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    Default Re: Tyres

    You can go one size up it won't create any problem, go ahead with the duke's tyres if they are only one size up
    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Guys, my bike is about to reach 10k (R3) and is due for a tyre change.
    I recently bought duke125 and love the grip of the mrf tyre that's on it.
    The tyres on the duke are mrf revz c1 110/70 r17 and revz c 150/60 r17.

    Although the specification of the front matches the front tyre of my yamaha, the rear does not.
    I found a version for the rear called mrf revz m 140/70 r17.

    Do you guys have any idea if this is a tyre with similar grip.

    The stock tyres that came with the bike had terrible grip from the beginning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Guys, my bike is about to reach 10k (R3) and is due for a tyre change.
    I recently bought duke125 and love the grip of the mrf tyre that's on it.
    The tyres on the duke are mrf revz c1 110/70 r17 and revz c 150/60 r17.

    Although the specification of the front matches the front tyre of my yamaha, the rear does not.
    I found a version for the rear called mrf revz m 140/70 r17.

    Do you guys have any idea if this is a tyre with similar grip.

    The stock tyres that came with the bike had terrible grip from the beginning.
    The R3 deserves better tyres. Get the Diablo Rosso II in 110/70 and 150/60. You will love the bike even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Guys, my bike is about to reach 10k (R3) and is due for a tyre change.
    I recently bought duke125 and love the grip of the mrf tyre that's on it.
    The tyres on the duke are mrf revz c1 110/70 r17 and revz c 150/60 r17.

    Although the specification of the front matches the front tyre of my yamaha, the rear does not.
    I found a version for the rear called mrf revz m 140/70 r17.

    Do you guys have any idea if this is a tyre with similar grip.

    The stock tyres that came with the bike had terrible grip from the beginning.
    the revz m is a 140/60 iirc and this size would a lower profile and really not recommended.
    i would say to stick to the 140/70 stock size on the r3. the 150/60 duke size is not at all required, as a person who rides a duke i wouldn't mind switching down to a 140/70 myself. 150/60 is simply over kill.. even the ktm's that are used in their racing cup edition(or whatever its called run on 140/70)

    now coming to the stock 140/70 size, you do have an option from mrf called masseter (masseter-x and masseter-x mct)
    or you could explore other sticky options from the likes of metzeler or pirelli. the michelin is also available in 140/70 but is a slightly harder compound than even the mrf revz, but it would last a lot longer and provides decent grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s1d View Post
    the revz m is a 140/60 iirc and this size would a lower profile and really not recommended.
    i would say to stick to the 140/70 stock size on the r3. the 150/60 duke size is not at all required, as a person who rides a duke i wouldn't mind switching down to a 140/70 myself. 150/60 is simply over kill.. even the ktm's that are used in their racing cup edition(or whatever its called run on 140/70)

    now coming to the stock 140/70 size, you do have an option from mrf called masseter (masseter-x and masseter-x mct)
    or you could explore other sticky options from the likes of metzeler or pirelli. the michelin is also available in 140/70 but is a slightly harder compound than even the mrf revz, but it would last a lot longer and provides decent grip.
    Yes 140/70 provides better flickablity and the higher side wall helps on broken roads.
    But india is fat tyre obsessed country. Boys are mad about fitting 180 section on Dominar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Guys, my bike is about to reach 10k (R3) and is due for a tyre change.
    I recently bought duke125 and love the grip of the mrf tyre that's on it.
    The tyres on the duke are mrf revz c1 110/70 r17 and revz c 150/60 r17.

    Although the specification of the front matches the front tyre of my yamaha, the rear does not.
    I found a version for the rear called mrf revz m 140/70 r17.

    Do you guys have any idea if this is a tyre with similar grip.

    The stock tyres that came with the bike had terrible grip from the beginning.
    The ZAPPER S is the stock size for the CBR 250R too at 140/70 and the grip is decent; dry grip is extremely good. Wet grip is at par. But overall a very good tire for the CBR, at least I'm happy with it.

    Secondly, R3 having the same size tire, the inch of the rim matters, the CBR has a 4 inch rear rim, and I presume the R3 too has the same rim inch. Don't oversize the tire.

    If you're looking for better grip, I'd suggest MASSETER or Michelins after MRF Zappers. The Mich are the only radials here, rest bias ply.

    I'd suggest Masseters or MPSR after Zappers.

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    Guys I have an Honda activa 125 whose front tyre tread depth is less than 2.1 mm. At what tyre tread depth should I consider changing the tyre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    The ZAPPER S is the stock size for the CBR 250R too at 140/70 and the grip is decent; dry grip is extremely good. Wet grip is at par. But overall a very good tire for the CBR, at least I'm happy with it.

    Secondly, R3 having the same size tire, the inch of the rim matters, the CBR has a 4 inch rear rim, and I presume the R3 too has the same rim inch. Don't oversize the tire.

    If you're looking for better grip, I'd suggest MASSETER or Michelins after MRF Zappers. The Mich are the only radials here, rest bias ply.

    I'd suggest Masseters or MPSR after Zappers.

    Cheers!
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    I will checkout Masseter, currently my only concern is with removing the tyre from the rim without damaging the rim.

    Also I've been suggested Timsun tyre brand.

    I plan to get a mix of tyres for my bike. Will post an update in January or Feb when I have money to buy the rubber :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by addverma View Post
    Guys I have an Honda activa 125 whose front tyre tread depth is less than 2.1 mm. At what tyre tread depth should I consider changing the tyre?
    I would replace the tyre of its either 3yrs old or crossed 30000kms.(for numbers sake)
    As it's a scooty, the tyres won't wear out very easily. But because the tyres are small, I would suggest you to change them for better road grip and safety. Scooter tyres don't cost much but an accident on the road can be very expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by addverma View Post
    Guys I have an Honda activa 125 whose front tyre tread depth is less than 2.1 mm. At what tyre tread depth should I consider changing the tyre?
    I would replace the tyre of its either 3yrs old or crossed 30000kms.(for numbers sake)
    As it's a scooty, the tyres won't wear out very easily. But because the tyres are small, I would suggest you to change them for better road grip and safety. Scooter tyres don't cost much but an accident on the road can be very expensive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post

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    I would replace the tyre of its either 3yrs old or crossed 30000kms.(for numbers sake)
    As it's a scooty, the tyres won't wear out very easily. But because the tyres are small, I would suggest you to change them for better road grip and safety. Scooter tyres don't cost much but an accident on the road can be very expensive!
    I have not done 30000 kms but I have exceeded 3 years. Thanks for your insight. Though I am going to wait for a few more months. Yamaha has come out with 125CC variant of Fascino, with wider tyres and hopefully better suspension. I will see how it goes. I might get rid of the scooter entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    I will checkout Masseter, currently my only concern is with removing the tyre from the rim without damaging the rim.

    Also I've been suggested Timsun tyre brand.

    I plan to get a mix of tyres for my bike. Will post an update in January or Feb when I have money to buy the rubber :|
    Rim damage or if you mean to say paint chip, it will be inevitable here and there, so don't worry about that. It will look a little odd, this is why black rims are great, easy to touch up the paint in case of paint chip during tire replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    Rim damage or if you mean to say paint chip, it will be inevitable here and there, so don't worry about that. It will look a little odd, this is why black rims are great, easy to touch up the paint in case of paint chip during tire replacement.

    Cheers!
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    Is there a way to Just cut open the old tyre? Like drill the crap out of it to save the rim.
    I have seen tyre installation via a machine which looks very neat and does no damage to the rim (paint). But not sure if the same machine can remove a tyre from a rim.
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