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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Check your tire pressure. Bike sat for a week down 5lbs due to extreme heat.

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Sorry, tire pressure goes up with heat.

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Check your tire pressure. Bike sat for a week down 5lbs due to extreme heat.

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Sorry, tire pressure goes up with heat.
Pressure goes up with heat, that's true, but tires will lose more air volume when the pressure is up than when it is down. Air actually permeates the rubber and escapes, and at higher temperature air is escaping faster.

You're thinking about high and low temperatures affecting the same pressure in the tire. And yes, you are correct, the tire will look to be low in the cold morning, and will look to be decent at high noon. So higher temperature does increase the pressure by expanding the air inside the tire, but it also allows air to escape a little faster than low temperatures.

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The guy at Discount tire explained it this way. Bike sits in hot garage, air pressure in tire increases but causes tire to lose pressure over time. Makes sense rear at 40 front at 38 both were down 5 lbs. from a week ago.

BTW if heat increases pressure without loss I should actually have to let air out since its been so damn hot here lately

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I moved from where it gets over 115 regularly to where it stays under 100. My tires stopped losing air they way they did in the heat so there is truth to what Crossroads is saying.
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Just helped my daughter buy her new car at Midway Chev in Phoenix. They are now putting Nitrogen in all of their new cars and trucks. Supposed to stop this air loss issue in the heat but then I asked what does it cost to refill if something happens to the tire - $25.

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And if you happen to have a leak you have to find nitrogen to fill with. To me its a waste of time, and the people i know that have switched to nitrogen still see pressure fluctuation.

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My 21" front is forever loosing air same as a 21" I had on my Softail Standard.

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This has been rehashed many times.
Since "air" is over 78% nitrogen, paying for pure nitrogen is a waste of money.

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This has been rehashed many times.
Since "air" is over 78% nitrogen, paying for pure nitrogen is a waste of money.
Agreed. For the most part, air IS nitrogen.


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