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Old 25th December 2012, 10:05   #121
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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?
Check changemytyre . com . As i mentioned before i dont have any idea about hydrabad dealers
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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.
Thanks for the clarification. I was not aware of such rims available.
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Check changemytyre . com . As i mentioned before i dont have any idea about hydrabad dealers
This is what I got from the site? Is the price reasonable? Is the tyre a good one?

http://www.changemytyre.com/Motorcyc...C-STREETR/2279
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This is what I got from the site? Is the price reasonable? Is the tyre a good one?

http://www.changemytyre.com/Motorcyc...C-STREETR/2279

Its a good tyre. Price is at good too.
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[quote=dre@ms;2999038]Is the tyre a good][quote]

Mate it's a good quality tire no doubt if your primary usage is within city this might not give you a smooth ride quality. MRF Nylogrip are better for city use. Sirac tires are good for semi urban/outskirts where you experience rough roads.

Apologies if I have not read your requirements.
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Mate it's a good quality tire no doubt if your primary usage is within city this might not give you a smooth ride quality. MRF Nylogrip are better for city use. Sirac tires are good for semi urban/outskirts where you experience rough roads.

Apologies if I have not read your requirements.
I am staying in the outskirts of Hyderabad. So, a good 15-20KM would be a highway drive to reach the city. When I say highway, the roads are not that good, potholes are a lot.
Primary usage is to my office, its a mixed of Tar, gravel and cement block roads 5KM to and fro.

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Primary usage is to my office, its a mixed of Tar, gravel and cement block roads 5KM to and fro.
Go for it they are pretty good for that sorta terrain. Have them on my RD as well and they do the job pretty well for such roads. Outright speed runs are a bit uncomfortable because of the tread wear.
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Go for it they are pretty good for that sorta terrain. Have them on my RD as well and they do the job pretty well for such roads. Outright speed runs are a bit uncomfortable because of the tread wear.
What about the front tyre? Havent changed them from the day I have bought my bike. But the threads are still good. Its an MRF.
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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.
Thanks for the info. Kolkata is not a very Bike friendly place so getting good mechanics and advisors is an issue. But as you suggested I will check up with tyre dealers here.
I suppose a 100/90 - 18 should be a direct fit, (also suggested by a fellow TBHPian)
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What about the front tyre? Havent changed them from the day I have bought my bike. But the threads are still good. Its an MRF.
If the tread wear is more than 3 mm you need not replace it. Check for the sidewalls for any damage or blisters, if they are good then absolutely no need to replace them.
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If the tread wear is more than 3 mm you need not replace it. Check for the sidewalls for any damage or blisters, if they are good then absolutely no need to replace them.
I am really not sure how to measure the gaps between the tread. Better will take a snap and post it here for the experts
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I'm about to buy the Pulsar 200 NS. Heard enough about the TVS Eurogrips to make tyre upgrade while buying the top priority for me. Please suggest what combo's would be most suitable. Shouldn't be prone to frequent punctures and possess good grip levels. Zapper FY1 for the front? If so, what would go best with it @ the rear?
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If the tread wear is more than 3 mm you need not replace it. Check for the sidewalls for any damage or blisters, if they are good then absolutely no need to replace them.
Here are the snaps of both the tyres, buy, just now noticed there are a lot of wear and tear in the front tyre.

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What say guys?

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Here are the snaps of both the tyres, biy, just now noticed there are a lot of wear and tear in the front tyre.

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Please go ahead and replace both the tires they are not worth to be ridden anymore in city or highway.
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Please go ahead and replace both the tires they are not worth to be ridden anymore in city or highway.
Hmm. For rear its the sirac street, what about the front ?
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