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Old 22nd March 2016, 21:30   #46
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Looking for replacing my Yamaha R3 tires. Do the Tyre Professional guys take care of Bike tyres ? Also, do they have paddock stand etc. ?
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Looking for replacing my Yamaha R3 tires. Do the Tyre Professional guys take care of Bike tyres ? Also, do they have paddock stand etc. ?
Try Madhus on the JC road or the Langford town. They have bike tyres with them. At TP, there is a constant flow of vehicles and with one service bay for balancing and alignment, it is hectic out there. You will have to wait it out.

I would suggest you to go down to the Langford town. They have a new machine for tyre change which does not damage the rims and also carries out the job in a jiffy.

They don't have the paddock stand. You can get it in the Yamaha dealership itself. Costs around 2k or try the GA Engineering facebook page. Many people have good experience including me from here.

Or if you can have some free time and ready to get some grease under your palm, try with this. Check the dimensions on your bike and fabricate one yourself from a local source. Reference drawing here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...hread-354.html (The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread)

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Old 23rd March 2016, 19:43   #48
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Try Madhus on the JC road or the Langford town. They have bike tyres with them. At TP, there is a constant flow of vehicles and with one service bay for balancing and alignment, it is hectic out there. You will have to wait it out.

I would suggest you to go down to the Langford town. They have a new machine for tyre change which does not damage the rims and also carries out the job in a jiffy.

They don't have the paddock stand. You can get it in the Yamaha dealership itself. Costs around 2k or try the GA Engineering facebook page. Many people have good experience including me from here.

Or if you can have some free time and ready to get some grease under your palm, try with this. Check the dimensions on your bike and fabricate one yourself from a local source. Reference drawing here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...hread-354.html (The KTM Duke 390 Ownership Experience Thread)
Thanks Buddy. Let me go to the Langford town tomorrow.
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Old 4th June 2016, 13:07   #49
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Was here yesterday for the routine balancing and alignment. It was a mad rush with poor management by the guy in charge of allotting the cars in order. At least two cars which arrived after me were taken up for works before mine, I have always had a good experience here prior to yesterday but this time I'm disappointed.
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Nikhil - thanks to your guys today morning.

Had a puncture on the Storme, but I was in a hurry. Dropped in at about 10 am, and asked told the boys about this - and that I was in a hurry. I even asked them to just fill air for the time being so that I can come back later.

They asked me to slowly move forward so that they can check the tyre for any nails. And sure enough, one was there. They removed it and fixed it without getting the tyre off the vehicle.

Though one can say it was possible because of lack of vehicles, but they understood my urgency and helped out !
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Bad incident for me after getting puncture fixed. As i had mentioned in my update of my car in a separate thread here (Pre-owned Black Italian: My Fiat Palio 1.6S Stile!), I had got the punctures fixed before my trip to Tirupati. Was little apprehensive of the way the person had fixed as he had created a bigger hole but he told me that they have to do it as the substance has to stick to the inner wall properly. Did not notice any difference soon after this but started to notice that the air in fixed tire was gradually decreasing. In a week's time there used to be a drop of 4-5 psi. But I did not think too much into it as the usage of the car was also reduced. But when I took the car out on Thursday after 2 weeks, the air pressure had reduced to 20 psi. Got it fixed to 32 on all four tires. But by evening when I had to return to home found that the pressure had again decreased. Drove home slowly as it was very late and I didn't have any other choice.

Next day went at 9 to get it checked. They removed the tire and found that air was leaking from the same place where the earlier puncture was fixed. They asked me that the previous person had not fixed it properly and asked me where did I get it done. When I mentioned that it was done here itself, they changed the stance and said puncture fixes don't come with guarantee. They fixed it again but mentioned that if it happens again I would have to put a tube inside. Felt that the tire was damaged for no fault of mine. Though I would not stop from going to the same place for top up or tire change or even recommending the shop to others I sure do feel a bit let down after this experience.

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Had taken my 5k run Celerio for WA and WB(just for my satisifaction) to Tyre professionals. As usual they were prompt and courteous in getting things done though the load was pretty high. However, I could find some observations which I want to bring it up here, since I feel it affects the credibility of the organisation in the long run. How? Let me explain:
  • Taxi guy comes with a cut sidewall fixed by the puncture strip. The driver asks one of the guys if its safe to carry on like this and the boy there nods and tells yes. And when he asks if this can run for at least 20k kms more, the answer is again yes. Though it is not the supervisors making such a claim, in case this taxi suffers a blowout in the future, the driver will still blame the shop for misleading him. Personally, I would not give such a suggestion and would leave the responsiblity to the owner.
  • Usually I drive my car into the ramp and take it out. Today as I had gone to pay the bill, this friendly chap had removed my vehicle and when I got into it, I saw the Transmission light blinking and beeping, which meant that the clutch had overheated. I could make it out that the chap hadnt tried an AMT before and he has somehow not taken the car out properly. Consider this, in all the 5k kms of driving, that too in dense traffic everyday, I had never had this happen, not even 25kms and 2hrs of continuous driving. Then checked with him and he told me that he took the car out in one go which I think wasnt the case. And these guys are quite known to me, so I just passed this issue off and he looked a bit tensed too. Since I knew what the problem was, I just drove back home and the clutch cooled down after a few mins of light driving. But if it were a person who was not aware of what the warning was, they could have started making noise on how the technicians have done something to the car. Hence, my suggestion is that, if they are not well versed with something, its better they not try it. My case was a simple thing, but there could be bigger mistakes and more damage.
Not a complaint though, just a suggestion. For me, these are issues I can easily make my way out of. But in case there is a layman who is new to cars, these things could be trouble areas.



