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    Ride-On tire Sealant and Balancer

    Has anyone ever used this product. I have a friend who used it on his Goldwing and swears by it. He took out the air from his tire , put the Ride-On in and then put the air back in. He said that the tires lasted longer with no weights on them, absolutely no vibration, and it protected against blow outs. Anyone else here aver try this product. If this be the case, changing one's own tires would be a breeze.

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    It works as a sealant quite well. I doubt if it really does much balancing. Note that on a modern motorcycle tire - only the center 1.5-2" is protected by the RideOn (there are some photos a friend took showing how little is really "protected").

    It's good stuff in that it doesn't cause a mess at tire changing time. You probably do not want to use it if your bike has a Tire-Pressure-Monitoring system (BMW warns against it.)
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    my dealer used it during my last change of tires. cost $20 per tire but seems to work well.

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    So how would not having weights on the wheels extend the tire life?

    I use a flat fix goop in my airhead tires, though only in the rear since the stuff is not recommended for use in the front for anything over 45 mph (according to the label) which I found odd as we used to use slime back in the 70's in both tires all the time. But since most flats happen in the rear not really a big issue for me.
    It claims it helps balance the tires as well being a liquid and since I run tubes the mess issue is not a problem. I'd be curious about any thoughts on this and the extended life issue with the other stuff.

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    Ride-On

    Thanks to all for replying. My buddy uses the stuff and does get more miles from a set of tires.he never has any vibration issues so the tires wear better and more evenly plus he now changes his own tires and just puts more of the Ride-On stuff in after mounting. He saves money this way plus it offers more puncture protection than without it. He never looses any air either so I will probably switch to it. Thanks again to all who responded.

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    I am just now finishing the zany book, " Mondo Enduro", wherein 7 Brits ride and drink their way 44,000 miles around the world for a year+. They place this tire sealant in their Suzuki DR tubes that wa sinvented by this techy guy in Israel for prevention of military flats and said to be actually bullet proof.It is said to be in use by the Isralei military .They proceed to have just as many flats as they ever had. Make you own conclusion. I put farm tractor slime in my wheelbarrow tire in 1979 and other than a shot of air now and then, it is still there and rolling.

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    Ride-On Sealant

    I rethought my idea to put it in my tires after talking to my dealer. He computer balances all tires both longitude and radial. I check my air religiously every time I get on the bike. Dealer doesn't support any thing added to the tire. I trust him and what he says. Thanks to all.........

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    While returning from the national I had a rear flat due to a 3 day old inner tube (Installed at the rally) failing along a seam. When offered this product at the dealer replacing the tube I went against my usual mindset on these products & had it "installed" . My recent experience with having a flat on a busy freeway no doubt had some influence on my thinking.

    So far the tire runs good, It was not damaged, However I can't imagine a real way to know if this stuff is really any good (unless I see where it has seeped out and plugged a leak that is).

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    We will see...

    Had my factory installed Metzeler Z8's replaced with Michelin PR3's yesterday at 12,973. Since the factory never installed wheel weights, I suspect they figured out a way to ensure the wheels were balanced without them, I wasn't wanting weights installed with the new tires. I asked the service manager if they had Dyna Beads and they did not. He then mentioned having Ride-on TPS and after a short discussion I did recall reading about the product and seeing their video some time ago.

    The service manager explained that there have been no issues with those who have used it and emphasized that in addition to balancing it also protects against punctures near the center of the tread. For $13 per bottle, needed two, I elected to go with it.

    Picked the bike up and took a 30 mile ride ranging from city stop and go to 85 mph on the freeway and the bike is so smooth it is like riding on glass. With this being my first set of PR3's I cannot compare wear as one of the claims is extended tire life but I can say the balance claim has been validated. Although there is a claim of puncture protection I will still travel with plugs and compressor just in case.

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    I know! New tires are always such a pleasure. It lets you know how much your handling has depreciated during the life of the tires.....

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    I use it, but I still balance my tires before installing it. The logic being that the sealant will spread more evenly if it does not have to offset any balance issues. I find the bike runs smoother as the Ride-on does the fine balancing. No mess at all on tire change, it stays on the tire. I did once change out a worn tire and found a piece of metal stuck through it. I still check the tires occasionally for road pick-ups, but somehow I missed this one. It was ground flat on the outside but stuck through into the interior. I am a fan.

    The Ride-on product for motorcycling is not speed limited. They have some different formulations for ATV's and such that is speed limited.

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    this is what 1 1/2 bottles of ride-on looks like in a 160 60 18 michelin pilot road 2 after 5000 miles...





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