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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Dyna beads any good ?

Any body know if Dyna Beads are any good? Heard & read lots about how smooth they make your ride, never need to balance your wheels, etc.etc.

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No. They do not work. They are expensive snake-oil that do nothing other than make a mess when you want to change tires.

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I'm with Steve on this. Tried them once and they were fine up until about 70mph, but over that they didn't just not do the job, the wheel shook so bad it was dangerous. I had to choose between nearly getting run over by traffic coming up behind me quickly and hoping my front end would hold the road well enough to just change lanes. Useless on the freeways out here where the average speed is about 80mph just keeping up with traffic and speed limits up and over 75mph outside of town with average speeds approaching 90mph along most stretches.
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Golden, I've never seen or found a suitable replacement for just a straight up regular balance job, do yourself a favor and go that route.
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I'm an engineer and what I know of how they might possibly work, the solution quickly falls apart. Could work in a freely supported spinning wheel but not with a deflection as when supporting a vehicle. And not when hitting road irregularities such as the very things we have a suspension for. A bump will throw the beads creating imbalance.
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Short answer, NO.
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Here's two good reasons they won't work... on both the '07 and '14 FJR's I've had, the front wheel (no tire) balance is light at the valve stem 30-50 grams, which is a ton. Would you not have to put in at least that much weight in beads to compensate? So the next question is, if you're putting in a weight of beads to compensate for any imbalance, how do you know what amount that is without putting it on a balance machine? I can see beads working for minor imbalances, but not all.

I see no compelling reason to do it, and what are we saving, time or money?

****, I shoulda went with the short answer............
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Thanks guys for all the (negative!) advice on the Dyna Beads. That's kinda what I was thinking!

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Wait! You're not going to accept the opinions of a handful of guys on an obscure forum, are you? A forum that caters to tetchy, ornery men on the downhill side of middleage? Where's your spirit man!?! Get out there and read the multitude of other posts on this subject that are posted throughout the motorcycle and automotive world. Read the heartfelt endorsements of beads made by those who belive with the fervency of a teenage Brittany Spears fanatic that Dyna Beads work and are a sign that God loves us. Don't give up, for heaven's sake do not give up..........
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