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Old 05-08-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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Eek Tubed Tire question??

In a pinch does the slime tire sealant actually work for a punture on a tubed tire? I'm looking for a temporary fix for a flat on a tube tire without actually taking off the wheel and changing the tube. We ride in the middle of nowhere so there won't be a truck coming in and picking the bike up. Any suggestions would be great, I seen the tubeliss system, not sure about that, wish the 800 had tubeless tires seems so much easy to fix with a puncture kit.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Tyre guardian

Check this out : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=tire+guardian
I have used tyre guardian for 8000 miles or so. No flats, but no punctures. I don't notice anything. I bought it again for my new tires. Time will tell but after reading I think it's worth a shot.

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Old 05-09-2011, 06:16 PM   #3
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I have used Slime one time.. A 16 penny nail had punctured the tube early in the day. It worked great, and lasted until I wore that tire out.

Others complain about the mess when changing the tire out, maybe they used it on a tubeless tire, I don't know.

For me, Slime worked great, and I still carry some with me. Along with patches, and new tubes.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:09 PM   #4
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Aren't there tubeless and tubed versions of Slime?

The tubed version probably eats naked rims for lunch
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:20 PM   #5
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I've tried it three times, and it worked once. Probably depends on the nature of the wound. Worth a try if you have it handy.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:25 PM   #6
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I've never seen slime work in a pinched tube. Also note that if you get a flat while riding and don't get stopped before the air is all gone you'll probably have lots of pinches and a torn-out valve stem. Personally if I have a tubed tire go flat i stick in a new tube, no screwing about with patches, slime or other gooey substances
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:32 PM   #7
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I've used Slime (tubed) twice.

Got it from a bicycle shop at the time.

First time it didn't hold a 100% as it was a nail that went through and made two (big) holes in the tube. It would hold air for about 30mins so I would stop, pump it up and go again. I was out on a logging road, in the eve., so I didn't feel like fixin it out there in the dark...and I didn't have to because I could make it home...eventually

Didn't find it too messy either.

Second time it worked perfectly! Like someone mentioned above I ran it until the tire was dead. It stayed in there for at least 3000km's and then I had it switched out with new tires on my way to Baja. No problems on the highway either.

I still carry one with me at all times now (in my MOD tool box on the skid plate).

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