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Nitro-fill for tires

Does anyone know anything about Nitro-Fill.It is used by NASCAR,airliners.jet bombers,and bicycle racers.It is supposed to keep tires inflated properly for longer periods than air.keep tires cooler,and increase tire milage.Just wondered how this would work for motorcycles if at all.

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We use Nitrogen on our race car tires. I believe the science is that it absorbs less moisture, therefore is not subject to as great a change in pressure as the tires heat.

Since we also have to use nitrogen for the on board air jacks, we always have a tank handy. I would think it would be more trouble than it is worth, to keep a nitrogen tank around just for street tires.
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Road Rider in San Jose RoadRider offers this service. I haven't tried it though, I'm only down there once a year with the bike.

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"Nitrogen is better...New here at Road Rider is tire service with Nitrogen Gas. This service is available separately for $2.00 per tire for those who wish to “supercharge” their tires. One of the many advantages of using nitrogen gas instead of ordinary air includes better stability of tire pressure. Oxygen escapes from a tire three to four times faster than nitrogen. You will also experience lower fuel consumption because better air pressure in tires improves rolling resistance and reduces the risk of running tires under inflated. Tires also run cooler when inflated with nitrogen gas as opposed to regular air. Furthermore, with nitrogen there is no more oxidation of inner liners and rust is eliminated. Nitrogen is a dry gas. With our nitrogen “manufacturing” machine, the moisture-laden air that is normally in your tires is separated from the nitrogen, which eliminates the condensation in your wheel. In sum, nitrogen gas will increase the life of your tire and stabilize your tire pressure."
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The flyer I was reading said the nitrogen stays in the tires much longer than air so maybe a tankful at the house would do if not out for weeks at a time?

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I use a nitrogen rich mixture of gas. This mixture has met my needs in many ways.

The notion of using another gas or gas mixture for tire inflation is intriquing?

do some gases permeate the rubber compounds of a tire more quickly, do some react with the compounds more readily, do some expand more or less readily with temperatures relative to others, how about the heat transfer and retention of gas? It almost takes your breath away, all these crazy questions.
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Our local tire store uses it and I'm going fill up every tire I own with it.

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I personally use a proprietary mix of 79% nitrogen, 20% oxygen, and 1% other gases.

Use it in all my tires, car,bike, snowblower. It works really well.

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So how often do you have to re-fill?

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I use that same mix with great results in all my tires and why anyone would ever run differently I cant imagine,
lets see less heat in my tires -- no thanks,
hhhhmmmmm to get to pure nitrogen you would need to flush all the air out of your tire and refill how many times? --- think you can ever get all the air out of your tires????

only benifit I could see would be less differential due to temps.

come on anyone here really think you can benifit by running pure nitrogen in your streetbike tires-- go take a class and get better skills.

or how about helium and make your bike lighter????
Jet bombers, airliners those tires go from one extreme to the other in temps.
Nascar maybe they have extreme heat issues that are reduced helping tires last longer in a race.
I havent heard of AMA or Moto GP using it, anyone here????

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I don't think this is pure nitrogen.

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