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Old 30th September 2014, 11:42   #376
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But there're something that CBR does that a Figo can't do nor the CBR does what Figo can do

Yes Michelin's are expensive; if it were any other tire, I would've said 11000 is too short. But with a stint of just 12000 odd Km, my Conti also tore apart, yes, the tire tore & there was big crack after which I vowed not to buy Conti again.
Wholeheartedly agree. The radials in general, and this Michelin in particular, has brought out the abilities of the chassis in a very good way. Which, the stock Contis were never able to do. I always advise people to go for radials after my personal experience.


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Dunlop is not bad either, go-ahead with it or stick with Michelin Pilot Road 2
I'm assuming you mean Pilot Street Radial. The Road 2 is for Superbikes.
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I'm assuming you mean Pilot Street Radial. The Road 2 is for Superbikes.
No no, he said the radials are very expensive & Michelin offered a non-radial which is some 3K right? There's this model "Michelin Pilot Sporty" that is offered in 140/70-17 & this is NON radial
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No no, he said the radials are very expensive & Michelin offered a non-radial which is some 3K right? There's this model "Michelin Pilot Sporty" that is offered in 140/70-17 & this is NON radial
Yes you're right. Although, having ridden a 250 shod with the Pilot Sporty, I'd suggest staying away from the same. At least for the speed rating, if not anything else, because the 250 is capable of reaching and breaching the limit of the tyre.
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Yes you're right. Although, having ridden a 250 shod with the Pilot Sporty, I'd suggest staying away from the same. At least for the speed rating, if not anything else, because the 250 is capable of reaching and breaching the limit of the tyre.
Well, the tire rating is 66P; 66 withstands 289 Kg & P for 150 Kmph

Frankly CPR doesn't do 150 all the time, it struggles beyond, say 140 speedo & the bike weighs say 170 (wet) & we still got another 110 Kg that can be loaded safe.

So you see, its not that incapable as it sounds
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Well, the tire rating is 66P; 66 withstands 289 Kg & P for 150 Kmph

Frankly CPR doesn't do 150 all the time, it struggles beyond, say 140 speedo & the bike weighs say 170 (wet) & we still got another 110 Kg that can be loaded safe.

So you see, its not that incapable as it sounds
I partly agree with you Saar. I have no issues with the load rating. And with respect to the speed rating, I'd ideally want some buffer because at least my particular bike does 148-150 on the highways, when the road is clear enough. And regarding the the on-road behaviour, having ridden some 50 odd kms (although its not much, I agree), I'd still prefer the Revz at the same price over the Pilot Sporty. But yes, Pilot Street radial is a different ball game altogether.
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No no, he said the radials are very expensive & Michelin offered a non-radial which is some 3K right? There's this model "Michelin Pilot Sporty" that is offered in 140/70-17 & this is NON radial
Michelin Pilot sporty which is made in India is a absolute junk with comparable grip levels to conti go. I would suggest everyone to stay away from this. On the other hand, if you get a made in Thailand one, grab it with both hands and store it. It has silly grip in dry and wet. Makes you smile on the corners
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^^^ I agree with above statement. I had Michelin Sporty on my bike, and felt it seriously lacked grip. I could feel the bike trying to slip even at city speeds on normal roads. Finally decided that peace of mind is more valuable than a tire, and replaced it with trusty MRF. Been happy ever since
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replaced it with trusty MRF. Been happy ever since
My MRF 140/70-17 has a big crack right in the middle of the tire with mild deep cut, for sometime now. No air leaks or any issues, but, the crack exist for no reason. This is in about 11000 odd Km.
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75,000? That's quite a lot of mile munching Ganesh.

Nice to see the bike is doing well. Is the clutch showing any signs of wear?
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Time to change the battery in my bike as it is showing its weakness. Any reviews about Amaron batteries ? Stock is Exide and it is been little difficult to get that battery. Most of the shops are out of stock or awaiting delivery by company.

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Time to change the battery as it is showing its weakness. Any reviews about Amaron batteries ? Stock is Exide and it is been little difficult to get that battery. Most of the shops are out of stock or awaiting delivery by company.
Amarons are one of the best batteries you can get in the market.You can buy them eyes closed.
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Yesterday morning...
i have been following your thread for over two years now, your patience during the initial engine swap, to this day of caring/ maintaining this beauty is commendable. and now at 75000 kms, what could be more rewarding than the fact that bike is still going strong.

i believe yours might be one of the very few ceebers to have covered this much distance, maybe even the first.

wishing you many more happy miles and memories
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Time to change the battery in my bike as it is showing its weakness. Any reviews about Amaron batteries ? Stock is Exide and it is been little difficult to get that battery. Most of the shops are out of stock or awaiting delivery by company.
Amaron does not come in 6Ah, but in 7Ah; CBR's stock clamp does not keep the battery in hold though Amaron fits in perfectly underneath the seat.

Solution is to make a custom clamp, once & keep using it OR discard the existing clamp & fasten the battery with rubber tube immobilizing it

I stick to Exide as its stock, though its a so-so performer, but hasn't let me down so far.
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Thanks Ganesh for the feedback. I am unable to get exide. So planning to go for amaron. Bike is stranded for a week now without battery. I guess 1A increase should not matter, am I right ?
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