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Old 25th May 2011, 11:08   #61
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I'm using Zapper 90/90-17 on front and R15 rear tyre for back for my 180,both tubed as the air was leaking in tubless mode.Ride has become harsh since then due to lower profile, but there is no significant gain with this set up for me as now a days i hardly do a high speed cornering (matured ) .Also bottom will scrap against bumps with pillion. R15 tyre is costlier and has a reduced life due to softer compund.
Yes, the R15 tyres are supposed to be sticky. Due to the reduced height I do not want that on the rear.

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90/90x17 in the Front and 110/80 x 17 at the rear ?
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Crazy Driver, nice hearing about the pulsar 180.I too have a classic pulsar 180 and waiting for an upgrade to 2011 Yamaha R15.What you said about the service was absolutely right. My bike also ran without oil cause of the service fault.I needed a engine overhaul after that..Pathetic..My mileage is around 40.
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The Zapper FS 90/90 is a decent tyre. You can definitely go for it, I am not sure, but it might bring down flickability by a bit given that it will form a slightly different profile.
Not too bothered about flickability as i am not much of a traffic cutter! I do like cornering, but not with too many vehicles around.
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See if you can source the Zapper Vyde, brilliant tyre. But very soft compound, lasted only 10K kms on my 220. Excellent cornering grip too, else you can see if you can get the Zapper C in a size thats around what you need!
Saw the following two rear tyres in the shop-

1. MRF Zapper Q 100/90- 17 Tube. (Same size, but feels softer compound).

2. MRF Zapper C 100/90 -17 Tubeless.

How about Zapper Q? Seems to be a decent tyre (though tubed). Any disadvantage of having tubeless up front, and tubed at the rear?
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I suggest the following:
Front:
3. MRF Zapper - 90/90 x 17 - Tubeless - from the new 180 and 220

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1. MRF Zapper - 100/90 x 17 Tubless
2. MRF Zapper - 110/80 x 17 Tubeless - This is the size of RTR 180. This will be my pick.
My tyres are also due for a change. Please keep your thread updated.
Front, i think i better go with 90/90 - 17 tubeless itself.

Rear, as i mentioned above, there are two choices in 100/90 - 17. Which would be better among the two? Meanwhile, let me see if i can source 110/80 - 17 tubeless.
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Also, can you point me where I can get Motul 15W50 in Chennai.
The place i have bought it from-
CBX Racing, Royapettah. (09841074529)

I have seen a shop at Selaiyur Camp Road with Motul board. But not sure if its genuine.
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I'm using Zapper 90/90-17 on front and R15 rear tyre for back for my 180,both tubed as the air was leaking in tubless mode.Ride has become harsh since then due to lower profile, but there is no significant gain with this set up for me as now a days i hardly do a high speed cornering (matured ) .Also bottom will scrap against bumps with pillion. R15 tyre is costlier and has a reduced life due to softer compund.
Thanks. Scrapping the R15 spec idea.

Air was leaking in tubeless? Is this a concern with the old alloys?

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Crazy Driver, nice hearing about the pulsar 180.I too have a classic pulsar 180 and waiting for an upgrade to 2011 Yamaha R15.What you said about the service was absolutely right. My bike also ran without oil cause of the service fault.I needed a engine overhaul after that..Pathetic..My mileage is around 40.
Your bike was modded, right?

There is a rumour of a new R15 coming out. I hope you are waiting for it.

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Saw the following two rear tyres in the shop-

1. MRF Zapper Q 100/90- 17 Tube. (Same size, but feels softer compound).

2. MRF Zapper C 100/90 -17 Tubeless.

How about Zapper Q? Seems to be a decent tyre (though tubed). Any disadvantage of having tubeless up front, and tubed at the rear?
Q Was good for its time, but in today's age. Stay away Its a hard compound tyre and looses traction in the wet. Zapper C is pretty OK. You might want to check out the feasibility of installing the 120/80 Zapper C from the 220. Its of a softer compound and thus has a better grip. But see if you need to remove you chain cover or not!


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The place i have bought it from-
CBX Racing, Royapettah. (09841074529)
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I have seen a shop at Selaiyur Camp Road with Motul board. But not sure if its genuine.
The Motul whole seller used to be based in Ramavaram, behind MIOT hospital. He offered a discount since he was a whole seller. Don't if he still exists, I used to go to this place 2.5 years back!
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Front, i think i better go with 90/90 - 17 tubeless itself.

Rear, as i mentioned above, there are two choices in 100/90 - 17. Which would be better among the two? Meanwhile, let me see if i can source 110/80 - 17 tubeless.
My pick will still be 110/80 x 17. It will not foul with chain cover and given the RTR 180 is common enough, this tyre should be available easily.

