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Old 1st July 2014, 22:05   #406
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Where can we find tyre manufacturer recommended PSI ratings?

Does anyone know if the motorcycle manufacturer's and the tyre manufacturer's recommended PSI is the same? If not, which one do you / would you rely on?
Bike manufactures will give the tyre pressures based on - Seating - Single only or single + pillion.

Now major of it is tested to extract maximum fuel efficiency. Finding the right tyre pressure from the bike manufacture will be found on the swing arm (left side) whereas the tyre manufacturer gives only the maximum tyre pressure that the specific tyre can handle.

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Old 7th July 2014, 12:23   #407
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Please post a review in on this thread in the format mentioned in the first page once you burn some rubber on the road.
This is just a quick update, so pls excuse the format...

After 1091 Km yesterday, I noticed a mild crack in the tire, that should've probably been due to the deep passionate kiss on the pothole last week in the darkness. Anyway it only appears like a skin peeling off. Really not sure if it should occur or not because I've had similar hit in the past, but on front tire (MRF Radial) & never been an issue. Otherwise, there's no symptoms of air leak or anything.

Regular riding experience with tire grip on tarmac, off road (with confidence) & sandy tarmac surface has been good & as expected. Haven't really tried panic braking, slippery surface or wet conditions.
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Hi Guys,

Need your valuable suggestions.
My current ride is Yamaha R15v2. Both tires have gone bald.

I would like to stick to the stock tires only.

Stock tyres are :

Front: MRF Nylogrip Zapper-fy1 90/80-17m/c
Rear: MRF Rev Z-s 130/70 R17

Please provide me with stores in bangalore from where I can buy these. I know JC road has got a lot of them but I need reliable and pocket friendly ones

Also if anyone knows the current market price of these tires, please let me know.
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Old 10th August 2014, 12:02   #409
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Need your valuable suggestions. My current ride is Yamaha R15v2. Both tires have gone bald.
Call up MRF showrooms nearby your place and check with them the availability. Don't go to Tyre shops on JC road. You will get ripped off.

FYI, I purchased the zapper FY1 from MRF dealer for 1900 bucks.

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Hi guys...
I've read a lot about Fzs rear tyre but couldnt find much detail about the Ceat Zoom xl 140/70-17 tyre.

Anyone who might be using it?
Is it good(much puncture resistant) or not?

Dunlop is not available in my city.

Only options I've are:
Ceat Zoom(Dhoom3): 3000/-
Ralson Blaster: 2800/-
MRF revz(stock): 2800/-

Need expert comments on Ceat specifically.
I'm most concerned about punctures(grip doesnt matter much)
Thanks in advance!
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Call up MRF showrooms nearby your place and check with them the availability. Don't go to Tyre shops on JC road. You will get ripped off.

FYI, I purchased the zapper FY1 from MRF dealer for 1900 bucks.
Hi Sagar!
Sorry if I am reposting this although I have read the whole thread. Could you please suggest a tyre upgrade for the Classic 500? The current setup is 90/90/19 MRF ZAPPER FM for front and MRF ZAPPER C 120/80/18 for the rear. The rear tyre is not confidence inspiring as I have found over the few kms of riding. It is gets unsettled on rough patches of road and on sharp turns.

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Hi Sagar!
Sorry if I am reposting this although I have read the whole thread. Could you please suggest a tyre upgrade for the Classic 500? The current setup is 90/90/19 MRF ZAPPER FM for front and MRF ZAPPER C 120/80/18 for the rear. The rear tyre is not confidence inspiring as I have found over the few kms of riding. It is gets unsettled on rough patches of road and on sharp turns.

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Abhishek, i am sorry i cant help you on this. I dont have any idea on the options available in the RE size. Fellow members who have used different tyres will be able to guide you better. Ask in the RE ownership threads or PM the owners
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Hi Sagar!
The rear tyre is not confidence inspiring as I have found over the few kms of riding. It is gets unsettled on rough patches of road and on sharp turns.
Abhishek,

Are you saying that you have ridden the bike only a few kms? How new are you to the Enfield?
Let me assure you that Enfields are usually poor at braking and sharp turns.
Hope that I have understood your post correctly
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Yes, you got that right. This is the first Bullet in my life
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Yes, you got that right. This is the first Bullet in my life
My congratulations and condolences

For the rear - I use mrf mogrip-D, 110 section on my t-bird. Recommended. It has a trad pattern very similar to sirac

Not sure if u have ridden in the rains yet but I can tell u this, ur front tyre (zapper fm) is crap. I have the exact same one in a 90 section. I would recommend looking for a better front tyre too. And when you do find one that's worthy, let everyone here know. Good 19" rubber is hard to come by

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AFAIK the mogrip is not available in 120. Does the Thunderbird not come with 120/80 rear tyre?
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AFAIK the mogrip is not available in 120. Does the Thunderbird not come with 120/80 rear tyre?
Mine's a 2004 T-bird. Stock tyre was 90/90/19. Not sure of Mogrip availability in 120
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Old 22nd August 2014, 01:22   #418
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ZMA - 3 years old
Mode - Tourer
Front - MRF Zapper FS
Rear - M45 4.00x18

I'm already done 10k kms on the M45 and have another tyre for future, however, these offer mileage of 18-22k kms due to their compound, soon, I would need to look for an alternative. I have heard that Ceat Zoom offers very good VFM and it is good on wet tracks too. However, would like to know from here if any one has personal experience. If I had to ask the shop, I'll be convinced but I don't buy that.

Another one, I'm also hearing about Ralco tyres. However, I don't have anyone here in Chennai I know using this tyre or have personally seen them on my visits to tyre stores.

Do we have have any other choice apart from the ones mentioned above?
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Hi,

I have recently purchased a 2009 Bajaj XCD 135. It has run 62k kms and is shod with EuroGrip 2.75-17 in front and 100/90-R17 in the rear. These tyres are absolutely useless and in the wet provide no grip whatsoever.

I am looking at changing both tyres, and following are my options:

Front:
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Tyre Tube
  • MRF Zapper FS Tyre Tube

Rear:
  • Continental ContiGo Tubeless
  • Michelin Sirac Street Tyre Tube
  • MRF Zapper C Tyre Tube
  • MRF Zapper C Tyre Tubeless

Kindly put in your suggestions. Thanks.
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I recently made a tyre purchase :
  • Bike : Bajaj Discover 135, 6 years and 40K Km old
  • Tyre : MRF Zapper FS Front tyre, TT. The tyre comes with a tube
  • Cost : Rs.1750 Incl taxes
  • Fitting Charge : Rs.90
  • Place : Tyre Empire Whitefield
  • Usage : The bike is for commute within the city. I ride at a sedate speed and rarely cross 60 kmph. I ride pretty cautiously in the rains and on bad roads. The bike is predominantly used on broken/bumpy roads in dense traffic
The buying experience was positive. The store is large and has a good collection of tyres for bikes and cars. I checked for availability over a call beforehand. The guy I spoke to seemed to know what he was talking about and was pleasant. The tyre was removed using a machine and work was done professionally. Overall a positive experience. I would recommend the place to others.
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