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dyna beads vs wheel weights

which is better and why. heard some bad things about the beads.

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dyna beads vs wheel weights

Neither ... Ride-On (brand), you get balancing and tire sealant in one shot. Their video shows a Goldwing rolling on a 16' 2x8 full of spike nails. The Wing stops at the end with little dots of RideOn all over the tire, but it's not leaking.

You can save a few bucks buying from their Dents and Dings page, and for a while they had setup a discount code for me to give out, vn750.com. Not sure if the code is still valid.

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PS - no weights on my wheels and it's balanced for the life of the tires.

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I personally stick with wheel weights. I'm sure others have fine experiences with beads, too.

In regards to goop in tires, I like to avoid that as much as possible. I hate cleaning that stuff up.

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In regards to goop in tires, I like to avoid that as much as possible. I hate cleaning that stuff up.
Some people scoop it out of the old tires and reuse it.

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Some people scoop it out of the old tires and reuse it.
That is quite efficient.

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I have experience with the beads. Considerable experience, as I am around wheels that are nearly impossible to balance. ONLY my experience-

I am not proud of the results when using the beads, unless there is no alternative. The beads will easily , hands down beat nothing. If you are going to buy the beads, do NOT buy anything except the costlier ceramic beads. The various balancing powders are a waste of time and money. I would never use the metal beads and have personally seen the end results.

I have limited experience with Ride On. There are a few local 'copy cats' and I was asked to buy enough for 2 other bikes. All 3 of us will use it again.
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just installed a new tire and looks like they have pretty much eat up the inside of the tire. i havent tried ride-on but considering it.

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just installed a new tire and looks like they have pretty much eat up the inside of the tire. i havent tried ride-on but considering it.

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I'm a believer in Ride-On too. Mount the tire so that the dot (lightest part of the tire) lines up with the valve stem on the wheel and add Ride-On. Balances very well. Not sure how it would work on larger tires, but it works great on motorcycle tires.

And it really doesn't cause as much mess when removing old tires as I thought it would. I have heard that other slime like products are super nasty when you remove the tire. But the Ride-on really wasn't bad.

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