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UncleGra 12-09-2012 05:29 PM

Air thread
 
....:gerg....Let's have an air thread...what kind of air should I use in my dirtbike...and how often should I change it....some servo air in town is crap...should I stick with the mountain air that surrounds me...or should I............ huh..what..

KTM_Paul 12-09-2012 05:32 PM

Everyone knows you should be running Nitrogen in your tyres! ..... Or is it Helium? :huh

ozbikedude 12-09-2012 05:43 PM

sea air (it runs cooler)about 18c around here,dunno how it goes away from the coast,may have to take some spare air when ya leave the coast.

Simosez 12-09-2012 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozbikedude (Post 20213953)
sea air (it runs cooler)about 18c around here,dunno how it goes away from the coast,may have to take some spare air when ya leave the coast.

if you set your pressure at sea level for general loamy/sandy sea level type conditions then if you decide to ride up in the hills the tyre pressure will automatically increase to prevent punctures in the typically rockier conditions found at altitude.
conveniantly this is also works for the reverse situation.

marlboroughlad 12-09-2012 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simosez (Post 20214038)
if you set your pressure at sea level for general loamy/sandy sea level type conditions then if you decide to ride up in the hills the tyre pressure will automatically increase to prevent punctures in the typically rockier conditions found at altitude.
conveniantly this is also works for the reverse situation.


which makes those blokes at nasa pretty bloody clever. the tyre pressures on buzz aldrins moon buggy would have been infinity. and beyond maybe.

GSnovice 12-09-2012 06:02 PM

Helium - lessens unsprung weight......oh, and a race pipe!

boxerboy81 12-09-2012 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozbikedude (Post 20213953)
sea air (it runs cooler)about 18c around here,dunno how it goes away from the coast,may have to take some spare air when ya leave the coast.

Nah, it corrodes the rims and eventually leaks out!

itsgunnahurt 12-09-2012 06:24 PM

Don't put too much in, it'll weigh your bike down... for offroad I run 15 pounds in my tyres instead of the usual 35 for onroad, that's a saving of 20 pounds of in each tyre. That's 40 pounds of air you don't need to lift when the bike falls over!
:D

ozbikedude 12-09-2012 06:37 PM

:huh
Quote:

Originally Posted by Simosez (Post 20214038)
if you set your pressure at sea level for general loamy/sandy sea level type conditions then if you decide to ride up in the hills the tyre pressure will automatically increase to prevent punctures in the typically rockier conditions found at altitude.
conveniantly this is also works for the reverse situation.

i musta rode too fast last time cause me tyres were flat when i got up the hill,or was i too slow getting home......??:huh:huh

notsoslow 12-09-2012 07:12 PM

So when I do A creek crossing I should let some air out so the bike is is lighter and may float more easily. I don't know what I'd do with out the combined wisdom of ad riders!

davorallyfan 12-09-2012 07:20 PM

Anyone tried the new air additives that are on the market? Do they increase aireation or is it a gimmick?

Back in the old days we never used air additives.

itsgunnahurt 12-09-2012 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ozbikedude (Post 20214298)
:huh
i musta rode too fast last time cause me tyres were flat when i got up the hill,or was i too slow getting home......??:huh:huh

You should have turned your tyres around, cos it was only flat on the bottom.

notsoslow 12-09-2012 07:30 PM

Hey Gra what tyres go best with your mountain air?

Eddywoodgo 12-09-2012 07:44 PM

Is this another thread full of Hot air and no substance?

AussieMasada 12-09-2012 08:28 PM

Maybe you could take the diving route and start mixing different gasses to go longer and deeper


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