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Old 11-25-2013, 02:47 PM   #19051
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Funny. Mine improved on fitting barkbusters. Doubletake mirrors work better that oem

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Old 11-25-2013, 11:29 PM   #19052
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Is anyone using Ride-On tire sealant, or Slime? Any feedback on using it?

I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:55 AM   #19053
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Is anyone using Ride-On tire sealant, or Slime? Any feedback on using it?

I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
I'm fairly certain that Ride-On is intended for tubeless tires. If they make a product for tubes, it may prove a good option.

Slime works well for small punctures like thorns through bicycle tubes. You usually get those because bicycle tires are thin relative to motorcycle tires. When a motorcycle tube suffers a puncture, it's not quite as easy for Slime to seal it.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:33 AM   #19054
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I'm fairly certain that Ride-On is intended for tubeless tires. If they make a product for tubes, it may prove a good option.

Slime works well for small punctures like thorns through bicycle tubes. You usually get those because bicycle tires are thin relative to motorcycle tires. When a motorcycle tube suffers a puncture, it's not quite as easy for Slime to seal it.
It works for tubes as well.

Ride-On TPS will eliminate 85-95% of your flats in tubeless tires from objects up to 1/4" (1/8” for tube tires) that penetrate the contact area of your tire. Ride-On’s efficiency in tube tires is reduced to 55-65% since puncturing objects often tear the tube. It is impossible for a tire sealant to seal a tear. It is vital to remove the puncturing object immediately from a tire containing a tube to prevent further damage that can result in tearing the tube.

More in depth info here. http://www.ride-on.com/images/storie..._Cut_Sheet.pdf
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:45 AM   #19055
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I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
Well, it won't prevent a puncture but it will make it easier to repair. Buy a Roadie rear wheel from a breakers and go tubeless. Slots straight in.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:14 AM   #19056
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Well, it won't prevent a puncture but it will make it easier to repair. Buy a Roadie rear wheel from a breakers and go tubeless. Slots straight in.

Great idea. Especially since the back is the one that is a bitch to repair. The front is really not all that bad.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:23 AM   #19057
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Great idea. Especially since the back is the one that is a bitch to repair. The front is really not all that bad.
Exactly.
And, in 40 years of riding I can only remember getting two punctures in the front.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:01 PM   #19058
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Any luck getting rid of vibration after handguard install? I installed some and my mirrors are pretty bad at 80mph now. Not too big a deal in the daytime, but can't tell what's behind/near me at night on the freeway.
I believe that depending on how the various bolts are tightened it can cause the buzziness in the bars. When I first put my Barkbusters on the vibration increased greatly. Soon after I made some changes to bar position loosening the bolts in the ROx risers and the barkbusters and when I tightened everything up the vibration was gone. I think you need to try and keep the bars in a neutral, non-stressed position. Meaning don't do something like push or pull on them while tightening to get them into a position. I also think the amount of torque on each bolt and even the order of tightening them can be involved. I would try to loosen the bolts and then snug them each up slowly. Don't torque one down and move to the next. I bought the Barkbuster Storms in a kit specific to the Tiger 800, but the fit was very poor and ended up having to buy other hardware to clear cables. I recently ordered Explorer bars to try and get more comfortable and relieve thumb pressure and pain. Time to install it all again.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:09 PM   #19059
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OEM rear tire lasted 3900mi :). Not bad.

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Old 11-27-2013, 01:30 PM   #19060
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OEM rear tire lasted 3900mi :). Not bad.

Plenty of life left in that
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:54 PM   #19061
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OEM rear tire lasted 3900mi :). Not bad.
I only got 10,000 more than that out of mine.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:07 PM   #19062
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+2 on the Mayers. I wouldn't consider anything else. Ok, maybe a Russel, but the Mayer is cheaper
FYI - Rick is running a Black Friday sale -- $100 off all seats. Custom front seat and rear covered to match for $219 plus $35 for shipping. I had leather for my last Mayer seat but the vinyl is such a great deal....
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:25 AM   #19063
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I only got 10,000 more than that out of mine.
Currently close to 13k miles on mine. Don't even think I'm hitting wear bars yet - close though. Researching which tires I want next (roadie)
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:31 AM   #19064
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Currently close to 13k miles on mine. Don't even think I'm hitting wear bars yet - close though. Researching which tires I want next (roadie)
Jeez. Guess I ride harder than y'all :). I have great twisties and my bike sees redline often. A tank where I only get 30mpg isn't unheard of.


Next some Karoo3s will be installed to help me tackle some dirt roads in Death Valley in Jan.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:23 AM   #19065
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Is anyone using Ride-On tire sealant, or Slime? Any feedback on using it?

I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
My bike rode like crap after putting Slime in the tubes. But you don't have to believe me. WTF do I know? Go ahead and try it. Just remember I told you so...

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