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Old 11th October 2014, 09:29   #421
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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!
@akki4

I have been using TVS "EUROGRIP" on my Fazer for the past 1000 kms, they are extremely good in terms of grip, mileage, cornering ability etc. and no punctures so far. I bought it 8 months ago for Rs.2500. They are available in 130/70/17. I must say that the mileage has improved marginally because of the reduced width..

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Zapper FY is 80/90-17.
Go for zapper S at rear and zapper FY1 at the front. No issues will be there. No fouling nothing.
PS : today purchased my second zapper FY2 for my pulsar. Will be changing it next week as my current front tire will complete 25K kms. Besides monsoons are also approaching. Cost me 1900 bucks
Thank you Sagar for your great advice earlier in the thread. Based on your recommendations and after rubbing the stock TVS tires on the street for last 25K kms, finally changed the rubbers to MRF FY1 - 90/80-17 Tubeless (F) & MRF Vyde 100/90 (R). I searched for Zapper S a lot but could not get it. In fact, FY1 was also tough to find.

Have not ridden the bike much after change but the improvement in grip level is evident for sure. FY1 feels like soft rubber. The fitter was confident that the FY1 will foul with the shock absorbers in my bike. I had to force him to fit & try that. No issues noticed. Looks like a tire with great grip. The Vyde is a looker, and the round profile should aid in cornering. The rubber is harder than FY1. Will post my observations after putting on some miles on them.

Total cost:

FY1- 90/80-17-TL = Rs. 1900/-
Zapper Vyde - 100/90- 17 -TL = Rs. 2500/-

Thanks for your advice,
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Thank you Sagar for your great advice earlier in the thread. Based on your recommendations and after rubbing the stock TVS tires on the street for last 25K kms, finally changed the rubbers to MRF FY1 - 90/80-17 Tubeless (F) & MRF Vyde 100/90 (R). I searched for Zapper S a lot but could not get it. In fact, FY1 was also tough to find.

Have not ridden the bike much after change but the improvement in grip level is evident for sure. FY1 feels like soft rubber. The fitter was confident that the FY1 will foul with the shock absorbers in my bike. I had to force him to fit & try that. No issues noticed. Looks like a tire with great grip. The Vyde is a looker, and the round profile should aid in cornering. The rubber is harder than FY1. Will post my observations after putting on some miles on them.

Total cost:

FY1- 90/80-17-TL = Rs. 1900/-
Zapper Vyde - 100/90- 17 -TL = Rs. 2500/-

Thanks for your advice,
Regards,
Saket
You are welcome saket. It's the best front Tyre money can buy in that size. After scrubbing the Tyre in for a couple of hundred kms it will start showing its true potential. I am running on the second one now. The grip in wet roads especially if it's raining is phenomenal.

Is the zapper vyde at the rear also tubeless? Zapper vyde is also very good tyre. You won't miss the zapper s much. It lasted me for 20k kms.

Just ensure that you maintain proper Tyre pressure as recommended by the bike manufacturer . That is very crucial for the tyres to grip well

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Anyone know about availability of PSD from 100.90.18? Been searching for it for a while.
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Is the zapper vyde at the rear also tubeless? Zapper vyde is also very good tyre. You won't miss the zapper s much. It lasted me for 20k kms.
Just ensure that you maintain proper Tyre pressure as recommended by the bike manufacturer . That is very crucial for the tyres to grip well
Yes Sagar. The zapper vyde is also tubeless. There is a certain improvement in the dynamics of the bike. About the tire air pressure, I use my own gauge and compressor and don't rely on the tire shops for it.
Thanks again for the advice.

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Looks like people buying MRF Tyres online may be in for a little surprise should they try to claim warranty!

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Looks like people buying MRF Tyres online may be in for a little surprise should they try to claim warranty!
So they have also started going the way of Dell, lenovo.

Good thing is you can buy bike tyres because they rarely develop problems
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I have a 5year old pulsar 200 dtsi (older model). The rear tyre needed to be changed a couple of weeks back. Now i need to change the front tyre too; the OE front tyre is MRF of size- 90/90- R17. I want a tyre with good grip as it feels scary at the front. Pls suggest
1. If its advisable to upsize or should i keep the same size?
2. The vendors here say that MRF in OE size is not available, but Michelin and Ceat are available in OE size. The Michelin and MRF are priced same at Rs.2150. Should i take michelin?
3. One vendor said that Michelin is for comfort and MRF is for grip; is this true?

Pls give your valuable suggestions. Thank you in advance!
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I have a 5year old pulsar 200 dtsi (older model). The rear tyre needed to be changed a couple of weeks back. Now i need to change the front tyre too; the OE front tyre is MRF of size- 90/90- R17. I want a tyre with good grip as it feels scary at the front. Pls suggest
1. If its advisable to upsize or should i keep the same size?
2. The vendors here say that MRF in OE size is not available, but Michelin and Ceat are available in OE size. The Michelin and MRF are priced same at Rs.2150. Should i take michelin?
3. One vendor said that Michelin is for comfort and MRF is for grip; is this true?

