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Old 05-09-2006, 11:37 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me is slime good to put in segway tires.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:11 AM   #2
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we use it all the time. We offer it to every new segway owner at the time of delivery, free of charge. I think it's cheap insurance
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:37 AM   #3
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Use Slime for tubeless tires. On www.slime.com, there is a calculator which tells you what amount you have to put in. I think it is 8oz. for each tire.

Before I used slime, my tires lost pressure pretty quick and I had to reinflate every 2 weeks or so, even though the tires were all new and didn't have any damage. Since I have put the slime in, I had to reinflate once in a couple of months.

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Old 05-10-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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Cool Do not slime my Tires

I picked up my first tack in 3 1/2 years, I was able to fix it with an auto plug kit. Worked great and took minutes.
For me I like the option of being able of working on my tires, rotating tires on rims changing tires from rims.
Slime would cause a sticky mess and exposure to petrochemicals.
I would be angry if a dealer put slime in my wheels.
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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From my cycling experience slime should only be used as a last-resort or high-risk situation (where getting stranded may be injurious). It gums up the rim, may plug the air valve and give false readings, and unbalances the tire (not a big deal at 12 mph). However we're not talking thousands of risk dollars here...if you like it, go for it !
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:09 PM   #6
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I tried half a bottle in each tire and it wasn't enough, it didn't coat well, and I still experienced slow air loss. I finally put in a full 8oz in each tire, and went gliding. I haven't had any troubles since.

The slime for tubeless tires works just fine, just be sure to put it in and do a lot of gliding so it can thoroughly coat the inside of your tire and 'set up' just a bit.

I made the mistake of putting slime in my bicycle tires too close to the end of the season. I put the bike in storage and now I have seriously out of balance tires. Luckily the tubes only cost a few dollars.

On a seg, even if the slime does settle a bit, you'll probably never notice it.

The other alternative is a latex compound that some in the bike community swear by.

Personally I prefer the slime. I've ridden through some nasty construction areas and picked up thorns, nails, glass, and the tires are still going strong.

I had one bad puncture, that didn't seem to want to seal with the slime, and I think it's because the tires are so low pressure. I inflated my tires to 75psi to force the sime into the puncture (i waited till I saw it ooze out the hole) then I deflated back to 16.5 psi.

No problems since then.

Of course now that Segway is selling tires with tubes, you'll need to get the appropriate slime for whatever tires you have.
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:30 PM   #7
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Judging by my bicycle, even if you ride a lot after putting slime in your tires and then let the bicycle stand for some time (over winter) the slime collects at one plce and the wheel becomes destabilized.
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Old 05-14-2006, 09:15 PM   #8
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Check my previous posts.

I have a pair of tires out in the garage that I could still use, even though they're basically Swiss cheese, courtesy of Slime. It was just getting to the point that I would have to reapply too often to keep the holes clogged up for my comfort.

But yes, you want to use Slime Super Duty Tire Sealant - the green stuff with black bits in it, it's intended for low-to-medium-speed tubeless tires. Once again, tubeless tires - I'm not certain about how it would work on the new-model ETTs, you may have to stick with the bike sealant for that type of tire.

It's amazing stuff, highly recommended for anything short of boring 1/2" holes in your tire. I had nails, glass fragments, metal bits, screws, tacks, thorns, wood bits, you name it - everything got stuck on my commute tires - and Slime Super Duty plugged all the holes. Just make sure you put your unit on a stool and get the stuff evenly applied using power assist (and a couple of balance-mode bumps) - about a quarter-bottle per tire will do the trick.

Hope it goes well!
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