Growling at the World...
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Ride-On Tire Sealant
I put Ride-On tire sealant in my Nomad today. A bit of insurance for the trip to Kentucky Lake in August... Installation (can it be called an instal?) went easy. Just let the old stale air out of the tire, removed the tire valve stem with a supplied tool, attached a hose to the valve and dumped in the bottle, reinstalled valve stem and put new air (regular air, not the new synthetic stuff) in to the recommend PSI and repeated the procedure for the other tire. For the Nomad, I used a bottle each tire. When Chad did this to his tires on his VN750, he used 7/8's of a bottle for the front and a whole bottle for the rear.
Then came the initial ride to spread the stuff around. Chad claimed on his VN750, it rode rough and shook for the first mile or two. On the Nomad, being a 830 lb bike, I didn't experience this much. A little rough for the first block or two but smoother after that. After 5 miles it was just as before and after 20 miles, it was like riding on glass. I believe that after adding Ride-On, my tires are better balanced then before (which is a claim by the company).
I chose Ride-On over the other tire sealants (like Slime) due to recommendations by friends, motorcycle mag's and the company website. The claimed benifets are as follows.
1) Seals punctures instantly as you ride. (the hole will be sealed within a few rotations of the tire)
2) Automatically BALANCES your tires to ZERO balance. (saves you money and improves handling)
3) Special corrosion inhibitors prevent tire dry rot that leads to small slow leaks.
4) Extends tire life by 25% or MORE. (change your tires less often, saving you hundreds of $$$)
5) Helps your tires run cooler. (extending tire life and wear)
6) Seals punctures with fibers that are SIX TIMES STRONGER THAN STEEL.
7) Washes out simply with water. Environmentally SAFE !!
8) Maintains proper inflation in your tires.
9) Prevents RUST on your steel or aluminum rims.
10) Remains effective to MINUS - 40 degrees below zero and +250 degrees above zero Fahrenheit.
I look forward to seeing if this product really extends the life of my tires. So far, I'm glad I did this insurance policy. If it prevents a roadside problem during KY Lake, then it has paid for itself...
Evan Breyn ~ The Bulldog
2006 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic FLHTCUI ~ The Big Black Bitch ~ 26,000 miles.
2002 Kawasaki Nomad 1500 ~ The Red Dog ~ Traded in at 22,000 miles of smiles (purchased new 10/05 / Traded in 6/12).
1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 ~ Black Betty ~ 34,999.7 miles
VROC ~v~ 485
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