88mm sidewall means not much reduction in the overall diameter too.

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Air was leaking in tubeless? Is this a concern with the old alloys?
I had this problem. Initially it was because of improper mouth setup while fixing in the rims and the next time it was presence of some grime on the inner part of the rims which was causing slow leakage.

If your rims are not bent, get them cleaned thoroughly and fixing tubless will not be a problem.


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I bought the coil from Bajaj probiking and installing was from a local mechanic. I will PM you the full details.
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Air was leaking in tubeless? Is this a concern with the old alloys?
I believe older alloys are not designed for tubeless ,mine is a 2005 model. I also considered Sirac , but went with R15 tyre as it was too costly and heavy.
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No my bike wasn't modded.Infact the only thing i fitted was a K & N filter and it still does the job..K & N was fitted after the engine overhaul...

Indeed am waiting for the 2011 R15.. I'd booked the R15 and hearing the speculation about the new R15 i just cancelled it..My 180 has so far clocked aroung 70K on odo..

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You might want to check out the feasibility of installing the 120/80 Zapper C from the 220. Its of a softer compound and thus has a better grip. But see if you need to remove you chain cover or not!
120/80 requires the chain cover to be removed. My friend had a 120 spec Zapper Q (IFRC) on his bike without chain guard. Was a cause for trouble, making all sorts of noises once it gets dusty.
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The Motul whole seller used to be based in Ramavaram, behind MIOT hospital. He offered a discount since he was a whole seller. Don't if he still exists, I used to go to this place 2.5 years back!
I searched this one near to MIOT, but couldnt find it. Was my early days in chennai and i didnt know the city that well. Anyways, CBX racing was good at prompt as well!
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I bought the coil from Bajaj probiking and installing was from a local mechanic. I will PM you the full details.
Waiting for this PM. Please mention the shops/ locations if possible. I am still not too familiar with the city.

I'd really like to upgrade to 55W setup, along with the classic headlamps. Been a dream for sometime, but could not commit to it because of all the location change and work tensions.
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Indeed am waiting for the 2011 R15.. I'd booked the R15 and hearing the speculation about the new R15 i just cancelled it..My 180 has so far clocked aroung 70K on odo..
Congrats well in advance. Did you see this thread? What a beauty!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...5-refresh.html

Few pics taken today- 5 years and 1 month old now!
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That bike looks brand new.Between how you maintain the plastic colour?Mine has faded and now its grey in color.
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That bike looks brand new.Between how you maintain the plastic colour?Mine has faded and now its grey in color.
Havent done anything special other than usual washing (with Amway/ Formula1) and polishing the painted parts using Amway Silicon Glaze.

Bike has run only close to 35000+ kms in these 61 months. May be, thats the reason.
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Waiting for this PM. Please mention the shops/ locations if possible. I am still not too familiar with the city.

Few pics taken today- 5 years and 1 month old now!

I had already sent you the PM. Please check if your message box is full.

Nicely Maintained ride. The rear tire looks new or is it just from the pics ?

BTW, the front tyre looks very much in need of replacement.

Please keep us posted on your tyre upgrade.
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I had already sent you the PM. Please check if your message box is full.

Nicely Maintained ride. The rear tire looks new or is it just from the pics ?

BTW, the front tyre looks very much in need of replacement.

Please keep us posted on your tyre upgrade.
Got the PM. Thanks! One more favour. Can you PM me the shop names and locations as well? Both the probiking and the mechanic you visited?

Rear tire was fitted sometime back in feb 2010. Its an MRF Meteor 100/90- 17. Its OK on road, good for bad road conditions and poor for cornering.
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Default MRF Zapper FS 90/90 - 17 TL.

Thanks guys for all the suggestions. I went with MRF Zapper FS TL 90/90- 17 for the front.

Inside of the tube had black powder coating, which they cleaned off with the blunt edge of an axo blade, and further with sandpaper. Hopefully, there wont be any air leakage issues.

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Thanks guys for all the suggestions. I went with MRF Zapper FS TL 90/90- 17 for the front.

Inside of the tube had black powder coating, which they cleaned off with the blunt edge of an axo blade, and further with sandpaper. Hopefully, there wont be any air leakage issues.

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Looks good. Congrats. Can you let me know the following ?

- What is the price of the tyre and how much for the installation ?
- Does the extra width foul anywhere - mudguard, mudflap etc., ?
- Any effect on handling ? Do you feel the steering tight or does it understeer ?
- How is the braking now given that you have gone wider on the front ?

I'll PM you the other details.
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