Tires inflated with Hydrogen???

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Fatboy2007, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Fatboy2007

    Fatboy2007 New Member

    Has anyone got information on using Hydrogen instead of air to inflate tires. Also using beads inside the tire instead of weights to balance tires???
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    You mean nitrogen?Dyna Beads and Nitrogen - Harley Davidson Community check this thread

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

    Welcome to the HDTimeline forum...

    NO! do not use explosive Hydrogen...think Hindenburg Airship disaster near the turn of the last century. What you are probably talking about is Nitrogen, which is 70% of the element in the air we breathe, inert (reason why it is preferred) with no moisture or oxygen which contributes to internal rusting for spoke type wheels... but not worth the money, trouble or expense, JMO.
  4. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

    Fatbot2007, welcome to the forum. I think you may be looking for info on Nitrogen in tires not Hydrogen as the later is explosive and the Nitrogen is not.

    I have the Dyna Beads in the rear tire of my Heritage and have no complaints after 2,500 miles or so on that tire.

    Do a search using the Search Forum bar at the top right of your screen and you will get all kinds of info for both of your questions :D

    Of course Jack and NEWHD beat me to it again lol
  5. Fatboy2007

    Fatboy2007 New Member

    Yes, LOL, my bad. I meant Nitrogen...I guess that's why I didn't get any results when I searched for Hydorgen....
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Guest

    Does the added cost create beneficial results???
  7. pturner2

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    i think it's snake oil. i am an engineer and literally cannot be convinced the air (nitrogen) does anything other than offering an expansion method between the wheel and the tire.
    just my 2 cents.
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  8. Charlies Harley

    Charlies Harley Active Member

    If a tire on heavy equipment is run low it will create a lot of heat and if let go will catch fire inside the tire and then they are a hazard of blowing, the nitrogin not suporting combustion is suposed to be the fix, and looks like the auto ind. is following. jmo.
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

    Our local auto repair shops pretty much use nitrogen now vs. air on tires. Can't get them rotated & balanced w/o it (included in price). For cycle, probably not as much a big deal w/regular air - I check pressure weekly so it's already part of the pre-ride safety check. Unless you're in a position to decide (i.e. tire change on bike)...I'd say no need.
  10. greasit

    greasit Member

    Nitrogen has a different expansion rate than plain old air. Lessens the change in the tire diameter when heated. Used on race tires to control the stagger.