I mentioned when I replaced the rear tire that I probably should have used an angled valve stem to make tire filling and valve core removal easier, but I am not going to dismount the rear tire just for that purpose. Because of the tight clearance I couldn’t get my valve core tool to remove the core and allow filling the rear tire with the Dyna Beads for balancing. I recently found a 4-way valve core tool from Slime that did the trick and the Dyna Beads are now installed in the rear tire.
From the top, left to right:
- 2 ounces of Dyna Beads, Motion Pro valve core tool, and Slime 4-way valve core tool.
- Motion Pro valve core tool won’t fit with the large rear hub of the shaft drive.
- No problem with clearance for the Slime 4-way valve core tool.
- Loading up the beads.
These beads could be fun for the next person that attempts to change the tire if they don’t know that they are inside. I recently heard a suggestion of drilling a hole in the outside of the old tire so that you could capture the existing beads before removing the tire from the rim…