Honda Activa 110: Our Purple Queen & Daily Work Horse


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Do not rely on Roadside tyre shops for pressure. The coarse gague might work for large truck tyres but strict no for smaller vehicles. I have suffered many times by wrong pressure form puncture wallahs. Hence the result I invest in good Digital tyre inflator.

Read here-
[Honest Review] Windek Digital Tyre Inflator with Autocut
Oh good.

My street puncture shop punctures only for bicycles and two wheelers most. Hope the guage should be good enough there, not sure though.

How about your opinon on petrol bunk digital air pressure check machines? I fill my Victor in petrol bunk guages, as I can pay as low as 2 rupees every time for two wheels [clown]

How much did you cough out for the digital tyre inflator? I would need one, as I have 3 vehicles, including a Santro.

Thanks !
Kumar

I fill with N2 .
The wide gap is due to:
1.Short trips (Engine oil won't be in proper temperature)- Mileage reduced
2.Traffic stops
3.Time of journey (Say peak hour drive and free hour drives)

For addressing short trips, is it wise to crank the engine, idle for a couple of minutes and then move ? I use this tech in my Victor which is my daily drive to work.
 
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Petrol bunk fellas damage the valve neck [frustration], fill the air by twisting or bending valve neck .
You think you save something by the 2 rs you lend there , but long run , you can be stranded , as valve neck damage , shows its effect only later .

Either go to a tyre shop else fill n2 from a tyre shop so 1 month of peace from air fills for 2 wheelers.
 
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I spent about 4k on a decent inflator. It's the safest way. Most Accurate. Apart from risk of being stranded, you get perfect ride & balance. Higher Tyre life. And most importantly, decent FE. Check some of the recent FEs on my blue elephant thread. They're pretty good.
 
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Awesome sir. Even I am thinking of getting a leg operated pump to keep a track of air pressure in all my vehicles.

Yesterday's tank fill in Activa left me speechless. Only 195.8 kms in 4.52 (@ 74.09 per litre petrol - 335 rupees, which is 43.31 kmpl. Thanks to my father's driving style. Unwanted acceleration and riding the brake. Kudos [frustration]
 
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Honda Activa is doing fabulously well. Smooth ride, decent FE and of course the refined engine note. Though I can't expect or percieve the high ride quality Jupiter offers, but Activa is above par in that. Since the Activa is not used for more than 5-6 kms radius from home, I feel the kind of ride quality it offers with its small tyres and c/s suspension (non telescopic), is more than enough and fine for that kind of proximity.
 
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I had replaced my activa's rear tyre with CEAT . Previously it was Michelin , and its thread lasted only for12kkm (Earlier set of TVS also lasted same kms), and the Michelin suffered a puncture , from a small pin (Implied that it can cause more punctures soon , owing to its baldness).
Review of Ceat after 100km
Pros- Superior thread , Hard rubber , Sturdy in potholes
Cons- No cushioning effect (Owing to hard rubber- where michelin had soft rubber , it provided a comfy ride), the tyre guy himself told this tyre is meant for life only sir , and for front , he won't recommend CEAT , as it causes stiffness .

Front is running in Stock TVS , and it will require a replacement in 5kkm ( It has enough thread , but the thread sides has started showing rubber age , small faint cracks) WIll replace it with MRF after 5k km .
 
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