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1Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Tire Sealant Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:25 pm

Oldgoat

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Hey Folks,

Anyone have experience with the tire sealant:

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

Thanks,
OG

    

2Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Re: Tire Sealant Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:36 pm

RicK G

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There are pro and cons about it.
It does work to a fair degree but the thing I don't like is that at tire changing time it is very messy as it is still liquid and runs out when the bead is broken. It sticks to everything and mostly me.
It does act as a dynamic ballancer which is good as the tire does change ballance through its life.
I prefer to cary a puncture kit and a small cheap compressor with the plastic case removed and it goes into the rear compartment along with a heap of other junk that is rarely needed.


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3Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Re: Tire Sealant Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:24 am

Oldgoat

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Thanks Rick! I'll have to weigh that against the beads vs. the weights as well.

OG

    

4Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Re: Tire Sealant Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:46 am

RicK G

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With regard to the beads you are usually better of to get the tire ballanced with weights first then use beads to make it spot on and to compensate when things change slightly with tire wear


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

5Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Re: Tire Sealant Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:17 am

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@Rick G wrote:With regard to the beads you are usually better of to get the tire ballanced with weights first then use beads to make it spot on and to compensate when things change slightly with tire wear

Interesting Rick, I was just looking at some videos on the beads 2 nights ago and wondering if they are snake oil?

88KE


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6Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Re: Tire Sealant Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:14 am

Oldgoat

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I've been running the beads 88 and have not been entirely happy with the results. In particular the imbalance before they spool up and at lower speeds is something I'm not liking. My have to do the weights too as Rick is saying or go with the sealant to get the results I want.

OG

    

7Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Re: Tire Sealant Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:23 pm

sidecar paul

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Hi OG,

I'm the other side of the coin to Rick, I use Ultraseal in all my tyres and pulled a nail out of the outfit's rear last year without any loss of pressure.

Paul.

PS it's water soluble so no mess at tyre changing time.


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8Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Re: Tire Sealant Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:14 pm

Oldgoat

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Thanks for the info Paul! Do you use weights in addition to the sealant or just the heavy dose of sealant they recommend?

OG

    

9Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Re: Tire Sealant Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:23 pm

sidecar paul

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Yes, OG, I do use weights to balance the wheel before adding the Ultraseal and I've never had any low speed 'out of balance' feelings.

Paul.


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'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

10Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Re: Tire Sealant Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:28 pm

Oldgoat

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Nice. Thanks mate!

    

11Back to top Go down   Tire Sealant Empty Re: Tire Sealant Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:12 pm

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I used to use a sealant I bought at a m/c show in the the tyres on my Gold Wing and they suggested looking down the forks like a rifle barrel when riding, you need to stand up to do that on the naked Wing, and you can see the forks vibrating forward and backwards in a blur of movement. Then added the sealant and went for a ride, repeated the sighting test and the forks were steady as a rock. That stuff had asbestos fibres in a gel like liquid but it worked very well. Would not be allowed to sell that nowadays due to the asbestos and the downstream risk to anyone removing tyres and it drying out and the asbestos becoming airborne.
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