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Old 10-11-2018, 09:15 AM
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When I was in Albuquerque at the Duke Harley Davidson Dealership, getting the bike looked at, I saw an advertisement for using nitrogen in tires, I read the brochure and asked about costs, $60.00. I know when I had my plane several fellow pilots and owners had nitrogen in their tires due to the larger molecules and the amount of time between flights (sitting on the ramp) prevented the tires from deflating over time. Just wondering if anyone is using nitrogen in their tires and is it worth the money or effort. I asked the service manager if he had any customers that use the nitrogen, he said a few, one who had her bike done over the period of several months only lost 1 PSI. It seems like it would be great for spme one storing their bike for the winter or during deployments.

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Old 10-11-2018, 09:19 AM
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Not paying here for that, I think air out of the compressor has 78% nitrogen.........not worth it for me.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:20 AM
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The problem with nitrogen is you cant find every were only certain dealer use it so if you need refill or add air your in trouble. It may be nice for storage but thats a bit pricey for me.
Old 10-11-2018, 09:22 AM
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The biggest difference you will notice is the deflation in your wallet where $60 used to be.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:33 AM
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The machine we used would vacuum out about 1/2 of the air, then replace that with "up to 92%" nitrogen. I did some quick math, and it basically went from 78% nitro/21% oxygen to 85% nitro 14% oxy. I'd do it if it were free...Not worth $60 IMO
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$60 is such a burn, even the stuff you fill your tires with is overpriced at HD.
My Buddy has a wheel repair business. He bought the nitrogen generator for about $2k and charges $15 a tire regardless of whether
its a car or big truck tire. Bob's never been one to hold back when it comes to charging for stuff, but even he would probably not charge $15 for filling a skimpy bike tire.
I can get it free and usually don't bother.
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I have a compressor that puts nitrogen in my tires. Works on my 4 wheel vehicles as well.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:18 AM
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I fill my tires with 78% nitrogen, for free.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:28 AM
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I thought Evel Keneivel ran helium in his tires.....
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Originally Posted by TriGeezer View Post
I fill my tires with 78% nitrogen, for free.
Exactly, the air you breath is 78% nitrogen.


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