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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.
 

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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.
 

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QUOTE (Larry @ Oct 12 2007, 06:37 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3761
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.
Nice, thanks for the input. I'm gonna buy some 4 ply tires at least and see if that helps. On a different note, what kind of riding are those accel pump settings on your sig good for? I do alot of trail riding and drag racing, any suggestions?
 

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Re: Accel pump settings. Nope, I'm looking for more input from other people too as to what does what. I was running 50/30/20 then I changed to what I have now 70/20/30. I really need to take it out to a testing area one of these weekends to see if it actually does anything


I love the 70/20/30 now. It works great for Glamis and Buttercup both duning and dragging (both flat and hill). I'll have to see how it is out in the desert here in the next month or so.

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Larry
 
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