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    To slime or not to slime that is the question......

    I have used slime in some tires and it is such a nasty gooie mess when you change out your tube I opted to NOT use it in the future. i have been reading here that many TW owners are using Ride on tire sealant. how does it compare to slime? its it a messy mess when you get a flat and change your tube eventually or is it only for tubeless? seems like the ticket for an ATV tire on the factory rim that would be impossible to fix out on the trail.

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    Ride on is the way to go, slime makes a mess and will so to say concrete the tire to the rim. Ride on wont. Plus ride on helps balance the tire
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    I just put a new front and rear tire on and used ride on. I removed any wheel weights and took it for a spin, the tires feel good and balanced and I should have a little puncture resistance.

    So far so good,

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    I have used Slime for a long time. Yes, it is messy. It shouldn't weld your tire to the rim unless you had an air leak. I was considering the Berryman's tire sealer which has good reviews. According to what I saw of Ride On it gets the direct center contact patch only. What if you get a nail more on the side of the tire? Read the negatives on Slime. I think half the people don't read the instructions. The tubeless Slime will not rust your rims or corrode aluminium. The Slime for tubes is a little different formula. Shop around, there are a few different sealers out there. I researched this a while back but I didn't save my information. There's one sealer which does the biggest holes and will seal it even on the side. I am sure it is messy. Tractor Supply had one sealer which was real good according to reviews but I think they only went to Slime now. I was considering that one also. Check out Amerseal.
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    I've been using Amerseal for some time now. Its not as messy as Slime and in my case slowed the air lose enough that I was able to get the KLR off the road before the tire went flat. I get mine from Napa.
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    Last time I "used" Slime was at a border crossing when asked to open my side cases and it had broken open inside. On the plus side the border guy cut the search short.
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    Ride On works in tubed tires, it just won't seal as big a hole. Never had a flat in 16,000 miles. It's more expensive, though, and it takes three 8 oz. bottles to do both TW tires.
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    So RideOn won't cut short a border inspection like Slime ?

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