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Ride-On...

my6

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Ok. Got new tires, pulled the old weights off and added Ride-On to both wheels. Rode around the neighborhood till the dinner bell rang and parked it. Ride from Spring Branch to Humble this morning and at 75mph I'm getting some definite vibes. Sure hope it gets better...
 

Jcstratt

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I’ve been using ride-on for about 7 or 8 years now. I’ve used it in both tube and tubeless tires. I’ve never had any vibe issues at all with it. My guess would be that you didn’t get enough in the tire. I’ve always used 2 bottles total, putting about 3/4 of a bottle in the front and 1 1/4 bottles in the rear. According to the calculations on the website, even that was a tad less than their recommendation.

Aside from that, did you mount the tires with the balancing dot close to the valve stem?
 

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Do you have rim locks? I balance my wheels with rim lock and no tire. I use the ride on to balance the tire only. I’m not sure the ride-on can overcome the weight of the rim lock.
 

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Be sure the bead is fully seated all the way around and/or the rim lock is properly set/conterweighted. Ask me how I know about such ... :phead:
 

Jcstratt

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You’d be surprised! I used to live and play in the mohave and great basin deserts way out west. I pegged many a speedometer on those dirt roads, many miles well over 100. I don’t know how the tires survived it.
 

my6

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No dots that I can see on these MitasE07's and no rim locks on my wheels. I used the prescribed amounts per Ride-On. I can add more, no problem. At 65 and up my GPS is moving up and down so much it's unreadable. I'm considering pulling each and using my balancer and weights again if adding more juice doesn't help.

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Jcstratt

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It won’t hurt to add more. However, one (or both) of them could be out of round. That’s easy enough to check by putting it on a stand and spinning the wheel.
 

my6

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I had each wheel on the balancer when I added the juice and I spun each one. I did not see any noticable out of rounding.
 

bwdmax

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The problem with balancing after the juice is in there. It is difficult to keep it distributed while on the stand.
 

my6

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Yea I bet. I figure I'll just take it slow and give it time to settle, add weights and see how it goes. I got nothing to lose at this point.
 

Jcstratt

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It’s not very liquid. It stays fairly well distributed and sticks to the tire wall. It will flow, but not readily just due to gravity.
 

my6

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Update- I did indeed add a little more to each wheel and the vibes decreased some. More can sometimes be better. Another bottle is on order.
 
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