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Old 18th June 2018, 17:38   #691
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The Duke needed a new rubber to roll and Madhus was my first choice to replace the tyre and also to experience the newly introduced 2W tyre balancing. The post by audioholic above tilted me to try the balancing.



I had replaced the front tyre during December from the Metzeler that came along with the bike with a Timsun make. The rear tyre in stock configuration was touching the swing arm and I could not proceed further. Thanks to black12rr who lent me his Michelin which I have used for around 2k kms till date. Somehow I missed the exchange which was promised by the Motocafe guys due to my personal commitments which i finally mamaged to pick and proceeded to Madhus for replacement on saturday. The replacement was a 140 section.


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Landed at Madhus at 0920 on saturday anticipating the rush over the weekend. I was welcomed by Mr. Manju who worked at the JC road shop earlier and was attended to promptly.
The bike was parked inside the shop and the rear wheel was dismantled. The paddock stand being used made things easy. The Michelin was removed on the tyre changer and the new Timsun was fixed. The new tyre needed a bit of shove and push as it is an off road tyre and the sidewalls are quire rigid.



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Post the installation, the wheel was taken to the balancer and run. The tyre did not require any weights inspite of double checking. The tyre went back in place and the front was taken off. Since the bike has side stand only, a jack was placed to support the bike. I liked the way they attend to the bike.The tyre went onto the balancer and required weights were fixed to balance the wheel. The tyre went back to its place after this.



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i did a small ride yesterday where in I felt the bike handled better then before. Since it is a new tyre I have not tried its limits and would like to run for a few more kms post which I can tell about the tyre in the Duke ownership experience thread.



Overall a happy and satisfied customer as always, thanks to the efficient team at Madhus. I would strongly recommend them for such work.

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Flaunting the new jewelry.


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Old 19th June 2018, 14:57   #692
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Had gone to Madhus last weekend to change tyres and get balancing/alignment done. Went on a Sunday and reached early, so was a very smooth experience.

Have moved to Yoko Geolander G015s, keeping fingers crossed re the sidewalls :-)
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Had gone to Madhus last weekend to change tyres and get balancing/alignment done. Went on a Sunday and reached early, so was a very smooth experience.
Have they started working on Sunday now? I remember that they were not working on Sunday (this was a long time back) and I didnít ask again.
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Have they started working on Sunday now? I remember that they were not working on Sunday (this was a long time back) and I didn’t ask again.
Yes. To avoid crowd, go early on Sunday after fixing an appointment with them.
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Hi,
I got the wheel alignment and balancing done this weekend for my car. It is a great experience to see the team of professionals work on the tyres. Along with this, I also did the AC gas refill, as my car is 5 years old and the cooling had come down in the recent past. Against the required 430 gms of coolant for the Fluidic Verna, it only had about 177 gms. Am yet to test it in hot conditions, and will post it once I get a chance.

Overall a happy experience.

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A friend had been to Madhus on Sunday (yes, they're now working on Sundays and it's a boon to escape Bangalore's traffic) to get the tyres on their 2011 i10 replaced.
They went with Michelin Energy XM2 in stock size 155/80 R13. They were extremely impressed with the service and the overall experience
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Visited Madhu's today to finally change my Octavia's OEM 205/55/16 Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 tyres. They had run ~38k km in 2.7 years and were totally knackered.

They could have run around 5k km more, but I had begun dislike the harsh ride, droning noise at certain speeds, constant minor punctures and top-ups required, TCS coming on very often combined with a judder, and a general feeling that a suspension overhaul was on the cards :-(

So did my OCD research on the Michelin P3ST, Continental MC5/CPC2, Pirelli P7 Cinturato, Yokohama DB/SD series, and finally went for the best option (in this size) which was the Michelin Primacy 3 ST 205/55/16.

Reached Madhu's around 1130 and was out in ~75 minutes flat with an immaculate set of February 2018 P3STs AND a big gleam on my face within the first few minutes. Many thanks to Nikhil for his warm hospitality and special pricing, and indeed to his professional team for magically doing every step within the crowded environment at the Langford Road premises. I did the Roadforce assessment for the first time and was also glad to see that only 1 alloy was marginally damaged and nothing to be worried about.

First reaction after doing my daily 30 km home was a sense of amazing peace and relief at regaining my Octavia's original 'feel' back. The NVH from the old tyres that I could feel at 80 now comes in a good 50% later :-) It just glides like silk now. More feedback later. A few pictures follow:
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Got my Honda Unicorn's tyres changed at Madhus. Had called them to check if tyres were available and was informed that both Michelin and MRF were available and Michelin will cost Rs 300 more. Decided to go for the better brand as it is only marginally costlier. Reached Madhus and after checking the system was informed that only the front tyre is available if I want Michelin. I had to go for MRF for both or one Michelin and one MRF or return a week later as they will place the order for the rear Michelin tyre.

Was disappointed as I had clearly confirmed on the phone before arriving.
Decided to go for MRF (front and rear) as the old tyres had absolutely no life in them and was risky to use for another week.

The work and pricing were very satisfying though!

Next visit will be for replacing the car tyres and now I am wondering if I need to double check before dropping in!

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