And last suggestion, can the workers please get safety gloves?
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Had taken my 5k run Celerio for WA and WB(just for my satisifaction) to Tyre professionals. As usual they were prompt and courteous in getting things done though the load was pretty high. However, I could find some observations which I want to bring it up here, since I feel it affects the credibility of the organisation in the long run. How? Let me explain:
  • Taxi guy comes with a cut sidewall fixed by the puncture strip. The driver asks one of the guys if its safe to carry on like this and the boy there nods and tells yes. And when he asks if this can run for at least 20k kms more, the answer is again yes. Though it is not the supervisors making such a claim, in case this taxi suffers a blowout in the future, the driver will still blame the shop for misleading him. Personally, I would not give such a suggestion and would leave the responsiblity to the owner.
This is not as big a deal as we make it out to be. As we discussed on Facebook, the puncture was near the tread, at the corner. Yes, it's not ideal, but it's no big deal. There is no chance of tyre bursting or exploding. Worst case, the patch wont hold due to the flexion of the sidewall and the air will start leaking slowly causing a slow deflation.

I myself had a similar situation when I had a puncture in Chennai at a similar location. I used a patch and drove back to Bangalore and the patch held for a total of 1000 kms. Then I noticed the tyre slowly losing air. At that time I changed the tyre.

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Usually I drive my car into the ramp and take it out. Today as I had gone to pay the bill, this friendly chap had removed my vehicle and when I got into it, I saw the Transmission light blinking and beeping, which meant that the clutch had overheated. I could make it out that the chap hadnt tried an AMT before and he has somehow not taken the car out properly. Consider this, in all the 5k kms of driving, that too in dense traffic everyday, I had never had this happen, not even 25kms and 2hrs of continuous driving. Then checked with him and he told me that he took the car out in one go which I think wasnt the case. And these guys are quite known to me, so I just passed this issue off and he looked a bit tensed too. Since I knew what the problem was, I just drove back home and the clutch cooled down after a few mins of light driving. But if it were a person who was not aware of what the warning was, they could have started making noise on how the technicians have done something to the car. Hence, my suggestion is that, if they are not well versed with something, its better they not try it. My case was a simple thing, but there could be bigger mistakes and more damage. Not a complaint though, just a suggestion. For me, these are issues I can easily make my way out of. But in case there is a layman who is new to cars, these things could be trouble areas.
Regarding this, there is no excuse. We messed up. Sincere apologies and I thank you for not holding it against us. We should be more careful in the future and I assure you, we will be.

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And last suggestion, can the workers please get safety gloves?
We've lost count of the number of times we've given it to them and they refuse to use it.

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We have a beautiful pair of gloves we buy from Hunter and our boys just refuse to use it. They find it cumbersome and slow. Doing some fine jobs like inserting valve pins into the tubeless neck, etc is not possible or difficult with these gloves.

So, our boys are used to just handling tyres and rims with their bare hands! It is a softy like me who needs it!

We face the same issues when it comes to shoes! They are so much more comfortable with their chappals!
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So after 37250 kms on my stock Alnacs (Polo TSI) decided it was time to replace my tires. I had not faced any problem with their performance and at no point in time felt they were struggling to perform their duties.
Decided to switch to MRF ZSPORT 205/55/R15 , I know many of you will scoff at that choice, 205 being an overkill for the GT . Changed the tires while in Salem. As soon as the tires were swapped it made the wheels look really cool. While driving from the shop to my house the only change in feel was at low speeds I felt the steering wheel had lightened up (I think it might have to do with the tread pattern).
The next day was traveling back to Bangalore and was all excited to experience any change in grip/performance. On the highway the tires performed damn well till 80kmph post that there was a horrible vibration that crept through the pedals, wheels and then the entire car! I thought speeding up would make it go away but it only got worse . My heart literally sank and limped to Bangalore and reached home with a splitting headache (because of all the vibrations).
Nikhilb2008 to the rescue , as soon as I reached Bangalore gave him a call and fixed an appointment for that weekend. Reached his office on the 18th for March at 9 am. My main concern was that this had to be sorted before the Team-BHP Thekkady drive on the 24th. That morning spent at Nikhil's was truly educational . He explained each and every feature of the hi-tech machinery he was using and gave me a good schooling on wheel balancing , road force and wheel alignment. I would recommend him anytime, very professional set up and when the owner is a subject matter expert it only helps even more.
Due to my office schedule could not find a slot to test my car at highway speeds so said a prayer and decided to wait it out and test on the Thekkady trip. 24th Morning moment of truth, start from Bangalore was at 4am and first stop at Salem, decided to leave the convoy behind and took off because I really wanted to check how the car behaves. Boy oh Boy, what joy! The car had truly transformed. Off the 37K kilometers done it would be safe to say 35K of this covered this Bangalore - Salem stretch, so you could say I know this road really well. It was like I found another lane on that road altogether. Body roll drastically reduced, steering felt really weighted up as the speed increased, absolutely no vibrations (phew), I could place the car anywhere on the road with precision (Im guessing because of the stiffer sidewall and larger contact area).
The only negatives I can come up with after 1.5K with the new tires (30/32 PSI) are :
-I can no longer cruise at triple digit speeds with one hand (well I can if I want too but the steering weighs up and I feel confident only with two hands on the wheel..which I guess is a good thing).
- Music no longer sounds loud at vol setting of 12, have to bump it up a notch, guessing that means there is more tire noise
- Twice under normal braking the tires screeched (guessing this is because they haven't been broken in yet)

In conclusion , there are two things I would recommend (MRF ZSPORTs and Madhus/Tyre Professionals)
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