QUOTE (GRIMREAPER @ Sep 22 2007, 07:12 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3429
Where I ride, it's infested with mezquite trees and tire punctures are a regular occurance. I was wondering about using some slime on my KFX450's rear tires but was a little concerned about the tires going off balance. Has anyone tried this stuff and have some advice? Thanks.
SLIME use in a steel wheel should be OK. It should stay in a liquid state and not throw your wheel out of balance.
DO NOT USE SLIME in an aluminum wheel. SLIME reacts with aluminum and will start eating your wheel. I have seen this first hand.
I just purchased some new sand tires on Douglas .125 rims. My rear tires (Padla Brats) are comp cut (shaving the tire) and I ran them with out sealant. My first ride on them and I picked-up a rose like thorn that left my right tire loosing about 2 lbs of air per hour.
I went down to Fullerton Sand Sports and got some Berryman's tire sealant. This sealant works great for my sand tires. I don't think it would work as good in a dirt tire as SLIME (but who knows?) In fact I run SLIME in my Razr2's both front and rear for my desert riding.
I ran SLIME in my old bike (04 KFX700 VForce) and never had a problem in those Holeshot XCT tires. I raced a few Grand Prix races which involves some high speed runs on pavement/roads. The tires / SLIME worked great for this type of riding and didn't seem to throw the wheel out of balance.
Oh ya just noticed. You are talking about the stock 2 ply tires. These will get holes easily and quickly. They are OK for MX riding, but that is about all. You might think about upgrading to 4 or 6 ply tires if you want to stop the punctures.
Good luck in what ever you decide.