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    Quote Originally Posted by PosseRider View Post
    Whatever, but when a new tire goes on ,it will be with Dyna Beads & no more vibration in the handlebars. Ride on can Ride out
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    I've used Ride On for years, it has served me well and works as advertised on the web site. Especially like the new improved product where there's no danger of wheel corrosion, biodegradable, and washes easily away with water, but then it's not necessary because it remains in the tire when changing, no mess. Some folks don't like it, and that OK with me, different strokes......

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    I suspect many of those that do not like this product have had one or both of the following experiences:

    1. Did not install the prescribed amount.

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    2. Did not dispense the product in the tires as instructed.

    To bad Honda chooses not to seal their TPMS senors and therefore RideOn is not recommended for use in these bikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfdeputydawg View Post
    I suspect many of those that do not like this product have had one or both of the following experiences:

    1. Did not install the prescribed amount.

    or

    2. Did not dispense the product in the tires as instructed.

    To bad Honda chooses not to seal their TPMS senors and therefore RideOn is not recommended for use in these bikes!
    So much for that !! Everything was done per ride-on instructions
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfdeputydawg View Post
    I suspect many of those that do not like this product have had one or both of the following experiences:

    1. Did not install the prescribed amount.

    or

    2. Did not dispense the product in the tires as instructed.

    To bad Honda chooses not to seal their TPMS senors and therefore RideOn is not recommended for use in these bikes!
    My Indian has sealed sensors and I think the moist environment inside the tires with Ride-On still gets to them. I've had to replace mine and in each case the sensor was swollen where the battery is. Maybe that just how batteries of that type deteriorate, I don't know. I just thought it odd that supposed sealed sensors had swollen batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogcowboy View Post
    My Indian has sealed sensors and I think the moist environment inside the tires with Ride-On still gets to them. I've had to replace mine and in each case the sensor was swollen where the battery is. Maybe that just how batteries of that type deteriorate, I don't know. I just thought it odd that supposed sealed sensors had swollen batteries.
    Was there any RideOn residue on the batteries noted?

    In both cases, your Indian and Gold Wings, it would interesting to know just how the RideOn substance can get on the sensors? It is dispensed into tires with the plunger portion of the valve stems removed. The valves are then cleared with a good shot of compressed air. Then the product is dispersed by riding the bike and remains on the inner circumference of the tire.

    As far as beads balancing better than RideOn in the rear tires of a trike, I again suggest the proper amount was not dispensed into the tires. Remember, those are car tires!!

    I'm sure the beads can balance but, why not have the extra benefit of puncture protection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfdeputydawg View Post
    Was there any RideOn residue on the batteries noted?

    In both cases, your Indian and Gold Wings, it would interesting to know just how the RideOn substance can get on the sensors? It is dispensed into tires with the plunger portion of the valve stems removed. The valves are then cleared with a good shot of compressed air. Then the product is dispersed by riding the bike and remains on the inner circumference of the tire.

    As far as beads balancing better than RideOn in the rear tires of a trike, I again suggest the proper amount was not dispensed into the tires. Remember, those are car tires!!

    I'm sure the beads can balance but, why not have the extra benefit of puncture protection?
    Zero. But the sensor was moist like sweat on a mirror or window in winter. That is a wet environment with Ride-On in tires. That's not saying there never was any that got on it but centrifugal force slung it off. I can see that might happen. But so what? It's a sealed sensor.(quote/unquote)

    I agree with you about using the proper amount. But I've heard of cases of guys claiming they put the correct amount in and had some shake after. I really don't see how. I even removed the weights on mine after the initial ride to get it distributed around the wheel. And the next time I road it, it was fine. There was some minor shake to start but I guess it redistributed around in there. I think that's what it's supposed to do as the tire wears. So I really question those that have trouble with the stuff. It's pain to put in and I'd bet money they never emptied a single bottle. That last bit is very hard to get out. So getting that perfect amount is rather hard. I always buy an extra bottle for that very reason. I'm sure to get the correct amount that way. But then the problem might be getting too much which would be just as bad if not worse. Their instructions on correct amount on the bottle isn't great. Last two bikes had tire sizes not listed. Could that be these guys problem? So they guessed rather give them a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick c View Post
    Has anyone used ride on in there tires want to know if this product really works
    Ride On?

    It will seal if still fluid when leak starts , if it can reach the leak.

    It will balance a tire if ridden while still fluid.

    I bought enough to treat a couple bikes and a trike once. Sometime later maybe a year or so after treating my GL1200 bike, the rear tire was flat. I had put new rubber stems in with the new tires, I always do. I have habit of checking tires before rides, but when I moved it off the center stand that day, I could hardly move the bike, I knew "not good". Pulled air hose to air up, stem had cracks and Ride On had oozed out. I knew, must have been a very old stem the shop sold me to be rotted that fast. I also saw some white stuff on the tire bead where something had oozed out between the tire & rim. I drove my car to work and after work, I removed the rear wheel & tire, broke tire bead on one side, put a new all metal stem in, noticed dry flakey stuff in the rim, pumped tire up, remounted it, parked bike. Next day it was flat again. I dismounted it all again, took a lot of scrubbing to clean that crap off my rim bead, but after that it was OK. I also had checked the front, was adding air there too, noticed a few whisps from the rim edge, decided to dismount and inspect and put in a all metal stem there too, every bit of the Ride On had dried there too, took a lot more scrubbing to clean the rim, put everything back, no more flats.

    In fact, the only flat I've ever had on a MC in 45 years was that rear tire on the 1200 with Ride On in it. I pitched (into the trash) the other containers as I had not yet used them. I will say It did balance really well, smooth as silk, but then, so do my Air Soft Red Jacket .22 Caliber Hard Plastic BBs.

    What bothered me about it was it had hardened into a flakey substance on my rim and had seeped into the rim-bead area between the aluminum and tire bead before hardening, leading to leaks there that otherwise have never been an issue. Lots of scrubbing with soap & water and I got it all gone. I suspect the Ride On did stop a leak at my rear tire's decayed stem, but it was at best an awful mess to clean up after. It was also nearly all dried. The front tire had never gone flat, but I did add air often, and there were those whisps of white from between the tire bead & rim like I had noticed on the back tire/rim. .

    Just my experience there.

    I had bought the several containers or kits from a friend who was a distributor after another friend had found a 5/16" or 3/8" bolt stuck in his bike's rear tire sealed by the Ride On he had put in. He didn't know the bolt was there or even to look for it until a co-worker noticed it at work at the trucking terminal parking lot where he worked, he rode it the <1/4 mile to the Honda shop across the road after work to get it fixed. By time I had my experience, the friend who was a distributor had moved far away so I let it pass.
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