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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up 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...


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I also put it in, as he said above.
I would recomend it, I got it on Ebay cheeper than ordering through the company.

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We put Ride-on in all our motorcycle tires.
Coming back from North Carolina once with a sidecar badly out of alignment I swear I rode in on just the Ride-on since I had so much cord showing on my front and sidecar tire.
My tire guy said he figured a rock or another 10-15 miles and I would have had a blow-out.
(Ok, picture me going down I-40 trying to fly the chair so I can keep the wheel off the pavement.. )
Ride-on.. Your tires best friend!

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Thanks much for the above reminder...as I'm due up for new tires pretty soon.

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I have an 04, put Ride On in them over two years ago. The tires do seem to ride a lot better with Ride On in them. With luck so far the product has not had to do its job yet as for sealing the tire with a pucture. At least I have not seen anything in my tires yet.

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Ride-On is like insurance. You need it but hope to never have to USE it...


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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).
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Just an FYI

Ride-On has a special right now. 1 kit with 4 bottles plus the install kit for 20 bucks plus shipping. Best deal on ebay right now is 24.95 for two bottles.

Here's the link:

http://www.ride-onshop.com/Passenger...Size_Cars.html

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Just an FYI

Ride-On has a special right now. 1 kit with 4 bottles plus the install kit for 20 bucks plus shipping. Best deal on ebay right now is 24.95 for two bottles.

Here's the link:

http://www.ride-onshop.com/Passenger...Size_Cars.html
That is for the cars, which I might buy 2 kits for. But it is not for the motorcycles. The motorcycles take a different formula.


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That is for the cars, which I might buy 2 kits for. But it is not for the motorcycles. The motorcycles take a different formula.

Well crap. I told my riding buddy that I had enough for both of our bikes. I guess I have a set for the car now. That's two of these this week!

What do you suppose the real difference is? I figured it was probably just packaged differently.

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from Kawgirl (the other Di over on the VN750 yahoo group..)
I just finished talking to Andrew at Ride-On. He says the formulation for motorcycles is slightly different. He also said not much would happen if the car formula was used. The difficulty would be installing it because the tips are different for cars and bikes. He figures we could get figure out how to install it no matter which formula we used. Of course, he highly recommends we use the motorcycle formula. He also gave me a coupon code. If you type LEGACY in the coupon area you will get 10% off. If you have any trouble with the coupon call Andrew at 1-888-3-Ride-On (1-888-374-3366).

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