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post #1 of 24 Old 09-01-2010, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Do Dynabeads really work?

Seems like an easy way to deal with wheel balancing. Do they work? Well?

perhaps the hokey pokey is really what it's all about
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Do they work? Well?
Yes. You pays your money and they go to the bank with it.
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post #5 of 24 Old 09-01-2010, 07:41 PM
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Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes they do.

Just install them through the valve stem. I tried to cheat and pour them in before seating the bead. Ended up with a few beads between the tire and the rim. SLOOOOOW leak.

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I've had them in my fleet vehicle, it's a fleet of utility vehicles numbering in the thousands, they use dynabeads in them. I'm going to try them in my bike next tire change.

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post #7 of 24 Old 09-01-2010, 08:32 PM
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Be sure to lube them. I lube mine every other tank of gas.

Just kidding. They do work.

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post #8 of 24 Old 09-02-2010, 12:49 AM
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Here's how they work:

On a floating suspension, including a sprung suspension, the out-of-balance tire rotates around its center of balance which is not its geometric center--it would appear to wobble up & down on the spring loaded suspension. This wobble has the light part of the tire farther from the true center, so centrifugal force moves the balancing beads to this farther away part of the tire. As the beads move, their weight in the lighter and farther away part of the tire balances the tire and its rotation smooths out.

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post #9 of 24 Old 09-02-2010, 01:38 AM
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I am curious - do folks use these entirely in lieu of other balancing or as a compliment to balancing? I am considering a run up to Alaska next summer and it seems that these would be very handy for a tire change on the cheap.

Also, I can't put my finger on it but I recall seeing a couple of posts where these got stuck in the valve stem and buggered things up. I'm not sure of that is common or not but I think I'd want an extra valve core on hand if I was using them. I actually carry a valve core one and a core tool in my tool kit - they are dirt cheap, weigh nothing and take almost no space.
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post #10 of 24 Old 09-02-2010, 02:14 AM
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i put a tkc on the front of my wee this summer in my garage. poured 3 oz of dynabeads through the valve stem and that was the only balancing the tire got.either i got very lucky or the beads worked. the front end was rock solid on all road surfaces. intiminators and murph fork brace probably contribute to the results i got, but for me it couldn't get any better, totally stable and wiggle free!
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