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Old 08-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #16
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I thought they sucked and couldn't wait to get rid of them. I have no idea if they did anything for balancing the tires. They did however cause the tire to completely deflate every time I checked the pressure. The little beads get stuck in the valve core and you sit there and watch it deflate then pull the core clean and re-inflate. Every damn time!!! Actually had one get stuck so bad I had to replace the core.

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:38 PM   #17
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I thought the dyna beads did a good job of balancing the wheels.

The problem with them, as I found out riding in Mexico for a few months this
Winter, is, the beads break down and the smaller pieces clog up your valve stems.

The result is that when you check your tire pressure the valve sticks open
and will only close when you get your air compressor out and refill the tire.

I'll never use them again.

I would also guess that they would trash the new tire pressure sensors
found on the new touring bikes.

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #18
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I use them. 6,000 miles on these tires so far and no where near needing replaced. No issues so far.

I only got 5,000 miles out of the stock tires and they were dead- but that's not a good reference since stock tires seem to suck for some reason.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:00 PM   #19
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The instructions that came with mine said that you either had to use their valve cores with a plunger to keep the beads out or to hit the stock cores with a pump if air to clear the beads before check your air pressure.

I have about 800 miles on mine so far and I'm about to put them in my Duramax too. We'll see what happens.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:18 PM   #20
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What's wrong with just balancing your wheels? Or do like I do, don't balance them at all, I'm not doing 150mph everytime I ride any more, and I don't notice any difference at all. And my bikes eat tires at the rate of 3000 miles or so for a rear, and 5000 for a front. Didn't matter if it was a 955 Daytona, 1200 Bandit, CBR1000, Ducati S4 or anything else, 3000 for a rear, 5000 for a front. I don't expect any different for my 950SM either.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #21
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But the bottle demo impressed me:

Well there ya go. The bottle demo definately seems to prove the point... I stand corrected... (Probably still not going to use them.... )
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:59 PM   #22
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I would suggest you have your valve stem seating high.

This way the beads would stay clear from the valve.
However the beads rubbing and wearing the inside on the tube seems serious.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:09 AM   #23
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I thought they sucked and couldn't wait to get rid of them. I have no idea if they did anything for balancing the tires. They did however cause the tire to completely deflate every time I checked the pressure. The little beads get stuck in the valve core and you sit there and watch it deflate then pull the core clean and re-inflate. Every damn time!!! Actually had one get stuck so bad I had to replace the core.

YMMV...
That is pretty much my experience. Bought a cheapo Harbor Freight tire balancer and never looked back.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:42 AM   #24
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What's wrong with just balancing your wheels? Or do like I do, don't balance them at all, I'm not doing 150mph everytime I ride any more, and I don't notice any difference at all. And my bikes eat tires at the rate of 3000 miles or so for a rear, and 5000 for a front. Didn't matter if it was a 955 Daytona, 1200 Bandit, CBR1000, Ducati S4 or anything else, 3000 for a rear, 5000 for a front. I don't expect any different for my 950SM either.
On my 21/18 knobbie wheels I don't balance them at all, and the standard wheel weights work well, but supposedly the Dynabeads reduce cupping and will keep balancing the tire as it wears. I figured for my 19/18 wheels I might as well try them once just to see.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:44 AM   #25
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Whos got them? Where did you buy them? How much do you use? I have a 950A and I'm trying to extend the life of my tires.

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I use them on tube tires. They don't do anything for extending tire life, just used for balancing. A pain to get them into the tube but I'm satisfied.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #26
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I've had dyna beads in my Mefo's for 6,000 and the tires are still balanced well and never had a problem...yet. I think they are the real deal.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:44 PM   #27
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Seems like if they work they would only work on road. Off road the beads would get bounced out of place by rough terrain.

What am I missing?
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #28
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.... Off road the beads would get bounced out of place by rough terrain.

What am I missing?
True... when you are on ROUGH Terrain, it does NOT matter... but it does on Smooth Terrain where it does matter.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #29
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Seems like if they work they would only work on road. Off road the beads would get bounced out of place by rough terrain.
That and the fact that you'll need 4 oz to balance a rim lock.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:04 PM   #30
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I have not seen but one post about running them with tubes, I Put some Kenda Big Blocks on to replace my stock scorpions and it is severly out of balance on the highway now.

this sounds like the ticket for those of us running Knobbies all the time but not sure if they will work with tube tires.

Anyone running this with tubes?

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