Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Harleysville, PA
Deep thoughts: Dyna Beads
Confession: I have spent way too much time recently pondering questions about Dyna Beads. Probably a symptom of PBS since the roads here are still covered in ice. Anyway, thought I would launch these out into Strom world and see what comes back.
Q1: I know that some people swear by Dyna Beads. I also hear others say that they have never needed to balance a motorcycle tire. Are the Dyna Beads really doing anything or being credited for solving a problem that was never really a problem?
Q2: I have seen the Dyna Bead demo showing a plastic water bottle being spun at the end of a drill, all wobbly and out of balance until Dyna Beads are added to the bottle. Nice science experiment but does this really translate over to balancing a motorcycle tire?
Q3: I heard that Dyna Beads are the same thing as bead blasting media (think "sand" blasting but with tiny glass beads as the media). If so, Dyna Beads are a bit overpriced since 10 lbs of bead blasting media costs about $25. Does anyone have any info on the idea of using bead blasting media in place of Dyna Beads?
71 BMW R75/5 (sold but not forgotten)