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I will never use Ride- On again. Why,,,see the pictures.
I have used this product for a few years, it did seem to help balance the tires even after they were balanced when installed. It made me feel a little better about not being stranded with a flat tire.
The product says it will not harm aluminum wheels, well that is a matter of opinion. I spent half a day working hard to clean the mess this stuff left on my wheel. Also there is no way what is left in the tire would seal any puncture. check it out.


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This is what was left in the tire.:(



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I know what you mean.
I just changed both my tires and the PO had put in a large bottle of the green slime in both. It took me over an hour per rim to clean it up enough to get new tires on. I will not be using that stuff......
 

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Personally I carry "red gummy worms" and a small air compressor to fix my tires on the road. Don't like the fix-a-flat products. I just plug the tire until I can get another one.
 

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has that stuff been in the tire long?
or is it the foam in the can that you use for a flat temporarely?
 

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ha!!...looks like one i had when i took the tire off...from using tire spray/goo etc...not fun to clean
 

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Doggone it Dean you must of rode past the expiration date! Sorry you found a mess like that, often wondered what that stuff morphed into when it aged.:cool:Keno
 

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I used Ride On in 1 set of tires and didn't have anything like that in them. There was no sign of it on the rims at all, it was all distributed evenly around the tires in a band about 2 inches wide.
 

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send those pics to ride on and please tell us what they respond. im very interested, a couple of friends of mine are running slime and i carry a bottle on my saddle.
 

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William_86 wrote:
send those pics to ride on and please tell us what they respond. im very interested, a couple of friends of mine are running slime and i carry a bottle on my saddle.
You can send the pics but they will just deny their product caused it and say you must have mistaken another product for theirs. Corporate America don't ya know. Sure looks like the product did damage to me.
 

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Huh? I was in a Texaco station the other day and the toilet looked like that. Do you think they used that stuff to fix a crack in the bowl? :cooldevil:
 

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You should send the photos and any information to Ride-on and see what they have to say.
Good idea, although I am sure they will have a reason that is not their products fault.



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has that stuff been in the tire long?
or is it the foam in the can that you use for a flat temporarely?
It has been in the tire a little over 2 years. Not foam , plain old Ride-on in a plastic bottle.


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Doggone it Dean you must of rode past the expiration date! Sorry you found a mess like that, often wondered what that stuff morphed into when it aged.:cool:Keno
Hey Keno:waving:
Haaaa,,,yep it morphed alright.:D A morphin mess.:)


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Very interesting. First of all, don't take what I'm about to say as saying you're wrong. I just have had a different experience. I've been running Ride-On for several years now and the last time I changed tires, with Ride-On in the old ones, I too didn't see anything like that. What residue was present cleaned up with a wet rag and there wasn't any sign of corrosion. I won't probably be changing tires until next spring but I'll report any negative thing that I find.

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be interested to see if Ride-On responds co-operatively with you.

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I've used various manufacture's versions of this, (Slime, OKO etc) in all of my bikes for years and it's never looked like that. It just leaves an even coat on the inside of the tyre tread. I use it as I don't fancy a front tyre blowout. It sealed around a 2" nail- deflating over a couple of days and leaving a bright green tell tale sign. I will continue to use it as a rear puncture is bad enought to ride through. I dread the thought of a front letting go.....Steve
 

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Ride On, No More Flats, Slime, Tyre Goo...........whatever the name, it does the same thing - just makes a damn mess of your wheels.

I put some in my SuperMagna not long after I got it, because I was planning a trip from Dublin to Holland, and I wanted to be doubly sure that a puncture wasn't going to spoil my schedule.

Since that trip, my rear tyre has been removed four times, and my front tyre has been removed three times. All for the same reason. That stupid stuff keeps 'blowing' the tyre off the rim.
It gets between the tyre and the rim somehow, corrodes the rim and causes a slow leak.
Personally, I think the stuff has somehow 'soaked' it's way into the tyre, only to be oozed out again over time.

Every time the tyres have been removed, the wheel has been scrubbed and sanded down (with very fine wet'n'dry), and the tyre scrubbed clean too.
But it still returns.
I hope you don't have the recurrences that I've had, but once everything has been cleaned and put back together - watch your pressures.
If you suspect a drop in pressure, soap the rim of the wheel. I could nearly lay odds that's where you'll find your problem, and you'll be back to square one!

Good luck with the clean-up.

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I've never used the stuff in anything I ride on the road.
But I've used the green slime in all my lawnmovers and bicycles. Doesn't work real well, but only have to fill the mower once a yaer. I used to put tubes in them but what a project, can of slim every spring, no more having to reseat the bead with my mickey mouse compressor. What moron decided to put tubless on lawnmowers. Its not something I want to check the pressure on every week.
 
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