Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Athabasca, Alberta, short season & huge bugs
The benefits from nitrogen are real, and yes proven under certain/various applications as mentioned. If it were 100% available and didn't cost more, then why wouldn't all of us use it? I totally understand the race application as a 2 psi increase on a race bike could easily spell disaster (or a loss) in a crash due to a tire washing out in a corner. On a big rig with more fill volume absolutely. On a passenger car tire or a bike in daily "normal" use, it would be hard to quantify the actual versus theoretical benefits. The science is there, but often science and reality don't jibe. Kinda like oil and filters...choice rules.
grab all the kicks you can baby, you only make this scene once!
current rides: '09 GL1800AD "SENSHI"; 2003 RVT1000r (RC51) track bike... certified m/c addict. IDMWT #12. GWRRA #028890