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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 01:41 PM
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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.
Just curious, do you pull the valve-stem out of the valve to get the Ride-On in ? I know it works great but have yet to use it myself.

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Just curious, do you pull the valve-stem out of the valve to get the Ride-On in ? I know it works great but have yet to use it myself.
Yes, got mine from Amazon. Comes with valve core removal tool and a small length of tubing. Super simple to
install. I soaked the bottles in hot water for about 20 minutes first. Was a little chilly in the garage that day.
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You let the air out before putting the R-O in, and valve gut removal is the approved method.
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I have been using them for years. The only issue is you have to be careful not to get any water in the tire or they will clump. They work very well. I do it mainly because I do my own tire changes and I don't need to get them balanced. I love Dunlop tires also. I get really good mileage out of them.... 15k . BTW using dynabeads are supposed to extend the life of the tire as well.

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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 03:05 PM
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Valve stem - In order to remove, you have to break the bead.

Valve core - This can be removed while the valve stem is in place.

To add ride-on, you simply unscrew the valve core (the air will come out the tire), squeeze the bottle into the valve stem (with core removed), shoot some air in the valve stem (with core still out) to clean out the stem of Ride On, replace core, refill with air, and then ride for 10+ minutes to get it to set in the tire.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 02:26 PM
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I've changed a lot of motorcycle tires over the years.

Most of them never went on the balancing stand.

Can't remember any of them that performed weird, or wore funny.

If anything, we balanced the wheel, without the tire. After that, if the tire is far enough out of balance to cause a problem, then it's a bad tire.

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