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Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

I think most are aware of the benefits of Nitrogen vs. normal air in car tires.
And we're seeing more and more cars and trucks with Nitrogen in their tires off the showroom floors. More Stable, less heat expansion, more consistent Pressures, and less Oxidation on the inside .

All the Nascar teams around us say they use Nitrogen in their tires. Plus we have always put it in the tires on our cars the past several years

Does anyone here use Nitrogen in their motorcycle tires? Street or Race bikes?

As it seems you don't have to mess with the tire pressures as much with Nitrogen.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 09:05 AM
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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

I would, but there isnt a readily available source for the public here.
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Plain old air
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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

I use a special gas with 80% nitrogen content.
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About 72% nitrogen.
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I use a special gas with 80% nitrogen content.
I see what you did there.
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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

Free air.
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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

Not worth it for the general public to use N2, when you can buy a $100 craftsman air compressor and be done with it. N2 is not readily available, and you have to pay each and every time you do need it.

It is a necessary expense in aviation, not so much for street use.
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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

About 78% Nitrogen .













































http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Earth
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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

We tried it at a trackday or 2.

Problems:
You have to purge the tire several times to get the normal air out. I think we had to inflate/deflate 7 or 8 times to get nearly pure nitrogen in the tire.

The pressure thing is an issue. You dont get the gain from heat so it's a little tougher to work pressures for heat.

It's really a waste of time IMHO on motorcycle tires.
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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

Waste of time for most people with a bike tire, ESPECIALLY racers, since we swap them so much, and purging them is a BITCH.

If yu dont purge them, you might as well be using straight air .

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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

I think it's hype...

Now if you really wanna get some performance, go with helium!!!
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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

All the cool kids are spaying wd40 inside the tire putting a piece of flint and a piece of steel in each tire and filling with pure o2.
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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

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I think it's hype...

Now if you really wanna get some performance, go with helium!!!
I use 100% helium in my front tire see my avitar!
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Re: Do You Roll with Nitrogen or Oxygen ?

cars, bikes and trucks, it's hype no matter what you are driving.
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