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post #11 of 92 (permalink) Old 03-03-2018, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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The Counteract beads came today. Package was kind of damaged and some of the sand had leaked out.

I was expecting BBs and got sand. What's up with that? Have I gotten the wrong stuff?

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I would expect very fine granules that look exactly like white sand.

That is what Dyna Beads looks like.
maybe .010 inch diameter at most.
probably more like 0.005" diameter.

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The Counteract beads came today. Package was kind of damaged and some of the sand had leaked out.

I was expecting BBs and got sand. What's up with that? Have I gotten the wrong stuff?
The destructions say that you can pour them through the valve stem so tiny and round would be right, tiny and angular/sharp would be wrong.

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Then I must have gotten the right stuff. Another question; is using their valve required? They only supplied one.

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Dennis, I just had a new rear tire installed at the dealer. He sprayed the tire with Honda Polish to mount the tire. I asked him about it and he said that stuff was good for everything. LOL
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Then I must have gotten the right stuff. Another question; is using their valve required? They only supplied one.
The free valves I got with my balance bead order would not fit the oem stem.

Over the past 10,000 miles I have never had a bead stuck in the valve.

I think it is because I always check the pressure with the stem pointing down or up depending on how you look at it........

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yup,

I always rotate the tires to the valve stem down position....
that is sort of necessary anyway, I can't reach a valve stem when it at the topmost position

a small puff of air into the tire will blow any beads back into the tire if you are concerned.
personally, I have never bothered, and never had a valve stem jam.

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That may be a problem. I check the rear at the 7 or 8 o-clock position and the front at 2 or 3 o-clock.

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I still don't think it is going to make any difference Dennis,

when the tire is not rotating, all of the beads fall towards the center of the earth anyway.

Centripetal force is what makes them do their tricky work.

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I didn't get valves with mine. Have not had a problem either. The only tricky thing was getting the beads in. Had to use an electric engraver to vibrate the angle stems so the Dyna beads would flow.

I really think the beads mostly spread out and stick to the tire. The tire I pulled off had them and they were mostly all stuck to the tire.

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