It's QM fault
In the past 3 years and 9 tires of Burgman ownership, I 've had 3 flat tires. The most recent was last week. So far there've been 2 fronts and one rear. What a PITA. When I had the last rear tire issue, I tried some green crap with completely bogus results. Watching the stuff squirt out the hole (caused by a staple so it wasn't particularly big) had little entertainment value and all it did was totally mess up the rim. It was pretty difficult to clean off. Overall, a bad customer experience. Really bad.
A member on here (QM) has touted Ultraseal in the past and, based on his recommendations as well as my extreme desire to forestall future flats, I decided to give it a try. I checked the web and saw mostly positive reviews and a couple of not so good. I called the company in L.A., CA To get their recommendation for use in a Burgman. Took > 5 days to get it (not bad coast to coast UPS). It typically takes 10 days for me to get parts from the upper Midwest. After 5 grumpy days driving to work, the stuff arrives on Friday. I read enough of the instructions to find out how much and how to measure (the kit I bought came with a handy little 1 oz /stroke hand pump) and hooked it up to my tire.
This stuff is like magic. Where my last experience resulted in a squirting green mess this stuff made a little blue bump and that was it. Couldn't take the scooter out so I let it sit like that overnight, In the morning, the same little blue bump was there. Lost no more pressure. I'm totally impressed. If all it does is prevent punctures from leaving me on the side of the road, it'll pay for itself twice over. If it does any of the other claims, that's just gravy.
When I called Ultraseal I talked to Liz the owner. She likes to talk and during our conversation I discovered that this stuff is supposed to seal punctures as they happen. It may seal existing punctures 'on tires in good condition'. The good condition thing is important. The product works best when the rubber has substantially new characteristics. It's not a miracle cure for dry rotted, nasty old tires. It may delay the onset of rot. Since I go through 2 rear and one front a year this is not a big concern of mine. So, in a test sample of one, I rate this stuff a huge success. If someone in the Tampa/St Pete area wants to give this a try, leave me PM, we may be able to work something out.
I have no interest in this company other than a desire to promote something that does what it says. So far.
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