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    ^^ Thats the front tyre.

    @ Dileep - Check my post on this thread for michelin & pirelli details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aalop143 View Post
    check the irc site they 80/90/17 and 100/80/17 for honda cbr125 same as r15 but i dont know its available in india the product code is nr-73
    This looks very similar to the MRF stock tyre!
    Will update this in the R15 thread too, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aalop143 View Post
    check the irc site they 80/90/17 and 100/80/17 for honda cbr125 same as r15 but i dont know its available in india the product code is nr-73
    Hey dude the pic stated a front tyre but the sizes mention on the IRC site is for the REAR one. Just chk it out if i am wrong.

    Any ways there are certain sizes which are not mentioned not sure either will keep it updated.

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    @ Dileep - Check my post on this thread for michelin & pirelli details.
    Will do that Neil
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    [QUOTE=dileep.anirudh;565466]Hey dude the pic stated a front tyre but the sizes mention on the IRC site is for the REAR one. Just chk it out if i am wrong.

    ya you are true but site mentioning that pics for both tyers

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    i want a good tyre for my pulsar 150 front......it should provide excellent grip in dry as well as wet conditions...100% on road use...soft compound preferred.......can anyone suggest it.

    can i get R15 front tyres....they must be available in market....i mean if r15 tyres need replacement....where does teh r15 owner get those sticky tyres..??

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    Very difficult to read the numbers listed one below the other. Is it possible to post this in tabular form?

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    While in this thread, a lot has has been discussed about tyres....the basics are still missing, so i thought its time to provide some basic info..
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    Deciphering a Tire Size

    Motorcycle and dirt bike tire sizes can be expressed in 3 basic formats: Alphabetical, Metric and Inch. Each format tells you the tire and rim size.

    Alphabetical Size Format

    The alphabetical size format is mostly used on older bikes. Some current touring bikes still use the alpha size system. Most tire manufacturers use the metric tire size designations now. The size we will use in our example is MU90-16 B.

    M====Motorcycle Code
    U====Tyre Width Code
    90===Aspect Ratio
    16===Rim Size or Diameter
    B====Load Range

    The Motorcycle Code means exactly what it says. Tires made specifically for motorcycles are coded with an M.
    The tire Width Code is just a letter to substitute for the width of the rim. The width codes below are for motorcycle tires with an aspect ratio of 80 or greater. A code of U means this tire will fit on a rim that is between 2.75 and 3.50 inches wide. Please note that the values in this chart are the RIM width not the Tire width.

    Width Code-------Rim Size Range in inches
    G ----------------> 1.60 - 1.85
    H ----------------> 1.60 - 1.85
    J ----------------> 1.85 - 2.15
    L ----------------> 1.85 - 2.15
    M ----------------> 2.15 - 2.50
    N ----------------> 2.15 - 2.75
    P ----------------> 2.15 - 2.75
    R ----------------> 2.15 - 2.75
    S ----------------> 2.15 - 2.75
    T ----------------> 2.50 - 3.00
    U ----------------> 2.75 - 3.50
    V ----------------> 3.50 - 4.00

    The Aspect Ratio is the tire section height divided by the section width (not tread width), multiplied by 100. The section height is measured at the center of the tire crown. The tread width is usually greater than the section width. The section width is measured from the middle side walls (above the bead, below the tread). It is multiplied by 100 to give you a whole number for the tire. So instead of .9 the tire is stamped 90.
    Rim Size or Diameter is the outside diameter of the rim, also called the wheel size.
    I have so far been unable to find a complete description and value set to explain the Load Range. When I find an adequate explanation, I will put it here.

    Metric Size Format

    The vast majority of tires manufactured and sold today come with metric sizing. The tire size we will use for our example isa 120/70ZR-17TL. It can also be written as 120/70Zx17TL or 120/70ZR17TL.
    Some manufacturers put the speed rating at the end of the size and do not indicate if the tire is tubeless or not. In that case the size would look like this 120/70-17Z.

    120 / 70 Z R - 17 TL

    120====Section Width (MM)
    70=====Aspect Ratio (%)
    Z======Speed Rating
    R======Tyre Type
    17=====Rim Size or Diameter
    TL=====Tubeless

    The Section Width is the width of the tire measured from the middle of the side walls (above the bead, below the tread).
    The aspect ratio is the same as for alphabetical sizes and is defined above.
    The Speed Rating is explained in detail below. For our example a speed rating of Z means this tire is rated for speeds exceeding 149mph.
    The Tire Type can be either B for bias or R for radial. Most newer bikes use radial tires. Bias are still available for older bikes if you are going for authenticity.
    Rim Size or Diameter is the outside diameter of the rim.
    TL is a descriptive abbreviation. It indicates that the tire is meant for a tubeless application. The majority of modern motorcycles use tubeless tires. If your bike has wire spoke wheels you need to use a tire designed for use with a tube inside. All those spokes and nipples are not air tight. Not all manufacturers will add the TL to indicate that it is tubeless. It was used more when they were not as common as today.

