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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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To start with, I just got my new Metzler ME880 Marathon tires in. Front 110/90H-19/TL and rear 170/80HB -15. Now I read on the Forum that they are not that great anymore....... Oh well, I got'em so I'm gonna use'em! My question is, what are your feelings on using Ride On? They claim you don't have to have them balanced when you use it. BTW, it would have saved me a new tire on my Ninja had I used it because I pushed the bike about 10 feet with a nail in it and it pushed through the sidewall.... Plan on lubing the splines while I have the rear tire off.
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I believe you should have your tires balanced properly first.

But still put in the Ride On. I been using the stuff for years and it's worth the price. Would not ride without it.

Luckily I've never had to test it's purpose, but I know many that did and thank god they put the stuff in there.

Next to SeaFoam.... it's my most highly reccomended product.


It's supposedly true that Ride On will HELP balance your tires.... But think of it's true purpose.... I'd rather have it evenly distributed through out my tire than to have it all on one side because the tire was way out of balance.

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The product for balancing is a tire balancing bead(Dyna Beads or similar) I have not used them on my bike but they are in my F450 dually and seem to work well there. I wonder if they can be used in tandem with Ride On
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The product for balancing is a tire balancing bead(Dyna Beads or similar) I have not used them on my bike but they are in my F450 dually and seem to work well there. I wonder if they can be used in tandem with Ride On
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I'd have to say NO.
The dyna beads are cool, but Ride On will balance your wheel AND seal punctures.

It's really not that hard to balance a tire. If your unable.. Some shops have dynamic balancers... Which tell what side (left/right) the weight needs to go.. Usefull on those wide tires and something neither of those products address.

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thats sort of what I figured as the Ride On might keep the dyna beads from distributing properly.

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Hay Gregg ride on is great stuff, but the problem with it is that it will not seal a side wall hole in the tire. The stuff stays in the bottom or tread area of the tire, and will only seal the hole if it is in the tread. That is if it is not to large of a hole.

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I have Ride On in the tires of my Valkyrie. I had the tires installed and asked not to have them balanced so I could test the Ride on. There is no vibration noticeable up to 110 mph. from the tires. I guess that it does OK as a balancer. I don't know of any punctures yet.
Don't feel bad about your Metzelers either. I still think they are excellent tires and have no reason to think otherwise except they are not American made.
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First Ive heard of this product....sounds like this florescent green stuff I used to put in my Kblazer....I see the intent, but.....

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that it will not seal a side wall hole
If you have a hole in your sidewall, then you need to replace the tire or go tube....I actually miss the days of tubes...easier to fix than this tubeless trash in the long run...



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To start with, I just got my new Metzler ME880 Marathon tires in. Front 110/90H-19/TL and rear 170/80HB -15. Now I read on the Forum that they are not that great anymore....... Oh well, I got'em so I'm gonna use'em!
Metzeler had some production issues in their Brazil based operation a number of years ago. The issues were resolved some time ago. Haven't heard of any issues since. They are great, so enjoy!


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While I was walking through the TourExpo vendor booths at Americade the other week I overheard someone ask the rep at the Stop N' Go booth about tire sealants. The rep said that a sealant can make a puncture hard to find for a proper repair. I hadn't thought of that potential problem.

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