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Old 22nd July 2009, 10:42   #106
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as of now it looks like it is going to be the Yoko Geos 215/75/R15.
Good choice go for it. my next set is also Geos.
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Good choice go for it. my next set is also Geos.
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Whats the continental ?
Where did this brand surface from ?
My dad had Modi-Continental in his Vespa NV150. I still remember its advt. in Dooradarshan; One guy riding a vespa down stairs.

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Ok here is my choice for the tyres


Based on the pattern and material used for these tyres what would you your answer be to the following questions -
  1. Which tyres you think are the best if one has 60% on road and 40% off road running?? YOKO or MICHELLIN
  2. Which tyres you think will have better ride quality on the highway?? YOKO; MICHELLIN IS THE BEST
  3. Which tyres you think will last longer?? BFG.
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Old 23rd July 2009, 01:57   #108
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Whats the continental ?
Where did this brand surface from ?
BTW
Continental Sport Contact3 tyres came as OE tyres on my mercedes.

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Old 23rd July 2009, 03:51   #109
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as of now it looks like it is going to be the Yoko Geos 215/75/R15.

Good choice go for it. my next set is also Geos.
While we are at this topic , whats the difference between Yokohama Geolander A/T and Yokohama Geolander A/T - S

What difference does it make to on/off road driving ?

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Old 24th July 2009, 09:57   #110
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While we are at this topic , whats the difference between Yokohama Geolander A/T and Yokohama Geolander A/T - S

What difference does it make to on/off road driving ?

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Well from what i know about Yokos, there have been 3 variants. First came the Yoko Geolander A/T+II then the Yoko Geolander A/T GO11 and then the Yoko Geolander A/T S GO12(current)
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Well from what i know about Yokos, there have been 3 variants. First came the Yoko Geolander A/T+II then the Yoko Geolander A/T GO11 and then the Yoko Geolander A/T S GO12(current)
Kaushik can you enumerate the differences between the 3.

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Kaushik can you enumerate the differences between the 3.

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This is from a brief conversation that i had with the Yokohama sales head (mumbai) -

"Since the 3 have been in existence at different points in time it is the same tyre which has been renamed as and when a few modifications/upgrades/changes have come along. Currently only the Yoko Geo A/T S GO12 is available and the other 2 are not in production anymore."

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Ok guys here is the update -

1. Have bought the tyres (Yokohama Geolander A/T S - 215/75/R15). the tyres will be installed on the stock rims and look like the perfect size for my application.(60% Highway 40% OTR)


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2. Have got the break booster installed. I did manage to get the OEM booster that comes installed on the MPFI King. Getting the OEM booster helped a lot because i did not have to take the pain/risk of installing the esteem BB.

The esteem BB has 3 break lines and one of them has to be sealed as the gypsy has only 2. Also the linkage to the break paddle has to be extended to arrive at a perfect setting.

I did endup spending a bit more on the BB but i guess this setup is much more reliable as no modifications/alterations are involved and the BB is a bolt on.

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Old 25th July 2009, 01:58   #114
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nice choice of tyres and its size.

im glad you didnt go for bigger size as they have been a pain while turning and you dont want a tyre which touches the inside of the wheel well.

lets have a photo of the gypsy with the new shoes!
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Congrats Kaushik ! I also think you made the right decision installing 215s. Looking forward for some pics now
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Congrats Kaushik,

Now you have OTR tyres and brake booster. What else would stop you from Participating in OTRs? Hope to see your gypsy in action , start with Raajmachi slush
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nice choice of tyres and its size.

im glad you didnt go for bigger size as they have been a pain while turning and you dont want a tyre which touches the inside of the wheel well.

lets have a photo of the gypsy with the new shoes!
Thanx a lot!!! will post soon..

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Congrats Kaushik ! I also think you made the right decision installing 215s. Looking forward for some pics now
Thanx...very soon

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Congrats Kaushik,

Now you have OTR tyres and brake booster. What else would stop you from Participating in OTRs? Hope to see your gypsy in action , start with Raajmachi slush
Sure will do that soon
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Smile Restoration Stage I

Hi guys, its been long(over 3months) since i have had the gypsy and have been working on its restoration.

On buying the gypsy i had decided to restore it in 2 major stages. This was because the gypsy came with a hard top which i wanted to keep till i get back from my Ladakh Trip(8th-24th Aug 2009). On getting back i intend to take the hard top off which would involve some painting and welding work again which will be done in stage 2 along with anything else that is required.

Till such time it was very important to make the Monster reliable and comfortable(how much every possible) as a very long and challenging journey was to be undertaken.

As a part of Stage 1 the major work that was carried out was -
  1. Mechanical checks and rectifications
  2. Electrical Work
  3. Denting, Painting & Glass work
  4. Brake Booster Installation
  5. Air Conditioner Installations
  6. A/T Tyres
  7. Seat upgrade
It has taken me a lot of time to get this far inspite of it being made easy due to the help i have received from a lot of people(i have realized how time consuming and difficult it is only after getting a hands on experience, needs a lot of patience).

I have been able to achieve all of the above only because of the help and support i received from pdev29(Devang, the first guys i ever spoke to on TBHP) who threw open his entire contact list and also put in a lot of time and effort. In fact it was Devang who directly & indirectly inspired me to go ahead with the discision to buy a Gypsy in the first place.
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danlalan, xtremepower, abheekg, khansultan and many more tbhpians have been very very helpfull and have provided me a lot of support.

Thanx a lot guys!!!!

Just got back from a 200Km test drive...here are the pics

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Old 26th July 2009, 00:30   #119
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the matt black makes it look monstrous.
nice pictures. But it could have been more clear.

Kudos.
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Matt black makes it looks like hardcore offroad vehicle.

"dont mess with me" types!

wish you good luck with your trip to J&K.

do pay tributes to the brave men of indian army in ladakh!

drive safe and be safe.
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