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Old 04-02-2012, 07:03 AM   #910
fullmonte
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Originally Posted by Burren Rider View Post
I hadn't heard of Dyna Beads so I looked them up, do they still work Ok in a tube type tyre (I assume your bike still runs tubes or have you converted them somehow)?
I used them in my DR650 for about ten thousand miles. One day while airing down for the dirt, the rear valve stem stuck open and let out all of the air. I was able to borrow a sealed cap and finish out the ride. After getting home, I discovered upon closer inspection that one of the Dyna Beads got stuck in the valve stem, keeping it open. My advice is that for tubed tires that get aired up/down on a regular basis, be careful. Other than that they worked very well. Not running them in my XC due to this experience and the fact I air down on most rides. YMMV.
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