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tire slime

Postby Fred Blind » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:58 pm

Has anyone used the tire slime sealant if so how does it work.
Also does it affect tire wear?

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Re: tire slime

Postby golden highway » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:23 pm

I used it on my riding mower. The tires were old dry rotted and had several punctures in them. I even had 1/4" piece of wood go through the sidewall of one of the tires but never had a leak. Now I don't know how it would do on a motorcycle tire.

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Re: tire slime

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:01 pm

Put it in a bike or car wheel and most places will charge you more to change the next tire. It's nasty stuff and no joy to clean. Use in emergency only is my thought.
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Re: tire slime

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:43 pm

I agree. The previous owner of my 1500 had put it in the tires, and it took me a good half hour to clean that sticky goop off of each rim after I removed the tire, and another half an hour to clean the sticky goop off of the tire changing machine as well. I dislike it.

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Re: tire slime

Postby Red Ron » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:21 am

I don't have TPMS on my wing but I think it really gums up the sensor units.

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Re: tire slime

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:48 am

NEGATIVE on Slime in motorcycle tires. It's worse than any of the horror stories you have ever heard or read :twisted:
However, I can introduce you to http://www.ride-on.com/
Study the link. Been using with no problems for years.
One caution: Honda's TPMS senors are not coated, so at this time RideOn is not recommended for use w/GoldWing TPMS bikes

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Re: tire slime

Postby thrasherg » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:18 pm

I run tire beads for balancing, so any form of slime is out for me (would cause the beads to stick together and cause real balance issues!).. I rarely have punctures (Probably twice in 30 years) but all of my tires have needed balancing, so I prefer to put beads in my tyre (rather than slime)!! Different function but can only use 1, so the beads win..
As mentioned, the slime is a bugger to clean, I also like to know when I have had a puncture (because depending where the hole is, I might want to change the tyre) so I can decide on my safety, the slime if it works correctly (and it doesn't always work!!) will not let you know that you had a puncture.. Just my personal feeling..


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Re: tire slime

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:39 pm

Do not confuse RideOn w/Slime
RideOn not only seals punctures, it is also a tire balancer!!!!!
You owe it to yourself to peruse the sight http://www.ride-on.com/
Using this product does not relieve one of the responsibility of checking ones tires frequently for impaled objects and proper inflation! What it does do, within the limitations shown on the web sight is keep you from suffering the faith of having a flat in the middle of no where.
Find something in a tire, pull it out. The RideOn seals the puncture w/little or no air loss. There is no need for plugs or a compressor!!!
When time to change tires, if there is any RideOn where it shouldn't be, which is a rare occurrence, if at all, it is water soluble and easily cleans up w/the water hose!

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Re: tire slime

Postby Sally » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:54 pm

NEVER slim a tire other than a lawn mower or yard trailer.That stuff is crap. It will wreck your tpms. I would put a tube in first any tire.. Sally

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Re: tire slime

Postby Bamaeagle » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:33 pm

I would not use that stuff inside my motorcycle tires. I changed the tires on my 1500 and the PO had used that stuff and it took me over an hour per tire/rim to clean it up so a new tire would fit on properly. I change all my tires myself on my wings.


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