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Dyna-Beads

Postby Taz719 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:35 am



Hey,
Has anyone tried the dyna-beads for your tires? I hear that they are better than the wheel weights for wheel wear and the so called scallopping of the front tire..
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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby themainviking » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:02 am

See here, or use search to find several more threads on this topic:

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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby thrasherg » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:44 pm

It would be better to search this site, there have been a lot of discussions on dyna beads and overall they are very popular.

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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby buffdaddy55 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:15 pm

I use them in both my wings. A 1985 GL1200A and a 2002 GL1800. They make the world of difference on ride and handling IMHO. :!:

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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby Taz719 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:03 pm

Thank you guys I do appreciate the help.

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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby monkeebutt52 » Sat May 04, 2013 11:21 pm

Best thing since sliced bread!

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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby Doug B. » Sun May 05, 2013 6:33 am

Upon the advise of others, I had the traditional balance done on a brand new set of Venoms. After the balance, my buddy broke the bead on one side of each tire and added 2 oz. ceramic beads to each tire. I am hoping this will counteract any physical change in the tire under normal wear. Will take the first ride with the beads late this afternoon.
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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby dingdong » Sun May 05, 2013 7:11 am

I just mounted a new set of Venoms and went with weights and beads. So far the combination is working well. The reason is that with the last two sets of EIIIs I only used beads and at low speeds (Up to 30mph) I had a wobble. The beads supposedly don't begin to function until around 30mph. This should eliminate that wobble and so far it seems to be working. More time will tell. Getting set to ride the BRP in two weeks so I will find out for sure.
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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 05, 2013 9:45 am

dingdong wrote:I just mounted a new set of Venoms and went with weights and beads. So far the combination is working well. The reason is that with the last two sets of EIIIs I only used beads and at low speeds (Up to 30mph) I had a wobble. The beads supposedly don't begin to function until around 30mph. This should eliminate that wobble and so far it seems to be working. More time will tell. Getting set to ride the BRP in two weeks so I will find out for sure.


They recommend not using weights at all with the beads on motorcycle tires.

That said, the tires on my truck were FOREVER going out of balance, it seemed I had to get them rebalanced every three months or so. That's why I decided to try the beads in them. I wanted to be cautious, so I left the wheel weights on, and added the beads. I went out for a drive, and the vibration was so bad, the truck was undriveable.

I took a tire crayon and marked on the tires where each weight was, and the size, so I could put them back on if I needed to, then took every wheel weight off, leaving just the beads in the tires. I went out again...and they were smooth as glass, and have remained so for the past two years.

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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby Taz719 » Sun May 05, 2013 4:31 pm

Thanks for all of the advice,I did take the plunge and I could not be happier. I quickly notice the difference...
would recomend them

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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby dingdong » Sun May 05, 2013 5:37 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
dingdong wrote:I just mounted a new set of Venoms and went with weights and beads. So far the combination is working well. The reason is that with the last two sets of EIIIs I only used beads and at low speeds (Up to 30mph) I had a wobble. The beads supposedly don't begin to function until around 30mph. This should eliminate that wobble and so far it seems to be working. More time will tell. Getting set to ride the BRP in two weeks so I will find out for sure.


They recommend not using weights at all with the beads on motorcycle tires.

That said, the tires on my truck were FOREVER going out of balance, it seemed I had to get them rebalanced every three months or so. That's why I decided to try the beads in them. I wanted to be cautious, so I left the wheel weights on, and added the beads. I went out for a drive, and the vibration was so bad, the truck was undriveable.

I took a tire crayon and marked on the tires where each weight was, and the size, so I could put them back on if I needed to, then took every wheel weight off, leaving just the beads in the tires. I went out again...and they were smooth as glass, and have remained so for the past two years.


Hey Admin. So far I have around 200 miles on the Venoms with weights and beads. The ride is, from 0 through upper speeds, much better with this combo. "Comparing the Venoms to the EIIIs". I will see on the up coming trip to the BRP and Washington DC. "Rolling Thunder and Ride to the wall. The weights are easily removed if there is a problem. With that said I may be just so relieved to get those noisy Dunlops off that I could be trying to justify this. Never again. This is fodder for another tire thread. Not now though.
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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby Doug B. » Mon May 06, 2013 3:53 am

WingAdmin wrote:
dingdong wrote:I just mounted a new set of Venoms and went with weights and beads. So far the combination is working well. The reason is that with the last two sets of EIIIs I only used beads and at low speeds (Up to 30mph) I had a wobble. The beads supposedly don't begin to function until around 30mph. This should eliminate that wobble and so far it seems to be working. More time will tell. Getting set to ride the BRP in two weeks so I will find out for sure.


They recommend not using weights at all with the beads on motorcycle tires.

That said, the tires on my truck were FOREVER going out of balance, it seemed I had to get them rebalanced every three months or so. That's why I decided to try the beads in them. I wanted to be cautious, so I left the wheel weights on, and added the beads. I went out for a drive, and the vibration was so bad, the truck was undriveable.

I took a tire crayon and marked on the tires where each weight was, and the size, so I could put them back on if I needed to, then took every wheel weight off, leaving just the beads in the tires. I went out again...and they were smooth as glass, and have remained so for the past two years.


Just returned from the tire shop last evening. Brand new set of Avon Venoms, and with the traditional balance and the beads added, I don't think the ride could be better.

Interesting story...A buddy of mine used to race Suzuki 1800's at Brainerd Speedway in northeastern Minnesota. Even 25 years ago, ceramic blasting media beads in conjunction with traditional balancing were being used to balance the tires on those beasts at F A R greater speeds than any of us can only dream of on a Wing. Heck, Dyna Beads probably were not even in existence at the time. He had excellent results even though a set of tires might only last him one or two races due to the high speeds.
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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby amsoilguy » Tue May 07, 2013 3:28 pm

I'm getting ready to buy new tires for my 1500. I plan on taking my rims in off the bike to get them changed. I called several local shops and asked if they would install the Dyna-beads when they changed the tires and they all said "no". Looks like I will have to do it myself and remove the weights they put on.
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Re: Dyna-Beads

Postby Doug B. » Tue May 07, 2013 5:52 pm

After 250-260 miles the past couple days and I would say leave the weights on and add the beads. Aside from a occasional wobble before bead dispersal under perhaps 30 mph, the Avons performed flawlessly. Best ride I have EVER had!

REALLY like the beads in conjunction with traditional balancing.


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