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Old 7th April 2008, 10:14   #1
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I am planning to change the MRF Zapper rear Tire in my bike(Avenger 180) to Michelin of same size, i.e 130/90 17". Can anyone tell me where i can get one in chennai ??



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Old 7th April 2008, 11:48   #2
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I have Michelin's 130/70/17 as rear tyre on my Pulsar-150. Brought from Champion Motors, Chennai.! Don't remember his contact details thought!!! Contact person is a Sardarji and a very famous guy in bike spare parts circle!

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Their Number which i got through google is not in use.. Any other place?
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I had Gurminderji's number a few months back, but lost it. If you can spend some time, ride down GP road and keep to your left. Its the last set of shops before the end of the road. You will find 3-4 shops, He must have it.

Edit: I think this is the number, check it: 044-52158383/28602756

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Hi,

I am planning to change the MRF Zapper rear Tire in my bike(Avenger 180) to Michelin of same size, i.e 130/90 17". Can anyone tell me where i can get one in chennai ??



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Saiyan,

The Avy comes with a stock 130/90 15-inch tyre at the rear. I recently purchased an Avy 200 and got the rear tyre changed to a KINGS brand imported tubeless 150/80 tyre. No modifications were required and it was a direct fit. Grip, road stability at higher speeds etc is excellent. Tyre is pretty quiet too. Not much of noise. Ride quality is good too.

The tyre cost 2600 bucks at HARDEEP AUTO AGENCIES. You can contact Mr. Monty, who personally knows me. his mobile number is 98842 11163. You can say that Venkat (blue Avenger 200) recommended his place. A rear tyre of 140/90 size would cost about 200-300 bucks less, probably of the same brand. I hunted for MRF 140/90 Zapper Q but at 3-4 dealers, I was told that there was no stock available. Since I was anyway getting all the other things done at Hardeep for my Avy 200 (like alloys, horn, HID lighting kit etc), I decided to get the tyre from him as well. I have retained the stock front MRF Zapper 90/90 17-inch tyre, though an alloy wheel has now been fitted.

You may see the photos of my bike in this same Motorbikes section. Here is the link:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorbikes/37769-finally-long-awaited-before-after-pics-my-avenger-200-a.html (Finally !! - Long awaited "BEFORE" & "AFTER" pics of my Avenger 200 !!)


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I have Michelin's 130/70/17 as rear tyre on my Pulsar-150. Brought from Champion Motors, Chennai.! Don't remember his contact details thought!!! Contact person is a Sardarji and a very famous guy in bike spare parts circle!

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Nikkibike,

Champion Motors isn't a very good shop. This is just 1 or 2 shops away from Hardeep Auto Agencies, where I got all my stuff done for the Avenger 200. 2 of my friends had bad experiences in this shop. They talk to you as if they can do everything, and in the end, some things are only sold in the shop while for fitting you are told to take it elsewhere. There is some cut for the shop in the amount that the fitter will charge you. Shady stuff. So be careful with this place.


And a 130/70 17-inch is too wide a tyre for the Pulsar 150cc !!! Oh my - you've gone 3 sizes wider than the factory tyre. I got Malaysian FKR Ranger 120/80 as the rear tyre for my 2001 CBZ and it was a direct fit. No modifications required.


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Sorry, i got busy and couldn't reply in this thread. Also the stock tire size is 15" not 17 as i have mentioned above.

I'm not comfortable in changing the tire size and loosing out on the performance, i'll get a 130/90-15" only, will check in GP road this weekend. Thanks for the suggestion and the contact number Venkat
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Champion Motors isn't a very good shop. This is just 1 or 2 shops away from Hardeep Auto Agencies, where I got all my stuff done for the Avenger 200. 2 of my friends had bad experiences in this shop. They talk to you as if they can do everything, and in the end, some things are only sold in the shop while for fitting you are told to take it elsewhere. There is some cut for the shop in the amount that the fitter will charge you. Shady stuff. So be careful with this place.
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@Venkat: All three shops in that row are equally honest/crooked.

