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  • Motorcyle tires and Nitrogen.

    With all the threads centered around tires, ( home-made lifts, bead breakers, and such )

    Let me post a question... Has anyone ever used nitrogen filled tires on their bike? Now I have one vehicle that had this done when new tires were installed at no cost, and has lost maybe 1 psi going on two years. And from what I understand that Nitrogen filled tires do not increase pressure when the tire gets hot like using air. Seems like a no brainer with bike tires as a couple of PSI of pressure dramatically handling and wear patterns.

    I am coming up on rear tire change time, and I am thinking about taking both front and rear tires to have this done. I have done the usual internet search and I have seen where some people say its a scam and others swear by it. All I know is that I have had it in the tires of our car, and almost 2 years and 46,000+ miles later I have never had to add pressure. And it stays at 32 psi cold, hot, or rolling down the road.
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    just dont forget to put the green valve cap on when you do............sorry man

    i really havent heard about using it on bikes. a car dealer told me that if it looses pressure(on a car) that you can add a few lbs to get you where you need to be but mixing compressed air with nitro was not a good idea?........this told to me by a dealer. my first thought was he was full of it. i never really looked into it after that
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    • #3
      That's interesting about losing air/pressure. Living in Texas I constantly have to adjust depending on the climate. Considering you have it in your cage, I would speculate that it would work just fine.
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      • #4
        i used it in my rear mainly for racing purposes, never used it in the front cause it'd leak down if you didn't ride it everyday. i used it on drag bikes too, for the tires and air shift.
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        • #5
          i have nitrogen in my bike tires.. pressure hasn't changed in a year. My local stealer swears by it. If you buy a bike from them, you get the free tire pressure "refills" for life whenever you stop in. I have never had to have mine topped off though..
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          • #6
            Heard of it, local stealer is setting up for this service. They say it's the cats meow.. Don't know..I will try it eventhough I am not having any problems except for tire wear.
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            • #7
              nitrogen is used in racing so the tire presure wont increase when hot , and change handling characteristics..well i have a tire presure gauge and i hardly use it maybe once a weeek or so during riding season.
              so with that said is nitrogen really that inportant imo nope
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              • #8
                I use nitrogen in my bike tires and tons of my mates are switching over to nitrogen
                we do it at our automotive shop
                18 bucks for 2 tires
                I noticed a difference right away
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hot Yoga View Post
                  I use nitrogen in my bike tires and tons of my mates are switching over to nitrogen
                  we do it at our automotive shop
                  18 bucks for 2 tires
                  I noticed a difference right away
                  what difference did you notice
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                  • #10
                    I noticed a smoother ride right away...
                    I did some high altitude (cold) and low (hot) and never noticed a difference at all...
                    it was great...
                    they say it will help add a descent amount of life to the tires as well
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hot Yoga View Post
                      I noticed a smoother ride right away...
                      I did some high altitude (cold) and low (hot) and never noticed a difference at all...
                      it was great...
                      they say it will help add a descent amount of life to the tires as well
                      That is what I was hoping to hear, some feed back on if it was worth putting in the bike tires. Anything to add to the life of the tires. I ride year round and my bike is my primary transportation ( by choice ). I have by what everyone else tells me gotten great mileage out of my tires, but I would like to see more time between changes. I average two rear and one front per year. Got 13xxx on the first back 12xxx on the 2nd changed to Elite 3's and have just shy of 16xxx on the one still on the bike. Looks like I got about 2k left before I will change.
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                      • #12
                        do it!!!
                        You wont be sorry
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                        • #13
                          I have it on my back tire and never noticed any difference what so ever and I have talked with a few guys who say its a waste of money. I dont see why you couldnt add air, mixing with the nitro if need be.
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                          • #14
                            I know It works,,,maintains a more constant pressure,,don't go up when hot as much.
                            Bigger molecules,, leaks less.
                            But It's not for me cause I change pressure alot.
                            I drop a few in the back for a corner carvin ride,,then back up for the Interstate,,
                            On a windy day, lots of cross winds I Air up both just a bit for a firmer tire,
                            less directional changes,,the front stock dunlop needs lots of finess to work right.
                            Besides I want these tires hot n sticky,,
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by wndchsr View Post
                              I have it on my back tire and never noticed any difference what so ever and I have talked with a few guys who say its a waste of money. I dont see why you couldnt add air, mixing with the nitro if need be.
                              In my opinion, its not a waste... I totally notice.. and I am not sure why they would only put it in the rear.. do you know why????
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