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Old 28th June 2008, 02:51   #1
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Default Rare need....tyres for my yezdi.

The tyres and Rims of my acquired yezdi have lived the end of life.

I am planning to get 17-Inch rims. Good choice? What tyres to use?

If 16 what tyres to use?

I would want to upgrade to radial tyres.
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Old 28th June 2008, 03:45   #2
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Try to stick with 16 itself. You can get the venerable MRF's or the new age tyres from the Avenger or Enticer(forgot which one came with 16 at the back) - Check before you buy, may turn out to be too wide for the swing arm.
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You'll get MRF Moto D tires in 16" . Widest section available for 16" is 3.25.

MRF Exports | Tyres | Two / Three - Wheeler - Nylogrip Moto - D

The Zapper range has a very limited choice of tyres in 16" diameter.


MRF Exports | Tyres | Two / Three - Wheeler - Nylogrip Zapper (2.75-18)

MRF Exports | Tyres | Two / Three - Wheeler - Nylogrip Zapper - Y
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Can I not go for Radials?

How about a 100/80 16? for the rear? or will the 120/80-16 zapper be better?
Anything like 80/90 or 90/90 R16 for the front?


Also I may have to change the front forks. Can I use the straight ones or should I stick to inverted ones?


Any other than MRF? Pirelli, Michelin, ceat?

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Also I may have to change the front forks. Can I use the straight ones or should I stick to inverted ones?
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What inverted ones??
Are you using some upside-down forks already or the stock ones?
If the latter, then they are not upside down afaik- just regular forks (and a bit crude imho), with metal dust covers iirc.
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I just reached home and checked. They are not inverted. I was mistaken.

what about the tyres?
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The most common front end transplanted to the the Yezdi is that of the RD350. I'm not sure if you would be able to source a nice RD front end these days.

Why do you want to go for radial tyre for the Yezdi? Modern crossplies are good enough for the Yezdi.

The Yezdi Monarch had 18" wheels front & back.

Upgrading to a 17" or 18" wheel could give you more tyre choices. But Yezdi looks good with the 16" wheels.
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The rear rim has totally rusted and though I run the bike, its dangerous. Also the 16-inch tyre size availability is already a problem in Ahmedabad.

Hence looking at the availability I am slightly thinking of 17-inch. But if I get 16-inch now, I will stick to it for some years. I want to go with radial so that I can get the profile I want. Ply tyres dont have much choice as far as I have seen.

I am looking at a sticky but not too thick rear like most cruisers. For the front I am looking for a slick manouverable tyre. Dunno the term for it.

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The profiles you were looking for ie.,
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How about a 100/80 16? for the rear? or will the 120/80-16 zapper be better?
Anything like 80/90 or 90/90 R16 for the front?
...do come in crossply tires. MRF Zappers and their equivalents are all crossply tyres. Radial tires are used mostly on superbikes and other imported machinery. And would cost many times more.
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Kuttapan, can you confirm whether they are available in bangy?

I've given up searching for stock 16 3.25, after a 2 month long search for tyres for my jawa, MRF apparently stopped making them according to their distributor....Although i still have half the thread on the old tyres, i still would like to get new ones, adds to the look of the bike.
Opting for 17" or 18" is not an option for me coz the jawa has the old hub.
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Thumbs up Yezdi - rim & tyre options?

The tyres on my 1996 Roadking are pretty worn, the rear tyre is almost bald so I interchanged it with the front one (since my front brake is acting kinda iffy and the rear brake is doing most of the stopping).

I am looking for new tyres and, if possible, new wheels (rims) - preferably alloy.

Manufacturer specs:
Rims - 1.85 x 16 inch
Tyres - 3.25 x 16 inch

What are the rim & tyre options in 16-inch?
I understand that it is difficult to source 3.25x16" tyres now-a-days. So what is a suitable alternative?
What alloy rims are available in 16" size that fit the Yezdis?

I want to avoid up-sizing to 17" or 18" unless there is no option in 16". I think the 16" rims & tyres are perfect for the Yezdi.

Thanks for your help.

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Found the following after some searching on the internet.

CEAT Secura Sport (Rear) 3.25x16
CEAT Secura F67 (Front) 3.25x16

MRF Rib-Rib Plus (Front) 3.25x16
MRF Nylogrip Plus (Rear) 3.25x16
MRF Moto-D (Rear) 3.25x16
MRF Zapper-Y (Rear) 120/80R16 (will this fit??)

I will check with my local CEAT & MRF dealers to see if they can supply them.

As for the wheels - where can I find 3 or 5 spoked alloys (as in the attached pics from the CEAT website).

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Atleast here in bangalore, most of the RX100s run on Yezdi rims and tyres at the rear. MRFs and Ceats are the most popular ones, though I have seen some wide ones too..like the one on the Enticer/Eliminator/Avenger (guess they are Zappers).
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MRF & Ceat 16" are the only available options for Yezdi. They have been here from stone age too. Just go with them. Go for a rib one at front if you can find one.
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MRF & Ceat 16" are the only available options for Yezdi. They have been here from stone age too. Just go with them. Go for a rib one at front if you can find one.
No luck with MRF dealer - said that size (3.25-16) tyre is not made anymore. Will try CEAT dealer later this week.

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Atleast here in bangalore, most of the RX100s run on Yezdi rims and tyres at the rear. MRFs and Ceats are the most popular ones, though I have seen some wide ones too..like the one on the Enticer/Eliminator/Avenger (guess they are Zappers).
I guess Bangalore & Mysore still have stock of Yezdi spares. People don't even remember Yezdi up here in Vizag.

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