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I stopped into a local Motorcycle shop yesterday. I was pricing new Elite 3's for our 1500. I asked about balancing. The dealer showed me a package of Dyno beads he is installing in the tires.



These are ceramic beads that roll within the tire and are supposed to replace the lead weights on the outside of the rim. He seems to think they are the Cat's meow.



Has anyone heard of them or tried them?
 

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Ive been running them in my front tire. 2 ounces were put in and you use no external wheel weights. I have over 6000 miles on the tire and no buzz or imbalance wobble at all. Im not sure exactly how it works but it does.
 

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I've had them in my last two sets of tires with great results. They work great, and don't have to worry about slinging off an outside weight.
 

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Currently have Stones on with 2 oz. beads in each tire.36 psi front 41psi rear. Milage 8k+ I got a new set of tires (STONES) on order. Should get about 10K out of the tires?? But I'll be changing them out as soon as I get the new ones. New Tires + New Valve Stems = Cheap Insurance. No problems to date with the beads. Minimum cupping on the front a little more on the rear. Been at a buck twenty and no shake??:shock: Slow speed wobble??? sometimes yea sometimes nay??? Plus according to what I have read the beads are reusable. I'll be reusing mine.
 

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Is any one using nitrogen in their tires. We have a local tire shop that is really pushing the use of it. They say it increases the life of a tire along with the performance and handling. Too good to be true? thoughts?
 

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I use Dyna beads in my 1500 and they work as advertised.

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Is any one using nitrogen in their tires. We have a local tire shop that is really pushing the use of it. They say it increases the life of a tire along with the performance and handling. Too good to be true? thoughts?
Snake oil. Read here. http://www.cartalk.com/content/googleresults.html?cx=partner-pub-7133054861616181%3Ahi3ycasbap0&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=nitrogen+in+tires&sa=Search#1040
 

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The ceramic beads do work. Ordered them for my dually because the big tires just will not stay balanced with lead weights. The huge big brake drums must be out of balance because no amount of rebalancing of the tires will keep the rear wheels on the ground.

An article on balancing... from the maker of Dyna Beads.

http://www.innovativebalancing.com/motorcycle.htm
 

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Despite all the praise I still have my doubts. The only way I would believe they work is to have an unbalanced tire with noticable hop, add the beads and see if the hop is noticably improved. My "problem" is in 40 yrs I've never balanced a motorcycle tire and have yet to have an inkling of a noticable imbalance condition.
 

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Do a Search on them, they've been in topics several times on the forums here. I've used them on the last 4 sets of tires and gotten max mileage with even wear. I'll keep using them till something better comes along.
 

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My first step was a search and was unable to find anything on them. I found that very strange.



Nice to hear all the good words about them. I will likely put them in when the tires are changed up.
 

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Hawggy, if you did a search for dyno beads then thtat may be your problem. Try searching for dynabeads.



Here is a video demonstration. I use them and I'm very happy.





[flash=425,344]http://www.youtube.com/v/eq263AYgyYg&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]
 

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Despite all the praise I still have my doubts. The only way I would believe they work is to have an unbalanced tire with noticable hop, add the beads and see if the hop is noticably improved. My "problem" is in 40 yrs I've never balanced a motorcycle tire and have yet to have an inkling of a noticable imbalance condition.
They worked on my LTD. I noticed right away when I put them in that the bike was smoother. Tire dealers use a very similar product for tractor trailer tires. they put in several ounces in when they mount the tire for constant balancing. so motorcycles are not the only vehicle to be using them.
 

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That is correct. The trucking industry is where they got their start. many decades ago. The ceramic part is just an improvement that I can appreciate.

Lead balls just gum up eventually. Steel balls rust and stick together.

Ceramic? Way to go. No rust, no mess.
 

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I should have clarified where I searched..I googled dyna Beads and got them on the net.



I came here and searched, but could not find any threads on them.



I think you guys have convinced me. I will put them in when the tires go on.



Thanks everyone for your valuable input.
 

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good choice... your tires and your wallet will thank you.
 

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joycelenz wrote:
Is any one using nitrogen in their tires....
I'm using 78% nitrogen* in mine. I think it's a good deal, 'cause the guy who installed it charged me only 50% of what it would've cost for 100% nitrogen.



That's a great deal, when you do the math! :cheeky1:

















*(for those that don't know, you're already breathing 78% nitrogen)
 

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Hawggy wrote:
My first step was a search and was unable to find anything on them. I found that very strange.
That's because the Search Function rebuild wasn't finished last week, it stopped at about 200,000 posts and will need doing again fairly soon.

The Google forum search below the stock search is working fine (it searches the forum and not the whole web)and should keep you going for now. I got a ton of returns for Dyna Beads using the Google search. Here are a few, first one is a long thread;


http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/74257-1.html


http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=67150&forum_id=1

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum4/75481.html
 

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joycelenz wrote:
Is any one using nitrogen in their tires. We have a local tire shop that is really pushing the use of it. They say it increases the life of a tire along with the performance and handling. Too good to be true? thoughts?
I tried nitrogen in my last set of tires, and was disappointed with the results. Tire pressure is said to remain constant, but it didn't for me, and I went back and had the tires repurged twice over the tread life. I didn't get any better wear either. I went back to air because I can keep the pressure regulated at home or on the road with less hassel.
 

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Anon wrote:
joycelenz wrote:
Is any one using nitrogen in their tires....
I'm using 78% nitrogen* in mine. I think it's a good deal, 'cause the guy who installed it charged me only 50% of what it would've cost for 100% nitrogen.



That's a great deal, when you do the math! :cheeky1:
Nitrogen

Nitrogen is great to protect against ozone degeneration of tires. Problem is it only protects the inside of the tire as the outside is still exposed to ozone carrying air.














*(for those that don't know, you're already breathing 78% nitrogen)
 

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Of course, if you are in the business of making liquid oxygen, argon etc, you have a huge pile of liquid nitrogen without a very big market.

Convincing people to put it in tires was a smart move.
 
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