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Technical Service Bulletins

Ride-On TPS and Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

tpms-warning-symbolEvery day, we here at Ride-On Corporate Headquarters receive numerous inquiries from our dealers and retail customers as to whether Ride-On TPS products can be used in vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). The answer is yes! However, we DO NOT recommend the use of Ride-On in 2009, 2010, and 2012 and newer Honda Gold Wings as their TPMS sensors are not potted (Not Hermetically Sealed)! Also certain KTM 1190 and 1290 Adventures may have unsealed (non-potted) electronics and therefore should avoid the use of our sealants.

If your sensors are not sealed, then we do not recommend the use of Ride-On with them. Although using Ride-On with these types of sensors does not always create issues, we as the manufacturer of Ride-On do not recommend using our product in applications with TPMS systems without potted electronics. Even moisture contained in the compressed air can enter the electronics and over time create issues not related to any tire sealant.  We recommend that you check with your dealer or manufacturer to determine whether your TPMS sensor has potted electronics and batteries.

Please refer to the following Technical Service Bulletins for more information:

Ride-On TPMS Sensor Technical Service Bulletin - September 1, 2011

Ride-On TPMS Sensor Technical Service Bulletin - September 4, 2008

 

Information About Flammability of Ride-On TPS as Related to Tire Retreading

This Technical Service Bulletin provides information regarding retreading tires that have contained our Ride-On TPS tire sealants. Ride-On TPS sealants have been formulated expressly with notion that they should be retread friendly. They are easy to clean with water, and they do not mask injuries in a tire, allowing the NDT machines to find all the punctures. The following information is pertinent for all of our customers and end-users who retread tires. Read More »

Disposal of Ride-On TPS

The following Technical Service Bulletin is in response to questions regarding the proper handling and disposal of Ride-On TPS. Read More »

Corrosion

The following bulletin is in response to questions regarding the corrosiveness of the Ride-On Tire Protection System (TPS). The ingredients that comprise Ride-On TPS will not damage the components of casings or wheels. Ride-On TPS contains corrosion inhibitors that protect steel, magnesium, and aluminum wheels and tire belts against corrosion. Ride-On TPS also protects yellow metals like brass, commonly found in valve stems and cores, against oxidation. Ride-On tire sealant can be easily washed out of tires with water. It will not affect the future use of patches or other tire repairs. Finally, use of Ride-On TPS may actually help preserve tire casings, which in turn may make retreads last longer. Read More »

Ride-On Tire Protection System Environmental Analysis

The following Technical Service Bulletin is the environmental impact analysis of Ride-On TPS. A sample of Ride-On was submitted to a California State certified laboratory on April 5, 2004 for a Department of Health Services (DOHS) Bioassay – DOHS 1 Title 22 for Hazardous Waste (LC-50) Using Fathead Minnows. Based on the successful passing of this test, Ride-On, does not exhibit the California hazardous waste characteristic of aquatic toxicity. Read More »

Recommendation for Preparing Tires Containing Ride-On for Repairs

The following bulletin describes recommended repair procedures of tires containing the Ride-On Tire Protection System (TPS). In cases where a tire containing Ride-On still goes flat, it is recommended that the following procedures be used. Read more »

Ride-On TPS Tire Coverage Area

The Ride-On™ TPS Commercial High Speed™ (CHS™) formula (“Ride-On”) is designed to coat the crown of the tire (please see diagram below). The shape of the tire casing and centrifugal force generated by the rotation of a tire forces Ride-On to cover the inside crown area of the tire. Ride-On is not designed to protect the outside 1" to 1.5" of a tire's tread closest to the shoulder areas. The effectiveness in sealing punctures in the crown of the tire is an estimated ... Read More »

Dynamic Balancing: How Does Ride-On TPS Help to Reduce Vibrations

The following bulletin is an attempt to describe the forces generated by spinning bodies (i.e., tires spinning around the axis), the effect upon the tire, and, in turn, on the Ride-On TPS sealant inside the tire. Read More »

Should Tires Be Balanced Before Installing Ride-On Tire Sealants & Balancers

This Technical Service Bulletin answers questions regarding whether it is necessary to balance tires before installing Ride-On Tire Sealants and Balancers into tires.
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Troubleshooting Vibration and Balancing Issues

This Technical Service Bulletin is meant to discuss and provide assistance in troubleshooting, diagnosing and remedying tire vibration issues. In order to avoid ride and handling disturbances, the MOST important thing that has to be done correctly is installing the recommended dosages into the tires. If you install too little, or too much, you can have balancing issues. Furthermore, if you install too little product in a tire, you will have sealing efficiency problems. Therefore, it is imperative that you use our published dosages when treating vehicles. Read More »

Nitrogen Tire Fill and Ride-On TPS Tire Sealant

The following bulletin is in response to questions regarding the use of Nitrogen tire fill and its compatibility or effects if any on the Ride-On Tire Protection System (TPS) tire sealants. Please share this information with your customers and employees. So, is it safe to use Ride-On TPS and Nitrogen tire fill together?

The answer is a resounding “YES”. The combination of our Ride-On tire sealants and Nitrogen tire fill have synergistic benefits that transcends the beneficial use of either one by itself. Read More »

Using the Correct Mounting Lube with Aluminum Rims

The following Technical Service Bulletin is in response to questions regarding Using the Correct Mounting Lube with Aluminum Rims. Read More »

Tube Tire Sealant Testing and Performance

By their nature, tire sealants can never be 100% effective in sealing all punctures. This holds especially true for tube tire applications. There are several variables that can impact our tube sealants’ efficiency (thickness of tubes, speed of operation, puncturing object size, location of injury,ambient temperature, tire’s starting pressure, etc.). Read More »

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