Dyna bead installation, the easy way.

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Dyna bead installation, the easy way.

Post by someone548 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:16 pm

Hi all,
I just got done installing a new rear tire on my 1500. I had a bit of difficulty getting the beads through the 90 degree valve stem last time and I came up with a better way of doing it. This method takes the time to put the beads in the tire down from about ten minutes to less than ten seconds.

I took the standard applicator bottle and cut a hole in the bottom large enough to accept a standard valve stem. I put the beeds in the applicator and attached the hose to the 90 degree valve stem. I set the regulator on my air compressor to zero and attached the air hose. I then very slightly opened the regulator and all of the beads went right in the tire without any fuss.

That's all there is to it. Worked great. I think the only danger in using this method would be using too much pressure. Too much pressure would undoubtedly blow the little plastic tube off the valve stem and make an incredible mess.

Just thought I would share this here so someone else could avoid the tapping sqeezing headache of installing beads in a 90 degree valve stem.

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Re: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:16 am

Interesting way to do that.

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Re: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.

Post by dingdong » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:01 am

Interesting! I use a longer tube on the bottle, fill tube with beads, remove tube from bottle and blow beads by mouth into tire. Have to remember to exhale not inhale. lol

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Re: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.

Post by redial » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:18 pm

That brought a smile rather than beads to my lips.

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