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Old 15th September 2008, 07:20   #1
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Lightbulb Pulsar 150 Stock Tyres replacement

My Pulsar 150's tyres(spoke wheels) is on the verge of replacement.

The sizes of my stock tyres are:

Front: 2.75-17 (Zapper-F5)
Rear: 100/90-17 (Zapper-C)

Since I'm having spoke wheels, I'm not interested in radials/tubeless/upsizing.

help me to select better tyres having the stock sizes.

And, how is Dunlop Geocruiser 100/90 or should I stick with the MRF brand ?
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What are your riding conditions ??

Muddy road - TVS Jumbo
Very nice road - Dunlop 100/90 ( Very soft and stticky wears out fast)
High speed riding - Stick to MRF there are new thread patterns.. try them

Premium / Expensive side...
you have Pirelli and Michellin... both are soft and sticky tyres... wears out fast on aggressive riding....
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What are your riding conditions ??
It's a mix of rural & urban areas. My normal speed is 60 KM/H.
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The sizes of my stock tyres are:

Front: 2.75-17 (Zapper-F5)
Rear: 100/90-17 (Zapper-C)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the rear a 110/80? Not sure about the profile being 80, could be a 90 too, but I'm pretty sure that the size is a 110.
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Try to get a R15 80/80-17 tyre for the front and a dunlop monster 100/90-17 for the rear.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the rear a 110/80? Not sure about the profile being 80, could be a 90 too, but I'm pretty sure that the size is a 110.
No, mine is Pulsar v2. The tyre sizes are different on Pulsar Classic/v1 etc.

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Try to get a R15 80/80-17 tyre for the front and a dunlop monster 100/90-17 for the rear.
What would be the cost of both the tyres ?
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No, mine is Pulsar v2. The tyre sizes are different on Pulsar Classic/v1 etc.
Exactly, I was talking about the V2 only. I think its a 110 not a 100, have a look at your manual and confirm.

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What would be the cost of both the tyres ?
Fitting a different profile tyre would alter your speedo readings quite a bit, since it is a smaller profile the tyre will be making more rotations per min. and hence giving you a higher speed reading.
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No, mine is Pulsar v2. The tyre sizes are different on Pulsar Classic/v1 etc.


What would be the cost of both the tyres ?
Exactly, I was talking about the V2 only having a 110 section. Have a look at your manual and confirm.

And if you are considering changing to the R15 front which is a 80/90, check out the difference in rim width between the pulsie and the R15. Coz that will affect how the tyre's profile is formed.
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Exactly, I was talking about the V2 only having a 110 section. Have a look at your manual and confirm.

And if you are considering changing to the R15 front which is a 80/90, check out the difference in rim width between the pulsie and the R15. Coz that will affect how the tyre's profile is formed.
I think the 17" tyres from the R15 wont fit with your 16" Alloys/Rims.... you'll have to but a new set of rims/alloys...

Easy... buy some new treads from the MRF nylo zapper.. its around 1.5k in Bangalore... you can easily put up to 120 width to your bike with out any mod to the swing arm...

but if your rural roads are with out tarmac... go to the TVS Jumbo...
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I got a brand new R15 tyre from a poser who swapped them for bigger size tyres. cost me 750. New tube for it will be another 150

monster 100/90-17 will be arnd 1050 and tube another 200.
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100/90 Jumbo is simply fantastic for total VFM (840 bucks may 07 amdavad).

and decent on high speed and just perfect when the going gets bad. Zappers are an accident waiting to happen imnsho.
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Default Choosing Tyres for Pulsar 150 UG2 - Suggestions please

Hi,

I have a 2006 Pulsar 150 UG2 with 35K+ on the odometer with stock tyres.
Planning to go for new set of tyres, certainly not the stock MRF Zapper's

I have a history of fish tailing incidents and many scary braking's with that tyre.
I now need a set of tyres which can give me good grip.

The stock sizes are below,

Front - 2.75 -17
Rear - 100/90 - 17

1. I dont mind upsizing my rear Section width ( upto 120mm) not sure if i
should go for the same aspect ratio of 90% even if i go for section width
of 120
2. The problem is i dont find much options for 17 inch wheels.
I was inclined towards Michelin Sirac Street unfortunately it doesnt have
17 inch wheels
Even Pirelli Sports Demon Doesnt have anything in 120mm for 17 inch rear
wheels

Please suggest some tyres ASAP.
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Default Re: Choosing Tyres for Pulsar 150 UG2 - Suggestions please

You can go the tubeless way.

My Personal suggestion will be

Front - 90/90 x 17 tubeless.
Rear - 110/80 x 17 tubeless - The Apache 180's rear profile.

Both these will fit without any issues.

I have had some really good experiences with MRF Zappers. I used to change them every 15k kms.

If you use both brakes together, I see less chances of losing the rear. What is your braking technique ?

Do not go for 120 section as it will foul with your chain cover.
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Default Re: Choosing Tyres for Pulsar 150 UG2 - Suggestions please

I was also in same dilemma , when i had to change Tyre for my P180 UG2.
I zeroed in Michelin Sirac , however i found out that it was too heavy and costly.
Ended up with R15 Zapper in the rear and 90/90 Zapper in front both with tubes as the older alloy designs leaks air too fast.
Has been running the setup for about 8k kms and found to be quiet ok. The ride height dropped little bit.
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You can go the tubeless way.

My Personal suggestion will be

Front - 90/90 x 17 tubeless.
Rear - 110/80 x 17 tubeless - The Apache 180's rear profile.

Both these will fit without any issues.

I have had some really good experiences with MRF Zappers. I used to change them every 15k kms.

If you use both brakes together, I see less chances of losing the rear. What is your braking technique ?

Do not go for 120 section as it will foul with your chain cover.
Thanks for the reply,

Am fine with the tyre sizes you are suggesting, what make are they really?

Front - 90/90 x 17 tubeless. - Which make is this? - you mean ZAPPER FS TL 90/90-17 ?
Rear - 110/80 x 17 tubeless - The Apache 180's rear profile. - Which make ?

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