Slime- whats your experience?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BuffaloRunner, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Flydog

    Flydog Flydog

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    I have not been happy with anything I have used of this brand. I haven't tried the sealer but I have had two Slime compressors not work and I haven't liked the guages either. I avoid them now.
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  2. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    It saved me a couple of times, and the girlfriends bycicle should be sponsered by slime, have used it a lof of times with great results.

    I really dont think its messy, very easy to wipe away :huh
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  3. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones AdventureDeficitDisorder

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    This.


    Fuxxing cactus. :bluduh
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  4. Pork Butt

    Pork Butt Save the USA

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    FWIW ..... we were on a weekend ride on a NT700 2 up got up this morning 10 lbs of air in the rear (brand freakin new mounted last Thur) :huh


    we could not find any leaks and the rear of a NT is kinda of hard to get to anyway. So we pumped it up with air limped to the next town .. checked TP and it was down to 20 PSI :eek1

    pumped it up again made it to the next town found a AutoZone bought a kit and proceded to Slime it. Well no shit it works ....mid way from Galax VA to Meadows of Dan we checked it and TP was spot on. Had lunch and headed down the BRP and stopped two more times on the way to Roanoke and not leaking at all.


    I can't wait to pull the wheel and tire in the morning :lol3

    600 miles on a Continental my first flat in over 30 years is on a brand new tire... who would have think it?


    PB
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  5. Pork Butt

    Pork Butt Save the USA

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    found the hole :huh


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    what a freaking mess ...

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    PB
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  6. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Used it after I picked up a finishing nail in Mexico in a tubeless tire on my R1150R. I rode it another 2000 miles before I plugged the tire. No problems at all with either repair. It cleans up with lots of paper towels and soapy water. No big deal. Right now I've got Ride On in the tubes on my F650GS. Overall I've had good success with these products. I've also had good success with the Slime pumps.
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  7. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    I've had good luck with the compressor, but I recently had a bad experience with their patch kit. I had a pinch flat which I repaired and it held find for two days. On the third day, cruising down the freeway at 70 mph it gave and the front tire blew out. I've probably fixed 100 flats in my life (even worked at a bike shop) and I have never had a patch come off. I had a friend warn me against using them and now I'm a believer.
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  8. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    First tried it in college on a bicycle. Had a leak, fixed it. Clogged the valve stem once (drilled it out to fix it, remove core, insert power drill, yes it works). Worked until the tube literally blew inside the tire. Garden hose washed out what was left.

    Few years later got an old truck. Didn't know much about tires and they started leaking. No obvious leaks so I slimed them. They shook bad at 30 MPH for the first few miles until the slime spread around. They did an OK job of masking the real problem, dry rotted tires delaminating. When it popped (parked in the driveway) it looked like it sprayed boogers all over the garage door. This was on the one and only time I ever used slime on a high speed tire.

    For wheelbarrows, bicycles and other stuff prone to holes and no need to have balanced, I use it after the first leak as a repair and future preventative. Bicycle note, I don't have any of these new fancy high dollar lightweight bikes. I still run a good old fashion 20 year old heavy weight bike.

    I have never tried slime in sub-freezing tempertures.
    I consider it good in the proper applications, but not a fix all.
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  9. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Been here awhile

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    Click on this link... you will see my riding conditions and a couple of photo's of my slime results....

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=889018


    Yes, I use slime for tubes, there is a difference. The tubless slime uses much larger fibers to clog the holes. The tube variety seems to have smaller fibers and more adhesion.
    These horror story's about a full tire of slime when pulling a tube are obvious "slime overload" ! use only the suggested amount. Also holds true with a bounce problem... likely too much slime in the tube.
    My 2-cents... :wink:
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  10. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    I wondered if you'd post up in here. :lol3
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  11. Pork Butt

    Pork Butt Save the USA

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    Carl made me clean all that shit up :lol3

    hot patched the tire and will see how she does ...

    PB
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  12. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Three of us were riding multiple days to the Upper P of Michigan last fall. Woke up in the morning and one rider's back tire was flat. I mean flat... Hosed it back up with a 12 volt compressor, and rode-on.

    Stopped later, and it was pretty low again. Topped it off with more 12 volt derived air.

    Couple hours later, pretty flatso again after taking a break.

    My chum dumped in some SLIME we had stopped and gotten. Chased the slime with some air and rode on again.

    Couple HUNDRED miles later, we stopped for the night. Next morning, tire still JUST FINE.

    Couple months later, TIRE STILL FINE. :deal

    It was a TUBED tire as well.

    All that being said, I worked awhile this winter in the tech area of a local dealer. The tire guys sure hate it when you bring in a tire/wheel to be swapped or fixed with Slime has been in there. I have looked at it when a tire was broken down for changing and was surprised it could do anything at all, it was just like lime green Kool-Aid, but I have seen it work.

    I guess I am 50-50 on it too. If it could save a day, or get you through a trip, I think it's worth a try. As long as you know it may not work at all..... no right or wrong answer me thinks.
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  13. madpuma13

    madpuma13 Been here awhile

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    There's a post that talks about a similar product to slime but less messy. It's supposed to make a film when in contact with air so when you remove the tire you can literally peel it off for cleanup.

    I've been waiting to see if anyone else had tried it.

    Tyreguardian is what it was called I think. Anyone have any experience with it?

    Edit: link http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596213

    Seems like this would be a better product for highway driving tires. Some people still complained of balance issues but most argued that the wrong amount was installed to cause that.

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