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  • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
    Asim (Killer_instinct) and I got our rear tyres changed today. Asim had gone and had checked out the shops around the JC road area beforehand and zeroed in on Sai Iyengar on Lalbagh road. It is opposite the Garuda Maruti showroom on Lalbagh road, when you come in left (and then right) from the Richmond road side.

    We paid Rs. 3400 for the Pirelli Sports Demon rear tyre - rode back home, so far so good! Anyway, it is way better than my bald ex-tyre. The IRC's lasted well - took me around India and a total of 16,000 kms.

    The front is Rs.2400...

    Thanks Asim!
    Nice.Please post some pics.

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    • @bluevolt.. No thanks required bro.

      The tyres seem pretty grippy... Swayed around the traffic a bit while coming back home..

      But the real test will happen next month when I go for this:

      indiMotard adventures - motorcycle experiences, india and beyond!

      Sign up if you really wanna feel your machine.

      Some pics attached which I took when I went last week while tyre hunting. More later.
      sigpicI feel like Clark Kent on the streets riding the Pulsar, On the track.. with my Ninja.. I feel like Superman.

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      • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
        Asim (Killer_instinct) and I got our rear tyres changed today. Asim had gone and had checked out the shops around the JC road area beforehand and zeroed in on Sai Iyengar on Lalbagh road. It is opposite the Garuda Maruti showroom on Lalbagh road, when you come in left (and then right) from the Richmond road side.

        We paid Rs. 3400 for the Pirelli Sports Demon rear tyre - rode back home, so far so good! Anyway, it is way better than my bald ex-tyre. The IRC's lasted well - took me around India and a total of 16,000 kms.

        The front is Rs.2400...

        Thanks Asim!
        did you balance the wheel after you changed the tyre ?

        PS. did a initiation ride (rather a tour )for my wife on the ninja to check how ninja is for ladies on long rides. we did 300 kms on the vellore krishnagiri highway. after our return at 8-00 pm she is given the thumbs up. will do a write up and post pictures on the touring thread in a day.
        Last edited by harikeshpk; 11-13-2010, 11:02 PM. Reason: to add text
        Mountain biking on impulse with my wife and our bike goes down in water

        http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...own-water.html

        my saddle sore 1600k is official - the story

        http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...ddle-sore.html

        my space
        www.harikesh.com

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        • Nope. My 4th service is due soon so I will get it done then at PBK.

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          • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
            Nope. My 4th service is due soon so I will get it done then at PBK.
            so no high speed rides till your 4th service ?
            Mountain biking on impulse with my wife and our bike goes down in water

            http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...own-water.html

            my saddle sore 1600k is official - the story

            http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...ddle-sore.html

            my space
            www.harikesh.com

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            • Originally posted by harikeshpk View Post
              so no high speed rides till your 4th service ?
              Not really. I went at around 100kph today, and I did not feel any vibrations, which means that there is no balance issue. I would focus on the alignment than the wheel balance.

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              • Originally posted by killer_instinct View Post
                @bluevolt.. No thanks required bro.

                The tyres seem pretty grippy... Swayed around the traffic a bit while coming back home..

                But the real test will happen next month when I go for this:

                indiMotard adventures - motorcycle experiences, india and beyond!

                Sign up if you really wanna feel your machine.

                Some pics attached which I took when I went last week while tyre hunting. More later.
                I've got the same one for my Pulsar 220, btw is it 140/70 or 130/80 ?
                Last edited by burninrubbr; 11-14-2010, 12:14 AM.
                The only thing standing in your way, the ONLY thing you can count on, at any given time.. Is YOU

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                • Neither actually. It is 130/70/17

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                  • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                    Neither actually. It is 130/70/17
                    Have they changed the tyres or do we have to find other options to change the tyre???

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                    • Originally posted by TorqueMaster View Post
                      Congrats Sammyboy ... welcome to the club ...
                      Thanks
                      Thanks bro . Money is out of the account and am officially broke. Waiting for Wednesday.
                      Last edited by sammyboy76; 11-14-2010, 03:00 AM.
                      2017 KTM Duke 390
                      2010 Ninja 250R

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                      • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                        Neither actually. It is 130/70/17
                        Correct size, and lovely tyres, I have these on my P220 for over 10k kms now, lovely grip, but I would HIGHLY suggest you getting sport demon tyres, trust me, its worth the money, you will corner at much higher speeds and you will be able to brake much later with more force, it grips like a leach.
                        I dont have enough words to explain how good they are, really dont.


                        Originally posted by burninrubbr View Post
                        I've got the same one for my Pulsar 220, btw is it 140/70 or 130/80 ?
                        A 130/80 would be a wrong size for the P220 and as well as the Ninja, best suited is the 130/70, which they and I have.
                        A 80% sidewall will be too tall and will increase the tail.
                        Ripping the streets of Bombay on my P250 M

                        http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/pit-stop...my-p220-m.html

                        Painting the town orange with my D200

                        Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.

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                        • Originally posted by sreehari_r1 View Post
                          Have they changed the tyres or do we have to find other options to change the tyre???
                          Not sure what you mean...Both of us junked our old tyres at the shop and rode home with the new ones on.

                          It looks much bigger now! Maybe it was us getting used to our bald tyres, which looked much thinner after all the use

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                          • Fuel efficiency of Ninja in traffic(city driving)

                            Can anyone tell me how much mileage the Ninja 250R gives for regular city driving with traffic(at 40-60kmph speed)?

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                            • Originally posted by dharmana View Post
                              Can anyone tell me how much mileage the Ninja 250R gives for regular city driving with traffic(at 40-60kmph speed)?
                              Whats with us Indians and our quest to know about mileage of each and everything that is on road??????

                              Boss, if u need a mileage bike then go for a moped, if u want performance then you are never concerned about mileage. I haven't even tried to find out mileage of my baby Ninja.

                              GROW UP!!!!
                              GuRpReEt SiNgH

                              Ninja goes to Spiti 2011: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...oes-spiti.html
                              Ninja goes to Leh 2012: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...-goes-leh.html

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                              • Originally posted by GuRpReEt SiNgH View Post
                                Whats with us Indians and our quest to know about mileage of each and everything that is on road??????

                                Boss, if u need a mileage bike then go for a moped, if u want performance then you are never concerned about mileage. I haven't even tried to find out mileage of my baby Ninja.

                                GROW UP!!!!
                                Maybe you need to.

                                It's a harmless enough question & positively asked & owners can surely answer it
                                sigpic

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