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  • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
    I have a Suzuki Fiero and just changed the oil from mineral 20W50 to semi synth 15W50 (i think the mech used castrol). How frequently do i have to change the oil and oil filter? The mechanic was saying 3000 kms is the oil change interval. Please suggest.
    That would be perfect,3k kms oil and filter change is quite safe,though fiero can run for close to 6 or 7k without oil change or servicing or for that matter attention of any kind.
    Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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    • Originally posted by abhilashabhi12 View Post
      @ gixxer & others ( except cheif who's already replied)

      Your thoughts on this pls
      There are only advantages in going for 3.00/18 stock set up with your wider rim. Go for it.
      Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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      • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
        There are only advantages in going for 3.00/18 stock set up with your wider rim. Go for it.
        I think I will be the 1st one in xbhp to go for lower profile tyre in higher profile rim , I will need a 3.00x18 tyre just to check once before going in for a brand new tyre..
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        • Originally posted by abhilashabhi12 View Post
          I think I will be the 1st one in xbhp to go for lower profile tyre in higher profile rim , I will need a 3.00x18 tyre just to check once before going in for a brand new tyre..
          I still have the original stock tvs 3.00 18 with me ,which i had changed after just 10k kms as it had started to wobble while cornering.So it won't help you much.Just go to a puncture guy and ask him about the rim,you'll get the right answers there.
          Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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          • I posted sometime back that i needed a new set of tires and got quite a bit of info on the same. Thanks for the tips.

            So i contacted Sai Iyengar & Sons in blore (Lalbagh rd) and he said the Michelin M45 is available in 2.75/18 for the front while the rear tire is available in 3.00/18 or 4.00/18. 3.25/18 is not available as it has been discontinued. The shop guy asked me to go for 4.00/18 in the rear wheel and said it will have no issues. He even asked me to take a trial and return it if i am unhappy.

            Please let me know if upgrading the rear to 4.00/18 has any issues with handling / balance / grip levels / cornering etc. The front will be the stock size - 2.75/18. Oh yeah, the bike is a suzuki fiero 2001 model.

            thanks in advance for the replies guys. i appreciate it big time.
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            • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
              I still have the original stock tvs 3.00 18 with me ,which i had changed after just 10k kms as it had started to wobble while cornering.So it won't help you much.Just go to a puncture guy and ask him about the rim,you'll get the right answers there.
              Good thing, I just wanted to see how does the 3.00/18 fits on to 100/90 sized rim, If u do not mind can I just use it for couple of days & return it back to you after checking it for breifly

              I have a 2.75x18 & not 3.00-18 to Check

              & about the Puncture guy, I can but it is better to see it 1st hand also along with their opinion
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              • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                I posted sometime back that i needed a new set of tires and got quite a bit of info on the same. Thanks for the tips.

                So i contacted Sai Iyengar & Sons in blore (Lalbagh rd) and he said the Michelin M45 is available in 2.75/18 for the front while the rear tire is available in 3.00/18 or 4.00/18. 3.25/18 is not available as it has been discontinued. The shop guy asked me to go for 4.00/18 in the rear wheel and said it will have no issues. He even asked me to take a trial and return it if i am unhappy.

                Please let me know if upgrading the rear to 4.00/18 has any issues with handling / balance / grip levels / cornering etc. The front will be the stock size - 2.75/18. Oh yeah, the bike is a suzuki fiero 2001 model.

                thanks in advance for the replies guys. i appreciate it big time.
                I have been using 100/90/18 and so is abhilash and your bike can pull it,from what i remember going through the tyre thread,the 4.00 18 will be a very slightly bigger than 100/90/18.

                We all are thinking of going back to stock 3.00 18 .As a wider tyre means ,drop in top-end, heavier feel in handling,less mileage,less chain-sprocket life and more stress on the engine as the tyre will be heavier.But it's diff with michelin pilot sport.

                My bike can easily pull a heavier tyre than 100/90/18 in the big bore set up.But i too will switch back to stock.
                Last edited by gixxer_junkie_m; 01-11-2011, 06:04 PM.
                Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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                • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                  I posted sometime back that i needed a new set of tires and got quite a bit of info on the same. Thanks for the tips.

                  So i contacted Sai Iyengar & Sons in blore (Lalbagh rd) and he said the Michelin M45 is available in 2.75/18 for the front while the rear tire is available in 3.00/18 or 4.00/18. 3.25/18 is not available as it has been discontinued. The shop guy asked me to go for 4.00/18 in the rear wheel and said it will have no issues. He even asked me to take a trial and return it if i am unhappy.

                  Please let me know if upgrading the rear to 4.00/18 has any issues with handling / balance / grip levels / cornering etc. The front will be the stock size - 2.75/18. Oh yeah, the bike is a suzuki fiero 2001 model.

                  thanks in advance for the replies guys. i appreciate it big time.
                  I have the same thoughts as gixxer mentioned below & I am running on 100/90-18 for as long as 35k kms now & it surely does make handling better with more contact patch.

                  But I feel for fiero it is best to stick to 3.00x18 or max 3.50x18 since thier aint much space in between swing arm to go for bigger tyres & secondly removing the wheel in case of puncture becomes a pain in the A$$ with bigger tyres.

                  In my opinion better stick to stock or max 3.50x18 & else mileage will go down along with chain sprocket life
                  Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                  I have been using 100/90/18 and so is abhilash and your bike can pull it,from what i remember going through the tyre thread,the 1.00 18 will be a very slightly bigger than 100/90/18.

