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has anyone had any experience with the seramic beads to balance your tires ????
 

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Yes, I use Dyna Beads and they work very, very good for me. In fact, I will most likely
never go back to lead. My nice Metzler static balancer is just sitting on the self
gathering dust, (nope, it's not for sale yet). :cool:
 

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i have heard good reports so far from several people and i think im going to give them a try thanks for the info
 

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i use something called "equal" its not beads nor ceramic, but more like plastic sand,made with finely chopped up multi density plastic
most large truck shops carry the product and most large trucking firms use the product in their fleet
i've been using it for fifteen years in everything i have that has tires and needs to be balanced
 

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Bill: I use Dyna Beads in my 1500. Just made the 4,500 mile trip out West with absolutely no wear or cupping that shows. Totally smooth ride.
 

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Had my dealer balance my tires when I bought new ones from them. Does anyone have info of where I can read up on the ceramic beads. I'm willing to try something different if its better than what I currently use.:action:
 

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2slim wrote:
Yes, I use Dyna Beads and they work very, very good for me. In fact, I will most likely
never go back to lead. My nice Metzler static balancer is just sitting on the self
gathering dust, (nope, it's not for sale yet). :cool:
What stores sells the Dyna beads? Do you know if O'reillys or autozone sells them?
 

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Go to the link Rabbit sent you and check the dealer search.
I just purchased from their web site. You need to buy the two,
2 oz. bags for 15 bucks. You may find a better price at one of their
dealers, though.
 

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Rabbit wrote:
I used Rabbits Link, found 2 stores around DFW, TX area:



1) American Iron-- open M-Sat

1904 Interstate Hwy 30

Greenville, TX 75402

903-454-4858 He has kits that contain 2- 2 oz. bottlesplus

install equip. $21.95



2)Howel's Cycle open Tues-Sat

8142 FM 16

Van, TX 75790

903-963-8953 Mr. Howel sells it for $3.00/ oz. GL 1500 takes 2 oz.

per tire. Thats $12 bucks, so Rabbit doesn'thave to

pull his shoes off.



The other 4 places from the search around DFWwere out of business.

Both places said they have received good feedback from users.
 

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DennisF1500

This outfit on flebay has 4oz's and installation bottle and tube
for 17.54 shipped. Just for your information.


310153675309
 

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DennisF1500 wrote:
What stores sells the Dyna beads? Do you know if O'reillys or autozone sells them?
Hey DennisF1500:waving: Welcome to the forum.:)


:12red::cool:
Dean
 

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I Installed Dyna beads in a friend's Harley tires a while back and he's reported a very smooth ride.
 

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Here's my one big question with Dyna Beads. I watched a vid on utube about it. They took a water bottle on a cordless drill and ran it with and without the beads. It seems every time you stop and start, your tires are out of balance because the beads settle. So, until you get up enough momentum, you are on unbalanced tires.
I have no doubt they work great once up to speed and the beads distribute themselves, but for in city/ town driving? Is the whole theory that you do not need balanced tires at slower speeds?
 

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Taken from Innovative Balancing's web site


At what speed do the beads start to work? The balancing principle is
based on centrifugal force, and enough force is developed to keep the
beads in position at approximately 25 - 35 MPH, but the exact speed is
dependent upon tire diameter.
I have been using the beads since spring 08 and have had no
ride, control, or "out of balance" issues at slow speeds.

Also, another consideration is that my tires stay in balance
throughout their life span. Again, from their web site.


What kind of tire life can I expect? On average, about 20% - 30% more
than under similar circumstances using wheel weights. The primary reason
for this is that while most people only balance their tires with conventional
weights only once, you are re-balancing your tire and wheel every time
you drive. For Motorcycles, our customers report a much higher tire life, some
as much as 100%, but the norm appears to be 30% - 50% more.
Now I can't say from experience that I'm getting a bunch more tire life
because of the beads. I'm still running the first set of tires that I put
dyna beads in. So the jury is still out on this one.

I'll be putting new e3's on my number 2 84I soon. I will put beads in them and
document tire life on this set.
 

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I have yet to try beads in a m/c tire.

What I have done though is to buy the tubular rings that clipped onto the inside of a truck's tires. At that time, I was driving Dodge 4x4 Ramchargers. A bunch of them on rough, muddy oil field back roads that saw a maintainer about twice a year. Just before snow fly, and then in the spring when it finally got dry enough to get in and grade the roads again.

How did the ball bearings work in those conditions?

great, slog your way through mud, it builds up so thick that it packs the wheel wells and you wiggle the front tires lock to lock to be sure it don't get too solid for you to steer the truck.

hit the highway again and your Lead Weights are still in perfect balance, right? Not hardly, there are several pounds of mud on those tires.

Get up fast enough, and most of that mud slings off. but a lot of it is still inside the wheels and caked in there to stay until you find a high pressure washer.

After the mud quit slinging off, the ball bearings would balance the tires again, and then wham! mud and rocks hit the fenders and the tires bounces for a few seconds, and then it smoothes out again.

Just plain neato in my books.

I will definitely be using Dyna Beads in my m/c tires.
 

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Just replied to a simalar thread last week, 22 year old wheels cheap shinko tires, no lead weights 2oz Dyna Beads in each tire and perfect balance at any speed 0 - 90mph

Just my experience
 

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bbach wrote:
I have no doubt they work great once up to speed and the beads distribute themselves, but for in city/ town driving? Is the whole theory that you do not need balanced tires at slower speeds?
I doubt you'd feel any vibration under 30mph from an unbalanced tire the beads should kick in at about 10mph, under that speed you won[t be damaging your tire.
 

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The powder type balancing medium requires dry air in the tire, and special valve nipples.

The ceramic beads do not, they go into the tire during mounting.
 

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i have them in my 1500. they work great, i was skeptic ,but they really do smooth out the ride
 
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