Ceramic Balancing Beads ? - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28
Ceramic Balancing Beads ?

I had a new rear tire installed about 1000 miles ago at a local Yamaha Dealer and these Beads were installed on my 1100 classic. I've had no trouble with them and have no complaints.
The Owner of the Dealership called me and asked me how I liked them or had any complaints about the beads??? Is there something I should know??? He must have called for some reason. Should I be worried?
owen299 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 07:23 AM
Senior Member
SparkyD's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Longbranch, Washington
Posts: 1,620
Someone in this forum mentioned that a 'smaller' brand of beads would become lodged in the fill nozzle

...or maybe it's the first time the your dealer used them and he was hoping for some feedback

Flatulence is natures way of reminding us to laugh at ourselves.

The views expressed above are those of the author and may, or may not, express the views of those around me. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. No animals were harmed in the typing of this messege.

'05 V-Star 1100 Midnight Custom
slightly modified
SparkyD is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 11:14 AM
Senior Member
roxtar's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Posts: 305
Do you know what brand the beads are? Dyna Beads have long been used with no issues. There are more and more coming out, and I have heard of the issue where they can be too small and get lodged in the valve core. Not sure of what specific brand that is.

I am 1/2 way through my second rear tire using Dyna Beads and have never had an issue.

2007 Vstar 1300 Tourer
Too many bolt-on goodies to remember!

Gone but not forgotten...

Memeber of the Black Bike Club -- Fastest Color Available!!
roxtar is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 01:44 PM
Chris_T's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SE TN
Posts: 30
Dyna Beads are awesome. I had a issue on a previous bike having cupped the front tire. The shop removed the wheel weights and installed dyna beads. Not long and the bike smoothed out and the tire was round. Never had a vibration issue again. Infact that reminds me I'm gonna have some installed in the star.

01 V star 1100
Chris_T is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 01:47 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: missouri
Posts: 6
I have the brand called Counter Act balancing beads. They are much smaller than the Dyna beads that I have used in the past. With that being said they also have a different valve core that comes with the beads. I have heard of people having issues with the smaller beads and it always turned out the did not put the new style valve core in. As soon as they replace the core it solves the problem. I must say that I the Dyna beads were great. But I like the counter act even better no low speed 0-20 mph vibration like with the Dyna beads. The Counter Act are made from different material that keeps them from clumping like the Dyna beads do from moisture. JMO
rob1100 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome