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Old 22nd February 2010, 22:00   #61
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Nikhil, how good or bad are IRC's compared to M45's, I ask this because most of the Pulsars now come with IRC tyres.

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are you sure they come with IRC now ? I thought they still come with the MRF zapper C.


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Old 22nd February 2010, 22:58   #62
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I dont think Pulsars come with IRC. Could oyu please check again?

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Hehe & I was wondering why are you replying like that

Btw any idea if the old Pulsar alloys had strong enough rim borders/lip to support a tubeless tire
To be very honest, I dont know!
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Old 23rd February 2010, 12:29   #63
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I asked at the dealer they are saying it can be fitted .but they wont fit for bikes and has to be done from outside. It is wide for a 100/90 and i feel some thing alteration might me needed. My bike is 2005 model and somewhere i read tubelsess cannot be fitted on older generation of pulsar alloys.
I checked michelin sirac also 120/80 X 17 .It very heavy compared to 100/90 MRF's and delear quoted around Rs.2600.
any help for the query above please.

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Old 23rd February 2010, 12:54   #64
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I dont think Pulsars come with IRC. Could oyu please check again?
Some of them do come with IRC make. My P220 is running on IRC.

P.S. i read somewhere on some pulsar thread that due to some strike at MRF sometime back, a certain batch of pulsars came with IRC tires. I like the IRC thread more than the MRF Zapper.
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any help for the query above please.
Michelin Sirac is 120/90 and not 120/80. It is heavier than the stock tyre, but does not degrade performance due to extra weight, but more due to taller profile of the tyre.

Its not the tyre for you if you are riding a P150/180.

The current set of IRC's on the Pulsars are not yet time tested, and only after someone has put them thru a lot will we get a realistic picture of how good they really are.
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Nikhil as mentioned by Abbas too, yes Pulsars do come with IRC's, or at least earlier they did, that is when I got my bike too. I don't know if they're still offering IRC tyres. I feel they're good.

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Sorry ,Michelin Sirac is 120/90. Will the Yamaha R15 rear tyre will be direct fit? Or do i need to go for some other brand.
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Question Rear tyre for pulsar 180, 1st generation

Hi friends,

I have a 2002 model Pulsar 180 (spoke wheels) and I have been running on original tyres so far (should have changed earlier, I know). The rear tyre needs replacement so I was wondering what should I go in for? I understand that Michelins are very good but since they are a tad expensive and I would not be using the bike a lot going forward, am not too keen on them. An alternate option I understand would be MRF Zapper Q.

Please advice if MRF Zapper Q is a good choice for city based driving or are there other options available like Ceat etc.? Any other tyre from Zapper brand is worth considering?

Also, can I go in for a bigger tyre instead of standard 100/90 - 18? I would not want to modify the bike but would purely want to go in for a bigger tyre, if possible, to have a slightly better grip without too much impact on engine / performance.

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MRF Zapper 1 is a good choice but i have heard that MRF tyres fishtail a lot. Well, i have a 130/80 - 18 in Pulsar DTS-i 150 and no problems as yet. For a 130/80 you have to remove the chain cover but 120/80 is a direct fit, that is d biggest you can go for without any modifications. There is hardly any affect on mileage but yes you get more grip and the bike seems a bit heavy.
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You can also try Dunlop Geo Cruiser, it comes 100/90-18 size & has good grip levels.
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Hi friends,

I have a 2002 model Pulsar 180 (spoke wheels) and I have been running on original tyres so far (should have changed earlier, I know). The rear tyre needs replacement so I was wondering what should I go in for? I understand that Michelins are very good but since they are a tad expensive and I would not be using the bike a lot going forward, am not too keen on them. An alternate option I understand would be MRF Zapper Q.

Please advice if MRF Zapper Q is a good choice for city based driving or are there other options available like Ceat etc.? Any other tyre from Zapper brand is worth considering?

Also, can I go in for a bigger tyre instead of standard 100/90 - 18? I would not want to modify the bike but would purely want to go in for a bigger tyre, if possible, to have a slightly better grip without too much impact on engine / performance.

Cheers,
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According to user inputs, Zapper Q are good, but whatever you do, don't touch Zapper Y. Absolutely horrid tyre when it comes to grip (personal experience). Fishtails like nothing else.

Zapper Q will be good for city/highway driving on good tarmac. Bad roads, gravel and all and they will let you down.
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