What trouble?? if you have to add pressure you just add normal air from a compressor. Your still only running a 90% Nitrogen mix. Many tire (car) dealerships in this area that have nitrogen will only charge $2 to 2.50 per tire. No charge from my motorcycle dealer if you buy at least one tire from them and they mount the tire.Danomite33 said:1. No
2. Absolutely not worth the trouble
The converse: what benifit(s) could possibly justify making an otherwise simple maintenance function complicated by a factor of 10?
At normal temperatures corrosion won't occur when a metal surface is exposed to gaseous oxygen unless moisture is present. If you can eliminate water vapor by not using compressed air, then there can't be any condensation, hence corrosive reactions will be stopped.PoleCat said:A large percentage of water vapor in your tire will cause issues with pressure when it condenses. Corrosion is more attributed to oxygen than it is water. Either way, dry nitrogen has neither water or oxygen in it which is desirable. But I don't feel the meager benefits are worth while for the street tire.
As I stated before, I'm not advocating nitrogen. However, I have heard on this board of problems using "Slime" (I think) for fixing leaks... not such a stretch to see how moisture will interact with the chemicals in these types of materials.Leon Kowalski said:
I am curious as to how they "evacuate the air"? The only way to effectively do this is mount the tires in a 100% nitrogen enviornment. Probably not too healthy for the tire technician.Cherry Pie said:
By putting a vacuum pump on the valve stem. Duh!Norton said:I am curious as to how they "evacuate the air"? The only way to effectively do this is mount the tires in a 100% nitrogen enviornment. Probably not too healthy for the tire technician.Cherry Pie said:
For a racer who can detect 1/2 PSI differences this may be a good thing but I doubt a few PSI is going to be noticable to a street rider.