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Old 30 Apr 2006
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Ultraseal

Does anyone have experience/views on using this? What are the pro's & con's?

(Sorry if this question was already asked - I looked but couldn't find..)

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Ultraseal

I'm a fan.
Very easy to get hold of, and easy to put in. And it's water soluble, unlike its predecessors.
Did a 6600 mile trip without any problems at all.
I have had a tyre change since and got them to use the same 'untrasealed' tubes again - no hassels (the rear in Madrid and the front in the UK).

Granted, I haven't done any hectic off roading, but am happy knowing that my tyres are a but more puncture resistant this way.

The only negative I can think of - if punctures force you to throw a tube away, you'll have to buy more ultraseal.

There's plenty of info at:

http://www.ultrasealuk.biz
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This sounds like a product sold in the U.S. called 'Slime'.
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Here's the thread for you from about this time last year.
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ight=ultraseal
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D'oh! Thanks Stephano.
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Thumbs up It works

I had a similar product (tyre milk) filled in my tubes, ran for over 16000 km before the first "puncture". On trying to repair, discovered 4 other punctures, which the sealant had taken care of, and which had opened up while trying to fix a patch. I feel that too little sealant had been placed in the tube (by the tyre shop), else even this visit to the repair shop could have been avoided. The front tyre, almost 20000km old, and due for replacement soon, has not had a single puncture.

There are no problems with wheel balance (my bike does not do much more than 80 mph, usually cruise around 65mph).

Am using tyre slime now (chosen as I get to fill the qty, not the shop owner, also one of the few available in India). No flats so far

Repairing punctures on the roadside at night is NOT FUN, something I could definitely do without on a 1000km trip.
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ultraseal

easily available in the UK are slime, goop, ultraseal and punturseal, all variations on the same theme. not sure which ones but some of them guarantee the repair for the life of the tyre (or all of them?)
prices vary a lot, if they come with a guarantee then slime and goop look like great value. i know ultraseal is about £25 stirling for a bottle to do any sized 2 tyres
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just as an update, i got a slow puncture in my triumph sprint a few months ago, put punctureseal in it and pulled a wire out of the tyre and it sealed. its since saved the tyre from 2 more punctures, that i know about. one of them was a 2" nail
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Have used ultraseal for a good while now and am a fan.

It seals most puntures and seems to keep the tyre cooler when running. I also find i get a couple of thousand extra miles from a set of Tourances (strange but true).

One thing though, check the tyre regularly for the pink tale tale signs of punctures.
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just had a new front tyre, so i thought id try putting ultraseal in myself instead of the dealer doing it, and its dead easy. they even give you a valve core key in the box

ive had at least 3 punctures in my rear tyre that this stuff has saved, so i recommend it.

i bought a bottle that had an extra 11% apparently, enough for 2 fronts and a rear on a large sports tourer like mine.
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I too liked these products till I read a tyre company's info on the topic. They totally advised against it. So I still dont know the right answer and I've stopped using it.
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Perhaps the tyre company adviced against it because it makes the tyres last longer, thus less tyres sold.
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I too liked these products till I read a tyre company's info on the topic. They totally advised against it. So I still dont know the right answer and I've stopped using it.
I think they are also against repairing punctures .... keep that in mind
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Angry Ultraseal - no thanks!

Whilst I'm sure Ultraseal and similar products work well to seal punctures instantly, I had a bad experience with corrosion. Granted, I experienced no punctures that I knew of in 15,000kms, but when it came time to change my tyres, the Ultraseal had badly corroded my aluminium rims, with a great deal of pitting evident.

Obviously this would not be relevent with tubes, the case in point was the tubeless rims on my BM 1100 GS.

Hope this helps, Hamish
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This sounds like a product sold in the U.S. called 'Slime'.
Actually it's not. I've used Slime and it did not work very well, so it took a lot to convince me to try Ultaseal. But I am glad I did. It made a big difference on my last trip, as well as stopping me from getting stuck in the middle of nowhere, I got better tyre life. So now it's in all my bikes and my Landy.
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