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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-18-2017, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Tube sealant and 15th Spocket

I added Slime inner tube sealant and a 15 tooth sprocket and water tight cigarette lighter power port to the bike.

Didn't go far but the bike felt a bunch better than it did stock. Those gears are way to short.

Can't wait to do some more testing out on the highway..

I also purchased a micro start 12 volt air pump. Now I can air down the tires for off road and pump them back up for the pavement....

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When you say Slime do you mean the brand-because I think if you check there is a speed of I think 65mph max when using it--reason is the components in it separate at higher speed-using a tire sealant in a tube tire is a good idea might not seal but if a flat happens the air is not going to rush out as fast giving you a good chance of stopping-next time try Ride On tire sealant no speed restrictions
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Ride on for tubes?
And if it separates at high speed does that destroy the slime?
As in Tire Slime for motorcycles... it didn't say anything about speed limitations . It did say it might cause an inbalance at high speed.

Tube tires are a pain . And they still have no good way to seal the rim.

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Ride on for tubes?
And if it separates at high speed does that destroy the slime?
As in Tire Slime for motorcycles... it didn't say anything about speed limitations . It did say it might cause an inbalance at high speed.

Tube tires are a pain . And they still have no good way to seal the rim.

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speed doesnt destroy the slime, its more of the fact that slime will de-balance your tire and at speeds above 65mph it becomes very noticeable

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speed doesnt destroy the slime, its more of the fact that slime will de-balance your tire and at speeds above 65mph it becomes very noticeable
No- speed does not destroy it after it separates at speed that is why you get the imbalance slow down and it blends again- no problem with Ride On doing that and yes it can be used in tubes

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No- speed does not destroy it after it separates at speed that is why you get the imbalance slow down and it blends again- no problem with Ride On doing that and yes it can be used in tubes
....... thats what i said........

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Slime is liquid latex that will plug a hole until it gets disturbed. It will also eventually loose its water content and harden. My personal experience with slime is it will plug a small hole until the bike moves at which point the tire will again start to leak.

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