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Offline Kawa-Leon

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Re: Tire changer and balancing beads
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2013, 05:54:37 pm »
Hi, quick update for information. I have 400 highway miles with Ride-On in both tires.  Last week, temperature dropped to 45/55 degrees in morning and afternoon.  Everyday commute, I started with 2 miles on local stop and go traffic, then highway cruising.  When the tires were cold (first 3-5 miles on highway), tire irregular "orbiting" was pretty noticeable.  Then, the solid stable feeling was back - I guess it's because the gel-like liquid flew better when tire is warm up. 


I ran Ride-On for several years, and it worked great, until it didn't. Small screw, middle of the tread, right where the material should have worked, but it didn't.

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Hi JR, so how long you had kept it (1-2 years?) before it turned to be non-functional?  I wonder when I will need to worry about it?  Thanks   

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Re: Tire changer and balancing beads
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2013, 02:14:52 am »
I haven't seen any mess or wear in mine. I use the Dyna Beads. They work great.

Same here no mess no problem.
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Re: Tire changer and balancing beads
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2014, 10:11:07 pm »
Follow-up report if anyone is still interested to know.  I changed my tire with Ride-On in it last month.  Was worried it got messy during the tire change, but the "stuff" stayed in the middle/center of the all around the tire.  It formed up a perfect "rim" exactly like what they show in the YouTube videos.   16 oz was put in front tire, the "rim" was about 2 inches wide in the center.  so  if a punch happened on the side, the sealant won't probably flow to there to do its job.  cheers ~

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Re: Tire changer and balancing beads
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2014, 01:27:07 am »
Like a lot of things, ( I will leave religion out of this, joking folks, joking ) you either believe in a product or you don't. I have the beads in four different bikes, I have only had issues with one and that turned out to be a angle valve stem that must of been made out of unobtainium or solid mercury of some type as it was so heavy. I have the beads in my truck tires and my trailer as well. Just a note, if you are preparing for a road trip or doing routine maintenance, chances are you are near a compressor while doing so. A shot of air is all it takes to clear the beads (I have never personally had a problem) before checking pressures. You were prepared to do that anyway, right? All good to me, and since I do my own tire changes, that much the better.
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Re: Tire changer and balancing beads
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2014, 01:20:36 pm »
You need to use long valve stem cores and they will never plug.
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Re: Tire changer and balancing beads
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2014, 02:29:30 pm »
I have a box of wheel weights that'll probably last the rest of my riding life.
Four quadrant no self spin on my balancer is good enough for me.
Saw lots O wheel weights as an AMA tire Marshall a few years back, maybe that changed?
I've read that certain tars sometimes have gummy chit inside that can cause the beads to clump up, I dunno.
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Re: Tire changer and balancing beads
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2014, 04:10:56 pm »
I flatted during a 12 hour rally a couple of weeks ago, and the beads did not like the gummy plug...or maybe they did and that is why they were sticking to it like a candy apple rolled in dirt. Tire ended up having opposing tread bubbling and was unusable. Sad, it had significant tread left for only ~7500 miles.

I may use the beads again, but at this point and the riding I plan on doing the next several months, I will be converting to a latex compound. More to follow on that.

Dyna Beads, not sold on it yet. At least until someone explains exactly how they 'find' the heavy and light spots in the rotating mass of a wheel and tire, repeatedly. No responses desired or expected.

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Re: Tire changer and balancing beads
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2014, 04:16:56 pm »
It's really quite simple, Randy, the beads seek their own level the same as water would... only, in this case, it's centrifugal force instead of gravity.

Here's DynaBead's explanation:
How It Works

And if you understand this, then you can see why you can't test the beads effectiveness by putting the wheel on a dynamic balancer... the tire needs to be on the road.
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Re: Tire changer and balancing beads
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2014, 04:26:40 pm »
My buddy owns a Harley, had a new tire put on, was out of balance.  Had tire rebalanced, and still had problems.  Put ride on in it, and has had no issues since!!! He swears by this stuff now, and as stated, stays in tire, doesn't contact the rim!!!
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