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Old 05-03-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Dynabeads

Anyone running dynabeads? Bike came with them when I got it but went traditional when pete did my PR3s. Just ordered some.

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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I've entertained the thought of buying them myself. From what I read they work well.
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I've entertained the thought of buying them myself. From what I read they work well.
I've read equal amount on both sides...go figure. I just dropped on a bulk order, enough for 6 bikes. I guess I'll find out...

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Old 05-04-2013, 12:01 AM   #4
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Snake oil IMO
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Snake oil IMO
I've read on both sides but I do know they have been using a similar product in big rig tires for years.

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Snake oil IMO
just like balancing motorcycle tires.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:24 AM   #7
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here ya go. some good reading on the subject.

http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...ight=dynabeads
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I've been using them for years on my offroad bikes, motard and my street bike. Every time smooth as glass and no problems what so ever. I even switch them from tire to tire when putting on new ones.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:15 AM   #9
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They work great, just make sure you use enough ounce to tire size ratio. It is really important. ive use them on a 190 sportbike tire to a 280 cruiser tire. works very well and simple.
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I use them on my bike and they appear to work great. No issues at all. 1 oz. in the front tire and 2 oz. in the back tire.
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They do work if used properly. You cant dispute Physics. Ride-On works great also if you want a sealant in addition to a balancer.
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Guy I know used them and they got stuck in his valve stem
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they caution you to use a specific type of valve stem. like I said, if used properly.
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now it's getting deep!
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then how do you explain this?
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I did over several filtering type valve stem cores as well. I've read a few posts about using airsoft pellets as well but I don't feel to good about that... I've also seen there are several types of "dynabeads". Some are ceramic, some aint. Some have static attraction and stick to the inside of the tire, some dont...

I guess I'll find out when they get here.

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OK...first experience with DynaBeads not so hot...

They balanced the tire perfectly, but the filtering valve core for some reason kept losing air while riding. Went down to the meet, started at 36 psi, as soon as I pulled in the lot I checked the pressure and down to 20 psi on my el cheapo gauge. By the time got back to the shop at 1960 was down to 5 psi. Turning, impossible. Checked entire tire for punctures with soapy water and reinflation. Nothing. Checked valve stem and core for leak. Nothing. Put her back at 36psi, let sit, holds fine. Head home down 290, get to buckees and can tell its already getting low. 15 psi. Refill to 35 and get back on road. Pull over at Loves and once again, no turn for you! 5 psi. Buy valve core kit and change out valve core. No cash in wallet, goto ATM...borked. Of course Loves doesn't sell air pumps. So now I am stuck with a flat tire over $1. Talk to the guy cleaning the pumps, Darron, go figure, who gives me a dollar for the air pump, which who knows if it works or hose is good at this point. Go inside to get change and they tell me there is free air on one of the big rig stations. Yay! Why didn't you tell me that 30 mins before when I was asking if you sold and air pumps?! Want an inverter, a tv, a coffee pot, a warmer. They got em, airpump, no. Give Darron his dollar back. Push bike over and of course, air chuck wont fit in my rims. me. Go get dollar back from Darron, go inside get change, fill up tire and it holds fine, like it had been, so who knows. Ride down to 1488, check pressure, solid. Ride down to 6 and hempstead, solid but gas pumps are broken.. Yay. Ride to bellville, get gas, check pressure, SOLID. Ride home and thank baby jebus for my evil twin loaning me a dollar.

Will be riding back to shop tomorrow to finish splitting cases on 2 motors and start parts cleaning for reassembly. On way home will be stopping at Loves and hooking Darron up with 10$ for the dollar loan.

Only took me 3 hours to go 65 miles. Fun Fun Fun.
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Forgot the moral of the story...

1. Always keep quarters under the seat. I normally grab 1.50$ in quarters when I walk out the door so I can get a drink at gigs or from the machine at Pete's shop. Of course i had a soda in my backpack...so there went my quarters.

2. Time to invest in a "Parasitic Airpump". It's a 2 foot length of air hose with a chuck on both ends. Put one end on your tire, stick the other end on someone's filled car tire and steal a few psi from each tire.
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And before anyone says it. Yes, I followed the instructions exactly and used their filtering type valve cores...
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They work best when used with nitrogen and foam combined
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I've never used anything but regular valve cores over ten years and numbers of tires and have never had this problem. I wouldn't blame it on the beads necessarily.
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