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post #1 of 20 Old 09-27-2009, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Ride-On sealant

I just put Ride-On in my Strom tires. The Wee is fine. The V now shakes, where it didn't before the application of Ride-On. It is most noticeable at an indicated 90mph. I gave it about three miles at speed. These are the same tires I had on it at the Labor Day Weekend Rally and they ran smoothly then. One change since then, I put in a new rear tire valve stem because the one previously installed was bent in a scary way. It hadn't started to leak but I didn't think it was a good idea to wait for a catastrophic failure. Anyway, the point is, I've got a shake. The question is, is this normal? Does it sometimes take several high speed miles for the proclaimed balancing to take effect? I put 6oz in the front and 8oz in the rear. The only other parameter that is different is chain tension. I set it slightly tighter than I usually do. It's around 25mm from down to up with finger pressure. I believe that's right where the book says it is supposed to be. Previously, I used 25mm between up with finger pressure and no pressure.

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I've never had a problem with Ride-On and it shouldn't take more than a mile or two to distribute itself. Is that 25mm on the side stand at the tightest point in the run?

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I usually do the chain adjustment with the bike on a lift, where it's upright but with the bike's weight on the tire. This last time, I was too lazy to put a jack under it and look for the tightest spot. I'll check that tomorrow.

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I never had any problem with balancing and RideOn, but its performance as a leak stopper was disappointing: http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,9138.0.html

Next time I am going to try UltraSeal, designed for the military to plug bullet holes.

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Good post, LordSmoke, but a little depressing to a guy who just bought a case of Ride-On. Oh well. I'll loosen my chain a tad and see if the shaking goes away. Fingers crossed.

EDIT: Okay, I found the chain maybe slightly tight but probably not tighter than spec. I reset it to 30mm. Couldn't see much difference in slack (tight spot) after several wheel revolutions. I wonder if my basic imbalance might be beyond the ability of Ride-On to correct? It's possible that I simply didn't notice the vibration since putting on new tires because I don't usually go an indicated 90mph anymore and when I do for some reason, passing usually, I'm paying more attention to road and traffic than to bike tremors? After charging the tires with Ride-On, I was of course hoping for buttery smoothness and looking for it. Confirmed that the vibration remained after loosening the chain a touch. Crap.

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Thinking about DirtDad's weird tire wear thread, I bumped the front tire pressure to 41 psi (max stated on sidewall) and went for another spin. It still has a fast quiver at 90mph but it is much less. Hmm. Maybe the Anakee is just a shaky tire? Funny that it isn't noticeable before you put the 6 oz of Ride-on in it. The Wee is still wearing its original TrailWing on the front. Anybody know how Ride-On performs in a knobby front tire at high speed?

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Ultra Seal

Next time I am going to try UltraSeal, designed for the military to plug bullet holes.[/QUOTE]

So where can you buy Ultra Seal. I check the internet and could only find Gemplers but they do not sell the type used in cars or motorcycles called "Highway Performance".
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Used Ride On to balance a set of Conti Trail Attacks a couple hundred miles ago. Have had it up to triple digits with no noticable problems.8)
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Ride on

I used it and went on a 6,000 mile trip. I got a slight wobble at 30 mph (only if I took my hands off the bars) while on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but nothing at higher speed. Funny thing is I don't get any wobble at all now.

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post #10 of 20 Old 09-29-2009, 10:31 PM
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You didn't say whether you removed the original wheel weights when you added the Ride On. If you still have the weights on, try removing them. The Ride On should balance the wheel assembly just fine without the weights.

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