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Old 20th January 2005, 21:16   #1
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Default bigger tyres for enfield!

i have 2 enfileds 350... 1980 n 1988 make, both r in mint condition. i wanna put bigger tyres on the latter.... can ne 1 tell tell me as to whc tyre make n size would be best suited... as i dont want it to affect the power n ride quality... average is not a problem. also i wanna put disc brakes.. wht is the ideal disc size? i'll b posting the pics of both my bikes in a few days... cheers till then!!
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Old 20th January 2005, 23:19   #2
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hey i had an enfield in college and got disc brakes fixed on it...it made ahuge difference..cos this bike does need some serious stoppin power due to its weight.
well now u do get disc brake kits from enfield itself, but they r expensive the cheaper alternative is to buy a kit from the market which is readily avble for 5-6 k and get it fit. total damage 8k. the kits avble are fixed on a cbz or pulsar..so they r good not the "local" stuff.
as for bigger tyres on the enfield u HAVE to alter the swing arm and this WILL affect the ride quality, performance as well as fuel efficiency. a lot of alterations are required. it is generally not recommended for the enfield...but u r the owner co its u r call
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the bullet is the only bike to have 19 inch tires.if u change to 18inch rims mabbe u can get a wider choice of tires.

disc brakes from the new Bullets can beeasily retrofitted into ur bullet
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a cheaper option is the brembos supplied by premjis in mumbai,have that on my machsimo..
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My bike mech has an modded Enfield 350

He has fitted 18" magwheels..I belive they are Karizma wheels n thick tyres.
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I have a 1979 Royal Enfield Bullet 350. Modifying a bike like the Enfield Bullet is a pain in the rear. To change your wheel to one with more width, i suppose you will not get any available in the market for 19" wheels. You will get a lot of makes and types of tyres in 18" size near the bike parts market near Minerva Theatre, Grant Road.

Wheels : For fitting that 18" wheel, as Iceman has already said, you will need to modify or fabricate a new one with help from a skilled mechanic. Handling and pick up of the bike will be affected. To have minimum effect of this on your pick up you can try playing with the initial and final drive gear ratios (again consult a mechanic).

Disc Brakes : Kits available at any Royal Enfield parts dealer or service centre. If im guessing right you want to fit discs to your front wheel ..... so these kits available fit easily on any Royal Enfield Bike. The total cost of the discs plus the itting should not exceed Rs 7,000.

If you plan for a rear disc set up, please visit Anthnoy (he's one of Mumbais best Bullet Mechanic, thats what bulleteers say). He has fitted front and rear discs on his Machismo, changed to 18 inchers front and rear and for the first time on any Bullet he has fitted a Monoshock. Other mods include Amal Monobloc plus K&N high performance filter and a decent mettalic paint job.

Hope this helps!

Cheers!

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Duro tyres are available for Enfields by KRP in Delhi. I had read that on Xbhp.com. Even Pirelli has tyres for Enfield. Some guy in Chennai imports them. Am planning one size bigger tyres for front and rear.

Check this link for prices of Duro tyres for Enfield : http://www.xbhp.com/adverts/KRP/
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Datas cool v12..I blieve you got a RE Machismo..

Ne idea how much they'll cost ya?
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Default Bigger Tyre for Machismo 500LB

Need Help .. I would like to change the rear tyre of my Machismo 500LB to a wider tyre .. but would like to do it with minimal modifications. With the existing 19" rim and swing arm, my options seem to be limited to Duro Tyres and Dunlop Tyres 4.0.

Am looking at guidance on the following:

1) Fitting an 18" Tyre on a 19" Rim; Is that possible ?

2) Changing the rim; Any suggestions on which Rim could I use? Would be fit without any issues? What mods are required?

3) In any case, I guess I would have to change the swing arm with a wider custom swing arm. Where could I find a good one ?

I live in Hyderabad and would like to know if someone can do these changes. Need someone knowledgeable in this area.

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Old 6th September 2009, 18:06   #10
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Go thru this thread it has a lot of info

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...achismo-3.html (Reducing the height of Machismo)
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MRF Meteor 110/70-19 (not sure if I got the aspect ratio right) is a direct fit on the existing rim. No modifications needed whatsoever. I had this on my Citibike 500 and found it to be quite useful for the highway runs.
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And any recommendations for the front tyre as well (w/o doing any mods)
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Niks, Check out This thread (Enfield Machismo 500 avl - front tyre change)
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