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post #1 of 24 Old 10-11-2014, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ride-On Tire Sealant

I've previously come to the conclusion this kind of stuff is a bad idea, but I recently heard someone I respect say otherwise. Anyone care to weigh in on this particular brand (I've heard others say the Slime stuff is garbage)?

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I've had great results with Ultrseal. Not so much with RideOn: RideOn - FAIL! The story of a flat tire.

I also feel obligated to change my own tires using this stuff.
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I use it to balance tires. It works fine for that and doesn't make a mess when changing tires. I get better tire mileage than just about anyone else's reports I've seen. I haven't had a puncture in the seven years I've used it.
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I've used Ride-on since I bought my Wee in 2008. Only one flat that I discovered the next morning after a normal commute home. I'm convinced Ride-on made the difference in plugging the tire in my garage instead of on the side of the road. There was a nail in the tread.


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I have used Ride On off and on. Never had a flat when using it. However, never had a flat when not using it either so I can't say one way or another as far as flat prevention goes. That being said, a friend had a pinhole leak in his tire right on the centerline. Ride On failed to plug it. Because of this, I quit spending $25+ per tire. Still waiting, 50k miles later, for a flat. Maybe I am just lucky.
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Must be. I think every new tire I've ever bought came with a factory-installed nail that just took me some time to find. I've ridden more miles on plugs than not. No flats with ultra-seal, and perfectly balanced tires. Haven't used it in the GS, yet, as I am nervous about the TPM. Website says no known problems, so I will decide at the first tire change, I think.

Ultra-seal - was about $50/gal when I bought, but five year shelf life, IIRC. Still have some left, but will have to reorder at next tire change. One bike, one scooter, a couple of tire changes each, and I might recall putting some in the Explorer tires, but not certain.

I also plan on testing it next time I change tires. Always mean to, but forget.
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I do not use sealants in my bike tires. But I do on my ATV because it gets ridden on my hunting lease that has tons of thorns. I use slime....which is not my point.

My point is, I reuse the slime several times. When I dismount the tires I scoop it out and put it back in the gallon jug with some fresh stuff, then reapply it to the new set of rubber. I doubt it wears out....but it does thicken with contact with air, so recycle it promptly.

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I've used Ride-On for a number of years and through several tire changes. I use it mostly for balancing. The potential puncture sealing is just a bonus.

I picked up a nail with the original rear tire with Ride-On installed but it went in at the edge of the tire and came out on the side so it may not have completely penetrated. The tire never leaked air and I ran the tire till it wore out.

One drawback is you do have to be a little careful when changing a tire or some of the goop (it is the consistency of snot) can fall out. Most of it stays stuck to the tire but some can drip/drop out if you turn the tire vertical too quickly. I've never seen it on the rim though, just around the inside of the tire.

I had a tire sitting in the corner of the garage waiting for disposal, it was there for about a year, and I had used Ride-On in it. There was still Ride-On dispersed around the tire, some areas more than others. And a few (2-3) small gobs of Ride-On dripped out on the floor over time.

Overall I have been happy with its performance and continue to use it.


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Ride on tire sealant.

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I use it to balance tires. It works fine for that and doesn't make a mess when changing tires. I get better tire mileage than just about anyone else's reports I've seen. I haven't had a puncture in the seven years I've used it.
GrayWolf... Did you take off the small rim weights when you put in the ride on and use a whole bottle per tire?? thx...

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GrayWolf... Did you take off the small rim weights when you put in the ride on and use a whole bottle per tire?? thx...
Not GW, but should be relevant. I took off all weights from the Wee and did test rides before and after adding sealant. Noticeable difference. Perfect balance with sealant.

Will probably leave the weights on the GS as they counter the TPS units.

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