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Old 11th June 2008, 09:56   #1
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My pulsar 180V2 has donr around 25k with stock tyres. Still there is enough juice left for about 7-10k i suppose. The stock does not have any grip at all . i fell twice coz of front tyre skid and once coz of rear.
These are adequate for normal driving but lacks grip at high speed braking.
So i'm thinking of tyre upgrading .
Please recommend me good grippy tyres for dry and wet conditions.
also what is widest tyre that i can fit without any alterations.
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Old 11th June 2008, 11:07   #2
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the widest tyre you can fit is 130 on rim 15".. i had once got 150 with little alteration. You can choose from various thread patterns available now with MRF Zapper series, though i believe Zapper Q is best if you can source it.
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Michelin M45 4.00x18 for the rear, 3.25 or 3.00x18 for the front.
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My bikes rims are 17" .
@invincible7 : will 130 size foul with swingarms?
@nikhiklb2008 : M45 4.00x18 is it available in 17"? what is the price
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IMO 130 should not foul with swingarm. i had older version of Pulsar on which i did this. If you are doing this just for a widder rear tyre look, then add 120, it will fit and will look good also. If possible try to souce a little lower profile tyre, i had seen one with Duro Brand for 17", looked killer.
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As Nikhil suggested if michelins are available in 17", then go for them. I don't know the present scene. Way back in 2002, when I had my 180 (18"), I put michelin at rear and it was wonderful. It changed the overall character of bike and the ride was superb.
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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.
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Hi can anyone tell me the terminologies used in describing the tyre sizes.

I know R17 and 18 stand for 17" and 18" rims. What about the other nos. such as 120/80 ?
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120/80 17

120 tread is the section width in millimeter.

80 is the profile/sidewall height which is has a height that is 80% of your tread section width.

17 is the diameter of the wheel which that tyre would fit.
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hi guys!i own a pulsar dtsi 2004 model. the first owner kept the rear tyres real thin ones which does not do justice to the bike's looks. i am planning to change it to the mrf zapper one which is practical for nagpur roads i guess. we dont have michelin or pirelli showrooms here in nagpur and anyways my budget wont allow them as well. please suggest me what size i should go for? and please quote the price too, it would be very helpful. thanks in advance. i have been reading forums on team-bhp for 2 months now. just thought why not post my problem...
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i changed my rear tyre to dunlop 100-90-18 as far as i remember. the grip is awesome, could feel the grip at corners. i found it better than the mrf zapper one. it cost me 1300 bucks tyre+ tube. mrf was more expensive than this one and the grip was better on this. so went for dunlop. i din want to go for 120 since it lukd too fat and i thought the performance and mileage will surely go down. the rear luks gud enough now. i would like you guys to comment on my decision though
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looks like people have abandoned this thread completely. where have the pulsar riders gone? well as for the dunlop tyres, they have performed extremely well. at corners one feels more comfortable than the regular zapper ones which my frnds have...am very glad i din get zapper and opted for the dunlop. hope to try pirelli soon...
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most of the old pulsar boys must have now "graduated" to car or hopefully bigger and better bikes

most people use zappers . donno y many dont use dunlop. btw which types of zapper have u used before ? rite now the best indian tyres are the R15s which is again a zapper but a new model . tvs i believe is comming out with some new tyres very soon. what tyre are u running on ur front ?
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looks like people have abandoned this thread completely. where have the pulsar riders gone? well as for the dunlop tyres, they have performed extremely well. at corners one feels more comfortable than the regular zapper ones which my frnds have...am very glad i din get zapper and opted for the dunlop. hope to try pirelli soon...
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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My Friend has a Pulsar 180 which is around 7-8 months old. Can he change his tyres to tubeless ones? If yes can anyone tell how this can be done and howmuch will it cost?
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