Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing


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Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by 2003Cobra » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:47 pm



I was out looking at video's on the new GoldwingDocs youtube channel and saw on on installing Dyna beads. I have been using Dyna Beads for years and they work great for Balancing your tires and the tires actually last longer, so I'm hesitant to switch to another product but I have been hearing some really great reports for Ride-on Tire protection https://www.ride-on.com/us/support/tire ... le-formula. Not only does it balance the tires but also protects against flat tires. I have read reports, from other riders on other MC sites, about bikes going in for a tire change (worn out) and finding nails, screws in the tread that looked like they had been there for a while.

My question is: has anyone here tried Ride-on and if so how did you like it? I've heard it is not like slime that gets over everything and makes a mess but it just stays with the tire, is this true? The idea of taking care of two tire issues with one product appeals to me so I look forward to your input. Thanks


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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:26 pm

I like the idea, but have only used Dyna Beads which do a fantastic job for me.

in my lawn tractor, I use Slime liquid for thorns.

wonder if I used the Ride along stuff, the zero turn mower would ride smoother? :lol:
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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by tfdeputydawg » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:32 pm

DO NOT USE SLIME IN MOTORCYCLE TIRES :oops:
i AM A FIRM BELIEVE IN RIDE ON. Have used it years.
You do need to check your tires often for objects stuck in them.

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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by Maz » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:24 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:32 pm
DO NOT USE SLIME IN MOTORCYCLE TIRES :oops:
i AM A FIRM BELIEVE IN RIDE ON. Have used it years.
You do need to check your tires often for objects stuck in them.
I'm intrigued why you are so anti Slime in motorcycle tyres. It's designed for that purpose and I run it in my FJ1200 quite happily. It has saved me from a flat twice, as discovered on my weekly tyre check when I found 2 screws in the rear tyre.
Just make sure the tyre fitter is aware that Slime is used before they remove a tyre - they appreciate the warning so they don't get covered in it!
Have you had a bad experience with it?
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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by tfdeputydawg » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:51 am

I'm intrigued why you are so anti Slime in motorcycle tyres. It's designed for that purpose and I run it in my FJ1200 quite happily. It has saved me from a flat twice, as discovered on my weekly tyre check when I found 2 screws in the rear tyre.
Just make sure the tyre fitter is aware that Slime is used before they remove a tyre - they appreciate the warning so they don't get covered in it!
Have you had a bad experience with it?
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You answered your own question! Because it makes a real mess and many won't change tires that have that stuff in them.

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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by 2003Cobra » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:57 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:32 pm
DO NOT USE SLIME IN MOTORCYCLE TIRES :oops:
i AM A FIRM BELIEVE IN RIDE ON. Have used it years.
You do need to check your tires often for objects stuck in them.
I agree, I used to be into Cycling (Bicycle) and I put some slime in the tires. Every time I checked the tire pressure or went to add air I got slime all over everything. I have heard you don't have this problem with Ride-on, that it stays at the bottom of the tire.
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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by Maz » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:05 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:51 am
I'm intrigued why you are so anti Slime in motorcycle tyres. It's designed for that purpose and I run it in my FJ1200 quite happily. It has saved me from a flat twice, as discovered on my weekly tyre check when I found 2 screws in the rear tyre.
Just make sure the tyre fitter is aware that Slime is used before they remove a tyre - they appreciate the warning so they don't get covered in it!
Have you had a bad experience with it?
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You answered your own question! Because it makes a real mess and many won't change tires that have that stuff in them.
Yeah, I get that it's messy but I've not had a fitter refuse the job. I just thought, due to your bright red capital letters and the emoji, that you had had a major problem or accident or something, rather than just a bit of mess.
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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:16 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:32 pm
DO NOT USE SLIME IN MOTORCYCLE TIRES :oops:
i AM A FIRM BELIEVE IN RIDE ON. Have used it years.
You do need to check your tires often for objects stuck in them.
my local tire shop has a sign up on the wall:
we will not change tires that have Slime in the wheels!
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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by Viking » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:12 pm

Does not Ride On mess with TPMS? If so, why would anyone put it in a tire with a TPMS sending unit? If the tire does not have TPMS, then by all means, I would use it. In the mean time, I use either Dyna Beads or Counteract beads. Just read in another thread that the Balance disks (whatever they are called) have interferred with one members brake calipers. Same answer - use balance beads.
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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by Rambozo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:26 pm

I use slime in a bunch of tractor and UTV tires that work in rough areas and are subject to lots of trash. Really works good to keep air in them. However, I tried it in my car and was not happy at all. I later found out that it was not recommended for low profile tires, so that was probably the problem. But every time I took the car out, it would vibrate like crazy until I put some miles on it to distribute the slime again. Reminded me of nylon ply tires that would get flat spots from sitting until they warmed up. I'm sure it didn't help that I didn't drive often, so the car sat for extended periods of time. When I pulled the tires off there was virtually no mess as the slime was just in a band on the backside of the tread.

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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:43 pm

Low Profile tires and internal balancing don't work well together.
Dyna Beads has a chart on that subject.

http://www.innovativebalancing.com/ main website

Chart: http://www.innovativebalancing.com/chart.htm
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Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Post by C-dub » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:29 pm

Viking wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Does not Ride On mess with TPMS? If so, why would anyone put it in a tire with a TPMS sending unit? If the tire does not have TPMS, then by all means, I would use it. In the mean time, I use either Dyna Beads or Counteract beads. Just read in another thread that the Balance disks (whatever they are called) have interferred with one members brake calipers. Same answer - use balance beads.
I have the centramatic balancers on my 2016 and they don't interfere with my brakes at all. I haven't seen that other thread yet, but maybe the person got the balancers for the wrong bike.

They don't offer any puncture resistance, but other than that I'm pretty happy with mine.


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