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Old 21st April 2016, 19:16   #571
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What alloys are you using? I am in the process of picking up a Fiero or Fiero F2 which come with 18" Spoked wheels.
The alloys are Thai make purchased in 2002. A bit too late for the question perhaps, as my parent has sold off the bike in my absence for a pittance, so I cannot get you any pictures/ data.
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If you are into touring or cannot afford the premium cost of Metzeler (I feel Metzeler is better tyre for track use and not much of boon on our bad roads) then just get a pair for Michelin PSR. Set should not cost more than 9600INR along with fitting (Goa)
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And what came in as a surprise to me is that the Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyre (OEM fitment on European KTM Duke/RC 390) is now available in India.
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As per the dealer I buy tyres from in Goa. Tyre will be in stocks from next week.
Can you please share the details of this dealer. Will need to visit him whenever my Duke 390 tyres come up for replacement. Besides a couple of friends have HD Superlows and are looking to replace the tyres shortly.
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Can you please share the details of this dealer. Will need to visit him whenever my Duke 390 tyres come up for replacement. Besides a couple of friends have HD Superlows and are looking to replace the tyres shortly.
Hey Pedro. The dealer name is Swadeshi Tyres in Vasco.

About Harley tyres. You dont get HD tyres outside of dealerships. HD has tie-up with Michelin not to sell tyres via regular dealerships. Talking out of experince. Had tried sourcing tyres for a friend who owns a Superlow in Vasco.
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Hey Pedro. The dealer name is Swadeshi Tyres in Vasco.
Thanks. I know this shop. I had purchased tyres for my car from there some years ago. At that time their prices were the lowest.

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About Harley tyres. You dont get HD tyres outside of dealerships. HD has tie-up with Michelin not to sell tyres via regular dealerships. Talking out of experince. Had tried sourcing tyres for a friend who owns a Superlow in Vasco.
Actually a friend managed to get a Michelin (without the HD branding) from somewhere outside. Will check with him. Besides the Superlow and the Duke 390 have the same tyre size so it should not be a problem. The difficult one is the front tyre. Finally I got a Ceat in a slightly different size and we fitted it on the bike. Seems to ride quite well with it. My friends nephew even tried getting the stock size from Swedeshi but they could not source it.

Edit: This is the tyre we fitted.
http://www.snapdeal.com/product/ceat...zoom/432044151

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In my opinion this is not a right tyre to opt for a bike like Harley. it will give up damaging the motorcycle. Its better to spend premium and get get OEM tyres. Or you can try calling up this person in Mumbai and try your luck on getting the tyres. Mahesh in Thane +91-9821084096
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I have a RX 135 5 Speed. What are my tyre options?

Please suggest the best that is available , I like soft compund grippy tyres. Please suggest for front and back as well.

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Friends, I am on the lookout to replace the stock tyres of my 2004 Karizma. Sizes are for the front 2.75-18 and 100x90-18 at the rear. What would be the best possible upgrade without disturbing any original geometry?And which brand to go for? I was thinking of MRF in size 120/80 for the rear and stock for the front. Any suggestions?

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Friends, I am on the lookout to replace the stock tyres of my 2004 Karizma. Sizes are for the front 2.75-18 and 100x90-18 at the rear.
If you are satisfied with the stock sizes even I'll suggest you better tyres.

Michelin Sirac Street pair. Works beautifully in both dry and wet conditions. I had it on my Karizma.

MRFs go hard and develop cracks soon even though there is thread life in them. I'll suggest you change both tyres ASAP.
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I saw some tyres from Ceat, MRF and Michelin Sirac Street. I was told that there is issue in fitting 120/80-18 as it touches the chain cover, so stock size is recommended? I also saw Ralco which were heavy duty 6 ply tyres for both front and rear, though for the front most were tube type with the exception of Ceat which had a tubeless in 80/100-18 size. How is Ralco btw? Tyres looked quite good. Suggestions please?
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Just came across this thread. I am looking for a decent set of tyres for my RX100. Front - 2.75x17 and Rear - 3x17. Am looking for something thats good for the rains too. Am using Pulsar 150 alloys and hence the 17 in tyres.
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Changed to new MRF rubbers for the Karizma, Nylogrip Zappers. Details/pricing/sizing posted here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ml#post3979699 (2004 Hero Honda Karizma - Still going strong)
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One fine day I saw this :

Motorcycle Tyres : Compared!-rsz_img_20160426_082111133.jpg

2 bikes with relatively thicker rear tyres than average commuter bike.

You can easily see the contact patch of each tyre:



Left Hand Bike (Avenger) has 130 section tyres.
Right Hand Bike (FZ) has 140 section tyres.


But, look at the the blackish part of the tyres - it clearly shows that Avenger Tyre has greater contact area with the road, and FZ, inspite of extra width, has smaller contact area with the road! FZ tyre's contact patch area seems 20% lesser than that of Avenger.

I am discounting the increase in Avenger's pillion weight affecting the increase in tyre contact area with road.

The greater the contact area of your tyre with the road, the safer it is!

And here, Avenger impressed with me greater contact area compared to FZ who has wider tyres!
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Left Hand Bike (Avenger) has 130 section tyres.
Right Hand Bike (FZ) has 140 section tyres.


But, look at the the blackish part of the tyres - it clearly shows that Avenger Tyre has greater contact area with the road, and FZ, inspite of extra width, has smaller contact area with the road! FZ tyre's contact patch area seems 20% lesser than that of Avenger.

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Is it possible that the tyres on the Avenger are old/less than optimal pressure and hence is sagging?
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Friends, I am on the lookout to replace the stock tyres of my 2004 Karizma. Sizes are for the front 2.75-18 and 100x90-18 at the rear. What would be the best possible upgrade without disturbing any original geometry?And which brand to go for? I was thinking of MRF in size 120/80 for the rear and stock for the front. Any suggestions?

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@dkaile- Have recently changed the front tyre of my KB100 RTZ to Michelin Sirac 2.75x18 and the transformation is phenominal, specially in dry conditions. Have not tried wet conditions though. Done barely 250kms but would be changing my existing rear tyre with Michelin Sirac again (whenever that is)
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Have recently changed the front tyre of my KB100 RTZ to Michelin Sirac
Michelin Sirac were considered initially but since they came only in tube type hence were dropped as going tubeless was a top priority for my plans to tour. Hence MRF Zappers Tubeless were selected.

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