    Inch Size Format

    The majority of modern motorcycles and dirt bikes do not use these tires. These were standard equipment on older machines. The Inch or Standard Inch Size Format does not include an aspect ratio. The aspect ratio on these tires is 100. Meaning the section width and section height are equal.
    Also, inch size format tires are all bias type. They do not come in radial. The size we will use for this example is 4.60x17H 4PR. You may also see this written as 4.60H-17 4PR.

    4.60 x 17 H 4PR

    4.6====Section Width (Inches)
    17=====Rim Size or Diameter
    H======Speed Rating
    4PR====Ply Rating or Bias Casing Strength

    The section width and rim size are defined in the same manner as described for the Alpha and Metric size formats.
    The speed rating is explained in detail below, but in our example, a speed rating of H means this tire is rated for speeds not to exceed 130mph or 210kph.
    The Ply Rating is a descriptive abbreviation. It refers to the number of plys (layers) that make up the tire. For more on descriptive abbreviations, see sections below. For specific strength of the different ply tires, refer the tire manufacturers literature.

    Dirt Bike Tires

    Dirt bike tires are sold in both metric and inch sizing format but do not always have a speed rating. More often they are rated by terrain.
    Descriptive Abbreviations
    Sometimes a catalog will list a tire as TL, BL or RWL. These have nothing to do with the size or handling. They are strictly descriptive. They describe the look or another feature of the tire.

    Abbreviation--------------Meaning
    B -----------------------> Belted
    Blk ---------------------> Black
    BW ----------------------> Black Wall
    NWW ---------------------> Narrow White Wall
    OWL ---------------------> Outlined White Letters
    PR or Pr ----------------> Ply Rating
    RBL ---------------------> Raised Black Letters
    RWL ---------------------> Raised White Letters
    SW ----------------------> Slim Whitewall
    TL ----------------------> Tubeless
    TT ----------------------> Tube-type Tire
    WW ----------------------> White Wall
    WWW ---------------------> Wide White Wall

    Tire Load Index Ratings in Pounds

    In addition to the information listed above, tires can contain Load Index or Rating info on the sidewall. This refers to how much weight a tire can safely transport. It includes the weight of the bike and rider(s). Not all tire manufacturers make tires in all load indices. Dunlop, for example, starts at 33.

    Load Index Rating = Carrying Capacity in Pounds

    LI------lb ******LI------lb *****LI------lb
    20------176 ****42------331 ****64------617
    21------182 ****43------342 ****65------639
    22------187 ****44------352 ****66------661
    23------193 ****45------364 ****67------677
    24------198 ****46------375 ****68------694
    25------204 ****47------386 ****69------716
    26------209 ****48------397 ****70------736
    27------215 ****49------408 ****71------761
    28------220 ****50------419 ****72------783
    29------227 ****51------430 ****73------805
    30------234 ****52------441 ****74------827
    31------240 ****53------454 ****75------853
    32------247 ****54------467 ****76------882
    33------254 ****55------481 ****77------908
    34------260 ****56------494 ****78------937
    35------267 ****57------507 ****79------963
    36------276 ****58------520 ****80------992
    37------282 ****59------536 ****81------1019
    38------291 ****60------551 ****82------1047
    39------300 ****61------567 ****83------1074
    40------309 ****62------584 ****84------1102
    41------320 ****63------600 ****86------1168

    Speed Ratings

    SPEED SYMBOL: This indicates the maximum safe speed corresponding to its given load index at which the vehicle can be plied, under specified conditions.

    Speed Symbol-------Speed Km / h
    A1------------------ 5
    A2------------------ 10
    A3------------------ 15
    A4------------------ 20
    A5------------------ 25
    A6------------------ 30
    A7------------------ 35
    A8------------------ 40
    B------------------ 50
    C------------------ 60
    D------------------ 65
    E------------------ 70
    F------------------ 80
    G------------------ 90
    J------------------ 100
    K------------------ 110
    L------------------ 120
    M------------------ 130
    N------------------ 140
    P------------------ 150
    Q------------------ 160
    R------------------ 170
    S------------------ 180
    T------------------ 190
    U------------------ 200
    H------------------ 210
    V------------------ 240
    W------------------ 270
    Y------------------ 300


    Load Ratings in Kg

    LOAD INDEX: Index figure indicating the maximum load (mass), the tyre can carry under specified conditions.