This is not to point a finger at anyone but since you brought the topic up anyway, it is better that the owner of this thread is aware of the above fact.
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Check with Deepak. He is a member here and his ID is tyrestore.

His shop name is also Tyrestore. Company name is Siremull Hirachand. He is a michelin dealer and stocks SBK tires too. His outlet is located on Greams Road.

Contact number : 98409-20870.

Very professional and honest guy. Many others will vouch for him.
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Check with Deepak. He is a member here and his ID is tyrestore.

His shop name is also Tyrestore. Company name is Siremull Hirachand. He is a michelin dealer and stocks SBK tires too. His outlet is located on Greams Road.

Contact number : 98409-20870.

Very professional and honest guy. Many others will vouch for him.
That's a good piece of information. Thanks man. This will be useful for all of us when we want to change our tyres / upsize them etc whether for bikes or cars.


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@Venkat: All three shops in that row are equally honest/crooked.

This is not to point a finger at anyone but since you brought the topic up anyway, it is better that the owner of this thread is aware of the above fact.
Trooper, point noted. Thanks. It was just my opinion since I didn't have a good experience at Champion Motors since they promised me that everything would be done at their shop and in the end the horn for my CBZ had to be fitted at an electrician called AtoZ Electricals in Pudupet (very famous). The same thing happened to one of my friends also when he went to change his tyres. They rode his bike away to get it fitted. He waited for almost an hour. If I were him, I would've gone to another shop.

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Sorry, i got busy and couldn't reply in this thread. Also the stock tire size is 15" not 17 as i have mentioned above.

I'm not comfortable in changing the tire size and loosing out on the performance, i'll get a 130/90-15" only, will check in GP road this weekend. Thanks for the suggestion and the contact number Venkat
Saiyan, the tyre I purchased has not reduced the performance. In fact it is now better than the stock 130/90 tyre. My 150/80 is excellent and at speeds like 80 kmph, you can hardly sense that the bike is doing such a speed, until you look at the speedometer. This, I am saying with my wife as the pillion. I am a good 95 kgs and she should be at least 70kg - so with all this weight if the bike performs like this, I must say it is very good. So don't worry about any performance drop. You won't notice any.

In my opinion, when you're spending to change your rear tyre, you may as well go in for a wider tyre. Doesn't make much sense otherwise. Anyway finally the decision is yours. An MRF Zapper Q series 140/90 tyre would cost around 2000 bucks but it is a tubed tyre. Mine is a KINGS brand (Taiwan) tubeless 150/80 tyre which cost me 2600 bucks. 140/90 was also available at around 2300 bucks. I did not mind the 300 bucks difference. The bike looks and rides beautifully with this wide tyre. Anything wider than this and it is sure to affect performance along with requiring modifications to even get the tyre fitted.
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^thanks for the input, i'll give it a thought.

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Check with Deepak. He is a member here and his ID is tyrestore.

His shop name is also Tyrestore. Company name is Siremull Hirachand. He is a michelin dealer and stocks SBK tires too. His outlet is located on Greams Road.

Contact number : 98409-20870.

Very professional and honest guy. Many others will vouch for him.
Thanks a lot for this information Will contact him tomorrow.
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^called up Tyrestore today, there aren't any brand except MRF which has 130/90 15" tires :P

I mite have give a thought of upsizing it to 140, hmmmm.
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Can I go for 100/90 x 17 for the front and is it available? Rear is 140
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Michelin is surely not available unless some guy in Kerala is importing it directly.

As of now, the company is getting only two sizes.

3.00x18 and 2.75x18. In four patterns. M45, M62, M32, M85.
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Michelin is surely not available unless some guy in Kerala is importing it directly.

As of now, the company is getting only two sizes.

3.00x18 and 2.75x18. In four patterns. M45, M62, M32, M85.
Thanks. What about MRF/CEAT or others? Do they have 100/90 x 17 ?

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Yes. Definitely. MRF has 100/90-17. It is to be used at the rear though, so you will have to check the direction before fitting it.
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