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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Green Slime IN the Tires?!

Isn't there a product (I think it's called Slime) that you put IN your tires BEFORE you have a puncture to guard against flats?

I understand our Versys tires are tubeless, therefore you could use a plug if needed, but I was wondering if anybody has any experiences with the "slime" product . . . in the bike.
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Slime saved my butt on a road trip.
Road from Chatanooga, Tn to Chicago w/ a nail in my tire + a bottle of Slime.
That was with a tubed tire..not certain it would be the best option for tubeless.
I keep a Stop N Go kit on my bike to prevent flats
I never seem to have a problem when I leave prepared to deal with them
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Used it in my bicycle tires before. Never motorcycle.

It makes a mess when there's a larger puncture or cut than it can seal. But in general, it works as advertised.
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I have used a product called ride-on TPS for motorcycles in the past and while I never noticed a flat my ride definitely got smoother...been thinking about putting it in the versus too as a precaution. I remember reading some review from a motorcycle magazine some years ago about it

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Another vote for Ride-On. Slime is on the messy side.

http://www.ride-on.com/motorcycle-formula-mot.html
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I keep a Stop N Go kit on my bike to prevent flats
I had a Stop N Go kit with me last summer but it failed to prevent a flat. It did, however, help me fix the flat.

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I have used a product called ride-on TPS for motorcycles in the past and while I never noticed a flat my ride definitely got smoother...been thinking about putting it in the versus too as a precaution. I remember reading some review from a motorcycle magazine some years ago about it

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The Ride-On product works. Keeps the wheels balanced and punctures at bay. Expensive though.

The Slime is designed to get you home. I don't believe it is designed to ride at speed, or as a preventative product.
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I've used slime in four-wheeler tires and it worked great, even riding over cactus and Mesquite thorns. Never tried it in motorcycle tires though.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 12:40 AM
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Ride-On collects near the center of the tread. On a rear tire it's only gonna help if you get a puncture near the center. Maybe it's more useful in front? Is front use even recommended?

I had a shop do a ****ty tire patch job, and I tried unsuccessfully to fix it with Ride On. After I removed the tire I could see why it didn't work. The goo in the center of the tread in the photo is Ride On.
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Green Slime IN the Tires?!

You're actually supposed to drink it.

Green Slime recipe

1/2 oz Absolut® vodka
1/2 oz Captain Morgan® Parrot Bay coconut rum
1/2 oz blueberry schnapps
1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 oz orange juice

Green Slime should not be used in tires, unless you like creating a horrible mess.
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'preciate the responses on Green Slime. I like the recipe from Invader! For my upcoming road trip, I think I'll pack a can of Flat-Fix . . . as a "just in case."
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personally i use slime in ds tubed tires as first line of defense.
just carry a plug kit for sport bikes

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Green Slime IN the Tires?!

You're actually supposed to drink it.

Green Slime recipe

1/2 oz Absolut® vodka
1/2 oz Captain Morgan® Parrot Bay coconut rum
1/2 oz blueberry schnapps
1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 oz orange juice

Green Slime should not be used in tires, unless you like creating a horrible mess.
Question, invader: I believe you when you say that "Green Slime" will cause a horrible mess. Now for the question - once you have 'imbibed' your Green Slime, HOW do you get it into that TINY valve stem...?

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http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
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My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
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'preciate the responses on Green Slime. I like the recipe from Invader! For my upcoming road trip, I think I'll pack a can of Flat-Fix . . . as a "just in case."
It's your choice, but there are reasons most riders choose differently.

Plugging a tire is easy, and if you later decide to patch that tire it's dead simple if it was plugged. It's gonna be a lot more work if you used fix-a-flat. There are other issues with fix-a-flat as well, but it is quick and easy to use. Not recommended for motorcycle tires as I understand, but riders have used it before and lived to tell the tale.
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