Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Rockford, MI, USA
A large can of worms here.
Many claim they work, many don't.
Taking off the stick on weights if not done carefully with a plastic scrapper will mar the rims.
If you are having a shop do your tire changes they should be responsible to do it carefully.
I had a shop mess up my rims doing a tire change, brought to the attention of the service manager. He said they came in that way, went to see the sales manager, who I bought the bike from six months before. I had the tires changed from Bridgestones when I bought the bike as I have never had good luck with Bridgestones (front cupping). He brought a copy of the sales order with the tire serial numbers to the service manager. The tires taken off were that set. I got new rims and they got a new service manager.
'07 K1200GT Crystal Gray Metalic
'00 Ducati 900 Monster