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    I just picked up a "new to me" 2007 Yamaha 400. It has the ITP lites on it and was wondering about putting the tire sealant Slime in them. Has anyone used this in their 4-wheeler? Recommend?

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    I've used it in the past for tire with pesky beed leaks, but really see no use in pre-treating the tires.
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    I do not put slime in my atv tires anymore. If the bead is leaking slime is a band aid fix. Years ago I had two tires on my atv that would slowly leak so naturally I filled them with slime. The leak became so bad the slime began to leak out, then the rim would spin inside the tire under stress.

    I would break the bead, pull the tire off the rim, and thoroughly clean the rim before I put patch it up with slime.

    HL sells a pre-treatment sealant which contains small teflon peices that is supposed to plug up a 1/4" hole. They had a few pictures as "proof" and I must admit they were impressive. I passed.

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    Several years ago my son slammed the right front tire & rim of my old 98 4x4 on a rock or stump. After much hammering with a ball-peen hammer I got the tire to hold air for a few days. Wanting to stop the slow leak I added 8oz of slime and ran around for about 10 minutes to spread it around inside the tire. To date it still doesn't leak. Worked for me - but I was trying to stop a leak not prevent future leaks. Don't know if it works or not for future leaks.

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    I should have said I used it out on the trail when I blew my cheap tires off the cheap steel rims. I used it both as a lube to get the tire back on and it helped seal them in less than ideal conditions. Good tires and good aluminum rims have cured the problem.
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