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post #1 of 11 Old May 20th, 2007, 4:57 pm Thread Starter
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Any general consensus (If that's possible on any topic) regarding the effectiveness or the wisdom of using tire sealants ? I've heard of tire sealants that you use after you get a puncture, but I'm asking about the kind that you would put in your tire before you get a puncture.

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I put the purple stuff in my tires at the recommendation of several folks here. I was steered away from the green slime. No issues. . . yet.

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I use Ride-On TPS. Works as advertised.
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When you go through tires as fast as I do, you don't worry about punctures. Plus adding the cost of Ride-On TPS would surely put me in the poor house. Although, if Dave Dragon's using it...every one should.
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Been using Ultraseal on the last set of Metz (after I got a small puncture in rear) put in at 2000km on the tyres. Haven't picked up any more nails to test it out though... cheers

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Anyone use the tire sealant with a tire pressure monitoring system?

I would use the tire sealant if I knew their were no conflicts with my SmartTire system.

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James, I don't think using a sealer with any of the tire pressure systems is a good idea. Even though the TPS is the only water based one that I know of, I wouldn't use it either. JM2CW

Just as an aside, I see no need for a tire pressure system on a bike except to check pressure first thing in the morning and I've got a good tire gauge for that. I've read every post that has been put up on Smart Tire and the one by Kisan and I just don't see what the BIG DEAL is.

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Tire Sealant

Thanks Steve for the advice on the sealant. I didn't think that it was compatible either, but wanted to check.

Just a comment on the Tire monitoring system. A couple of months ago, I was on a group ride and noticed during the ride back that my SmartTire system was blinking a warning on the rear tire. I checked the tire at a gas station and discovered that the valve stem had started to leak. Through some ingenuity of other riders I was riding with (Thank You Mike Moon!), I was able to get the stem replaced at a Mom and Pop tire shop, and ride home safely. That trip alone made me very aware of the value of these systems!

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James, I don't think using a sealer with any of the tire pressure systems is a good idea. Even though the TPS is the only water based one that I know of, I wouldn't use it either. JM2CW

Just as an aside, I see no need for a tire pressure system on a bike except to check pressure first thing in the morning and I've got a good tire gauge for that. I've read every post that has been put up on Smart Tire and the one by Kisan and I just don't see what the BIG DEAL is.

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Ride-On !

Ride-On ! works as advertised and easy clean-up, when changing out tire.

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While I can not report on the "Ride On" product, I can give a report of what the inside of alloy wheels look like after 20K with the Green Slime.

In a word, nasty. Not only was there a big mess to clean up on my garage floor but the inside of the rims had big chunks of hardened slime that were stuck to the rims so hard that it was really tough to get them off.

As far as sealing the hole(s) in the tires the product worked fine.

Now these were cars tires but they were alloy rims so I am sure the results would be the same with any alloy rim.

Thankfully there were only two rims I had to contend with, one on my car and one on the wife's van.

(yes, I change my own tires on my cars as well as my bike..)
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