Air in tires while parked


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Air in tires while parked

Postby shade tree » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:11 pm



I am not trying to steal your post. My wing is on a stand for the winter, wheels off the ground. Should I let some or all the air out of the tires? Thanks JIM



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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby peppilepew » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:24 am

shade tree wrote:I am not trying to steal your post. My wing is on a stand for the winter, wheels off the ground. Should I let some or all the air out of the tires? Thanks JIM


I would add extra pressure, otherwise it will be fine.

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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:48 pm

I would top the tires just to where they should be, and leave it be.

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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby ct1500 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:22 pm

Leave the summer air in the tires, do not mix with winter air. ;)

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Unless of course it was originally filled with winter.
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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby Bigbiker0 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:00 am

If you need winter air I have plenty here. :lol:
I can send you full buckets if you pay transportation ;)
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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby redial » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:00 pm

Our year round air is good for all seasons, but then we do not have to park ours away in winter. Maybe some days are better than others, but the air in the tyres is fine all the year round. With humidity currently at 11%, today, there is no much rust to spread around either, so we get dry air for tyres and rustproofing.

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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby dingdong » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:24 am

Aren't you glad you asked? ;) :)

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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:36 am

I like to be sure my tires are inflated to proper recommended specifications prior to winter storage, however I always use the 78% Nitrogen content pressurized mixture to add extra air. Nitrogen molecules are larger than Oxygen molecules and will not leak out so easily so pressures remain steady. Of course I always check in the sspring time to see if there was any shrink in pressure but usually it is ready to go when I am come better weather.
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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:34 pm

Wingsconsin wrote:I like to be sure my tires are inflated to proper recommended specifications prior to winter storage, however I always use the 78% Nitrogen content pressurized mixture to add extra air. Nitrogen molecules are larger than Oxygen molecules and will not leak out so easily so pressures remain steady. Of course I always check in the sspring time to see if there was any shrink in pressure but usually it is ready to go when I am come better weather.


I do the same, but I also make sure that I've got 21% Oxygen mixed in with my 78% Nitrogen.

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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby dingdong » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:48 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Wingsconsin wrote:I like to be sure my tires are inflated to proper recommended specifications prior to winter storage, however I always use the 78% Nitrogen content pressurized mixture to add extra air. Nitrogen molecules are larger than Oxygen molecules and will not leak out so easily so pressures remain steady. Of course I always check in the sspring time to see if there was any shrink in pressure but usually it is ready to go when I am come better weather.


I do the same, but I also make sure that I've got 21% Oxygen mixed in with my 78% Nitrogen.


And my tank of Argon will last me forever at only .94% per tire.
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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby Maddogg » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:58 am

Is there an advantage to filling your tires with Argon gas or is someone pulling my leg? I have welding tanks that are 80% Argon / 20% CO2. Where would I get Nitrogen to put in my tires. The only place I can think of is Walmart or Costco and I don't think they will just let me pull up and air my tires.

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Re: Air in tires while parked

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:03 am

Maddogg wrote:Is there an advantage to filling your tires with Argon gas or is someone pulling my leg? I have welding tanks that are 80% Argon / 20% CO2. Where would I get Nitrogen to put in my tires. The only place I can think of is Walmart or Costco and I don't think they will just let me pull up and air my tires.

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The atomosphere is comprised of many gases - 78% of which is Nitrogen (whose molecule is larger than O2). The other gases include primarily Oxygen, and many others like Argon, Carbon Dioxide and water vapor.

Argon is inert, heavier than Air, colorless, odorless and a good insulator as compared to O2 however there is little benifit to adding it to your tires. Race car applications use Nitrogen as it is less prone to changing pressure when heated , and less likely to leak out thanks to those larger molecules. Race cars tire temps and pressures are critical path items however our motorcycles see little added benifit from using Nitrogen.



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