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Old 24th October 2008, 12:34   #16
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I have the dunlop geocruiser on my classic 150 & was quite satisfied. I rode the bike again all this week after 3 weeks of riding the RTR & suddenly the geocruiser makes me nervous, it simply starts sliding on tiled roads unlike the TVS.

@tarun: If its the alloy wheel one then yes he can put a suitable(read as size) tubeless tyre but preferred option would be to get the alloys available in P200 & P220 as they are more suited for tubeless tires
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surprising.! while hunting for a new one, I just could not find MRF zappers anywhere, only dunlops were available..! (in west pune)

I got a dunlop monster 100/90 18 last week.. it looks good and handles well..

EDIT: its for classic 150

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The problem with Dunlop is that the availability is very limited. It's not easily available like MRFs. And, most of Indians are not performance oriented like us !

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@tarun: If its the alloy wheel one then yes he can put a suitable(read as size) tubeless tyre but preferred option would be to get the alloys available in P200 & P220 as they are more suited for tubeless tires
Yes the bike has Company fitted Alloys (180cc-Aug 2007 year make). can the tubeless be added to same alloys? can i have more info on how can this be done in details and howmuch we have to spend on this modification?
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surprising.! while hunting for a new one, I just could not find MRF zappers anywhere, only dunlops were available..! (in west pune)

I got a dunlop monster 100/90 18 last week.. it looks good and handles well..

EDIT: its for classic 150
What was the price of dunlop monster ?
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tarun, I am not sure what options are currently available for 17 inch tubeless for a 180\150 alloy wheel.
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I have Michelin M45 4x18 in team-bhp classified, check it out.
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Old 24th October 2008, 15:10   #22
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i got the tyre & tube for 1400/-

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try getting a michelin or a pirelli demon tyre size 110/90-17.

i dont suggest bigger tyre than that, you will not like it when you feel the power has gone down, so stick with this.

other good option is the mrf zapper-Q or the other latest zapper not the stock zapper-C which is worst of the zapper series for performance.

checkout my garage i have a unicorn with mrf zapper-Q size 120/80-18, I am not really all that particular about the power drop so chose this tyre.

i am more concerned about the handling and grip. you need to understand something mrf is a harder compound rubber compared to the michelins and pirellis so they stay soft for the inital 15k to 20k kms and then become hard but they last long. Unlike which the michelins or pirellis have lesser life but they stay soft and just fine till they wear out.

if you too feel the you need more rubber for better grip and handling then go a max of 120/80-17 tyre available in michelins or the zapper-Q pattern,
first choice being michelins, then pirellis then zappers then others.
I have a Pulsar 180dtsi. After reading your post I enquired with my mechanic about the getting 110/120 rear tyres. He advised against it saying that the bike cannot work properly and that the 180 is not capable of handling bigger tyres.

I thought that I could cut away a piece of the chain cover on the inside rather than removing the entire chain cover to adjust for the bigger tyre but he said that anything bigger than 100/90-18 will brush against the swing arm and throw the bike off balance and wear the tyre down faster.

Now I am more confused than ever! Can anyone shed some light please.
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If the tyres are upgraded, then don't forget to add an auto-chain adjuster. It will hold the chain from jumping around.
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Auto chain adjuster for Pulsar?? I thought only high end sports bike used it? Also read some reports about how it tightened the chain so much that the bike was vibrating.

Have u tried using it or know anyone who is using it? Also can the mechanics here fit the thing properly??
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I got 4.00x18 M 45 for the rear and 3.00x18 M45 for the front.

The ride is sup[erb and the grip is waaaay better than I ever got from my MRFs.

I would whole heartedly recommend the M45s.
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Auto chain adjuster for Pulsar?? I thought only high end sports bike used it? Also read some reports about how it tightened the chain so much that the bike was vibrating.

Have u tried using it or know anyone who is using it? Also can the mechanics here fit the thing properly??
My 2004 Pulsar180cc is have a fat tyre. I got a chain adjuster installed when I upgraded the tyre. It's not very costly/difficult to install. But I have not seen it in Pune or I have not tried to get one in Pune. I got it installed when I was in Bangalore(City Mobile Works, IndiraNagar, Bangalore).
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Default Suggestions - Front Tyre (17'') for Pulsar 180

My front Tyre is almost worn out. I am looking for a replacement. Size is 2.75X17. Right now i am running Stock MRF. I checked some tyre shops in Trivandrum, but no stock available. Other option i got is TVS. So what do you guys think about TVS tyres?? Do i have any other options ??
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Finally i got replacement. Its MRF zapper 90/90-17. Visually 2.75-17 & 90/90-17 look the same. Is there any difference??
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I recently changed My tyres for Pulsar 150cc to MRF FS in the front and Zapper Q at the rear ,the ride comfort and handling is smooth .
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