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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 22 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 07:37 AM
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I've never used nitrogen in my mc tires. I'm interested to see the responses here though from anyone that has...

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I would think with as much tinkering we do with tire pressures (@ the track) it's not accessible enough. Even off the track you can't just throw in a couple lbs whenever you want or if you let some air out and don't like it it's not as easy as just using your compressor at home. The hot and cold psi stuff seems to be down to an almost exact science but I too am interested to see if anyone uses N instead of plain ol' compressed air. I say too much of a pain in the ass.

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Tires filled with nitrogen???

Tires filled with nitrogen???



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Nitrogen? Sheot!! I've been putting Nitrous in my tires. No wonder I'm not seeing what all the fuss is about with adding Nitrous.

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Nitrogen? Sheot!! I've been putting Nitrous in my tires. No wonder I'm not seeing what all the fuss is about with adding Nitrous.
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The canned stuff you get at the gas station right
Is there any other kind of NOS?

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Whew! Bad enough I'm using Nitrous instead of Nitrogen, I'd look like a real douche if I was using the wrong Nitrous to begin with.

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I run a blend in my tires. Somewheres around 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% argon, just to name a few. Then I throw in whatever else is hanging around to make up the rest. Seems cheaper then pure nitrogen and about 78% as stable. Haven't had a problem in years. It's pretty easy to get locally too.

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I use helium. makes the entire bike a feel lighter...tip in a such smoother



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I use helium. makes the entire bike a feel lighter...tip in a such smoother
It makes it higher pitched also.



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Me and the bike use OXY! I have a compressor and I don't have a Nitrogen bottle!

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Me and the bike use OXY! I have a compressor and I don't have a Nitrogen bottle!
That's an expensive fill. Where do you get your oxygen fills?

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That's an expensive fill. Where do you get your oxygen fills?
Unlike you I have to use Atmosphere!

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Then you are using air, not just oxygen. AKA Nitrox.

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Then you are using air, not just oxygen. AKA Nitrox.
With a little H-2-0 mixed in for good measure

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