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post #1 of 20 Old 04-30-2008, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Nitrogen filled tires

Anyone use nitrogen in leu of air in their cycle tires?

Car tires?

Good/bad/same

We're a few years behind the times up here in SD, but we've finally got a couple places here in town doing this.

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Ive heard of it, 95% of the pro racers have thier tires filled with it, Im just not sure of the advantages of doing it --

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nitrogen does not expand / contract as ambiant air does......

much more easy to check your tire pressures often.

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nitrogen does not expand / contract as ambiant air does......

much more easy to check your tire pressures often.
Right on! Tire pressure stays consistant as the tires heat up.

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A friend of mine has a Mitsubishi Evolution and the stock wheels have double valve stems so you can purge the air out as you fill the tires with nitrogen. Not sure how else you would really do it.

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Just a money making scheme.

Normal atmosphere is almost 80% nitrogen.

Check you tire pressure often and don't wory about it.

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Here's the local ad

*Increase tire life up to 30%
*Improves fuel economy
*Reduces chance of tire failure up to 50%
*Improves braking and handling
*Reduces wheel corosion
*Reduces running tire temperature
*Maintains proper tire pressure


The majority of these would be due to improper air pressure, but I have heard most race tires are filled with it these days.

I am good about checking my air pressure, but I'm not great about it. Just wanted some feedback.

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We have a Nitro Fill machine here at work....... gonna give it a try.

Price is right..... LOL

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why?

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If you're looking to get nitrogen... hit up a local truck shop, they usually use it to fill truck tires.

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post #11 of 20 Old 04-30-2008, 08:09 PM
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Don't bother!

You will have less moisture content inside your tire with pure Nitrogen which means less corrosion on both the inside of the tire and wheels. This might make a difference if you plan to have your wheels and tires for 100 years...

The lack of Oxygen + Moisture means it does expand less with heat, but it still expands.

Low tire pressure is your enemy on the street. Check em often or get those caps with the visual pressure tips.

AMA Pro Riders get their tires from the same guys as we did when they visited Fontana. From what I saw, they handled our tires/rims the same as anyone named Mladin or Spies. Same exact tires too!

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I use Helium ... it makes the bike weigh 13.4 lbs lighter.

If the shop you use has Nitrogen, there's no reason not to use it. I get it free and run it in the vehicles, but not the bikes. Don't forget the green valve stem covers to designate you're using Nitrogen. That's a joke, but real. I had a kid come upto me one day and say, "you're using Nitrogen in that, coooollll" Whatever that meant?

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Found this


http://www.getnitrogen.org/why/index.php




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Very informative. Great link.

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If you put N2 in your tires you also have to wear one of those magnetic power braclets. They cure cancer you know!

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I use Nitrous Oxide in my tires. Way more fun, but I always have four flat tires.

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post #17 of 20 Old 05-12-2008, 06:34 PM
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I thought the world was a little smarter than this....

But there's a local shop here with the banner for it,, and people come spend the money....

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Air is free and I have plenty of it always around!
Nitrogen filled tires do seem like this year's "GOLLYWHOMPER!"

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How do you get the initial filling of nitrogen? I've seen/read a lot about the virtues of using nitrogen but how do you actually get a 100% fill of nitrogen in the tyres? Surely you would have to squeeze ALL of the ordinary air out of them before filling them with nitorgen - but how??? If you don't get all the air out first, it would be almost a waste of time, wouldn't it...

Just wondering...!!!

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How do you get the initial filling of nitrogen? I've seen/read a lot about the virtues of using nitrogen but how do you actually get a 100% fill of nitrogen in the tyres? Surely you would have to squeeze ALL of the ordinary air out of them before filling them with nitorgen - but how??? If you don't get all the air out first, it would be almost a waste of time, wouldn't it...

Just wondering...!!!
The machine we have at my dealership actually goes thru 2 purge cycles before filling tires with the Nitrogen.

Did the bike, pressures seem much more consistant. But if I couldnt do it for free......... I wouldnt have paid for it....

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