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Old 09-01-2006, 06:12 AM   #1
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used over here in most tyre changing places as standard....dont know the reason for it though..thought it was more to do with the tyre keeping an even pressure at all temperatures..could be wrong on that ...btw first
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:24 AM   #2
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I get my tires filled at my dentist's office with Nitrous Oxide. When I get home I suck it all out of them and laugh myself silly.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:27 AM   #3
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Don't they corner funny?
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:30 AM   #4
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Yeah but the bike is a gas to ride!
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:47 AM   #5
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The nitrogen claim of improved economy and the like is junk. Where nitrogen shows any advantage for a vehicle or motorcycle is the racetrack where it warms at a much more linear and predictable pace than regular compressed air. I'd say if you're going to be doing some track days then it's worthwhile, otherwise don't expect any other change in behavior.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:00 AM   #6
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This needs to stop.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:01 AM   #7
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I guess some people will believe anything.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:01 AM   #8
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We really need to get jobs.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:03 AM   #9
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Did you know if you put a bratwurst in your tail pipe it adds necessary backpressure and you get a boost in midrange torque?
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:33 AM   #10
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Default Waiter, there's water in my air

dry air is 78% nitrogen already - so the difference is not in the "air" part, it's in the "dry" part.



it's the water vapor in the air that makes the diff, kids.

- water vapor will happily condence and re-vaporize inside of your tire - and thus you'll get a range of tire pressures

- ever notice that if you blast a bit of air out of an air hose that it feels wet? well, when you expand a gas, it cools (that's pV=nRT), so you get extra liquid water in your tires each time tht you fill them from the hose. and then you go out and zoom around...and it vaporizes, or condences...



of course, the actual difference is pretty small, and maybe only valentino can really feel it.
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