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Old 05-21-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Mitas Tyres

wow that was one of the hardest tyre changes Ive done. I just hope I dont get a flat out bush as Im sure ill need a pub near by. On the positive side I did have My Ballard Tyre Levers and all the extras that My shed offers. all the best Beetle.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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just out of curiosity, which model tyre and size :)
Over 50, I'm still working on replying :-)

And beet they are pricks cold but. Ok hot
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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Agreed

I recently was gifted with a hole appearing in the side of my E08 Rear. Figured "Well, cant exactly fix that." So i rode the 50k;s home whilst leaning up over the headlight.
75% of the side wall was torn by the time I got home but it was still on the bead. Completely.
Make sure you get her nice and wet round the edges before slipping on a new one.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:10 PM   #4
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Make sure you get her nice and wet round the edges before slipping on a new one.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:41 PM   #5
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I recently was gifted with a hole appearing in the side of my E08 Rear. Figured "Well, cant exactly fix that." So i rode the 50k;s home whilst leaning up over the headlight.
75% of the side wall was torn by the time I got home but it was still on the bead. Completely.
Make sure you get her nice and wet round the edges before slipping on a new one.
Only 75%.... mate... get into it a bit harder!

Sorry to use car tyres to illustrate.... but the top one went at about 150 k... and that was the sidewall (untouched) by the time I stopped. The bottom one went at 170 kph on the main straight at Winton. The tread did a bit of damage to the car. The first one was a puncture. The second one was old rubber. I won't use a tyre that's over 5 years old now.



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Old 08-23-2011, 05:01 AM   #6
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140/80 18 and 120/90 18 are the imp and metric eqiv of each other.
Ummm... They're both metric.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:11 AM   #7
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Ummm... They're both metric.
My bad~ what i really meant was old metric and new metric sizes~ (or vice versa)
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:21 AM   #8
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My bad~ what i really meant was old metric and new metric sizes~ (or vice versa)
They're both normal metric. One is taller than the other though (80% vs 90%).

140/80 18 is about 112mm high.
120/90 18 is about 108mm high.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:34 AM   #9
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They're both normal metric. One is taller than the other though (80% vs 90%).

140/80 18 is about 112mm high.
120/90 18 is about 108mm high.
Thanks for the info mate
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:58 PM   #10
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Due to public pressure i have just purchased a Dakar EO9 through Centertune MC's at Longreach, who are now stocking them for CQ riders. Thought i'd better try one and see what all the fuss is about. I'm not a fan of running 40 psi though that could change things.
They don't work for Queenslanders
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:14 AM   #11
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They don't work for Queenslanders
The Yellow stripe has me stumped should i go left or right side? stay tuned white wall tyres were never this hard.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:40 PM   #12
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:15 AM   #13
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All of them. Think i will stick to T80s
Ok.

I really like the E07 and the ET01 is pretty well regarded too.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:11 PM   #14
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Can someome tell me if the E07 in rear Gs1200 size 15/0 70 /17 comes in both adventure and dakar versions and has anyone used either? Is the sidewall stiffer in the dakar, is there any other difference?
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:00 AM   #15
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Can someome tell me if the E07 in rear Gs1200 size 15/0 70 /17 comes in both adventure and dakar versions and has anyone used either? Is the sidewall stiffer in the dakar, is there any other difference?
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The E07 comes in only one format; the newer ones are a softer compound (as has been mentioned earlier) to avoid cracks in the tread, which didn`t appear to do any harm. I`m guessing they would wear a bit quicker than the older ones.

We need a couple of people to bite the bullet and try them on the big GS`, but whatever happens, I`ll be fitting one for the border run and doing my own testing.
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