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  1. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    Am about to embark on a 2500klm round trip!!!
    Been thinking of a mini compressor and came across these two item's.
    Can anyone tell me if this would get me out of trouble incase of a flat tyre in the middle of nowhere

    Slime cruisercustomizing.com

    Compressor cruisercustomizing.com

    Or are these two items just gimicks!!!

    Cheers

  2. Goadlocger69
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    I'd suggest that you talk to whoever changes your tires. From what I've read Slime really mucks things up when you have to change the rubber and it MIGHT (no confirmed) be corrosive. I've heard good things about Ride-On though. Ride on does not seem to work in a tubed tire however where Slime does.

    One other thing, read the warning on the bottom of this Slime product page. It states:
    ""WARNING: FOR HIGH SPEED APPLICATION (OVER 65 MPH/100 KPH) USE ONLY AS A REPAIR (EXCEPTION: TRAILER TIRES). MAY CAUSE EXCESSIVE VIBRATION WHEN INSTALLED IN FRONT TIRES OR ALL FOUR TIRES. TO ENSURE SAFETY, HAVE TREATED TIRE INSPECTED BY A QUALIFIED TIRE PROFESSIONAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER PUNCTURE OCCURS..."

  3. retzdaret
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    I have that compressor and use it to keep the tires at the proper level. I hate to say it but with tires with inter-tubes in them, there really is not a good way to do a roadside repair if they go flat. I would stay away from the slime stuff.

  4. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    Thanks guys for your input.

    I was abit dubious on the slime you have just confirmed what I was thinking.
    So flat tube tire means just that "flat" and the only way is to get towed to a tire place?

    I'll be taking one front and back spare tube with me incase I do get flat and hopefully a service station or a friendly farmer will be able to help me change the flat.

    So Ed compressor is only good to keep air at normal levels? or will it get me out of trouble to pump up flat and get to a tire or station to fix?
    I guess it's up to what kind of flat tire occurs.

  5. micg10
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    slime did not work for me in a tubed tyre. i would suggest a puncher repair kit or as you said, spare tubes.
    hope you have a blast on your trip.

  6. Yammj
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    Spare tubes can save you days of waiting for shipping. By the way where are you off to?

  7. girgnt1zbt
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    I'd stay away from Slime. From what I've seen, it doesn't always work. And it sucks changing a tire that's been slimed (I've changed two tires that people used Slime in, I refuse to do it again).
    Spare tubes are definitely your best bet, along with a few tools and a couple small tire spoons if you've got room for them (in case you have to change one and there's nobody around to help, you can do it yourself).

  8. tunc
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    id go with the pump and a spare tube as stated above
    the slime will work with a little hole but if its got a tear in it its a waste of time and messy when ya have to get it off

  9. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    Spare tubes can save you days of waiting for shipping. By the way where are you off to?
    Looks like spare tubes, spoons, soap!!!!

    Heading down south from Sydney Yammj heading down the east coast Pacific Highway down to Melbourne to meet micg10 :-) then back up inland.

    Just me and Thumper!!!!

  10. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    Guess it's a bit like Ghostbusters!!!!! I''ve been slimmed!!!!!
    I get the picture stay away from slime.
    Cheers guys and if there was comments from any girls :-)

  11. retzdaret
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    So Ed compressor is only good to keep air at normal levels? or will it get me out of trouble to pump up flat and get to a tire or station to fix? I guess it's up to what kind of flat tire occurs.
    Depends on how bad the leak is. I agree with everyone else. Spare tubes are the best bet, but it won't hurt to have the compressor with you.

  12. Heatlikhd
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    +1 on the compressor. I have one that fits in the compartment under the seat. I really don't feel like trying to change a tube on the side of the road, and I figure the great majority of leaks are small ones. If I can get 10 miles on one inflation, then 5 minutes to reinflate the tire, I can get to a shop somewhere within an hour or two. If it's a really big leak, I'll just call AAA.

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