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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 11:44 PM
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I've got the Stop & Go Tire Plugger, it's a kit that I keep in the rear glove box. I had to use it on my back tire once and it worked exactly as it was supposed to, perfect! I never used it before and I was up and running in 10 minutes. Later I found out that most places will not patch a motorcycle tire and I went and bought a new rear tire after riding on the plugged one for about 150 miles. I just got worried that the plugged tire wasn't as safe and with all the highway driving I do, I didn't want to take the chance. But the plug worked perfectly and I made it home and beyond on it.

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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-07-2009, 12:27 AM
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I always run mine on a plug, 10,000 miles or so.
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And as mentioned in the other "flat tire" thread, you don't need no steeek'n tools...just:

http://www.rhinotire.com/



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That`s a very impressive video, driving over a board full of nails and not having a leak. In your opinion KM, how does Ride-On compare with the Rhino tire treatment as regards effectiveness and cost of treatment. I may need some new tires before this summer is over, and need to decide what to get.

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..... In your opinion KM, how does Ride-On compare with the Rhino tire treatment as regards effectiveness and cost of treatment. I may need some new tires before this summer is over, and need to decide what to get.

I can not give any testimonials on the Rhinotire treatment, all I know about it is what I too see and read at their website...and yes their videos are imprressive.

Ride-On however is highly reccomended by the Yahoo group, and other forums. I have used it in my Vulcan and now use it in my FJR's tires. I must report that I have never had a flat, but then, it is entirely possibble I do have a punctured tire and don't know it...as I have read reports of several Vulcan owners, one reporting on his Goldwing, that when they went to have new tires mounted on their bikes, the shop discovered nails sticking out on he inside of their old tire. The Ride-On had sealed the leak, the nail was never noticed by the owner , and none of the bikes had any air leaks. This is also impressive in my opinion.
Ride-On looks to cost less, as I think I spent about 25 bucks to treat both tires on my FJR. The stuff remains liquid in the tire, and is actualy supposed to help balance the tire more. I can report that at 137mph the bike showed no symptoms of unbalanced wheels

The Rhino tire treatment costs more, and must be done by them, where Ride-On is owner applied. If I was looking to replace my tires I might seriously consider buying the treated tires directly from Rhinotire, but I think I would need to see some reports from folks I know that went that route themselves.

For the time being, I still reccomend Ride-On over any product on the market,for cost, ease of use, and the fact that I know the stuff works even after a few years sitting in the tire in both cold and hot weather....not so sure of the longevity of the Rhinotire treatment.

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I found a nice 12 volt, 250 psi air compressor at WalMart for $10 and bought two of them. Brand was "fuel." They will fit in the larger tool bags, 12X6X4, with room for a tire plug kit, too. I'll set up the connection to fit the battery tender harness. This rig should work fine on the road with tubeless tires, and it's cheap insurance if you don't need it.
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