How to install Dyna Beads in your tires


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Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Post by FM-USA » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:38 am



dingdong wrote:
FM-USA wrote: I understand the larger beads you can hear rattling around at slower speeds. Could be a good thing if you like hearing it.

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Pros / Cons on mixing different bead sizes?

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Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:26 am

VegasVic wrote:Can dyna beads be used with the TPMS VALVE STEMS?
Yes...but you might not be able to insert them THROUGH the stem, it depends on the design of the stem.

You can insert them one of two ways: Both involve breaking the bead on the tire, so best done when the tire is first installed. The first is to simply dump the beads into the tire as the bead is held away from the rim.

The other is to throw a thin plastic bag containing the beads into the tire. The idea is the bag will break, releasing the beads, the beads will locate themselves around the outside of the tire, and the empty bag will just float around doing nothing. I don't know if I like this method all that much.

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Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Post by 07wing » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:20 am

I tried dynabeads and the certainly do work. I did find though that i was getting vibration at very high speed. I like to run my wing thru the gears including 5th from time to time, but found the beads did not work as good as a good balance at those high speeds. If you dont venture up there it will do you just fine.

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Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Post by wingman12 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:38 am

I have found out that if I run thru the gears quickly I will get a vibration until I hit enough bumps in the road to make the beads move into proper balance. Slow progression thru the gears gives the beads more time to spread out. Then you can go like a bat out of hell. :D :D

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Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Post by FM-USA » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:43 pm

I'll static balance my tires as best as possible then an ounce or two of beads take care of the Dynamic balancing.

Only problem is between 25-30 mph the beads SEEM TO clump together and create a heavy spot so I try to not ride at those speeds. Oddly this never happened until this last tire but I used new beads on tires before, never reused.
My question is, do reusing beads clump together?
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Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Post by wingman12 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:12 pm

I would not think that used beads should react any differently than new, I have not had any such issues with the stainless steel beads I use. I don't know how the glass beads are, but they shouldn't clump together unless there is to much moisture in the tire.

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Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Post by FM-USA » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:09 am

I have an In-line moisture remover in my system so their will be little in any of my tires.
Dry air creates static cling... maybe?

Then I was just thinking... hanging up on a repair but it's never been.

I use Liquid Wrench to get the bead slippery when mounting, maybe that's what's clumping, but again I use very little. Battlax's can be a bit ornery at times, I may have sprayed a little extra. I'll be changing it soon so I'll be looking on the inside what's going on.
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Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Post by MiWinger51 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:06 am

Installed Dyna Beads yesterday. Have only ridden about 20 miles after installing. I noticed a smoother ride. I used the suggestion of blowing the beads into the tire with my air gun. That worked great, had them in both tires in about 15 minutes. Looking forward to giving them a good workout today.
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Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

Post by snb290 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:35 pm

How about just buying a much longer tube? That way you could get all, or most, of the beads in the tube before shooting in the air. Just a thought.

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