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With the bead lock and inventions like slime do you really need a spare tyre? I agree if you loose a tyre you are really stuck if you are in the middle of nowhere and nothing but in your experience how likely is this to happen and would a spare tyre have solved the problem.


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I ruined a tire the first week that I had my Rhino. So I carry a spare tire for the following 6 years and never used it once! No spare tire for me this time. I do carry a plug kit and a small compressor though.
 

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With the bead lock and inventions like tireballs do you really need a spare tyre? I agree if you loose a tyre you are really stuck if you are in the middle of nowhere and nothing but in your experience how likely is this to happen and would a spare tyre have solved the problem.


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I never carry a spare. Plugs and a compressor has never failed me. May look into tireballs
 

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Tireballs aren't for everyone, they are expensive and cost more than the tire itself. Generally trail riding we run with plugs and a compressor.
 

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Tireballs aren't for everyone, they are expensive and cost more than the tire itself. Generally trail riding we run with plugs and a compressor.
Yeah, just looked into those things and way more than I'm willing to spend.
 

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What do you all think about slime? I have heard mixed reviews in the past and have never used it myself, but I am considering it for a tire that just keeps giving me trouble.
 

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Slime sucks it takes a ton of it and it never works anyway
 

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Tried slime once, messy! Carry plugs and a compressor now but dont need it with beadlocks yet
 

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What do you all think about slime? I have heard mixed reviews in the past and have never used it myself, but I am considering it for a tire that just keeps giving me trouble.
if u already have a slow leak fix a flat or slime will work !
 

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I have a slow leak from a hole that I put in my back tire last year. Have four plugs in that hole. Just want something to fill in the micro holes.
cant lose but a few bucks trying , i would try !
 

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Mmm tire balls interesting concept, seems like a bit of a overkill, where plugs and a compressor could save the day.

If you cut the tyre then balls could help compared to a puncture and plugs.

The dilemma I have is I'm planning a desert crossing, 2 days of nothing between start and finish. Sounds like a spare tyre is the way to go. May end up as a fashion accessory but hell it looks good on a maverick and rather be save than sorry


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why carry a compressor that may fail?... I used to have(and plan on making another soon) an adapter that has a tire chuck on one side of the hose and a semi hard rubber cone on the other side... Press the cone into the exhaust for a sec and Viola!.. Instant air... It worked like a champ and would air up a tire in about 3 sec.. this was on one of my early quads (Warrior 350) and it was a super easy fix that didn't require 12 volt power and carrying a slow compressor..
 
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