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Old 04-30-2009, 04:13 PM   #16
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Does anyone have experience with the DynaBeads?
I do in tubless tires. I ran them on my 1200GSA and loved them (both TKC's and Tourances). I'm not sure if it would be a good idea to use them in a tube though. I use slime in my 800GS as well with every tubed tire bike I've ever had, with great success. It balances the tires and give some decent flat protection.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:41 PM   #17
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... I use slime in my 800GS as well with every tubed tire bike I've ever had, with great success. It balances the tires and give some decent flat protection.
I bought Slime for my F800GS sock DS tires and read on the label that it's not recommended above 65 mph. Since I'm on the street 70% of the time including freeway I decided to keep it for flat repair rather than all the time.

Are you running it all the time?

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Old 05-01-2009, 08:21 PM   #18
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My TKC's took a lot of weight to balance them. Basically I kept the stock weight and ended up adding more as it was in same location. I know without it I would for sure feel it. I had a heck of a time with the rear battlewings getting them off. Then in my haste I realized I hadn't completely deflated the tube so it wasn't letting the bead break etc. I will blame it on first time changing a motorcycle tire.
Removing the valve core takes care of this issue.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:40 AM   #19
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I bought Slime for my F800GS sock DS tires and read on the label that it's not recommended above 65 mph. Since I'm on the street 70% of the time including freeway I decided to keep it for flat repair rather than all the time.

Are you running it all the time?

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I run it all of the time and have maintianed speeds over 80 mph for long periods with no problem. I usually put in about 2/3 of the recomended amount (just something I worked out over the years).
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:27 PM   #20
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Does anyone have experience with the DynaBeads?
There's a whole thread on dynabeads somewhere here, search for it. There's a ton of differing opinions and at the ends there's even a video showing how they work. Having said that, I put a new rear tire on my Uly and never bothered to balance, but that's a road tire...never noticed any vibration.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:21 AM   #21
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Well, being my bike is at the dealer for engine failure, I decided to take my new TKC-80's over to have them put them on. Why not, right? The bike is already there! I'm still going to put the DynaBeads in the tubes when I get the bike back though.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:25 PM   #22
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Hey, Griz, I'd suggest that, since they will be balanced by the shop, that you pack the beads into your toolkit, and only install them if you have to do a tire change, or if not needed, then put them in the next time you break a bead. They do break down over time. Not badly, but some.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:28 PM   #23
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Hey, Griz, I'd suggest that, since they will be balanced by the shop, that you pack the beads into your toolkit, and only install them if you have to do a tire change, or if not needed, then put them in the next time you break a bead. They do break down over time. Not badly, but some.
That's good advice. I think I'll "roll" with that (pun intended).

If I sense balancing issues, then maybe I'll add them.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:34 PM   #24
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I bought Slime for my F800GS sock DS tires and read on the label that it's not recommended above 65 mph. Since I'm on the street 70% of the time including freeway I decided to keep it for flat repair rather than all the time.

Are you running it all the time?

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Not to thread hijack but I too picked up slime for my tubes. I have yet to put it in and will wait until I get a flat for emergency repair. I also have a can of fix-a-flat foam. I ended up using the foam on my buddies tubed tire last ride and it didn't work. The tire ended up coming off the rim and we had to leave the bike on the side of the road to be picked up later. He said the next morning however it was all foamed up. Will now use slime for emergency repair.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:30 PM   #25
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I only balance tires when I want the wheel bearings to last a while.

I've use balance beads in car tires, with no problem. The trick is discovering what size beads and how many, (how much weight) is specified for the wheel/tire you are balancing. I don't have easy access to that data, (haven't looked online) so for bikes, I just use my Handy balancer and lead.
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