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Ride-On... Love it. With or without the weights till I take them off. I will use it as long as I have tires on the bike.
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Keep us informed on Dunlop Elite 4 as I am thinking of them for the next set to get me to the Sturgis 80th and back.
I am using balance beads in my front Avon Cobra's for the first time but did really notice a difference from weights accept no crappy weights on the rim! We will see what I get for mileage.
Using Ride-On Tire Balancer & Sealant in the rear Cobra (seems to work fine) but I am finding the last couple of Cobra's (on the rear) just are not getting the mileage I am used to, that's why I have an interest in the Elite 4!
I never had very good mileage out the Metzler's on the VTX, cupped badly on the rear and not that great on mileage either.


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So since y'all are heavily in favor of ride-on, where does one purchase it? Locally? Vamazon? Dealers?
I for example tried searching on Revzilla and came up empty. Maybe I searched wrong but I thought I'd ask y'all experienced folks.

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So since y'all are heavily in favor of ride-on, where does one purchase it? Locally? Vamazon? Dealers?
I for example tried searching on Revzilla and came up empty. Maybe I searched wrong but I thought I'd ask y'all experienced folks.
Got mine on Fleabay. Just be sure you get recommended amount and the mixture for motorcycles. Different formulas for different applications.

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Got mine on Fleabay. Just be sure you get recommended amount and the mixture for motorcycles. Different formulas for different applications.

https://images.ride-on.eu/en_US/dosa...structions.pdf
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Yes, I already checked how much sealant I need for each tire and will be purchasing the right amount.

What is the magic behind their mysterious balancing properties? Why buy Ride-On and not a competitors' sealant for 1/2 the price? I never understood their self-balancing claims. If their liquid does it, won't other liquid sealants? Sorry if this is a stupid question but I like to have as much input as I can gather before making an informed decision. And I tend to question usual myths, OWTs etc.
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Thank you.

Yes, I already checked how much sealant I need for each tire and will be purchasing the right amount.



What is the magic behind their mysterious balancing properties? Why buy Ride-On and not a competitors' sealant for 1/2 the price? I never understood their self-balancing claims. If their liquid does it, won't other liquid sealants? Sorry if this is a stupid question but I like to have as much input as I can gather before making an informed decision. And I tend to question usual myths, OWTs etc.
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Ride-On is gelatinous (not liquid like the green slime crap). While it shifts to actively keep balancing the tire, it doesn't all sink to the bottom of the tire very quickly. Nor does it spill all over when you change tires. It is biodegradable which makes it a non issue to wash it down a drain or onto the ground for clean up. It is non-corrosive so it will not damage wheels, even aluminum wheels.

I love it. My tire guy doesn't mind it while he will refuse service to customers who use green slime.

I buy mine off Amazon, but I see it frequently at power sport shops.
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So since y'all are heavily in favor of ride-on, where does one purchase it? Locally? Vamazon? Dealers?
I for example tried searching on Revzilla and came up empty. Maybe I searched wrong but I thought I'd ask y'all experienced folks.
Why not just buy it online? I seem to make a pilgrimage every year once or twice to Iron Pony Motorsports in Westerville, Oh., and I usually grab 3 bottles while there. I use 2 full 8 oz.'ers in my darkside rear, and a full bottle in my Dunny Elite 4 front. Hint: I have stainless steel 90* valve stems, and the tip of the Ride-On bottle at its smallest opening doesn't go into the stem. I experimented, and found the larger cone shaped tip from a tube of RTV silicone works just fine as a 'funnel' to get all of the R-O in the tire w/o making a mess. All of the goo won't come out the first time you squeeze it in, so I recommend propping the bottle tip-down with the cap on, so it all settles into the tip, then get that last oz. or so out. Just like a ketchup bottle it will settle out.
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I have used dyna beads for years. It keeps the tire balanced throughout the life of the tire. I have over 130,000 on my 09 so far.
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