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    I need to know whether to pull my lead balance weights after installing 2 oz of dyna beads in my front tire?
    Please advise. Cruiseman has convinced me to try them out.

  • #2
    Yes the reason for the beads is to balance the tire without weights.

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    • #3
      I get ~20K on my front tires with the beads.
      2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
      USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
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      2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
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      50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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      • #4
        Pull em off, leave em on; doesn't matter. However if you change tires, then you should pull the weights off.
        The weights were put on to balance a specific tire. Adding the beads to that combination will improve the balance.
        I you install a new tire, the alignment of the heavy side of the tire and the placement of the weights may make it difficult for the beads to do their job.

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        • #5
          I pulled my and just went with the beads . . they work very very well IMHO
          Life is all about decisions. I decided for Jesus Christ.
          04 All White
          Mich Alpin PA3
          Darkside #956

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          • #6
            People I know that run beads are happy with them, go with no weights.
            John

            Dark Sider 1020
            Michlin Alpin PA3 ZP
            Centramatic Wheel Balancers

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            • #7
              DynaBeads recommends removing the weights
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              • #8
                I put 2oz in the front and back tire. I guess Ill pull the weights and ride tomorrow. I will post my results.

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                • #9
                  I just replaced the back tire in preparation for another ride up to Ky (by way of the Back of the Dragon/Rt 16) and transferred the beads from the old to new tire.
                  2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                  USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
                  US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
                  2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
                  2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

                  50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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                  • #10
                    No more weights here i have transfer my beads also, Rear tire should have 3ozs in it keep an eye on it.
                    2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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                    • #11
                      What are dyna beads used for? Abs Edgar are the advantages of them?

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                      • #12
                        I'm not sure this is exactly "on topic", but I like balancing beads too (personally, I buy React beads in bulk, but that's not germane to my thought here)

                        One of the largest anti-bead discussion points is recovery of the beads at tire changing time; I've a tip to offer that may help to address bead recovery.

                        I use my shop-vac. I have an adaptor that shrinks the hose size to about a 3/4" tube, and when I attach the adaptor to the end of the vacuum's large hose, I trap the foot portion of a ladies knee-hi stocking letting that form about a 6" pocket in the vacuum's hose. Then just use the small hose and the vac to suck out all the beads once I've got the tire's bead broken free of the rim. The beads can easily be poured from the stocking into your new tire when needed, or other wise recovered.

                        FWIW, the same ladies hosiery in the shop-vac can retrieve many of the bits that would normally be claimed by the fairing's "black hole" as well. For you skinflints, you could prolly just use one of the free "footie stockings" found in the ladies' shoe stores
                        2006 Artic White GL1800
                        Lakewood, CO USA

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                        • #13
                          Well guys, I have to say the bike does seem to roll out smoother than before. I have about a hundred miles done since I put the dyna beads in.
                          So in my opinion the beads work as advertised.

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                          • #14
                            i have used dyna beads. for 80.000 miles on the wing. and 20.000 on the 919. NO problem...

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                            • #15
                              I've used another method to recover my beads. I used a 1-1/2" hole saw and bored a hole straight through the tread. Turned the tire upside down on a large bowl and rocked it around until no more beads came out. The tire shop was a bit puzzled at a big hole until I said, "you shoulda seen the size of the sticky rope I had in there!".
                              Bullyboy
                              2006 GL1800 / 1982 GL500
                              Kuhmo Ecsta SPT
                              DS # 816

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                              • #16
                                I ordered sixteen oz. of React beads and the vendor honored my request to package them in seperate two oz. bags. So I don't plan to reuse the beads for awhile. Shamefully, I can't remember the vendor. I'll try to look it up when we return home.

                                Bullyboy, that sure is funny.

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                                • #17
                                  Do the darksiders use them?
                                  2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                                  USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
                                  US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
                                  2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
                                  2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

                                  50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by clayusmcret View Post
                                    Do the darksiders use them?

                                    Clay, I do use Dyna Beads in my Michelin Primacy Alpin 3 run-flat. I installed 3 ounces in that tire, and it is as smooth as a baby's butt....and elephant baby's butt.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by MMR View Post


                                      Clay, I do use Dyna Beads in my Michelin Primacy Alpin 3 run-flat. I installed 3 ounces in that tire, and it is as smooth as a baby's butt....and elephant baby's butt.
                                      Thanks!
                                      2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                                      USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
                                      US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
                                      2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
                                      2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

                                      50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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                                      • #20
                                        Yup, no need for the lead weights....beads will do the balancing trick!

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