                  We all are thinking of going back to stock 3.00 18 .As a wider tyre means ,drop in top-end, heavier feel in handling,less mileage,less chain-sprocket life and more stress on the engine as the tyre will be heavier.But it's diff with michelin pilot sport.

                  My bike can easily pull a heavier tyre than 100/90/18 in the big bore set up.But i too will switch back to stock.
                  Gixxer - time to find best 3.00x18 in market now
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                  • Originally posted by abhilashabhi12 View Post
                    Good thing, I just wanted to see how does the 3.00/18 fits on to 100/90 sized rim, If u do not mind can I just use it for couple of days & return it back to you after checking it for breifly

                    I have a 2.75x18 & not 3.00-18 to Check

                    & about the Puncture guy, I can but it is better to see it 1st hand also along with their opinion
                    Sure,no prob .
                    Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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                    • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                      Sure,no prob .
                      Thanks a ton bro
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                      • Thanks a ton guys.

                        Will stick to stock sizes if the 3.25X18 size is not available for the rear. Planning on gettin these new shoes for my ride on friday.
                        ATGATT - Because hospital ceilings are boring !!!

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                        • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                          You live in himalayas bro just like his daughter ,there are lot of curves ,up's and downs. So making the gearing taller might not be such a good idea.As you will be going up and down her curves a lot once out of the city.

                          If you want to ,then put yamaha crux's 14 teeth gb sprocket and see whether you can manage climbing her curves with the set up.
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                          Ya bro, the bike's got to climb like a mountain goat. Pulling power and torque is more important more often here than top speed. Specially with badly maintained roads it's even worse. So I guess a 13T front is ok. I could experiment with a Crux 14T and see how it feels since it is not expensive.

                          The mountains have their ups and downs along with gentler curves... and the valleys have their depths to descend .

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                          • Thought I saw a Jumbo TVS 3.00 x 18 on some bike some time back... it was slightly wider than our stock tyre.

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                            • Originally posted by abhilashabhi12 View Post
                              @ all

                              I have a query, my TVS fiero Classic 2002 model.

                              for the past 6 yrs my fiero is with 100/90-18(MRF zapper Y ) on Classic pulsar 180 Rim.

                              I am planning to get back to 3.00x18 ( stock size) since their isn't much space after putting 100/90-18 & also removing the tyre for fixing puncture is a tedious task.

                              I was wondering what are the advantages or disadvantages of putting 3.00x18 on classic pulsar 180 rim,

                              I managed to see what is the rim size & all I could find is 2.50x18 - I am not sure if this is the exact rim size.

                              Pour in your thoughts
                              That is not the correct rim size.
                              The rim sizes for Fiero F2 are 1.6" front&1.85" rear.
                              CBZ Classic&most of the newer bikes have 1.85" front&2.15 rear.
                              Do check what spec.tyre the Classic 180 came with.
                              If you ask a tyre/wheel alignment shop guy, he will say he can put any tyre as long as it is an 18"!

                              Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                              Ever wonder this could be because of the thinner spec oil you're using?

                              A lean carb setting and thinner oil is a recipe for disaster.
                              Fiero F2 does not have the kind of top-end that Suzuki Fiero has-its max company claimed topspeed is 100kmph (105 on speedo with error). So how much do you expect the cruising speed to be?

                              Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                              I posted sometime back that i needed a new set of tires and got quite a bit of info on the same. Thanks for the tips.

                              So i contacted Sai Iyengar & Sons in blore (Lalbagh rd) and he said the Michelin M45 is available in 2.75/18 for the front while the rear tire is available in 3.00/18 or 4.00/18. 3.25/18 is not available as it has been discontinued. The shop guy asked me to go for 4.00/18 in the rear wheel and said it will have no issues. He even asked me to take a trial and return it if i am unhappy.

                              Please let me know if upgrading the rear to 4.00/18 has any issues with handling / balance / grip levels / cornering etc. The front will be the stock size - 2.75/18. Oh yeah, the bike is a suzuki fiero 2001 model.

                              thanks in advance for the replies guys. i appreciate it big time.
                              Like I said last time, M45 is best for front-it will wear out too early in rear.
                              Don't think about upgrading size, we all are reverting to stock spec for better accelaration&mileage.
                              Go for Sirac Street 3.00*18" rear&enjoy best of both worlds.
                              Last edited by Sarvajit; 01-11-2011, 09:13 PM.
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                              • Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                                That is not the correct rim size.
                                The rim sizes for Fiero F2 are 1.6 front&1.85 rear.
                                CBZ Classic&most of the newer bikes have 1.8 front&2.15 rear.
                                Do check what spec.tyre the Classic 180 came with.
                                If you ask a tyre/wheel alignment shop guy, he will say he can put any tyre as long as it is an 18"!


                                Fiero F2 does not have the kind of top-end that Suzuki Fiero has-its max company claimed topspeed is 100kmph (105 on speedo with error). So how much do you expect the cruising speed to be?


                                Like I said last time, M45 is best for front-it will wear out too early in rear.
                                Don't think about upgrading size, we all are reverting to stock spec for better accelaration&mileage.
                                Go for Sirac Street 3.00*18" rear&enjoy best of both worlds.
                                You are the thread's unofficial tyre expert bro not to forget rims as well !! Suggest some options to abhilash his head is spinning enough already with the bulb problem,now you'll fry his brains out !!!
                                Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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