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Old 2nd December 2012, 13:35   #106
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Go for Ceat vertigo or michelin sirac street.
Can I upsize or should maintain the same size. Any pointers of shops in Hyderabad for Michelin.
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Can I upsize or should maintain the same size. Any pointers of shops in Hyderabad for Michelin.
Preferably maintain same size. No idea about hydrabad dealers.
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Need 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.
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Old 10th December 2012, 19:16   #109
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Yesterday I brought my 9 year old Victor to Pune from Mumbai. While driving at 60 suddenly I got a puncture, it was horrible time bringing the bike under control and I was very lucky that I didnot fall and the trucks on the highway were not very close to me.

Learnings and findings:
1) The tube had both a puncture and a Broken valve neck area on the tube. The tube was a 3 year old Dunlop tube without a single prior puncture on it. The bike is seldom driven in the city in the last 3 years as I have a new RTR180 after 2010. -Tubes dont last long! I really dont know the reason why the valve neck area has to break always for me. I rarely remember repairing punctures. If it happens nearly 95% of the time I had to replace the tube with some local make from the puncture walla
:(.

2) A tubeless tyre is a must in such instances. It can save your life.The tyre is a 9 year old tyre which I havent replaced as the bike was not running much. But when I saw the deflated tyre it had developed cracks all over not visible in inflated state.

Another help required:

Now I want a 3 x 18 inch tube type tyre (as my bike has spokes). I dont do regular offroading but what I want most from the tyre is Wet grip on tarmac. I dont want to upsize too much (slight will be Ok) because the engine is old and might not be able to take up the extra load easily.

Tyres which I found on net:

Michelin:
3.00 - 18 Sirac Reinforced.

MRF:
ZAPPER Y, ZAPPER C and Q, MOTO -D, MOTO-C , NYLOGRIP PLUS.

DUNLOP: 3.00 - 18
CHALLENGER 202
CHALLENGER 101
CHALLENGER
MAGIC
UNIGRIP
UNIGRIP SPEED
GEO CRUISER
MAXIGRIP
MONSTER GRIP
ZEBRA Y PLUS

CEAT: 3.00 - 18
SECURA F85
SECURA SPORT
SECURA M86

Now I want to replace my tyre and I am confused.

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Old 23rd December 2012, 23:53   #110
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hii..i want to upgrade my RE Bullet's tyres. Stock ones are 3.25-19 both front and rear. I don't want the ribbed pattern so and also don't want to alter the rim size. I'm considering the following options:
Front: MRF ZAPPER 90/90 R19 (The one which comes in classic)
Rear: IRC 100/90 R19 or
MRF NYLOGRIP 3.50-19
I suppose IRC has a softer compound as was evident from its exceptionally low weight.
Kindly advice which one shall i go in for at the rear? Which would be better in terms of overall grip and reliability? And is IRC a good brand to go in for?
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hii..i want to upgrade my RE Bullet's tyres. Stock ones are 3.25-19 both front and rear. I don't want the ribbed pattern so and also don't want to alter the rim size. I'm considering the following options:
Front: MRF ZAPPER 90/90 R19 (The one which comes in classic)
Rear: IRC 100/90 R19 or
MRF NYLOGRIP 3.50-19
I suppose IRC has a softer compound as was evident from its exceptionally low weight.
Kindly advice which one shall i go in for at the rear? Which would be better in terms of overall grip and reliability? And is IRC a good brand to go in for?
Thanks.
Hi @abhishek24x

Why don't you try the MRF Meteor 110/90-19? Even I would go for the same for my brother's RETB350 in few months from now.
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HELP NEEDED:
I am desperate to change the rear tyre of my Yamaha Gladiator, currently MRF 3.00-18.6PR with a tubeless option. Officially Yamaha gives a tube tyre, but I am fed up with punctures and then dragging the bike for a few Kms to the mechanic. The tyre also has had some amount of damage when I landed on the edge of a ditch driving behind a truck.

My query is:
1) Can I get a tubeless tyre in this category.
2) Can I try a slightly wider tyre (the present one is actually puny)
3) If I do go for a different config of tyre (wide), what might be the effects on driving/stability.
4) Any good contacts in Kolkata.
5) Which company to prefer, budget is flexible but not out of the blue.
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1) Can I get a tubeless tyre in this category.
2) Can I try a slightly wider tyre (the present one is actually puny)
3) If I do go for a different config of tyre (wide), what might be the effects on driving/stability.
1. If your wheels are alloys and not spoked ones, you can get tubeless tyres.
2. Yes you can
3. Better grip during braking and cornering (if you select the right tyre upsize). The downside with commuter bikes is that it might have a negative effect on the engine and clutch (as experienced by fellow bhpian Gansan on his splendor). You can take a call on this.

Not sure of the other 2 queries so we shall wait for other members to pitch in.
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Preferably maintain same size. No idea about hydrabad dealers.
Ok, but can we get a tuff up tube from Michelin? What about tubeless tyres? My unicorn has spokes.
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Ok, but can we get a tuff up tube from Michelin? What about tubeless tyres? My unicorn has spokes.
You can get the tuff up tubes from honda itself.I dont know if michelin sells tuff-up tubes. No need to search elsewhere.
Tubeless tyres cant be fit on spoke rims
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You can get the tuff up tubes from honda itself.I dont know if michelin sells tuff-up tubes. No need to search elsewhere.
Tubeless tyres cant be fit on spoke rims
So get the tuffup from Honda and Tyre from Michelin. Am I right?
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I suppose it might depend on the rims but usually tubeless tires can be installed on spoke wheels.

If this is done, the tubeless tyre must have a inner tube installed in it just like a regular non-tubeless tyre would use.
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So get the tuffup from Honda and Tyre from Michelin. Am I right?
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I suppose it might depend on the rims but usually tubeless tires can be installed on spoke wheels.

If this is done, the tubeless tyre must have a inner tube installed in it just like a regular non-tubeless tyre would use.

No , its not possible to run a tubeless type tyre on a spoke wheel without using a tube. And if you use a tube in a tubeless then the whole point of switching to tubeless is defeated! You may as well as use the tube type tyres.
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Yes you are!
Let me check with the Honda guys if they have the tuff up tube in stock. Any pointers where I can source Michelin tyres in Hyderabad or can I get it online?
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No , its not possible to run a tubeless type tyre on a spoke wheel without using a tube.
Sagar you can use tubeless tires with spokes. Off course they come in specially designed alloy rims. But to find a rim of that sort for Indian spec Vehicles is impossible. They are available for your Harley's and other big bore machines.
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