Pls give your valuable suggestions. Thank you in advance!
Please go through the first page of this thread. You will find a detailed description of few tyres which will fit P200 and which will help you make a decision

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Hi Sagar,

I have a boxer BM 150 which has run about 26K kms in 3 years. Now should I change it?

The front specs are 3.00 x 17, 45 P (I couldn't find this spec anywhere in the thread. Excuse me if I have missed it). The rear is 100/90X17, 55P.

Which tyre you recommend?

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Please go through the first page of this thread. You will find a detailed description of few tyres which will fit P200 and which will help you make a decision
Thank you sir! I went through the first page. I figured that the michelin pilot which is now indian made are hard compound with grip which isnt great and MRF are preferable at this price range.

Just one question-
Can i use MRF Zapper FY1 which is available only in size 90/80-R17 instead of OE size 90/90? Will it fit and ride without any issue?
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Hi Sagar,

I have a boxer BM 150 which has run about 26K kms in 3 years. Now should I change it?

The front specs are 3.00 x 17, 45 P (I couldn't find this spec anywhere in the thread. Excuse me if I have missed it). The rear is 100/90X17, 55P.

Which tyre you recommend?
I would recommend you change it. Average motorcycle tyre life is 20K kms. Beyond that the rubber loses its grip.

The front 3.00 -17 is approximately 90/90-17 . You can go for Zapper FS which in this size. If you want a very grippy tyre then go for Zapper FY(80/90-17) or Zapper FY1(90/80-17)

For the rear 100/90- 17 go for Zapper vyde.



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Thank you sir! I went through the first page. I figured that the michelin pilot which is now indian made are hard compound with grip which isnt great and MRF are preferable at this price range.

Just one question-
Can i use MRF Zapper FY1 which is available only in size 90/80-R17 instead of OE size 90/90? Will it fit and ride without any issue?
Please dont call me sir. I am not anointed that status yet

And yes, it will fit perfect.
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I have a query regarding tubeless tires across all motorcycles -
The rate at which they loose pressure over days/kilometers .

I recently purchased a ktm duke(3 weeks and 500km done) and since delivery , I have observed my both tires losing pressure by margins of 5-7psi within 3/4 days and 50-70kilometers of riding in that period . This observation has been made by 4 checks all without fail showing drops of that magnitude .

The tire shop fellow says such drop in pressure is normal , I find that very hard to believe so wish to confirm the same here . A friend who purchased an rc390 so far has not felt the need to check his pressure even once - 3 weeks and 900 km usage so far , same tire both bikes .

My rear suffered a puncture this monday and was fixed , front has suffered none so far and seeing how this has been the case since day 1 and in both tires , the patched rear is probably not to blame .

If the above situation is indeed abnormal as it seems to me , please speculate on the possible causes and diagnosis .
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I have a query regarding tubeless tires across all motorcycles -....If the above situation is indeed abnormal as it seems to me , please speculate on the possible causes and diagnosis.
Have responded to your query on the D390 thread too! But here goes - It is surely abnormal what you are facing & I faced it on the FZ16 rear tyre. The possible causes:-
1. Rim bent and not being able to hold the air
2. Tyre slowly leaking air due to not being sealed at the rim properly
3. The puncture that was fixed last time has not been done perfectly and you need to check if the fix is still leaking air
4. A new small puncture leading to the slow leakage of air.

How is the front holding up by the way? What is the loss of pressure on the front tyre?
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I have a query regarding tubeless tires across all motorcycles -
The rate at which they loose pressure over days/kilometers .

I recently purchased a ktm duke(3 weeks and 500km done) and since delivery , I have observed my both tires losing pressure by margins of 5-7psi within 3/4 days and 50-70kilometers of riding in that period . This observation has been made by 4 checks all without fail showing drops of that magnitude .

The tire shop fellow says such drop in pressure is normal , I find that very hard to believe so wish to confirm the same here . A friend who purchased an rc390 so far has not felt the need to check his pressure even once - 3 weeks and 900 km usage so far , same tire both bikes .

My rear suffered a puncture this monday and was fixed , front has suffered none so far and seeing how this has been the case since day 1 and in both tires , the patched rear is probably not to blame .

If the above situation is indeed abnormal as it seems to me , please speculate on the possible causes and diagnosis .
No that much drop is not normal. Also invest in a good pressure gauge. Almost all the petrol pump and road side walla pump gauges are in-accurate by a huge margin

Fill the tyre to a high pressure, say 40 PSI. Take a spray bottle and add some dish washing liquid and mix with water. Spray all over the tyre and the rim joint and the neck. If there is any leak bubbles will start to form . Sure shot way of finding the leak.
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