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    Hi
    Could someone tell me if there are tyres available for FZ16, other than MRF.
    My FZ is about to clock 14000 kms, there are visible cracks in the grooves of both tyres. Apart from this the tyres seem to be fine.
    And is it ok to use Motul 300V 15w 50 full synthes for FZ

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    It is really doubtful whether you will get any tyres as broad these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny king View Post
    Hi
    Could someone tell me if there are tyres available for FZ16, other than MRF.
    My FZ is about to clock 14000 kms, there are visible cracks in the grooves of both tyres. Apart from this the tyres seem to be fine.
    And is it ok to use Motul 300V 15w 50 full synthes for FZ
    if you are opting for a broader tyre i don't know anything is available here... The best choice is to go for the stock one itself... My tyre has lasted ~28000kms and now i changed it to MRF REVS(stock) itself...
    The other choices AFAIK is Pirelli 130 section tyre which will be available in Cochin(Auto Queen) shop, the price will be almost ~3500... when i went to change the tyre i saw a guy who was there for changing the rear tyre to a MRF high profile one(can't remember the model), as you are from TVM goto the MRF showroom at panavila near Bakery junction and ask about it... My personal opinion is to go for the stock one itself... many guys are putting FZ's tyre on P220 etc.
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    I have the same issue too, and guess what. My Odo says 14k as well .
    Not that MRFs are any bad, but are there any tyres of the same size from other manufacturers? I am looking to replace my tyres as well.
    I happened to see trustvishwas changing his rear set for his Leh trip, but he had to remove his tyre hugger for it.
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    Finally replaced my tyre to a Pirelli SD today. Cost was 3.5k in Chennai
    The size is 140/70 instead of the stock 140/60. Was a perfect fit.

    *EDIT. Also, I have a feeling my rear end has become higher. Felt odd when I tried to balance my bike, but got used to it.
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    Yes P SD has a higher profile so you the rear end height will increase.
    btw pls do post abt your experience..its pros and cons...esp. Mileage! :P
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    Cornering is FUNtastic. Am able to enter curves at higher speeds.
    Can't say about the mileage as of yet.
    As for wet roads, I encountered a patch of wet road today, and I seemed to lose grip in the rear which the stock ones would have handled without a hitch.
    I don't know if it will improve with usage. I can report on the wet roads only when it rains here, which is rare in this part of the world .

    So as of now,
    P SD >> MRF on dry roads
    MRF = P SD on bad roads
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    Better go for the OE parts..I am using the REVZ for the past 8k kms..the road - tyre grip is awesome, and there is no tendency of skidding...I have done some very high deceleration brakings with it...

    Changing the aspect ratio i.e. 140/70 instead of 140/60 in rear tyres will increase the tyre rolliing radius which will inturn affect the braking performance and the overall vehicle stability
    Its not about just vrooming the engine, sharp cuts, top speeds...A true biker should understand his machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by kain View Post
    Changing the aspect ratio i.e. 140/70 instead of 140/60 in rear tyres will increase the tyre rolliing radius which will inturn affect the braking performance and the overall vehicle stability
    I see, maybe this difference pops as the tyres age? Right now, am not seeing negative difference in stability (maybe my mind doesn't want to think of it as a bad purchase)
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