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Old 6th May 2004, 13:43   #1
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I want to put a bigger rear tyre on my pulsar 180. Its got a standard 100mm. Any suggestions where i can get it and which make i should buy?
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Hey Bevada,

Where are you from? I recently upsized my pulsar tyre to a 120/90 Duro. You could go higher with the size, but it doesn't make sense as it'll just slow your bike down. The Duro is a definite improvement over the OE MRF, and you feel a lot more confident when dragging the pegs.

If you r in Mumbai, you can get these tyres from Lamington road, almost all the shops there are selling them.
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hey rtech thanks a lot! got myself a baracuda 120/80 today from lamington road. Bike's pretty steady now even at high speeds and while banking.

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thats great Bevada....now you need to go get some heavier weight fork oil and a pair of good clip-ons...the difference is amazing!
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bombay central if u frm mumbai,metro tyres try michellin m45's or pirelli sport demons
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Hey Koolsun, any idea how much the Pirelli's go for? And do they have a matching front/rear set?
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rtech, what are clip ons? and fork oil? i really am new to bikes and their mods.

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These are clip ons handlebars.




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Quote[/b] (bevada @ May 10 2004,20:21)]rtech, what are clip ons? and fork oil? i really am new to bikes and their mods.

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Well, clip-ons are what V12 showed you in the pics. They basically lower the your riding stance to put more weight on the front whell, which in turn gives it more grip. If you are new to biking, I suggest you stick with the standard bars though till you get used to the feel of the bike and cornering. Once you get more experienced, you can then switch over and appreciate the difference. However, clip-ons can be hard on your wrists if you travel long distances regularly, so make sure you get whats suitable for your riding style. I ride about 30-45Km a day, mainly in the city, so its not really a problem for me.

As far as the fork oil goes, the standard oil Bajaj fills in the front forks is just too soft for me, so instead of changing the springs, I first experimented with using a heavier density oil. This has worked wonders, and now, on braking, the dive is reduced considerably. I just have to get a new master cylinder for my pulsar though...!

P.S. do you have a 150 or 180?
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i have a 180 dtsi. Its 45 days old now but its done 1400 kms. I have been riding bikes since i was 16 but never owned one so not much confident with them. After i had a bad skid on my brother's marvel i am trying to get my confidence back for cornering. I get shit scared to bend my bike around turns but soon realised that it was safer to do that than not to. I am getting better at it.
I am waiting for my six free services to get over before doing any major changes on my bike. I dont want to give them a reason to make void my warranty. Anyway thanks for all the help. Btw do u service ur own bike? Because i would really like to learn to do that. I dont want to take an appointment everytime and wait for 2 weeks.

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Quote[/b] ]Btw do u service ur own bike? Because i would really like to learn to do that. I dont want to take an appointment everytime and wait for 2 weeks.
Hey Bev,

If you want Bajaj to honour your warranty, you don't have a choice but to get the 6 free services done at their dealers! If you don't, your warranty is void. BUT...be careful. Try and be there when they service your bike, and ALWAYS, ALWAYS carry your own oil with you. I use Castrol Power semi synthetic and its great. They charge you for the oil anyway, so might as well get the good stuff put in.

I personally have stopped giving my bike to the ASC's coz the last time I did, they gave it back with a leaking fork seal, caused by them pitting the fork. And they tried to blame me for that! After a long fight with the srvice manager, I made sure I got a new stanction put at THEIR cost. After that, I said to hell with the warranty and do the work myself. I only take it to the dealer to change the oil, as its essential to discard the used oil in a proper way.
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sorry for the late reply pirellis are for 2100 at metro tyres,110/90 also available in various sizes upto 150 section
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i own a pulsar 150 and hav had michelin m45 tyres fitted for the past 7000 km. i hav never had abetter biking experience in my lifetime. u r in full control of your machine even when u r cornering with your mainstand grazing the ground. size- 110/90. had purchased them for 2200 from metromotors in dec last yr. now heard prices r around 3200
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if you are in mumbai you can get a wider rear tyre in lemmington road almost all the
shops has what you want they have even chemicals to shine your tyre
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but whats the ideal upgrade in tyre size both front and rear for a 180 dtsi to be stable at high speeds and cornering and also it should look good but at the same time without much compromise in acceleration , top speed and mileage .

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