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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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I do this in my trucks religiously since we tend to get major temperature fluctuations. I've yet to see a change of more than 1psi across major weather swings.

Has anyone had their motorcycle tires filled with nitrogen?

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It's not the pressure change that the nitrogen helps it is the freezing water in the compressed air that is the problem. Nitrogen is dry air, so it will not freeze at very low temperatures. Aircraft use nitrogen on all large aircraft tires.
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It's not the pressure change that the nitrogen helps it is the freezing water in the compressed air that is the problem. Nitrogen is dry air, so it will not freeze at very low temperatures. Aircraft use nitrogen on all large aircraft tires.
Actually, all aircraft tires are filled with nitrogen BECAUSE of its thermal stability. They don't want an aircraft coming down from high altitude and COLD tempetures (which causes air pressure to drop in tires, don't believe then blow up a balloon in a room that is say 70 degrees and then put it in a freezer for say a half an hour and tell us all what you discover) to land on flat tires.

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No nitrogen in my bike, but I do have it in my car. The first thing I noted is, in hot days, the tire pressure doesn't increase dramatically, like it did prior to installing nitrogen. I'm not enthused about putting nitrogen in my bike's tires because their service life is a fraction of car tires and the contact patch is much smaller, generating less heat.

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I'm thinking about doing it just for the fact that in AZ we can have a 30-40 degree swing between daytime high and nighttime.

The maintenance guy at the local dealer told me he put nitrogen in his and was able to see about a 2000 mile difference in tire life compared to average on the stock tires. He said it may have been luck but only thing he did different was the nitrogen.

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I have a mix of about 78% nitrogen, and the rest is just a mix of oxygen and other ingredients.



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I have a mix of about 78% nitrogen, and the rest is just a mix of oxygen and other ingredients.
Hehehe. You've run rings around them with your danged chemistry.

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I have a mix of about 78% nitrogen, and the rest is just a mix of oxygen and other ingredients.


Isn't that called ....air ?
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Ha! I put in air, vitamins, minerals, Viagra, but still need to check it once a week or so. Oh! I use a bicycle pump. Also, not all cheap air gauges are the same. Looking for a pro gauge now.
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The American Sheeple will swallow just about anything the marketing departments can think up. I'm currently working on a concept vehicle with the Sierra Club, Green Peace and Al Gore that will counter the effects of gravity by using closed cell foam in the seat cushions that is infused with helium and an engine that runs on hydrogen. The reduction in weight afforded by using those two gases should allow the vehicle to not even need nitrogen in its tires let alone air.

I'm currently awaiting my government subsidy check in the amount of several billion dollars so that I can begin marketing this idea to the public and produce one concept car over the next decade.

Sorry, as an ex marketing person I just couldn't help myself. I shall now go lay down by my dish and let y'all debate 100% nitrogen over 78% nitrogen.

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