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Old 01-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Observations on nitrogen filled tires

On September 24th, 2012 I traded my 2009 FLHT on a 2013 FLHR. The dealer had nitrogen filled the tires. As of today, I have lost only 1 PSI in each of the tires, even though we are now in a cooler time of year. I can't say for sure that Nitorgen fill is "worth it", but I can say that it certainly provides a consistent tire pressure. Just passing my experience along.
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My theory is, our atmosphere is 80-85% nitrogen and rest being oxygen and other gases. That being said your paying for someone to replace as little as 15% of the gas in your tires. Also most nitro fill places dont pull a vacuum on the tires before they fill so your getting even less for your money. Just my quarters worth. Plus i check my tires every month and only add air maybe once at the beginning of every season.



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i check the air in my tires at least once a month and look at them closely. i don't think the nitrogen fill is worth it.
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we used it in drag racing as far back as 25 years ago -

the slicks do not change their size as much ( water in the air makes them grow ) with it and the ET of the car or bike is not as effected as much

in the race trailer we carry a large bottle for the cars throttle stop and the slicks - on the bikes we used it for the air shifter and the slick NOTE the air shifter with compressor air in the regular air charge, would make it operate slower as the water was in the way so to speek -- as for tires its a new hipe to cash grab sure you can use it but Y -- just my take -- jz
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Just sharing an actual experience fellas. Do with it what you will.
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What nitrogen offers in tires, is a very predictable increase in heat expansion, that can be calculated down to 1/100 th of a PSI.

Any of the inert class of gases would work, but nitrogen is the most practical.

For most people it's just a may for the dealer to make some easy money. One of the local dealerships here wants $50 for 2 tires, a large cylinder runs about $25.
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I like Nito in my tires works well.
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I like Nito in my tires works well.
Why? What are the benefits?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I run Nitrogen in my work van, wife's car, my truck, and my bike, and any one else's.

I keep 2 60s and 2 40s in my van, it costs 12 bucks to swap out the 40s, and 14 for the 60s at the supply house.

I also use the nitrogen in my air tools. It was great running the air nailer in the house, WITHOUT the compressor...

Anyway, worth it for stable pressures? If your paying that much for it, no, not at all..

In my case, I have it on hand, and use it for a lot of stuff, so, yes. Its a stable, dry, inert gas.

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