Air thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by UncleGra, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    ....: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..
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  2. KTM_Paul

    KTM_Paul Sans KTM

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

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    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.
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  4. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    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.
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  5. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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

    GSnovice Beer me up, Scotty!

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    Helium - lessens unsprung weight......oh, and a race pipe!
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  7. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    Nah, it corrodes the rims and eventually leaks out!
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  8. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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    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
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  9. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    :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
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  10. notsoslow

    notsoslow Been here awhile

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    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!
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  11. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    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.
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  12. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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

    notsoslow Been here awhile

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    Hey Gra what tyres go best with your mountain air?
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  14. Eddywoodgo

    Eddywoodgo two wheeled nomad

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

    AussieMasada Ring Wing

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

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Sulphur dioxide, then you can smell leaks before they become a problem :evil
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  17. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    For the keyboard adventurers amongst us --- Macbook air is the best for posting on ADV.:D
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  18. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    the Italians are marketing a hi tek mountain tyre now...Baldini Alto Slicks.....no resistance to the air at my altitude....or sea level in your case...zero drag co-efficicaccia ( inner air and and outer air ) thingy due to interchangeable vacuum desalinator volume and temprature sensory advances...mate....
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  19. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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    So, we will no longer say "I got a flat", but instead "my tyres were off gassing"?
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  20. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    For deep water crossins you need more air in yer tyres. Air floats on water so more of it and you'll float across.

    AussieMasada - you'll get the bends if you go too fast with some mixtures. Could save on beer costs.

    SYDADVGS - how many Macbook airs to make 15psi in a 300 21? Supposed to run longer so maybe less flats? Report back on yer millage...:deal

    Flat tyre = tyre talkin out of turn.
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