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post #1 of 7 Old 05-22-2009, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Slime

...Has anyone here ever used this evil-looking stuff? it's supposed to plug any leaks you might develop, but is sure looks like it will make a mess....

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-22-2009, 09:00 AM
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EVIL!
A local shop here will charge you extra if you use slime. it is nast and not so good for the rim... Nasty Nasty Stuff

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EVIL!
A local shop here will charge you extra if you use slime. it is nast and not so good for the rim... Nasty Nasty Stuff
+1 If I had to mess with your tire after having that stuff in it I'd send ya packing...Messy Messy stuff


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It looked bad & nasty, so I wasnt going to get any of it...but I did want to hear what the "collected wisdom of the WTN" had to say on the subject

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post #5 of 7 Old 05-22-2009, 11:01 AM
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A friend bought a car and the wheels felt unbalanced. I had him bring it to my uncles shop so we could balance them. He also said he had a slow leak. We checked for the leak and found it was the bead so we just went ahead and pulled the tire off the rim. FULL of the green junk. The bead was all oxidized causing the leak. We ended up pulling all 4 off to clean up the beads and found another tire full of the green stuff. Not only did the slime get all other the pneumatic tire changer (which had to be cleaned up), it got on the floor of the shop, and had to be cleaned out of and off of all the wheels/tires involved.

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-22-2009, 04:33 PM
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I've used it in most of my bikes at one time or another.It's not that bad.Just be nice and tell who ever does your tires it is in there!Yes they may charge you more...but its better than them wanting to kick you A$$.

It does work but pay close to how much to put in ,as to much is bad,as in the above post.Seen it used on a goldwing,You know the story brand new tire mounted yesterday got nail in it today.Full bags and a bunch of exrta...so in with the slime.He rode it till it was bald no other issues.


I would not use it,if your planning to do a track day or ride like you where on a track,But I never had any handling issues out of daily use.Nails/rivits from work where never a problem.

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-22-2009, 05:22 PM
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I'm under the opinion that for low speed work, like a trail bike or tractor its ok, but when up in higher speeds it can ball up in the tyre causing it to lose balance.

There are safer options, I've been thinking of getting one of these kits, they have been getting great reviews and will fit under the seat on most bikes. They are like a key that screws in to the puncture, then you snap the end off, and refill with the CO2 cartridges.

Either that or the bush mechanics here just shove grass in the tyre!


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