    Load Index--- TLCC* Kg
    60----------- 250
    61----------- 257
    62----------- 265
    63----------- 272
    64----------- 280
    65----------- 290
    66----------- 300
    67----------- 307
    68----------- 315
    69----------- 325
    70----------- 335
    71----------- 345
    72----------- 355
    73----------- 365
    74----------- 375
    75----------- 387
    76----------- 400
    77----------- 412
    78----------- 425
    79----------- 437
    80----------- 450
    81----------- 462
    82----------- 475
    83----------- 487
    84----------- 500
    85----------- 515
    86----------- 530
    87----------- 545
    88----------- 560
    89----------- 580
    90----------- 600
    91----------- 615
    92----------- 630
    93----------- 650
    94----------- 670
    95----------- 690
    96----------- 710
    97----------- 730
    98----------- 750
    99----------- 775
    100----------- 800
    101----------- 825
    102----------- 850
    103----------- 875
    104----------- 900
    105----------- 925
    106----------- 950
    107----------- 975
    108----------- 1000
    109----------- 1030
    110----------- 1060
    * Total Load Carrying Capacity.

    Tyre Size Conversion

    Tyre size conversion from metric to inche is very confusing and can not be done by simple conversion from MM to Inch. please use the table below to find out equivalent size. the major difference is that tyres with metric size are generally low profile tyres and Inch system was used earlier when tyres had square profile i.e. aspect ratio of 100%. Approximate equivalent tyre sizes are mentioned below


    Motorcycle Tire Size Conversion Chart

    Street Tire Sizes - Front

    Alphabetical---Metric-----Std Inch
    MH90-----------80/90------2.50/2.75
    MJ90-----------90/90------2.75/3.00
    MM90-----------100/90-----3.25/3.50
    MN90-----------110/90-----3.75/4.00
    MR90-----------120/90-----4.25/4.50
    MT90-----------130/90-----5.00/5.10

    Street Tire Sizes - Rear

    Alphabetical---Metric-----Std Inch
    MN90-----------110/90-----3.75/4.25
    MP85-----------120/80-----4.50/4.75
    MP85-----------120/90-----4.50/4.75
    MT90-----------130/90-----5.00/5.10
    MU90-----------140/90-----5.50/6.00
    MV85-----------150/80-----6.00/6.25
    MV85-----------150/90-----6.00/6.25

    The above tire size conversion chart does not mean that these tires are universally interchangeable. They are to give you a point of reference when upgrading your older tires. Consult your motorcycle's manual or manufacturer's customer service department for correct replacements for original equipment tires.
    Critical clearances, motorcycle compatibility and stability, load-bearing capacity, speed rating, radial vs. non-radial, pattern and tread compound requirements, inflation recommendations, and front-to-rear tire matching will all vary with tire selection.
    Wrong selection can result in tire failure, loss of control with serious injury or death. You can also contact the manufacturer of the tires you want to put on your bike. They have reps dedicated to this stuff.

    Check out this cool link for motorcycle tyre tread wear patterns......

    http://www.rattlebars.com/tirewear/index.html

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    Hi,

    i am looking for rear tyre options for my FZ specifically for Leh ride. will Sports demon be good idea?? What other brands can you guys recommend?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    My earlier post was scrambled due to poor editing and xbhp not supporting tables......so i am posting again.....i m not able to delete that post....dont know why..?? ....anyway here it is ....
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    @ Moderators: can you delete my earlier post, i am not able to delete or edit it.
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    While in this thread, a lot has has been discussed about tyres....the basics are still missing, so i thought its time to provide some basic info..


    The above tire size conversion chart does not mean that these tires are universally interchangeable. They are to give you a point of reference when upgrading your older tires. Consult your motorcycle's manual or manufacturer's customer service department for correct replacements for original equipment tires.
    Critical clearances, motorcycle compatibility and stability, load-bearing capacity, speed rating, radial vs. non-radial, pattern and tread compound requirements, inflation recommendations, and front-to-rear tire matching will all vary with tire selection.
    Wrong selection can result in tire failure, loss of control with serious injury or death. You can also contact the manufacturer of the tires you want to put on your bike. They have reps dedicated to this stuff.
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    If there was a like button here.. I would have pressed it. Good content and more importantly all at one place.

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    @prince: very very good and essential information there...you could have attached a word file there...anyways your 2nd post did the needful...thanks

    EDIT: a notepad has been attached with all your info
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