Nitrogen in the tires - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2010, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 28
Default Nitrogen in the tires

Any experience with servicing motorcycle tires with nitrogen? Nitrogen in car tires is great, just don't know if it's ok in motorcycle tires. Thanks in advance for any comments.
MinnesotaVegasLow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2010, 08:39 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
toejam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 984
Default Nitrogen filled tires

Simply, yes.....
Quote:
The Nitrogen Filled Tire - Why people are putting Nitrogen in tires

Nitrogen filled tires Explained

Benefits of Nitrogen in tires

* Nitrogen maintains tire pressure longer than oxygen
* The Rubber in the inside of the Tire lasts longer
* Better gas mileage for you vehicle
* Safer for the environment

Q&A in regards to NO2 Tires

* Why does nitrogen maintain tire pressure better than standard O2?

* Oxygen molecules are much smaller and leak 3 to 4 times faster through the tire.

* Does the inside of the tire last longer? Since there is no oxygen and no vapor your tires inside should not corrode.

* Why does the Nitrogen Filled Tire result in better gas mileage? It is already known that properly pumped tires helps in tire resistance, putting nitrogen in the tires help them remain properly inflated.

* How is it safer for the environment? When the vehicle uses less gas per mile it helps to limit that amount of gas leaked into the atmosphere.
A local dealer here does it for $10.00 per tire.

Last edited by toejam; 10-16-2010 at 08:48 AM. Reason: more info
toejam is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2010, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 28
Default Re: nitrogen

Thanks,toejam. I'm in Minneapolis and it's starting to get cool in the morning; I'm getting tired of checking tire pressure every couple of days. Think I'll go with nitrogen as long as there's no related negative safety issues.
MinnesotaVegasLow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2010, 01:29 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,949
Default nitrogen for tires

Stock cars use nitrogen have been for years.
They say your air compressor in the garage puts out 70% nitrogen but a 100% would be way better. If you put the nitrogen in I would wait till spring.
If you don't tell the bike tires what your putting I don't think you would have any problem.
visionjohnny is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-17-2010, 09:19 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southeast MO
Posts: 27
Default

I have had nitrogen in all the bikes I have owned the last 5 years and all the autos I have had the last few years also. The local tire shop here charges $4 per tire, bike or auto.
bradcas45 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 07:34 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 163
Default

Just remember the air we breath is 78% Nitrogen... I'm just sayin.

2007 Jackpot Premium
HID Headlight
Swept Exhaust
Torque Tubes
Monster Baffles
Power Commander

Too much chrome and add ons to list.

:soapbox:Ban "TAR AND CHIP"
MSchneid is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 12:14 PM
Administrator
 
CrossRoads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 5,947
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSchneid View Post
Just remember the air we breath is 78% Nitrogen... I'm just sayin.
Yeah, it's important to remember that you're not going from oxigen to nitrogen, but rather from 78% nitrogen to 100% nitrogen. Is it better? Yes! Will you tell the difference? You will, because it will be in your head that you're riding on nitrogen, and nobody can touch you. :-)
CrossRoads is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome