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Old 15th September 2016, 15:53   #646
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My Honda aviators rear tyre (w/o disc break) is showings its age now. It has served me for 30k+ kms.
My local tyre guy ( a trusted one) has suggested me to go for tyre with tube. Please suggest.
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My Honda aviators rear tyre (w/o disc break) is showings its age now. It has served me for 30k+ kms.
My local tyre guy ( a trusted one) has suggested me to go for tyre with tube. Please suggest.
I replaced the stock rear tyre of my Activa which was MRF with Ceat Gripp (button type) at the 18k mark, happy with the level of grip it provides. It needs to be checked if Aviator has the same wheel size as the Activa.

If your scooter came with tube type tyres (tuffup) with normal steel rims, you will have to replace with tube type only and tubeless tyres wont be compatible with such rims.
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No it didn't seal properly. There was a leak between the beading and the rim.

Anyways, got a call from the customer care. They say the tyre comes in both tube and tubeless models. Guess you would be lucky getting the tubeless And at a cheaper cost from the distributor. :thumbup:
How is it going with the Ceat GripXL ?

I've done about 3.5K kms now and the centre knobs are almost halved. Plus the rear is starting to loose a bit of composure in case of hard braking events.

I will probably discard this after 10K kms, and I am tempted to try the Ralco blaster 130/80 now, especially because its a TL tyre.

But on the whole quite happy with the Ceat, at this price point it cannot get any better. If they do launch the TL variant as with your discussion with the customer care, this will be my permanent tyre choice.
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How is it going with the Ceat GripXL ?
The bike has been resting since it's return from Ladakh. Haven't seen any change in the thread pattern.

The tyre performed without a flaw on that terrain. Never once did it lose its grip, be it the naala, the slush or the gravel roads. Was very confident of its off-road capabilities and now want to take it to the Kodachadri climb..

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I have a 2009 RE classic 500. Please suggest replacements for the front (90/90-18) and rear (110/90-18). Dont want to go with the MRF zappers this time. I need something for 60/40 road/off road use.

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I have a 2009 RE classic 500. Please suggest replacements for the front (90/90-18) and rear (110/90-18). Dont want to go with the MRF zappers this time. I need something for 60/40 road/off road use.
Hello mate given your requirement you can either go for Ceat Gripp(XL), Vertigo(if stocks are still available) or Ralco Speedblaster. The former might be available easily given the dealer network. I believe only Ralco offers the tyre type and size you want.
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After using the office bus during the monsoon, it was time to get my bike out of hibernation for the daily commute. Before that, 1st item on the agenda was a tyre change for my Apache.

Post quite a bit of analysis paralysis earlier on which tyres to choose, finally went for Michelin Street Sirac 100/90 R17 for the rear (OE was TVS 110/80 R17) and Michelin Pilot Sporty 90/90 R17 (OE was TVS, same size) for the front. Both had a manufacturing date of mid-June 2016 (week 23 of 2016). Total damage to the wallet was Rs.3900/-

Will update the thread with my impressions after a few hundred kms.

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Post quite a bit of analysis paralysis earlier on which tyres to choose, finally went for Michelin Street Sirac 100/90 R17 for the rear (OE was TVS 110/80 R17) and Michelin Pilot Sporty 90/90 R17
Be careful of wet tarmac, both these tyres are really bad on wet surfaces.

But since you are coming from TVS OE tyres, you won't feel that difference. These are only branded Michelin, but really are made by TVS.
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Be careful of wet tarmac, both these tyres are really bad on wet surfaces.

