Does anyone think it is worth having Nitrogen gas in your tires? If so, can you tell me what the benifits are that you noticed?
You've posted a lot of myths yourself. The aviation industry uses it because it doesn't expand, not because of corrosion. There would be lots of blown tires at altitude if they didn't. I don't think ground based applications would benefit much from this. I've never seen a tire that lost 1.5 psi/month if mounted correctly with no leaks, and this makes the next point a myth also. Cushions the ride? Pressure is pressure regardless of the gas used.GoldWingrGreg said:Wow ... I read the other posts, and there seems to be lots of myths about the gas. What I’ve learned from other internet sites is this:
- the air we breathe is already 80% nitrogen. Tire grade nitrogen increases the percentage to above 95% so we don't have to worry if you top off your nitrogen filled tire with "outside" air.
- it carries less moisture, thus no corrosion on rims or corrosion building up between the rim and tire. This is why the aviation industry uses it.
- the nitrogen molecule is larger, decreasing normal pressure loss through the sidewall. Apparently an average tire will loose about 1.5 lbs/month. A nitrogen filled tire take 3 months to loose the same.
- because the pressure loss is less, the contact patch is more consistence giving better braking, handling, and tire wear.
Many cars with low profile tires (20 or 30 series tires) swear by it because it cushions the ride (a larger molecule). Has anyone that runs nitrogen on a GoldWing noticed a difference in the ride?
And you won't have to change your air filter, you won't even need one!cosmic_chariot said:Instead of nitrogen... fill your tires with hellium.. bike will be a lot faster and turn much easier... your shocks won't bottom out.. you will get better fuel mileage.. and your engine oil will stay cleaner :lol:
I used to be in the car/light-truck tire business and would sometimes dismount a tire and see rust developing inside a steel rim. Sometimes it would be so bad that the wheel would have to be replaced since it would begin rusting on the bead and begin leaking there, too.NJREF said:A question regarding the corrosion of the rims...
Out of the literally BILLIONS of car, truck, motorcylce tires sold, has anyone ver heard of a tire rim rusting from the inside out?
Use itrogen if you wish..it is all a bunch of hooey!
Tire grade Nitrogen is only 95% in a tire so the goal is only that and not 100%. I would guess you'd just let the air out and refill with Nitrogen.cgent said:...but there's always gonna be some oxygen content. How do you fill a tire with 100% nitrogen ???