Thanks for the tip OD.
I recently bought two bottles of Ride-On tire sealant and balancer. Just before I was going to put it in, I asked my buddy whose cousin is a Harley mechanic to ask him about it. He said it was crap.
Why does that not surprise me?
I do know of a few reports of problems with the stuff. From what I gathered the problems seemed to be caused by water that got in the tire and mixed with the Ride On...making it less effective, causing corrosion on some wheels.
Compressed air usually contains moisture. Most larger compressors should have water traps...but some don't or some do not work. Two years of topping off your air at gas stations can introduce water into the tire... so my thinking is this is what happened.
When I got my tire installed, the guy said it did take a several minutes to clean off the wheel, but it was not that bad compared to other stuff he has seem. The "fix a flat" stuff being the worst. Slime taking alot longer...The extra time to clean off the wheel of course can be seen as a pain to many mechanics..many do not even clean the wheel off when nothing is used...
You need to clean off the rim no matter what, so some just are lazy or just bitch about it. If it takes the guy a few more minutes to do , I'll tip him a few bucks and all is well....the added security of having Ride On in there in the first place nullifies any complaints in my book....
Do not know how many times I have read here about some wrench saying something that is completely opposite of our collective knowledge. Many wrenches are full of crap it seems, but there are some that do know their stuff.
Most folks here reccomend Ride On as well as stuff like Seafoam, and Rotella oil...these have all passed the test of the folks that actually use the stuff daily and have for some time...so I would tend to follow that before believing one opinion or a few internet reports. You always hear the bad about things and rarely the good.
How many riders made it home because Ride On sealed that hole in their tire?