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Old 13th October 2008, 12:38   #16
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bmw... few things i noticed..

Had to increase the height of the shocks...not the gas shock.

I feel the control is amazing.. thanks to TVS jumbo
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Monsoon Update: Tyres are just Okay in rain on a tarmac. Monsoon rating is 6/10 on wet handling.
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Lohit bhai, thanks for the reply! But I dont understand why you had to increase the shock height at the rear? Was the drop in height much pronounced with the 18incher? What would be the side effects if we dont compensate in that manner?
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Hello all,

I have recently been hunting all over for a rear tyre for my RE Thunderbird and was actually looking to get the MRF Meteor. It is absolutely not available anywhere. It is even getting hard to get the regular MRF Nylogrip Plus. My friend suggested the Michelin JAP 350, but I am unable to lay my hands on that even! I am looking to go on a long ride and am getting quite desperate now since my old tyre is quite threadbare. Don't wanna risk a ride especially with the monsoons on....please help!!

I have checked all over JC Road in Banglaore, have asked my dad to check in Nagercoil and even my bro-in-law at Mangalore - NO LUCK!

Let me know....thankses in advance...
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Do you want 19"or 18" ? Also, supplies of MRF tyres are less these days as the factory has closed down due to a strike of some sort.
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Thanks for the reply Nikhil.

I am looking for the 19", the rear of the RE Thunderbird is 3.50 19.
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Old 26th May 2009, 19:52   #22
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naveen, try with Iyengar and sons on indiranagar they should have it.

btw Bmw, i saw your post today . visiting this thread after months let me answer your que when the shocks height was not increased i did find it odd when i used to sit, something like leaning back types sodecided to increase the height. another alternative is to go for gas shocks they are taller/longer then the normal once.
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naveen, try with Iyengar and sons on indiranagar they should have it.

btw Bmw, i saw your post today . visiting this thread after months let me answer your que when the shocks height was not increased i did find it odd when i used to sit, something like leaning back types sodecided to increase the height. another alternative is to go for gas shocks they are taller/longer then the normal once.
Lohith, Iyengar is an MPP(Michelin Priority Partner). If we dont have the MRF tyres, no way they will have it. They rarely deal with MRF.
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Old 26th May 2009, 21:16   #24
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Nikhil, yes they are Michelin dealer but that does not mean they should not have it. anyways i picked this particular tyre for my Machismo few months back from there.

Am not sure if they have it now but they had it few months back.

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Thanks Nikhil and Lohit,

But yes, I have checked with Sai Iyengar at Lalbagh Road, Bannerghatta Road and also Indiranagar....no luck at all....they do not even have the Michelin in stock and are absolutely not sure when they will get it....



I think I will have to settle for the MRF Nylogrip and source it quickly and maybe pay extra for it.....
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All that is fine, but when the factory is on strike and we ourselves are not getting supplies, it's highly unlikely that they should have it. Unless of course Naveen is really lucky and they have one tyre from a slightly older batch with them.

Anyway, why are WE arguing : . Naveen, do try with them if they have it.

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Why you guys

But no luck there either, I have tried them, but think I can lay my hands on an MRF Nylogrip Plus by EOD. fingers crossed.
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Sai Iyengar at Indiranagar have said that new stock is coming in on Friday. hope for the best.
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Sai Iyengar at Indiranagar have said that new stock is coming in on Friday. hope for the best.

See no harm in trying

Nikhil, do pass me your contact details need to pick new rubbers for my bull.
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Just checked with Sai Iyengar at Indiranagar and was informed that still no stock.....but they said that the strike at the MRF Factory was just over and they can expect stock and proper movement in 15 days or so.
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