Thoughts on Slime for tires?
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member Olydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Spokane, Wa
    You can not turn on the radio without being bombarded with ads for slime tire sealant. What are your thoughts on filling your tires with slime? I am thinking about doing it before hunting season but I also ride my bike on the street alot. I have heard people bad mouth the product but I can not remember why. Any thoughts on using it?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Wingnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Salty City, Utah
    Interested as well to see if anyone uses it in their bike. I am in the Outdoor Power Equipment business and wether it is Slime or Tire Science(similar products) I know alot of guys use it in low pressure riding lawn mower tires with alot of success against goat head weed punctures etc.

    I also know several guys who use it with good results in mountain bike tires, however they do complain that it does add it bit of weight, not an issue with a motorbike.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Loppy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Fair Oaks, NorCal
    I thought the general consensus here was for "Ride On". Similar product with very good results, specially with balancing home swap jobs.
    Those who forge their swords into plows, will plow for those who do not.

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #4
    Senior Member evan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Woodland, California
    yeah, there was a long dicussion on this and "ride on" is the product to use. Save your slime for your riding lawnmower and wheel barrow.
    Mike Carter. Woodland, California (NorCal). '89 Tw200 (Black Widow Edition). Blood red Jimbo shield, Cycleracks, Nuvi 500 GPS, Kolpin fuel pack jr., D shield bark busters, 55t rear sprocket, Golden boy front tire, Ricochet shield.

  6. #5
    Member eskermel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    I put a tire sealant in the TW's tires just this week. I asked the manager at the local Yamaha dealership what he recommends. They carry Slime, Ride On, and Amerseal. He did not recommend Slime (they stock it because some of their customers want it), he said Ride On is great for balancing tires, but he recommended Amerseal, which is what I went with. I'm not trying to muddy the waters, but there really are many choices out there. Mel

  7. #6
    Senior Member rm_hm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Near Narrows Bridges, WA State
    I've read that amerseal is thicker then rideon. Both are supposed to last much longer then slime

    Tire sealants' efficiency in tube tires is reduced to 55-65% since puncturing objects often tear the tube.



    While I still use tubes..

    A redneck fix would be to smear an entire tube of 3m 5200 sealant around the rim and make it tubeless.

    Think I'm kidding.....




    5200 is really bomb proof, Lord have mercy on your soul if you ever have to remove the stuff.

    5200 product review



Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Slime saved the day in my Duro Power Grip
    By JS5owner in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-24-2013, 05:34 PM
  2. Slime air compressor
    By qwerty in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-14-2012, 03:05 AM
  3. Slime ages
    By peruano in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-18-2012, 05:59 PM
  4. Anyone have second thoughts about a TW
    By JerryW in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 08-19-2011, 11:24 PM
  5. Slime Yes or No?
    By cigardog57 in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-15-2011, 08:45 PM

Search tags for this page

anyone using a tubless tire on a yamaha xt 250

goat heads in mower tires
how much tire science sealant for riding mower tires

rideon mower tires goatheads

tire science or slime
Click on a term to search for related topics.