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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone use Ride-On, or any similar gel-like tire sealants? It sounds good in theory, but I'd love to hear feedback from anyone who deals more with wheels and safety at a professional level. Can any shop guys comment on having to work on wheels with Ride-On and if it's a problem or not?

My thought is that messing with the wheels is a big deal, and you'd probably be better off using a plug in most cases. On the other hand, nothing is worse than a blow-out on the road. That could crash the bike. Anything that helps prevent a blowout is a worthwhile safety feature and would be better than having to deal with a fast flat at high speed.

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I just took delivery of three 8 oz bottles. I plan to try it in my front wheel for it's dynamic balancing properties. I have dyna beads (actually, counteract, but same principle), and I really don't care for them. I think they get hung up on the inside of the tire and don't always place themselves accurately.. then, when you get up to hwy speed, they stay where they were due to the centrifugal force. I'm betting the gelatinous nature of the ride-on will allow it to remain better balanced.

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Does anyone use Ride-On, or any similar gel-like tire sealants? It sounds good in theory, but I'd love to hear feedback from anyone who deals more with wheels and safety at a professional level. Can any shop guys comment on having to work on wheels with Ride-On and if it's a problem or not?

My thought is that messing with the wheels is a big deal, and you'd probably be better off using a plug in most cases. On the other hand, nothing is worse than a blow-out on the road. That could crash the bike. Anything that helps prevent a blowout is a worthwhile safety feature and would be better than having to deal with a fast flat at high speed.

http://www.ride-on.com/

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I have run Ride-On for several thousand miles and it works. It balanced the tires and plugs all holes without any real loss of pressure. I will admit that I did plug a hole even with ride on in the tire because of the size of the hole and all the ride on seemed to do was turn it into a really slow leak.

I know this is going to piss off the safety nazis here but I continue to ride my rear tire with multiple punctures and a plug in it. All the punctures have been sealed by Ride On and the plug does its job perfectly. I check my tires every time I ride and have yet to lose any pressure at all.
Before someone jumps in with how horrible and unsafe that is take into account that I have ridden multiple bikes with plugs in them both Sportbikes and my victory thousands of trouble free "sporty" miles.

I have yet to get my tires that are running Ride On changed but from looking at the youtube video when they peel the tire off the rim all the gel is in the tire, unlike Slime that gets everywhere.

Ride On is a great investment if you have tires that seem to have magnets in them and do not like replacing them with thousands of miles left in them. Since I found it I will never get tires without putting Ride On in them.

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The fact that you don't have to worry about the wheel weights, which some of us have lost while riding, already makes the Ride-On worth the money. Plugging holes as you acquire them is the icing on the cake.

It's one of those products you buy once, and you're hooked. You won't be able to buy another set of tires without putting Ride-On in them. I haven't heard of anyone who's tired it and did not like it - yet.

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Went to an independent shop run by guys that are both experienced and trustworthy. Wanted to buy Dyna Beads and install them due to losing weights. They turned on a laptop and showed me the Ride-On video and I was sold. They sell Dyna Beads as well, but like Ride-On better for many reasons, including its easier to deal with for tire changes as it just sticks to the tread area inside the tire. I get a smooth ride at any speed now, which I didn't get with metal weights. No punctures yet, so can't comment on that. I recommend Ride-On - go for it.

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I have done both the dyna beads and the ride on. The ride on did a much better job of balancing the tire. Plus the added aid in flat prevention. I will put it in my victory once I buy some more.

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How many oz. does it take per tire?

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How many oz. does it take per tire?
Depends on tire size. but you'll most likely need 3 tubes of it. Check their web site. I have only found one place so far that stocks it. That's in Wooster Ohio

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So my dad has a bmw that he is having tires put on but the guy doing it does not have the adapter for the single sided swingarm. So I am seeing no complaints with this ride-on stuff but he doesn't want to even entertain the idea. My question and I belive his is, what happens when you need new tires in the future? Slime is some nasty stuff and if you've ever seen it after the fact you'd know. I'm pretty sure that's the biggest concern. The only place in the area that can balance the wheel I'm VERY unhappy with and am suggesting any other option. Help me help him!
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