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Old 10-09-2006, 10:30 AM   #21
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Thats been happening a lot lately... why?
Go into the corner to fast, hit the breaks, bike stands up and you hit the wall. Over the bars and land where ever there is to land. So yeah, over passes are probably a bad place to learn how to get your knee down.
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it does seem a bit odd to have so many with the same MO clustered together like this
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it does seem a bit odd to have so many with the same MO clustered together like this

Some people just have to learn it the hard way.
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it does seem a bit odd to have so many with the same MO clustered together like this
The weather is nice.
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the weather is getting cooler, i would say maybe theses guys don't check their tire pressure when they go out. they colder the weather is the lower they pressure is.
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when I first got my bike I checked my tire pressure the next day. tires were both at 24 I should go check them today see if they leak or what.
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when I first got my bike I checked my tire pressure the next day. tires were both at 24 I should go check them today see if they leak or what.
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I had to put air in mine yesterday. I need to find some nitrogen to put in them.
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Go into the corner to fast, hit the breaks, bike stands up and you hit the wall. Over the bars and land where ever there is to land. So yeah, over passes are probably a bad place to learn how to get your knee down.
Exactly not a good place to learn or even do after you learn how. I use to do that(because of a lack of twisty's) but after learning what crashing is like I really doubt I will do it again. Well at least I hope won't.
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I had to put air in mine yesterday. I need to find some nitrogen to put in them.
Why? The air / oxygen that we breathe, is over 78%.
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Why? The air / oxygen that we breathe, is over 78%.
Nitrogen takes a little longer to leak from tires. mainly nitrogen is more resistant to temp. flucuations. I don't think I spelled that right. anyway. 36psi stays closer to 36 psi wether the tire is hot or cold. Also it is much drier so little chance of getting a load of water from some random ill maintained air pump. I used to have acess to loads of it when I serviced fire extinguishers, but that company has sinced switched to compressed dried air to save money.

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You've hit the nail right on the head, the primary reason for expansion is the moisture in the oxygen. Dried compressed air will be just as stable as Nitrogen.
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Exactly not a good place to learn or even do after you learn how. I use to do that(because of a lack of twisty's) but after learning what crashing is like I really doubt I will do it again. Well at least I hope won't.
what really sux is how much you slow down after crashing... :BangHead:
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You've hit the nail right on the head, the primary reason for expansion is the moisture in the oxygen. Dried compressed air will be just as stable as Nitrogen.
I suppose you are correct. The nitrogen or dried air content for portable exting. cannot exceed -40 f. dew point. That is very dry stuff. I guess I will attach my reguator and pump in the dried air.
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That explains the temp fluctuations. Tires are porous. Because nitrogen molecules are larger then those of normal compressed air, the tire maintains it's PSI for a much longer period of time. The last time I bought tire, the retailer (Costco) used nitrogen to fill them.

It's more used in the racing arena but also by those too lazy to maintain the air in their tires.
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so is "dried" compressed air something hard to find?
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so is "dried" compressed air something hard to find?
my local toyota dealer sent me a coupon to fill up for nitrogen in the tires for like $35 for 4 tires i think. so maybe they would do two tires for $20 or something.
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pff, **** that. I used to work at toyota, Ill just go get a hookup.

If I had known dealerships were in supply of them, I would have done that a whole lot sooner.
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so is "dried" compressed air something hard to find?
It's a matter of places not maintaining their compressed air sources. There is a "dryer" which attaches between the compressor and the tool which exctracts moisture from the air sent through it. Often enough, the dyer doesn't work or it's not often drained of the moisture it collect which causes it to back up thus rendering it useless.
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wait, you mean that little cheap cup that water sits in and you can blast it out when it fills up?! thats the dryer?? I thought it was something more mechanically complicated. And your right, no one ever takes care of those things, they just turn to piles of .
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