But since you are coming from TVS OE tyres, you won't feel that difference. These are only branded Michelin, but really are made by TVS.
I have these Sirac Street 100/90 R18 on the RTR. In the wet its fun if you like slipping and sliding. When I ride late nights or with very sparse traffic in rain, I do enjoy this especially when throttling out as the rear simply goes out of line

Looking at Pirellis for the spare set of alloys that I have (though the current ones have a lot of life). Any suggestions? Requirements is that it should stick like a leech in all conditions
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Looking at Pirellis for the spare set of alloys that I have (though the current ones have a lot of life). Any suggestions? Requirements is that it should stick like a leech in all conditions
Unfortunately that size ( 100/90-18 ) has little options left now a days.
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Looking to replace my Pulsar's front tyre, need something in either 90/90-17 or 100/80-17. I haven't used the stock MRF Zapper FS in almost 7 years now. Gone all over trying different tyre options so far -

1. IRC Wild Flare 90/90-17
2. MRF Zapper FX 100/80-17
3. Michelin Pilot Sporty 100/80-17
4. MRF Zapper FQ 80/100-17
5. Pirelli Sport Demon 100/80-17

I don't remember now if I missed a specific tyre that I might have used over the last 120K kms. But looks like the market is fairly limited right now and after all these years I may have to go back to stock Zapper FS.

Any suggestions?

I am not keen on trying the R15's (V1 & V2) tyre, though excellent (and they fit!!) the 80/90 and 90/80 profile reduces the sidewall height which I am not very comfortable as it can lead to bent alloys as I tend to not slow down for potholes/off road. Unfortunately the Duke/CBR/PulsarNS 110 size does not fit on my bike's narrow rims, else could have gone for the excellent Michelin Pilot Street radials.

I know that PSD is back on the market now, but

a) Its too expensive at almost 5K (don't want to invest so much on tyres for this bike)
b) My experience with PSD was not too positive anyway, the grip levels drastically dropped post 3K kms.
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^^ How about the Michelin Sirac Street in a 100 section? Doc (Ebonho) had one fitted to his 390 for a 6000 + Kms journey he undertook very recently and was all praises for the tyre
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^^ How about the Michelin Sirac Street in a 100 section? Doc (Ebonho) had one fitted to his 390 for a 6000 + Kms journey he undertook very recently and was all praises for the tyre
That's a tube type tyre and its quite bad in wet tarmac. Definitely need wet tarmac grip here down south with rains happening anytime during a 8 month time period.
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That's a tube type tyre and its quite bad in wet tarmac. Definitely need wet tarmac grip here down south with rains happening anytime during a 8 month time period.
Gotcha! Just FYI though, this is a tubeless tyre. And I don't mean "fit a tube type as tubeless" deal either. Michelin says its tubeless

Cant comment on the wet grip though. Is it really that bad, considering this tyre is doing duty as front rubber on at least 3 Katoom 390s that I personally know of
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Changed the rear tyre of my Activa-125 in 90/100-R10 tubeless spec. The OEM MRF Nylon Zapper were no lesser than puncture-magnets. It had endured over 5-6 punctures and mushroom patches. They were loosing air pressure over a period of week or less. Hence decided it was high time.

Opted for CEAT Milaze. The other option was Michelin City Pro but the tyre looked old and weary while in comparison to the Milaze's freshly-baked-of-the-oven looks (referring to those small spikes which tend to cover the contact patch & side walls of a new tyre).

Inclusive of fitting, paid Rs.1250/- and the dealer is Tyre Park, Kasturba Road, Bangalore - 01. Initial impressions after having driven over 30-kms is that the grip level on offer are strictly satisfactory on dry tarmac but without doubt, it's a hard rubber. Coupled with Activa's antiquated rear shocks, it translates to a stiffer ride quality when compared to the OEM tyres but I was just tired of ruining my every weekend getting those punctures fixed.

If anyone is looking for a tyre replacement in the aforementioned area, then you can get in touch with one Mr.Harish (Ph: +919900022485) who runs the show at the shop. This is right beside Khivraj Showroom/MacDonalds & housed inside the Petrol Pump, Opp. Cubbon Park Police Station. He seems to have a good stock of Pirelli's (in Duke's spec) & Michelins.
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