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Old 09-27-2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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Hi all, I just would like to ask here what about the convenience or not of using Nitrogen instead of Compressed air on tires of my Motorcycle. Thanks in advance on your input and ideas.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:06 PM   #2
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NASCAR puts nitrogen in the race car tires, but they're managing pressure to a fraction of a pound. IMO, with bike tires, it's not worth the cost. Spend the money on a small compressor and a good tire gauge instead.

Did you know that NASA fills the Space Shuttle's tires with helium to save weight? It's a Fun Fact to know and share with your friends.
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"Convenience"? Unless you've got a $5000 Nitro-Aire unit mounted on the wall of your garage, or access to free-refills of your (heavy/bulky) high-pressure cylinder; it's never "convenient".
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:43 PM   #4
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"Convenience"? Unless you've got a $5000 Nitro-Aire unit mounted on the wall of your garage, or access to free-refills of your (heavy/bulky) high-pressure cylinder; it's never "convenient".
Not to mention the need for special certification to even store quantities of nitrogen.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:17 AM   #5
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I prefer my nitrogen in the tires rather than on them.

Seriously, unless you are racing- it's not worth it. You must check your air pressure for bike tires more than you would for autos because they inherently seep. Just they way it is.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:02 AM   #6
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NASCAR puts nitrogen in the race car tires, but they're managing pressure to a fraction of a pound. IMO, with bike tires, it's not worth the cost. Spend the money on a small compressor and a good tire gauge instead.

Did you know that NASA fills the Space Shuttle's tires with helium to save weight? It's a Fun Fact to know and share with your friends.
Is that Sunoco nitrogen or perhaps from Bubba's House of Compressed Gas?

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