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Can I apply Ride-On without taking out the valve stem?

Does anybody know?

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You don't have to take out the whole valve stem, just unscrew the core, and they provide the tool to take it out.

https://images.ride-on.eu/en_US/install ... ctions.pdf
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DO I even have to take the core out? Have u put in it your tires? What was your ride like after application? Kinda wobbly? That's one thing I'm a little apprehensive about. I don't wanna go > 45 mph after I apply it. Or what's the minimum distance & mph & time? 5 min at 50 mph or what wud u say?

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Yes you must take the core out.
Follow the instructions!!!
The last thing you do is to shoot a blast of air into the stem to clear it. Then you reinstall the core and air up the tire. Go for at least a ten mile ride to properly disburse the product inside the tire.

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Okee dok...40 OR 45 mph for 15 min b ok?

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You'll know when the smooths out. That'll be enough.

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Do I need to take the weights off the wheel?

Have you used it yourself?

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I have used it for years.
Weights are optional. Since they're already there, no need to take them off unless you want to.
When you get new tires, there is no need to have them balanced if you install RideOn.

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Thank you. That gives me some reassurance. I'm a bit wary of riding a wobbly bike on the highway. You see, I had a flat & just plugged it & many are saying don't go on the highway (fast speeds) with a plug in rear tire. Maybe I will get someone else to ride it

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So I assume you've used Ride-On?

I have a plug in my rear tire, but thot I'd try Ride-On as back up assurance.

To start with some guy have suggested I don't ride highway with just a plug in. What's your knowledge of that? Also, my rear tire (with the plug) has 50% tread left on it. Should I feel safe riding down the highway for even 10 minutes after I apply the ride-on (to distribute it). IF it wobbles (until the ride-on is distributed) how will it affect the riding? Is it still gonna be safe?

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Honestly, I value my life more than the cost of a new tire. I would ride a plugged tire, gently, for as long as it took me to get home so that I could replace it.

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Thanks for the quick reply! I appreciate quick replies.

I was just wondring how safe it is to ride a plugged tire for 10 or so min at 45 to 60 mph immediately following a new application of Ride-On to evenly distribute the Ride-on. The tire (rear) is now smoothed down pretty good to be flush with the tire.

Some mechanic guy was trying to tell me those plugs fall out at highway speeds. I question that.

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I think you're way over-thinking this Ride-On thing...

Also, you're not worried about riding for a prolonged period on a plugged tire at highway speeds, yet you're worried about how Ride-On will feel for ten minutes?

The conditions are actually mutually exclusive. Ride-On calls for being ridden at highway speeds to distribute the liquid, but your plugged tire is, according to some, not fit for highway speeds.

So, get a new tire, put Ride-On in it if you want the balance and peace of mind against future punctures, and ride it at highway speeds.
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I would carefully ride a plugged tire to nearest place I could get it patched on the inside!
Then I would install the RideOn in all tires. Meaning 2 or 3 or 4, however many tires you have. Yes, even use in cars and trucks!
The only place it is not recommended is in the Wings that have the OEM TPMS as for whatever reason Honda does not seal the sensors.

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I can't find anybody around here who is willing to patch the inside of a tire with a plug for liability reasons.

So, now I guess I have to get a new tire already with 50% tread still on? I DO wanna be safe on the highway. But I also have ride on (yet to be put in) for assurance around town.

Where's the best tire & place to get it here in Canada? It's the rear tire & right now I have E3's on both front & rear.

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Based on their age code, you might be due for tires regardless of the tread left on them.
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right. I'll have to check that (date code)



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