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post #1 of 20 Old 08-17-2014, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Ride On saved me & I didn't even know it

When I picked up my Vee today my mechanic showed me the rear tire he had removed. There were two spots where my tire had been punctured & the ride on did exactly what it's supposed to do. It filled in those punctures & I didn't lose a bit of air pressure!

Well worth the $10 per tire in my opinion!

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post #2 of 20 Old 08-17-2014, 01:53 AM
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That's good info right there. I used Ride On in my last two Vees. The only flat I ever had, the Ride On failed. When I tried to plug the tire on the side of the road (mushroom plugs and gummies), I discovered the flat was caused by a one-inch gash. I couldn't stuff enough plugs in there to hold air. Not really a fair test for the Ride On. I think I'll give it another go.

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I currently use Ride On and think it's been successful for me. I picked up a screw right in the middle of my rear tire and as the tires were practically new (and given the location of the plug), I decided I was going to continue to ride the tire. I normally have zero issues with plugs, but this time I had a very slight leak. I got tired to airing up every couple of weeks, so I decided to give Ride-On a try. I now find that even though I check pressure pretty regularly, I only need to add a bit of air every 3-4 months. I've never experienced tire pressure that was so stable.

Will Ride On protect me when I catch the next screw? I don't know, but I will say that I'm happy so far.

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Great to know - thanks
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Is there any affect to the balance of the wheel using ride-on?
Seems like seriously good stuff. Wander if I will find it locally available...
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Is there any affect to the balance of the wheel using ride-on?
Seems like seriously good stuff. Wander if I will find it locally available...
Yes there is an effect on the tire balance...you can kiss the wheel weights goodbye as Ride On will continuously balance your tires!

2007 Honda ST1300
2007 Suzuki DL1000
2003 Suzuki DL1000 (sold)
2000 Yamaha Road Star 1600 (sold)
2004 Moto Guzzi Breva 750IE (sold)
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What kind of mess is there to clean up during tire changes?

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post #8 of 20 Old 08-17-2014, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of mess is there to clean up during tire changes?
Didn't look messy at all to me.

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What kind of mess is there to clean up during tire changes?
There is none. It isn't like Slime at all. Ride-On gels and skins over. It stays on the inside of the tire opposite the tread. It won't seal a puncture toward the side of a tire but a tire punctured far off center needs to be replaced anyhow.

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What kind of mess is there to clean up during tire changes?

Hardly any mess, no odor, might even taste good! Kind of looks like Poi....nah, it won't taste very good


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