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Old 14th February 2008, 10:48   #46
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Nice choice specially the size and make but bit costly as i bought 4.00x18(close to stock 90/100) for my CBZ for 1600 in Bangalore, but not happy with its broarder size, lost bit of pickup.
Next i am going to try Pirelli Speed Demon for my RD.
Pirelli SD is a good choice if you want grip. But the it is quiet heavy, you need a powerful machine to get best out of it. May work out well on a RD(if its in good condition).
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Have got 100/90-18 Dunlop Geo-Cruiser on the rear for my Pulsar, which is due for change now.Have been using it for the past 5 years now, and found to be doing its job quiet well. So planning to go for the same tyre again.
IMO Dunlops will do a good job on the Unicorn aswell.
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@Ajay..
From were did you get the M45 for 1600/-? Can you please give the address? I asked in Iyengar tyres in Indiranagar. He was asking 2,100/-
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Same shop but parllel to JC road just in front of Garuda Automobiles.
Which size you are looking for.
Better try Pirellie as m not much happy with Michs.
My upcoming bike will be sure wearing Pirellies.

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Congrats the Michelin's have been a favorite of lot of people, thats good price you got the tire+tube combo. You might notice a slight improvement in mileage too, also you will realize the real benefits of this tire during rains

Well I had the Pirelli SD on my ZMA & they were fabulous just that they are on heavier side both price & weight wise
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Same shop but parllel to JC road just in front of Garuda Automobiles.
Which size you are looking for.
Better try Pirellie as m not much happy with Michs.
My upcoming bike will be sure wearing Pirellies.
Thanks!
I am looking a 3.50X18...
Dont want to compromise on performance with the 4.00.

What are the sizes available for Pirelli SD?
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Thanks!
I am looking a 3.50X18...
Dont want to compromise on performance with the 4.00.

What are the sizes available for Pirelli SD?
@tom....Pirelli SD will be too big for the apache...its 110/90. Even Michelin m45 4.00 is big. The third point is 3.5 m45 is really not avaialble. U might get 3.25....Try KRP.
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Sorry to pull up an old thread, but I wanted to know which brand is available for tubeless tyres for a Unicorn. mine is a new unicorn with alloys. I do not want to take the chain cover off, so I guess I am looking for a 100/90-18 tyre dimension, but a tubeless one. I have been searching for sometime now, but I have not found it anywhere.

Thanks for any info.

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Please go through following thread for some options on Tubeless tyres


Tubeless Tyres For Karizma (Tubeless tyres for Karizma)
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Bumping up a 6 year old thread here. I have a 10 yr old gen 1 Unicorn - kick-start version with non-alloy wheels. The running has been very low and the odo reads 13.7k km till date. I have a couple of queries and seek the Unicorn gurus to throw light on them.

1. The stock rear tyre is 3.00 - 18 MRF Zapper. While I did read that 100/90 - 18 is a direct fit on the bike, wanted to know if it would be the same with non-alloy wheels. I hope no modification is required here.

2. If I were to change the rear tyre, should I be changing the front one as well ? Not sure what the size on the current gen Unicorn is for that. The stock one on my bike is 2.75-18 and is a Zapper

3. Does it make sense to upgrade to OE alloys (apart from the cosmetic one) without any modifications? What are the prices of the Unicorn OE alloys?

4. Of late, I have been noticing that the rear wheel tends to wobble esp. at speeds above 60-70 kmph and that gives me a jittery feeling. What could be causing this ? My guesses are - the tyre (which could have had uneven wear and tear), or the stay bush, or any bend in the wheel.

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Bumping up a 6 year old thread here. I have a 10 yr old gen 1 Unicorn - kick-start version with non-alloy wheels. The running has been very low and the odo reads 13.7k km till date. I have a couple of queries and seek the Unicorn gurus to throw light on them.
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1. The stock rear tyre is 3.00 - 18 MRF Zapper. While I did read that 100/90 - 18 is a direct fit on the bike, wanted to know if it would be the same with non-alloy wheels. I hope no modification is required here.
You can put 100/90-18 without any modification on non alloy wheels - been there, done that. But good news is that Michelin is available in both 2.75X18 (front) and 3.00X18 (rear) format, so you can pick that also.

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2. If I were to change the rear tyre, should I be changing the front one as well ? Not sure what the size on the current gen Unicorn is for that. The stock one on my bike is 2.75-18 and is a Zapper
In your case, absolutely. 10 Year is too long.

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3. Does it make sense to upgrade to OE alloys (apart from the cosmetic one) without any modifications? What are the prices of the Unicorn OE alloys?
Other than cosmetic reasons, I do not know if there are any other benefits.

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4. Of late, I have been noticing that the rear wheel tends to wobble esp. at speeds above 60-70 kmph and that gives me a jittery feeling. What could be causing this ? My guesses are - the tyre (which could have had uneven wear and tear), or the stay bush, or any bend in the wheel.
Check the wheel and get it trued if required to remove any bend in the wheel. Also, check the wheel bearing and the rubber bushes.

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You can put 100/90-18 without any modification on non alloy wheels - been there, done that. But good news is that Michelin is available in both 2.75X18 (front) and 3.00X18 (rear) format, so you can pick that also.
My understanding is that 100/90-18 is a wider tyre than 3.00/18. Would prefer the 100/90 for the additional width and better grip.
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My understanding is that 100/90-18 is a wider tyre than 3.00/18. Would prefer the 100/90 for the additional width and better grip.
Yes to both That is why I changed from 3.00X10 to 100/90-18.

Was merely suggesting that Michelin still makes it in both sizes (3.00X18 as well as 100/90X18), so you can have your pick.

My pick still is 100/90-18 for the additional grip.

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Yes to both That is why I changed from 3.00X10 to 100/90-18.

Was merely suggesting that Michelin still makes it in both sizes (3.00X18 as well as 100/90X18), so you can have your pick.

My pick still is 100/90-18 for the additional grip.

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Thanks. Any idea how much a 100/90-18 Michelin tyre would cost? Also, I guess it is ok to live with 2.75-18 at the front while making the change to the rear tyre.
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@rrzen

For old rims, better opt for tube type tyres.

Change tyre/tube for both wheels at the same time, since both are old.

Changing to alloys from spoke wheels may not be a simple swap. I wanted it done for my Splendor, but my mechanic said the fork may need alterations. So I dropped it. Check out with your mechanic.

Lastly, get both your wheels trued at the time of changing the tyres. That may solve the wobbling.
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