Application & Useful Advice
Consult our Tire Charts to determine the correct amount of beads for your size
If your size is not listed, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We suggest you purchase an extra bag with your order.
The reasons for this are:
- Tire density and tread width vary. The larger and more aggressive the tire, the more they will vary.
- You can throw one into the spare.
- If you have a blowout or flat, you'll have one to install.
- Ordering an extra bag on the original order is much cheaper than paying an additional UPS charge.
Note for EZ Open Bag purchasers: These are meant only for installing into the tire as a complete bag unit. They will also work with the Applicator.
- While the filtered valve cores are an asset if they can be used, many motorcycle valve stems, especially the metal chrome or SS ones will not accept them. We have no way of knowing ahead of time which ones will or will not work. If you don't have the filtered cores, simply remember to rotate the valve stem somewhere around the 6:00 position and give the stem a quick shot of compressed air BEFORE checking air pressure. For 90° valve stems, always give it a quick shot of air before checking.
- Never mix bias ply and radial tires.
- Always mount the tire with the mark at the valve stem. (match-mounting)
- Never mix manufacturers or tire styles on the same bike.
- Always replace the tube when replacing the tire.
- Never patch a tube unless under emergency conditions.
- Never ride on a plugged tire. You only have two tires and one life.
- For a Dyna Beads install, check with your hands for any stickyness inside. Some manufacturers use a mold release agent that is sticky and would have to be wiped out prior to install.
- Rim Locks: Add 1 oz to the chart for use with rim locks.
- Never apply bead lube to the rim, only to the tire. See the motorcycle installation section section.
- RV Owners and Tractor Trailer owners with GoodYear G670 tires:
If you are purchasing Dyna Beads for use in the GoodYear G670 series tires, then you must use either the RV Six Pack or the Steer Packs in the appropriate size for your tires. Either of these choices will give you the OTR Fleet Beads, which are much larger than the Standard beads and designed for large Commercial Trucks.
Do not use Standard beads in the G670 series.
Pickup trucks with existing weights:
If your pickup has 235 - 305 width tires, and you have existing weights, we advise you follow these instructions: Removing weights
Car and SUV owners with low-profile tires:
These wide, low-profile performance tires come with their own set of particular problems, the most obvious is a lateral imbalance issue. This is basically where one side of the tire is heavier than the other side.
If your tires have this problem, which is fairly common, the only way the problem can be neutralized is by the strategic placement of weights primarily on one side of the rim. For this reason, it is not advisable to remove these weights.
Please read this document, our Low Profile Use
Tips and Tricks
We have received quite a few feedbacks from customers on a very neat installation trick that dramatically increases the flow.
Installation using Vibration: Customers have used a couple of different tools to do this, the most popular is a vibrating engraver, or a hand-held 4" x 6" vibrating wood sander (not the round ones). Simply hold the vibrating pad up against the valve stem while pouring with the Applicator. No jam-ups, what a difference!
Now we also have a new tool that has found it's place for installation, and we like it better than the pad sander. It works great on 90° valve stems for bikes.
See this in action here
While this may sound strange to some, the use of vibration to facilitate material flow is actually quite common in industry.
Longer Steer tire mileage : Some long haul Fleet operators have told us about a method that results in much longer tire mileage, and could also apply to dually owners as well. Our Fleet sources claim an average additional 30,000 miles on a set of Steers.
Procedure: In a nutshell, you are swapping tires, not the rims, so both front steers must be marked and remounted.
- With chalk, mark the outside of the right front steer tire: Left Inside
- With chalk, mark the outside of the left front steer tire: Right inside
- Dismount both tires from both wheels.
- Mount the tire marked Left Inside on the Left wheel so the marking is on the inside as labeled. Mount on left side.
- Mount the tire marked Right Inside on the Right wheel so the marking is on the inside as labeled. Mount on right side.
This procedure maintains the directional pattern established during break-in of the tire. We have had many customers email us with this typical question: "Gee, my truck was running beautiful with no vibration until I rotated the tires. Now I have a vibration. What's wrong?"
The answer is that the tires developed a tread pattern consistent with the position, load forces, and direction of rotation during the original mileage. By rotating the tires in the opposite direction, the tires now have to run long enough to not only wear off the original pattern, but to establish a new one.
During this period, accelerated wear and vibration are, or can be, the result.
shops now have a Nitrogen Generator in their shop, and this is a fantastic advantage
for the consumer. Here's just a few of the advantages why you should have Nitrogen
in your tires instead of air:
- Extremely consistent inflation pressures in all temperatures.
- No moisture in the tire to accelerate corrosion of alloy wheels.
- No oxygen present in the tire to accelerate corrosion of alloy
- No deterioration of inner liner over time.
- Increases tread life through consistent inflation pressures. This
is a very BIG
deal! Tire inflation pressure increases with temperature,
caused normally by heat generated by the tire running on the road, or, more commonly,
heat generated by the air temperature increase on a normal day. In the fall or
spring, when temperatures fluctuate dramatically, most people don't recheck their
tires, and tire wear increases as a result. Consistent tire pressures can result
in up to 25% increase in tread life!
Advice and suggestions
- When installing new tires, make sure the inside of your tire is clean and does
not contain an oil film, tire soap, or leftover patch glue. If you find anything like this, simply wipe the inside out with some alcohol or any
quick-drying solvent that will not leave any residual film behind, thus allowing
uninhibited movement of the beads.
- A lot of trailer tires are never balanced, even when new. Balancing these
tires will allow them to run cooler and last longer, but they must be
on a suspension. A solid trailer axle rigidly mounted to the
trailer frame will prevent the beads from determining the counterbalance point.
Each side must have individual suspension, torsion bar or spring, for the tire(s).
- Speaking of trailers, always balance trailer tires!
You will not only increase your tire mileage, but your wheel bearings will run cooler and your tires will last longer due to the fact that an unbalanced tire is constantly flexing the sidewall, which creates excessive heat which ultimately weakens the tire.
- Owners that Air-Down: If you have a large truck with oversize mudders or rock crawling tires and air down, as is common, make sure your valve stem is at the 3:00 or 9:00 (roughly) position so the huge out rush of air doesn't suck any of the beads out of the tires. (Make sure your face is turned away, so an escaping bead doesn't cause you harm)
- A lot of tire dealers and alloy wheel suppliers install tires using bead lubricant/sealer. Bead lubricant is meant simply to ease the bead
up and onto the rim, while bead sealer is for alloy wheels, is usually black, and contains
corrosion-inhibitor. Sometimes both are used.
In any case, beads and sealer on the inside surface of the tire definitely
do not mix. (...think flypaper)
So the recommended procedure is to apply the sealer carefully
to the bead only.
If you do get some inside, just use a moist rag and wipe it clean.
- We recommend Dyna Beads for "lo-pro" or
low profile tires when used as a "maintenance" amount only, maintaining the weights. See the FAQ for more info.
While Dyna Beads will work as the sole balancing method 90+ percent of the time in these tires, this
success rate does not meet our higher standards. The reason is that the extra
tire width often results in a lateral imbalance that internal balancing
media cannot correct for.