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|13th March 2006, 12:01||#1|
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Where will I get 19-in Dunlop tyres for my Bullet??
Plannin to swap my MRF tyres with the Dunlop tyres that were originally availabe on the Bullets. Any idea from where do i get them? And do they offer better grip than the MRF?? And how much would they cost?
|8th December 2007, 16:02||#3|
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I know its an old old thread, but still
In Hyderabad: just bought and fixed a rear 3.50-19 Dunlop on my bike.
Paid 1050 for tire and a Ceat tube.
Balaji Tyres, Punjagutta, towards Ameerpet.
Shop's Phone # 9246585705.
|2nd October 2009, 20:47||#4|
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Dunlop Monster 120-80-19?
Im searching for a new rear tyre for my 2005 Thunderbird which i bought recently. The rear tyre has worn out. And its raining heavily in Kerala thesedays with 2 months of evening thunderstorms to follow till Dec. Im desperate to get a new rear tyre. Currently its running on an MRF Nylogrip 3.50-90-19. Eventhough its ok, i would like to go for a broader tyre@ rear. My options are MRF Meteor 110/90/19 [it costs rs.1800/-] and the Dunlop Monster 120/80/19 [rs.2000/-]. I was about to go for the MRF Meteor. But, a lot of guys says its a stupid tyre and it skids like hell in rains. I know some guys who changed it within a couple of months after purchase. Any guess about Dunlop Monster 120/80/19? I personally checked the tyre. It looks wide & has a deep water groove in the middle. So, it seems it will perform better in wet conditions which i give importance to. Can i fit it without modifying the swingarm? Will it touch/scratch the mudguard/chaincover while riding with a pillion? Are there any better options from Michelin? I dont like the Duro ones. Please suggest. My choice is still the Dunlop Monster
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|2nd October 2009, 22:56||#5|
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Stay away from the MRF Meteor - the only thing good about it is that it looks wide, nothing much. Handling gains are nowhere near what you would expect when you move from around 87mm width to 110mm.
I have been using one on my 2001 Electra for more than an year, and I'm not at all impressed, the only reason I haven't changed it till now is that I'm planning to downgrade to something like 120mm or 110mm width in 18" or 17" wheel size - there are quite good options available in that size range.
Regarding the tyre touching the chain guard or swingarm, the MRF tyre used to touch it and I had to cut the chain guard from inside at the point where the tyre is widest. Not sure about the swingarm of 2005 Thunderbird, but even now I have to take lot of care while getting the tyre fitted on the bike after normal brake pad change or puncture repair - if not fitted proprely, it tends to scrap with the swingarm.
4.00 -18 Michelin M45 should be good choice, though I have no idea about it's performance or life.
|1st March 2010, 02:57||#8|
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I managed to get Dunlop 3.25 19 inch for my Bull's front wheel, but 3.50 19 inch for rear is unavailable. MRF's 3.50 is also not in Pune market!!! Guys, do you have any idea about where I can get it (preferably in Mumbai or Pune)
|1st March 2010, 20:31||#10|
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I searched for Dunlops in many shops in Pune. The hunt went on for 2 weeks. Then my friend, while changing his car tyres, chanced upon Dunlop 3.25 19 inch at National Tyres on Pune-Solapur road, near Magarpatta city.
Performance-wise, I didnít think there is much difference between MRF and Dunlop. Though while going off road, if my Bull were to go over lose gravel or stone, it hardly slips now. That was not the case with MRF. I canít comment much on wet-conditions cos rains are still far off!!!
|2nd March 2010, 03:18||#11|
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what i have felt is that the MRF 3.50 is the best that you can have for the bullet in the normal road and even the wet conditions. recently a friend who had bought a new bullet complained a lot of the DUNLOP skiding in the normal riding conditions. i was thinking may be he is just over hyping it cause that if you would hard brake any tyre would skid. but then lately i have been using a DUNLOP for last two months and now i am scared of braking let go hard braking. it skids like any thing. i havenot gone off road apart from just getting off the road sometimes.
|2nd March 2010, 18:26||#12|
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I have had the same experience with the DUNLOP 3.50 x 19 tyre in the rear. I had a MRF 3.50x19 which I had bought from a fellow Team-Bhpian (TDC) and how I regret giving that tyre to my uncle.
Trust me guys - MRF rocks any day on the Bulls as compared to the Dunlop.
The Dunlop goes fish tailing on roads where normal tyres ooze confidence.
|2nd March 2010, 19:03||#13|
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I am also searching for MRF 3.50x19 for my BULL in pune. But seems the stock is not available in some perticular shops in pune. This is my first set of rubber change for my BULL(Mine is a 2006 Electra 5S / 25k on odo.)
Have tried Darshan (Baner,near balewadi phata), One shop near SB road,one shop in Jm road, no one have rear tyre.
Have any one recently buy tyres for rear wheel.
Can any one suggest a good tyre shop?
I took reference from some thread already available here. kindly suggest a good combination from the below. My usage of bike is 100% on city and occesionally on highway. I have zeroed on the following spec for my bull.:-
1) MRF Meteor --110/70-19
2) Vertigo Sport (Not sure 19 size is available or not)
3) MRF 3.50x19
4) Dunlop (not sure about the reliability)
1) CEAT Secura - 3.00/19 (never used)
2) Open to any other brand but rubber trade should be same as above brand.
|2nd June 2010, 20:25||#14|
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Guys any one know where to find MRF 3.50/19 in Bangalore? I am planning a Ladhak trip this month and want one tyre.
|2nd June 2010, 21:00||#15|
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3.25 is freely available but its too skinny for the bull
those who have it are quoting around 2.5K for it.
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