StromTrooper banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
835 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
556 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
327 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
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...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
835 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
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!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
128 Posts
What kind of mess is there to clean up during tire changes?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
835 Posts
Discussion Starter #8

·
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
Joined
·
38,103 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
835 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
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.
Yup, that's how it looked to me. Nothing like slime at all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,589 Posts
thanks for the safety tip

Ride-On sounds like a big plus for rider safety, especially on freeways.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
835 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Ride-On sounds like a big plus for rider safety, especially on freeways.
You're welcome. Whenever I buy a bike I get it to the shop as soon as I'm able to get this stuff put in.

I had a shaky front end on my Roadstar. Thought maybe it was bearings. It wasn't. Put in Ride On & that all went away. Plus, right after I put the car tire on the back of the Roadstar I got a nail in it. Pulled the nail out & it sealed right up. Never lost any pressure.

It won't do anything for sidewall punctures, but I think most of them occur in the middle of the tire typically anyway.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
I originally put the ride-on in for vibration damping; it really works! I also feel I get longer life out of my tires, over 13K on the last rear. I did have a screw just outside the contact area of the ride-on which required a plug. Yes I plugged the rear tire with a mushroom type plug over 5 months ago with no issues. I also told the tire shop don't worry about balancing the tires as I was using Ride-on. :thumbup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
327 Posts
My only real complaint with Ride On is that the stuff is thick and it wasn't all that easy a transition from the bottle through the valve stem. Next time I'm going to let the bottles sit out in the sun for a couple of hours, or warm them in hot water before I begin.
 

·
$tromtrooper
Joined
·
2,378 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,418 Posts
Some are reporting good experiences using Ride On. I would conclude that using it would increase safety. Less chance of loosing control of your machine in traffic if a tire quickly goes flat. Who can argue with that? Also we should inspect tires occasionally for stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,442 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
835 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
Congratulations, that is certainly different from my experience: http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-v-strom-discussion/35027-ride-=-fail-story-flat-tire.html

I've switched to Ultraseal. No problems. A real mess when changing tires. Haven't decided to use it in the GS (TPM), but probably will at first tire change if I do it myself.

Of course, there is no substitute for a plug kit and air compressor.
That sucks. Glad you found something that works for you though.

So far Ride On has worked for me in 2 tires that I know of so I'm gonna stick with it until it fails me. I do carry a 12v compressor & plug kit now as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
327 Posts
One concern with ride-on is the added half-pound of roda patting unstrung weight. Less unstrung weight and less rotating weight are always desirable.
Which is somewhat offset by the removal of wheel balancing weights - more so on knobbies, etc.

Still, you make a good point...
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top