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Old 16th February 2005, 01:28   #1
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Hi Guys,
Its question time. I don't know where to start from. Let me cut short a long story.
I recently went to B.R hills, around 160kms from here. You would not beleive it guys, I had two Daaaaaaaaaamn punchers, one at the front(which was fixed really quick) and one at the rear(it was a damn nightmare). The rear wheel got punchered at B.R hills which is a desolate place, nearest village was a good 45mins away( around 12kms), anyway the puncher was fixed.

Now, the moment I got back to B'lore I set out to search for tubeless tires. Now what I found out is, that these tires are daaaaaaaaaaamn expensive. Pirelli are most expensive at around Rs.3000+ then comes FKR, Vee rubber, kings and what not.
Now here is the deal. Pirelli has a 110/80 configuration but no 120 size.(120/80 is made by Pirelli, dealer did not have that size). Would a 130/80 size be too big for the Karizma?? Vee rubber looked good and has a 120size, cost is Rs.2700. 110/80-pirelli is Rs. 3100. Anyway lets forget the prize for now.

The big question is, are these tires worth the money spent???
Considering that punchers caused by screws and nails can be easily fixed using plugs.

I need suggestions and reviews real quick as I wanna get this job done a.s.a.p. I know, what hell I went through pushing the bike through the Ghatt sections, THAT WAS EXHAUSTING, guys.

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Old 16th February 2005, 20:30   #2
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While I was shopping for tubeless tires, I asked at one shop if there are tubeless front tires avaliable, GUESS what the guy said, he said he'll convert the existing front zapper tire to a tubeless by changing the neck on the rim!!!!!!!
What is that all about, I know that tubeless tires can do without a tube because they are designed so, with steel belts and additional side wall strength, so what would happen if an normal tube tire is made to work without a tube, only time will tell

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dont do that.i.e making a tube type into tubeless.

i think u can put any tire in 18 inch be it 110/80 or 120/...with your OD ur gearing will change .but you wont be able to notice the diffrence.wider and lower profile tire will give better grip ,but take care so as not to create a drag by putting very large tire .
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Old 16th February 2005, 23:17   #4
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Thanks Satya. So what would be an ideal size for the rear?? What about the brand?? and prize?? I hope I don't loose out on top end speed and pickup!!!
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Why don't you check out the Duro's? They are inexpensive and you can get a front and rear set. Pretty good tyres IMO, certainly better than the stock zappers.

Price no object, go for the Pirelli's. No doubt about that!
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the OD for the following tires are:

120/80r18 =649.2mm
110/90 r18=655.2
130/80 r18=665.2mm
110/80=633.2mm



now whats ur original tire configuration
if it's 100/90 r 18 =637.2mm,

then 110/80 will give you the closest upsize .go for it.
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A 110 pirelli is perfect for zma, 130 wud look awesome but may decrease performance slightly. If u can source a Michelin M4 then go for them coz they are lighter than the Pirellis & which result in better top end & mileage than stock zappers + the amazing grip

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the pirelli tubeless cost 1700 for 110/90 in chennai.

i am using a michelin m45 110/90 not a tubeless .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Akkiben
. . 110/80-pirelli is Rs. 3100.


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the pirelli tubeless cost 1700 for 110/90 in chennai.
:WTF: how can there be such a big diffrence in the two cities.
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Is tuff-up / Puncture proof tyre available for Hero Honda Splendor 94 model? How much does it cost?
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Lightbulb Tubeless tyres for Karizma

I've got a Karizma R, bought 4 months back.

I would like to change to tubeless tyres , as it provides some safety in case of punctures as they don't deflate suddenly.

The tyre size should remain same as the stock Karizma as I'm not interested in going for broader tyres i.e. 100/90, 17 inches.

Please pour in your suggestions and place to get it from (I'm in Bangalore)
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I've got a Karizma R, bought 4 months back.

I would like to change to tubeless tyres , as it provides some safety in case of punctures as they don't deflate suddenly.

The tyre size should remain same as the stock Karizma as I'm not interested in going for broader tyres i.e. 100/90, 17 inches.

Please pour in your suggestions and place to get it from (I'm in Bangalore)
Krish bhai saab I hope your ZMA is still running with 18inchers and not the 17"'s that you've just mentioned.

Doesn't the Zapper Vyde come in the 18" variant thats in a tubeless flavour?

Btw, why the sudden change...any issues on the Thanjavur ride?
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Me too am looking for tubeless tyres. Of late, I have been doing lot of off-roading. Luckily nothing happened as of now. Now i am fearing a lot about punctures. Will keep a close watch on this thread.
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buy tuff up tubes for both tyres. costs ~400 per tube. better than going tubeless.
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Even I'm on the look out for good tubeless for my Kari.. preferably stock size.. am also ok with one size up on the rear tire (110/80)
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