work on 15" front rims, not old style 14" rims
Centramatic update: We have a 100+ units out there now and I've learned some things from the company and from end users. Because this has been such a long process, there has been information that has been crossed between the different folks I've worked with on this project. One guy I'm dealing with now was able to school me better on how these work, what they can and can't do and what it will do for the Spyder.
First off, he's amazed that a "motorcycle tire" would need so much weight. When they deal with motorcycles they deal in grams not ounces. If they have a tire that needs more than an ounce, they replace the tire. Because of the limited space we have to work with the most product they can get in the Spyder ring is 3oz. If you have a wheel and tire that needs more than that, he recommends zero balancing the tire as best you can and then using the Centramatic as a dynamic balancer. This will compensate for tire wear and adjust as needed to a wheel that's not quite right. So we now recommend that you see how many weights you have on your wheel and if it's 3oz or more to leave the weights on.
What Centramatics won't do is compensate for an out of round tire, a bent rim or a hub or axle issue. It may even make it worse. I also found out today that they can only get 2.5oz in the ring for a 14" wheel so as bad as our tires are they have decided not to go forward with a kit for the 14" rim.
I still believe in the product, it solved a problem I couldn't get rid of and our Spyders run smooth as glass. This is not a magic ring that can defy physics but it will perform as advertised if your wheels and tires are within specs. If you have any questions feel free to call us at the shop and we'll be glad to work with you the best we can. We want you as happy as we are.
For the best results we recommend you use this balancer on all three wheels. You can run front only, and that's why we offer a full kit and a front kit, but I think you'll see after using these on the front of your Spyder you're going to want to use them on the rear, too. Our recommendation is to buy the full kit and install the rear when you change the rear tire. The wheel has to be removed to install the rear balancer. So unless you don't mind paying for the labor twice, this would be the most cost effective to do it. On the rear, you will remove the rear rotor and place the the balancer disk on the hub with the ring pointing to the inside on the wheel. Install the rotor on top of the disk and torque bolts to specification. That part of the job should take less than 5 minutes. Once again, be sure to remove the old weights from the wheel. You'll never need a weight on that wheel again.
This is a Lamonster approved product because we worked hand in hand with Centramatic providing them with everything needed to bring this product to market. We did the field testing with real world feedback and worked with them making changes as needed. We love bringing new products to the market for the Spyder and this is one product every Spyder can use to increase tire life and give you the smoothest ride possible. It's a one time investment that will last as long as you plan on riding your Spyder.
You can read more on their website Centramatic.com
Install and information video for the Can Am Spyder
Posted by Steven Watkins on Sep 5th 2017
Let me start by saying I had just had a laser alignment, tire rotation and balance done a week before these arrived. Even after the work I could still feel a slight vibration in the front. Being somewhat skeptical of these balancers, I removed the weights, leaving the tape marks in case I needed to put them back on. I put the dynamic balancers on and went for a ride. I could not believe my ride was so smooth. I kept riding waiting to feel something other than the road under me...it didn't happen. I am a true believer in these balacers and cannot wait to put the rear wheel balancer on at my next tire change. If you are considering these, I recommend you just buy them. As long as your imbalance is a single plane, you will be extremely happy. My ride is now smoother than the day I purchased my Spyder F3S brand new.
Posted by James R Frank Sr on Sep 4th 2017
Easy to install -- Have not put the rear in yet wait for the new tire . But seemed to work ok
Posted by BETTY SCHWARTZ on Jul 14th 2017
ALL I CAN SAY IS GREAT, GREAT,PRODUCT. SO MUCH BETTER THAN WEIGHTS ON MY WHEELS, NOT ONLY DOES MY BIKE DRIVE BETTER BUT THE RIDE IS SOOOO SMOOTH NOW. MY ARMS AREN'T SHAKING ALL THE TIME. THANKS TO LAMONSTER GARAGE AGAIN
Posted by Barry on May 24th 2017
replaced the crappy Kendra Tires on my 15RT. added LaMonster's Wheel Balancers and what a difference! do yourself a favor and just buy them. you can thank me later.
Posted by George Ramsburg on Apr 19th 2017
The wheel balancers worked as advertised. Wheels seem to be balanced. There is no shake or vibration.
Posted by Unknown on Apr 8th 2017
Posted by Bernie Chandler on Apr 6th 2017
Had the three piece set installed and WOW a very noticeable difference. Would highly recommend this product. Thanks to LAMONSTER for all your hard work in bringing this product to the Spyder Universe.
Posted by Toby on Apr 1st 2017
Works great and will be nice to never have to balance my
Posted by Spyderbarry on Mar 30th 2017
Balancers arrived yesterday and less than a half hour later I was on the road with front tires rolling smoothly down the road. Will have rear balancer put on by dealer ASAP. If your tires are bouncing and out of round don't hesitate... Well worth the money at twice the price.