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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-01-2016, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Default RideOn Tire Sealant - Balancer after 1.5 years

I had the rear tire changed out last weekend. The RideOn sealant/balancer had separated into clear slime and globs of waxy-gummy stuff.

Anyone have similar results with this product? Miles were 8K since installation.
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I too have experienced this... It was less than a year and about 10k miles. My mechanic says that's the norm.
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I've seen that shit throw a tire terribly off balance. Spooky stuff.

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Hmm Funny some of the guys over on the Venture sie really talk it up as good stuff. Not seen anything about separation or gumming things up. I was thinking about running it next change over. Now may have to think it over more. Bike now has wheel weights on it. Past I have went with balan beads and never had problems. The one thing I did see on research of Ride on was that for our bikes it takes 11oz for the rear tire, 8 for the front. The bottles are sold in 8oz, so we would have to buy 3 @ 29 a piece. It was pretty specific on only running the amount required, so I wouldn't if they have the bottles marked for oz so you can get it correct?

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I've used Ride-on in the last two sets of tires and I've had significantly quicker wear than I should have on both sets. Not sure if Ride-On is the culpert but when I had the new Avon mounted I had the choice of traditional balance or balance beads....I told the shop to use the balance beads which means I can't use the Ride-On....I'll be keeping an eye on how this goes over the life of the tire.
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One day I was riding with Noe from NoeMtz. He was on a used bike that he had just bought. The front end was going nuts. And I mean just jumping all over...close to causing him to put it down. As I recall, it was the worst when he was slowing down from say 55 to about 20 when it would REALLY start dancing. It was pretty brutal...handlebars flopping all over kinda deal. Not subtle by any means.

What he found when he opened it up was that the previous owner had put in Ride On and it was all gummed up and lumpy. He swapped out the tire and added beads. All of that wicked vibration came from the bad RideOn.

So I have to wonder...did the previous owner not ride it and let it sit, and is THAT why it went bad? Or did the previous owner ride the shit out of it and THAT'S why it went bad? Or does it just go bad over time? Does extreme temp, one direction or the other, have an effect on its lifespan? I'd sure like to know what causes it to go bad for some and not others.

I know other people so swear by that RideOn stuff...so go figure.

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I see nothing wrong with the stick on weights my tyre shop use.

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I like my stainless tire beads ... Better then the ceramic ones ..

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So I have to wonder...did the previous owner not ride it and let it sit, and is THAT why it went bad? Or did the previous owner ride the shit out of it and THAT'S why it went bad? Or does it just go bad over time? Does extreme temp, one direction or the other, have an effect on its lifespan? I'd sure like to know what causes it to go bad for some and not others.
I have a feeling it's something simple like "wet air". When we add air to the tires from our home compressors that air is of course a compressed version of the air around us so for those who live in humid climate they are adding wet air into the tires unless they use an air dryer in line somewhere. You can get the screw on ones from Harbor Freight for a few bucks.



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Here's a great idea for tires in general but especially good for M/C tires because of course we only have two (or three for a trike).

A gel laminated in between layers of the tire so when a puncture happens the gel automagically fixes and seals the puncture. We would still need to inspect our tire on a regular basis for nails, screws, etc. I think it would be worth an extra $25 per tire made like this. What do you all think?

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