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Post  tryn2hrd on Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:51 pm

Ive been reading alot about the balance bead trend. Ive read a lot of positive things about them and where some people have used different things instead of buying the overpriced beads come on there ceramic beads.Some people use airsoft beads from wal-mart with good results,others use the Counteract beads.OK im going to throw a crazy idea out there,what about shotgun shot out of a shotgun shell say #8 or #9 maybe even #7/12they are surly small enough and perfectly round.Anyone have any replays why they wouldn't work. The cheap ass that i am just don't justify spending that much on some little beads.


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Post  Larry Simpson on Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:14 pm

Not sure buck shot would retain its shape under constant poundind of hitting one another in the tire.If somehow it developed a sharp edge could eat out the center of the tire from the inside.Don't know that it would but was my first thought?????? Shrug Shrug
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Post  Doc on Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:16 pm

I'd worry about corrosion with steel or lead shot and am not convinced airsoft pellets don't degrade over time.
Dynabeads are less than $15, and they work, It's not like your buying $275 centramatics... Shrug


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Post  quadancer on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:57 pm

Ya, how 'BOUT them thangs? Takes a lotta nerve to charge like that for a donut with balls in it.

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Post  xwrecker on Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:13 am

I talked to this guy on the phone about these beads. He said they are a little bigger than the dyna beads so they can't be put in your tire by way of the applicator through the valve stem, but can be installed prior to setting the bead on a tire change by pouring them inside the tire right after mounting. And at $1.70 an ounce( you get them at $1.70 an ounce if you call him direct instead of using e-bay to purchase), they are cheap enough, AND are made of ceramic like the "dyna beads".
I am not affiliated with this guy in any way, just passing on information for my fellow Darkside riders.

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Post  Fly on Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:37 am

I think that if you look at this from only the costs issue, you might not be satisfied. Of course, I look at it from the side of actually balancing my tires myself, using weights on the rim. Razz
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Post  ranger351w on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:22 am

Good day

I have had dynabeads in both tires on my 2011 Road king For around 5K miles and they do a good job. I like the idea of rebalance every time it stops and starts.

Lot better than going to the garage and seeing the wieghts lying on the floor.

I damaged my rear tire with a large stainless self tapping screw and had to replace it. I had Dynabeads in the tire so when I replaced it with a Hankook car tire I just took the beads out of the old tire and put them in the new one.

Can't say enough about the beads. My advise for what it's worth is forget the other stuff and go with the Dynabeads.One time buy.


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