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Old 31st January 2013, 23:49   #151
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Hi Fellas,

As suggested a few weeks ago by fellow TBHP'ians in this thread, I am planning for a rear tyre change for my Gladiator SS125. I have been quoted 2000 Rs. for Continental 100/90-18 tubeless tyres. MRF zapper in the same specs is costlier by 200. Any idea how do the continentals fair. Don't plan to change the front one as of now.

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I am bumping up my queries again as I got no response. Please help..

A friend is planning a Leh trip on 2011 TBTS 350 and wants to know what tyre to go for given the varied riding conditions of the trip. Plan is to change both front and rear. Queries:
1. what tyre to use on stock rims?
2. Is it recommended to go for tubeless tyres on allows? If yes, what alloys?
3. what tyre to use if we can use a smaller 18" rim?

Inputs from riders who have done the route as well as TBTS riders will be greatly appreciated.

Hi Gharika
MRF Nylogrip plus is the best possible tyre for any enfield with a 19" rim. I don't own a TBTS, but know several people who have done the Leh circuit on their TBTS using this tyre.
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Hi,

I want to put in knobby off-road tyres for my Hero Impulse. Any idea where i can find them in bangalore. need 19 for front and 17 for rear.
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An update to my previous post, got new pair of shoes(read tyre) for my Yamaha Gladiator SS125. Changed from the factory fit Rear tyre with tube to MRF Zapper 100/90-18 Tubeless.

Price : Rs. 2000/- Tyre, + Rs. 80/- Valve, + Rs. 100 Fitting.
Shop : MP Enterprises, Wellington, Kolkata.

In all I hope to see how it fares in the next few kilometers, but atleast I expect to be out of the nuisance of punctures now and then.
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Default Dunlop Unigrip on the front of my Electra 06

Last month after a small accident, basically a fall when an old man popped in front of another biker ahead of me, he tried stopping, i tried stopping and since i had ribbed Tyre on the front which was almost 6 years old, the bike slipped and i had a fall.

Got me to decide on a Tyre change. I thought a lot about ribbed tires, somehow was not very convinced on another new ribbed Tyre. After a lot of search on the available options, i found the Dunlop Uni grip. Liked the tread and decided on this.

Now my review after a month of riding. Initially felt the front was a little heavy, but after a little usage, it feels as free as the ribbed. More importantly, performed very well in another incident of braking and i was amazed the way the Tyre held on. I was riding at about 80 k mph on the ring road and one taxi guy swerved to the middle of the road without any indication and slowed, i had about 15 feet to stop/ slowdown, and the uni grip did very well.
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Can someone suggest a good front tyre for my TVS bike:
It has stock TVS front tyre (now 50k kms) and needs a replacement since the tread appears quite worn.

The current size is: 2.75 x 18, 4 Ply rating (with tube).

I am thinking of either MRF Zapper FM/FS or Michelin Sirac Street.

Any other suggestions would also be welcome, I just a need a reasonably sticky, grippy tyre with good grip on loose gravel and wet surfaces.
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Are Pirelli SD's available in 110 & 140 section easily? What is the cost?

Has any one tried KTM's tire on their 250R's?
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In India following profile of Sport Demon tyres are available.

FRONT
120/80 V 16 M/C (60 V) SPORTD F
100/80-17 M/CTL 52H SPORTD F
110/70-17 M/C TL54H SPORTD F
120/70-17 M/C TL 58V SPORTD F
100/90-18 M/C TL 56H SPORTD F

REAR
130/70-17 M/C TL 62 H SPORTD
130/80-17 M/C TL 65H (M) SPORTD
140/70-17 M/C TL 66 SPORTD
150/70-17 M/C TL 69V SPORTD
110/90-18 M/C TL61 H SPORTD
110/80-18 M/C TL 58H SPORTD
120/80-18 M/C TL 62H SPORTD
130/70-18 M/C TL 63H SPORTD

Source: http://www.pirelli.com/tyre/in/en/motorcycle

Cost of these tyres are between 4000 to 5000 depending on profile. Most of the profiles are available with Metro Tyres near Minirwa Cinema, Mumbai.
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Can someone suggest a good front tyre for my TVS bike:
It has stock TVS front tyre (now 50k kms) and needs a replacement since the tread appears quite worn.

The current size is: 2.75 x 18, 4 Ply rating (with tube).

I am thinking of either MRF Zapper FM/FS or Michelin Sirac Street.
When i had my Suzuki Fiero, i switched the tires to Michelin M35 in the front and Michelin Sirac Street in the rear. Made a world of a difference. Cornering and leaning in was so much fun with these tires. Cost me 3.5k for the tires and tubes 2 yrs back with bill.

