Ride On Tire Balance and Repair


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Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby Captain422 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:59 am



Has anyone tried the Ride On Tire Balance and Repair system. It looks interesting but I wondered what the pros and cons are with this product.
Here is a link to one supplier: http://www.jpcycles.com/product/353-177



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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:42 pm

Most places that change tires will either charge more or refuse to change tires that have some sort of sealant in them. It's a pain you know where when you have to clean that stuff off the rim.
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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby Captain422 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:11 pm

cbx4evr wrote:Most places that change tires will either charge more or refuse to change tires that have some sort of sealant in them. It's a pain you know where when you have to clean that stuff off the rim.

I agree that some products leave a residue in the tire and on the rim. The manufacturer states that this product is non corrosive and could be washed away with water leaving no residue on the tire or the rim. I was encouraged to see JP Cycles and Rocky Mountain ATV carrying the product instead of some unknown supplier. My local Honda dealer also carries and recommends it for their bikes and ATV's. I guess more research is in order.

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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:26 pm

My 1500 had this in the tires when I got it. It made an unholy mess of the tire changing machine that took almost half an hour to clean up. Yes, it's water soluble, but it's sticky and nasty and a real mess to clean up - I can see why shops either refuse or charge extra for tires with this stuff in them.

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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby TennX » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:30 pm

Heard the same clean up stories over on the VTX board....I dont know how the GW community feels about plugging tires, but on my 1300 I carry a slime pump and worm type plug kit it has served me well, I havent made up my mind about the GW yet....good luck

I use dyna beads in the 1300 tires cause of the style of rims, most likely will stay with regular weights on the GW...
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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby Captain422 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:36 pm

Good and practical feedback. Much appreciated.

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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:34 pm

TennX wrote:Heard the same clean up stories over on the VTX board....I dont know how the GW community feels about plugging tires, but on my 1300 I carry a slime pump and worm type plug kit it has served me well, I havent made up my mind about the GW yet....good luck

I use dyna beads in the 1300 tires cause of the style of rims, most likely will stay with regular weights on the GW...


I carry the same plugs in my 1500 (and in my truck) - I have a little compressor in my truck, and the 1500 of course has an on-board compressor.

You might want to consider Dyna Beads in your 1500, knowing its propensity for cupping front tires.

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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby TennX » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:47 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
TennX wrote:Heard the same clean up stories over on the VTX board....I dont know how the GW community feels about plugging tires, but on my 1300 I carry a slime pump and worm type plug kit it has served me well, I havent made up my mind about the GW yet....good luck

I use dyna beads in the 1300 tires cause of the style of rims, most likely will stay with regular weights on the GW...


I carry the same plugs in my 1500 (and in my truck) - I have a little compressor in my truck, and the 1500 of course has an on-board compressor.

You might want to consider Dyna Beads in your 1500, knowing its propensity for cupping front tires.


I guess I was misinformed , I thought I read where the on board wouldnt air up tires and I can do the beads in the 1500, I have a sackful....
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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:38 pm

TennX wrote:I guess I was misinformed , I thought I read where the on board wouldnt air up tires and I can do the beads in the 1500, I have a sackful....


It will do it, but very slowly...and you have to give it a 50% duty cycle to keep it from overheating (run for 4 minutes, let it cool for 4 minutes).

To run it as per the manual, you have to have the bike in "P" (which means the engine is off), connect the hose to the outlet in the right saddlebag, hook the other end to the tire, and run the compressor.

You can do it with the engine running however (which runs the compressor faster, and doesn't run the risk of killing your battery). Put the bike on the center stand, then decrease the rear shock pressure to BELOW what you want to fill the tire to. Connect the hose to the outlet and tire, then run the compressor to fill the tire (the 4 minutes on/4 minutes off rule still applies). The pressure shown on the display won't change for some time, until the pressure in the tire gets up past the pressure in the shock; at that point it will increase, showing you the pressure in the tire as it goes up. When you get it to where you want it, disconnect the hose from the tire and then from the outlet, then repressurize the rear shock to where it should be.

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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby TennX » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:57 pm

Well definitely good to know, but I think I will go ahead install my 12volt plug and put a slime compressor in the bags...many thanks
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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:44 pm

I have used RideOn for years! What I have found:
1. It is an excellent tire/wheel balancer also.
2. It provides a protected area for certain size punctures as advertised.
3. When properly installed and then distributed by riding, it then is situated in the tire and not on the rim.
4. It does not corrode wheels, as a matter of fact, it has not gotten on my wheels!
5. It is water soluble and cleans up w/a garden hose, if needed for some reason! Mine has remained in the tire and is discarded w/the used tire!
6. One does not try to plug a puncture on a tire w/RideOn in in! "Sealant" is the key word here. Pull out the offending object and ride.
7. Many people confuse RideOn w/Slime-the green stuff. RideOn is far superior for on the road vehicles.
There is one word of caution. At this time, RideOn is not suggested for use in GoldWings that have the TPMS. A formula for this use is being developed, is my understanding.
I have no affiliation w/RideOn or any of it's dealers. I think this is the best product available for balancing and sealing.
The same shop has been changing my tires for years and have no problems doing so with the RideOn installed.

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Re: Ride On Tire Balance and Repair

Postby Captain422 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:49 pm

Thank You tfdeputydawg. I appreciate your input. it is good to hear from someone who has used the product and is satisfied with the result.




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