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Old 2nd April 2007, 15:26   #16
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Should suffice. If you require more, get the new Uni's alloys, and put in a Michelin or Pirelli Sport Demon 110/90. Anything more, and you'd foul with the swingarm/hub stabiliser linkage.
Veyron, are you sure 110/90 will not foul with the swingarm, etc? I am contemplating on upgrading the tyres on my Unicorn but still haven't found anyone who has Pirelli Sport demon's on his Unicorn.
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Unicorn's rear tyres are so thin. that makes difference really while pulsar's tyres are a bit wider than the honda's, which results in better handling and road grip. You can take corners easily also..
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Unicorn's rear tyres are so thin. that makes difference really while pulsar's tyres are a bit wider than the honda's, which results in better handling and road grip. You can take corners easily also..
I beg to differ. I am comfortable with the stock 3.25x18 tyres that come with the Unicorn and they do their job well in the dry atleast. Its just that more is better and I am greedy for wider tyres.
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@moralfibre; Er...stock Unis are shod with 2.75x18 at front and 3.00x18 tyres at rear...

There ARE a couple of Unis out here with 110/90's. But they've had to modify the rear hub linkage. Simply by bending it. Although I wouldn't recommend it. Uni doesn't have the power or dynamics to warrant such levels of grip. Waste of money, I would say. Like I said, 100/90 should suffice.
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@moralfibre; Er...stock Unis are shod with 2.75x18 at front and 3.00x18 tyres at rear...
Oops, my bad Veyron, sorry!

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There ARE a couple of Unis out here with 110/90's. But they've had to modify the rear hub linkage. Simply by bending it. Although I wouldn't recommend it. Uni doesn't have the power or dynamics to warrant such levels of grip. Waste of money, I would say. Like I said, 100/90 should suffice.
I agree, in fact that is the sole reason holding me back from buying a 110/90. I guess, I will stick to some 100/90 Michelin rubber.
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I guess, I will stick to some 100/90 Michelin rubber.
I think 100/90 Michelin is a very good choice for Uni, Michelins are lighter than Pirellis and a lot cheaper too.. last i heard a Sports Demon was for 3K+ and Michelin (don't remember the model but it was 100/90 - 18) was for 2K
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Go for the Michelin. I have heard that Pirelli Sport Demon's have shorter life span. Is it true ??

Michelin should do good on Indian Road Conditions, both front and back. Even i will go for Michelin 100/90 for my CBZ rear tyre.
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According to my cousin, who's into trackracing, MRF Zapper FS and Q series are very good. He says the tires are suited for our track conditions and sticks like glue. I personally have not tested these tires.
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i am shopping for Pirelli sport deamon rear tyre for my CBZ today in Bangalore ,looking at 110/90.The bike has 18 inch steek rims. Do you guys think it would be a good fit on a steel rim? can any one recommend any shop here??
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@heavy_foot,
pirelli is a tubeless tyre, You dont want to use it with a tube in Your steel rims... its already heavy and adding a tube to it would not help in anycase. Suggest You to switch to Michelin M45 is You have not tried them before.
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Talked to couple of my friends. They recommended MRF Zapper Q. THey said Prirelli and Michelin are of soft compound. More likely to get a puncher than with Zapper. Also for approx. almost double the amount they last less than half of what Zapper does.

But Irrespective of Price go for Michelin M45 as probably your friend has old Unicorn ( without alloys ?? ).
VFM would be Zapper Q.
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Balboa is right, Sport Demon is a heavy tire don't make it heavier with a tube. But if you still want to go for them you can use it on a steel rim. Pulsar180 (old) rim is a good choice it's wide enough.

Check out the Zapper FS & Q series too, it's worth a look.
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am using zapper q on mah bike.. tire is really awesome and bike doesn't slip on turns... michelin m45 tires are also gud tires...
pirelli are good but r really heavy and expensive so not worth it

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am using zapper q on mah bike.. tire is really awesome and bike doesn't slip on turns...
No wonder the track guys are using it as the rear tire on their track Apaches.
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i wanted to know if one could fit in a 17" rim with 120/90 tyres on this bike at rear and a 100/90 tyre in the front on a 17" rim is this going to make the bike fare real bad or is it going to improve the looks and performance as well can some body give an answer?
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