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Are Pirelli SD's available in 110 & 140 section easily? What is the cost?
I bought a front tire 110/70/17 some 4-5 months back and it had cost me 3.8k. I bought it from Millivision Marketing near Lalbagh road. He had a couple of pieces lying around along with 130/70/17 but no 140 profiles.

I doubt you get the Sport Demon's anymore at least in the 140 size.

You might want to check with Lets Gear Up and indiMotard too for these tires.

P.S. Check the mfg date on the tire.

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In India following profile of Sport Demon tyres are available. Most of the profiles are available with Metro Tyres near Minirwa Cinema, Mumbai.
Due to the ISI rule, imported tires such as the Pirelli Sport Demon are now very hard to find. Whatever one can manage to source are old stocks which have been sitting on the shelf.
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So, in short, we are left with Continentals
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So, in short, we are left with Continentals
I've heard that the MRF Zappers which are factory fitted on the new R15 V2.0 are pretty good. Better than the Contigo's any day.

Edit - And there are the Dunlop's. I don't recall the variant name but it's speed rating is 140kph or so.

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I've heard that the MRF Zappers which are factory fitted on the new R15 V2.0 are pretty good. Better than the Contigo's any day.

Edit - And there are the Dunlop's. I don't recall the variant name but it's speed rating is 140kph or so.
Any pics of the R15's rear tire on the CBR 250R? Anyone And that of KTM on the CBR?

Dunlops? I am not sure, but heard of Bridgestone Metzlers. And as Pirellis, they are hard to source.

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Last time I visited RE ASC (Kaytee Autos New Delhi) for the servicing of my RE, one of the service staff there showed me his bike (a silver electra) running on 19" rims both front and rear with 90/90-19 (Fr) & 110/90-18 (Rr). I was surprised since as per my knowledge and understanding, an 18" tyre cannot fit on a 19" rim. Also, he refused having done any conversion to the rim.

This tempts me to put up a question to T-bhp gurus that how come an 18" tyre fit on a 19" rim?? Is the internal dia of a tyre approximately equal/universal/self-adjusting so that its accommodated (particularly in case of 110/90 R18)??
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1. what tyre to use on stock rims?
Your friend should go with MRF Nylogrip 3.25x19 Front and 3.50x19 Rear both treaded tyres [not ribbed front.]

2. Is it recommended to go for tubeless tyres on allows? If yes, what alloys?
It is not advisable to use tubeless/alloys in view of the difficulty of repairing a tyre if damaged. With alloys it is better to remove /replace the tyre with a tyre remover rather than with tyre leavers.[using leavers can damage the rim lip and effect sealing]

3. what tyre to use if we can use a smaller 18" rim?
An 18 inch rim will not give any advantage for use it the conditions that will be encountered.

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Last time I visited RE ASC (Kaytee Autos New Delhi) for the servicing of my RE, one of the service staff there showed me his bike (a silver electra) running on 19" rims both front and rear with 90/90-19 (Fr) & 110/90-18 (Rr). I was surprised since as per my knowledge and understanding, an 18" tyre cannot fit on a 19" rim. Also, he refused having done any conversion to the rim.

This tempts me to put up a question to T-bhp gurus that how come an 18" tyre fit on a 19" rim?? Is the internal dia of a tyre approximately equal/universal/self-adjusting so that its accommodated (particularly in case of 110/90 R18)??
It is possable to strech an 18 in tyre to fit on a 19 in rim, BUT, I would not trust the tyre at speed!!!! the internal steel cords and lip edge will surely be damaged and could result in a distastrous accident if any seperation occured.

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Hey Guys,

NEED YOUR ADVICE!

I have a Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi (the version with the spoke rims not the alloys)...I have had a set of MRP Zappers on them for like 7 years (35,000 km) and think that,s its high time I changed the tires. I have had a look at a few shops and based on my usage and budget I have a few options and want your advise on what would be the best tyre.

Bike - Pulsar 180 DTSi
Usage - Daily 20 km
Terrain - Mostly tarmac with a bit of sand and grave through the bylanes
Driver - Moderately enthusiastic

MRF Nylogrip Zappers:

Front - 2.75 x 18 42P
Rear - 100/90 x 18 56P
Cost for both - 3700 Rs
Tread type - Semi slicks

Ceat Secura & Zoom :

Front - 2.75 x 18 42P
Rear - 100/90 x 18 56P
Cost for both - 3800 Rs
Tread type - buttons on the back and ribbed in the front

Dunlop :

Front - 3.0 x 18 42P
Rear - 100/90 x 18 56P
Cost for both - 3600 Rs
Tread type - Semi slicks

Many thanks in advance for your help!
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