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This post is what causes ADMINS to go nuts as it most likely should go in Accessories (Tires???) but here's where the action is. I guess can be moved later.

I purchased the "Ride-On" tire protection kit but have been leery of filling my tires with anything other than nitrogen or air. So, if you have used the system, some questions:
1. When new tires are put on must wheels/rims be cleaned with some sort of solvent. The mfg says no but am looking ofr real world.

2. Have you experienced any problems with the process?
3. If you got a new bike would you use the system again.

Thanks in advance for those using the system.
 

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Ride on

I've been using Ride on for a while now with 2 tire changes (4 tires) done during that period. I point blank asked the guy at the Boise, Idaho dealership if it was a problem and he said not at all, just washed it out with water. The other person that changed them didn't say anything so I'm guessing he didn't have much difficulty either.
 

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Time to Move and Close

Moderator move to accessories if you wish. Two solid answers good enough for me . . . next weekend project.
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:eek: You will want to call BEFORE you use it if you have Smart tire.
It clogs the sensors. :eek:
 

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I'm getting the "Wheel and Tire " extended warranty from BMW when I pick up my bike this week. Does anyone know if "Ride-On" affects that policy?

Robin
 

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jpalamaro said:
2. Have you experienced any problems with the process?
3. If you got a new bike would you use the system again.
Thanks in advance for those using the system.
I have it in both bikes and all four cars.
 

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John - "Ride-On" is an excellent product. There is no tire in my garage without it.
 

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There was a pretty good thread a while back on Ride-On. You might search the archive and check it out. The responses were fairly positive.
 

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Sounds so good I just ordered three bottles from their web site.


May we never find the end of the road!

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Not for me or my tires

I have a friend that used Ride-On and it corroded his rear rim. Don't know how it happened but his FJR rim had surface corrosion :eek: around the inside of the rim at the bead. He installed the product with his second set of tires. When he removed the tire for his 3rd tire the inside surface was badly corroded. He cleaned it up the best he could with a scotchbrite pad and has not used it since. He is now on his 6th or 7th rear tire and has not experienced any more corrosion.

I am not saying that the Ride-On directly caused the corrosion but having water in the tire did not help!

Water and Ride-On = corrosion. :(
No water or Ride-On = no corrosion. :)

I say stay away, FWIW.
 

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Silly Ride On Question

I know I might get blasted for this but I'm man enough to take it.

Short of taking the tires of the bike and the rim, how do you know if your bike has Ride On added to it's tires? I bought the bike in April and I didn't ask the the Dealer.
 

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I know I might get blasted for this but I'm man enough to take it.

Short of taking the tires of the bike and the rim, how do you know if your bike has Ride On added to it's tires? I bought the bike in April and I didn't ask the the Dealer.
The reply is probably just as stupid; I don't think you can know. Maybe if you remove one of the stem valves and inspect the end???
 

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I have a friend that used Ride-On and it corroded his rear rim. Don't know how it happened but his FJR rim had surface corrosion :eek: around the inside of the rim at the bead. He installed the product with his second set of tires. When he removed the tire for his 3rd tire the inside surface was badly corroded. He cleaned it up the best he could with a scotchbrite pad and has not used it since. He is now on his 6th or 7th rear tire and has not experienced any more corrosion.

I am not saying that the Ride-On directly caused the corrosion but having water in the tire did not help!

Water and Ride-On = corrosion. :(
No water or Ride-On = no corrosion. :)

I say stay away, FWIW.
This is the one that concerns me! Presume the FJR wheels/rims are aluminum alloy. I may call the "Ride-On" folks and just ask. Seems that a 'goop-like' product should be pretty inert in that it is neither basic nor acidic so wonder about this???
 

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jpalamaro said:
This is the one that concerns me! Presume the FJR wheels/rims are aluminum alloy. I may call the "Ride-On" folks and just ask. Seems that a 'goop-like' product should be pretty inert in that it is neither basic nor acidic so wonder about this???

My friend contacted Ride-On and they told him that their product was tested and no corosion.... yada yada yada. All I know is what I saw. It wasn't pretty.

He may have had bare aluminum on the inside of his rim due to over cleaning the rubber residue left from the first set of tires. He used the scotchbrite pad to scrub the bead area because the first set of tires left some rubber stuck to the rim. Therefore he may have scrubbed through the paint in some places. Non the less, the addition of the Ride-On caused corrosion which does not occur if not in the tire.
 

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Don't use with Smart Tire!!

I asked SMart Tire factory about this and they said any of the flat proof potions would stop up the tiny sensor vent holes.
 

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jpalamaro said:
This post is what causes ADMINS to go nuts as it most likely should go in Accessories (Tires???) but here's where the action is. I guess can be moved later.

I purchased the "Ride-On" tire protection kit but have been leery of filling my tires with anything other than nitrogen or air. So, if you have used the system, some questions:
1. When new tires are put on must wheels/rims be cleaned with some sort of solvent. The mfg says no but am looking ofr real world.

2. Have you experienced any problems with the process?
3. If you got a new bike would you use the system again.

Thanks in advance for those using the system.
No cleaning needed with what came in my tool kit on my 2002 KLTC. No problems with the process, glad I had it. It worked better than expected. Yes I would make sure it came on my next unit. As far as that goes I need to find out where to purchase replacement parts if not from my dealer.
 
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