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Old 09-30-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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I'll not use Ride-On again!

This product is supposed to provide protection from small punctures as well as balance the tires without using wheel weights. A month ago I installed a pair of Metzeler FeelFree tires and put in the recommended volume of Ride-On. The balance seemed very good after an initial 10 mile ride and for most of the time since. Most of my riding is up to 55 or 60.

However, last week I was on a freeway and had to do 70+. I got an awful vibration. I have checked the bearings and tires and found no abnormalities. I called the company and they said that they only get one or so call a month for this problem. They suggested taking the bike to a dealer, have him carefully remove the wheels and then spin balance them. Sounds like a $100+ idea to me!

As far as I'm concerned, Ride-On is junk. Expensive junk at that. It's $14.95 per bottle (3 needed) plus shipping. This product has had some good reviews, but I'd definitely not recommend it after my experience.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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This product is supposed to provide protection from small punctures as well as balance the tires without using wheel weights. A month ago I installed a pair of Metzeler FeelFree tires and put in the recommended volume of Ride-On. The balance seemed very good after an initial 10 mile ride and for most of the time since. Most of my riding is up to 55 or 60.

However, last week I was on a freeway and had to do 70+. I got an awful vibration. I have checked the bearings and tires and found no abnormalities. I called the company and they said that they only get one or so call a month for this problem. They suggested taking the bike to a dealer, have him carefully remove the wheels and then spin balance them. Sounds like a $100+ idea to me!

As far as I'm concerned, Ride-On is junk. Expensive junk at that. It's $14.95 per bottle (3 needed) plus shipping. This product has had some good reviews, but I'd definitely not recommend it after my experience.
Would it make a good anal lube?
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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Did the bike sit for a while? I wonder if some of it dried onto the tire, so it was unable to spread evenly.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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I put it in my tires 8,000 miles ago and have had no problems.
This included an 1800 mile round trip to Daytona bike week.

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Old 09-30-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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I have it in both my bikes and it performs as advertised - as a balancer - haven't tested the puncture feature. A recent trip had speeds in the 90's and it was smooth with no wheel weights.
I have noticed some balance related vibe after the bike sits a while in hot temperatures - I presume it pools - but it smooths out quickly with riding.
I will continue to use and recommend the product.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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I did not let the bike sit. It's ridden regularly. It should not have set wrongly per the manufacturer. No solution except removing the tires, washing the stuff out and starting over. Lead weights in the future!
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #7
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I did not let the bike sit. It's ridden regularly. It should not have set wrongly per the manufacturer. No solution except removing the tires, washing the stuff out and starting over. Lead weights in the future!
Meh, go ahead, I'll keep using the stuff.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:19 PM   #8
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What else would you expect from gizmo's and gadgets?
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #10
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Would it make a good anal lube?


Let's hope so, OP needed some lube on this deal
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #11
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Mine works just fine, at speeds I'm not willing to admit too.

Maybe it's something else? The Shinko 244 I put on the front wobbles at anything over 75, but with a D606, and a trailwing before that, there were no issues at any speed.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:04 PM   #12
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Lead weights in the future![/QUOTE]


I tried cerimac beads....Works perfect!
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:22 PM   #13
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I tried cerimac beads....Works perfect!
That some sort of French thing?
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:02 PM   #15
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That some sort of French thing?



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