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Old 03-02-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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My new Mitas tires E-07 and E-09 Dakar for my ktm 990 adventure

I went to Canada this week to pick up a Ktm 950 adventure that I bought from my friend Peter. Since I was In Canada I decided to picked up some Mitas tires from www.mx1canada.com/

The tires that I bought to try are the Mitas 90-90-21 front C-17 stone eater and the C-21 Stone King 90-90-21

For the rear I bought the Mitas E-07 150-70-18 and the E-09 Dakar rear in the same size. This size tire will work on the stock KTM rear rim 4.25 but I have a set of Woodys wheels with a 2.5 rear rim that the tires are going on.

Colin and Heather from MX1Canada were very help full in all the questions I had about the Mitas tire. They even let my go in the back of the shop to see the tire selection they had. Here are some pictures of the tires I bought.



Colin getting my tires down.



My front tires C-17 on the left and C-21 on the right



My E-09 Dakar 150-70-18 rear great looking tire



And the E-07 rear 150-70-18 50/50 tire



I will post some pictures of the tires on the rims tomorrow.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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Nice, the Dakar looks a lot like the Kenda Big Block I'm putting on my bike.

Sure wish I could get a set of Mitas here in the lower 50.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:42 AM   #3
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MX1Canada does ship to the US just call and ask for a shipping Quote.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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Yep, I got one waiting on the shelf for my mefo to bite the dust!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:13 PM   #5
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MX1Canada does ship to the US just call and ask for a shipping Quote.
Thanks for the info I'll do that.

The marketing for the Dakar says it's more puncture resistance which is one thing the Mefo isn't. After a couple of thousand miles I was getting a rear flat almost every time I went out and they weren't pinches but actually debris. Not sure if I'm just really hard on the throttle (Yeah right, LOL) and that's the problem or the Mefo is just thin between the lugs?
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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I just mounted me new Mitas tires on my wheels. Here are some pictures.
The tires went on easy for me. Heading to Nevada for a 3 day trip at the end of this month cant wait to try my new tires out.










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Old 03-04-2013, 07:54 AM   #7
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I just mounted me new Mitas tires on my wheels. Here are some pictures.
The tires went on easy for me. Heading to Nevada for a 3 day trip at the end of this month cant wait to try my new tires out.










Thanks for the Mitas tire info. I was unaware of these tires.
Keep us updated on how they perform and wear.
I'm planning on riding the Trans Canada Adventure Trail this Summer on my 990
and will need a couple of tire changes along the way.
It's good to know these will be available, with free shipping in Canada.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info I'll do that.

The marketing for the Dakar says it's more puncture resistance which is one thing the Mefo isn't. After a couple of thousand miles I was getting a rear flat almost every time I went out and they weren't pinches but actually debris. Not sure if I'm just really hard on the throttle (Yeah right, LOL) and that's the problem or the Mefo is just thin between the lugs?
Yeah, not only the Mitas Dakar but much of the mitas adventure tires use Kevlar fiber molded in with the rubber. This process adds to the puncture resistance, technology brought from there extensive line of Agricultural machinery tires.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:12 PM   #9
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I used that MITAS on the rear of my old DR650.
It was really good on the pavement and got great km's out of it.
In the dirt it was pretty good for traction in a straight line and was easy to 'kick-it-out' on the curves.

On the gravel FSR's it was a different story.
On the loose gravel , slight turning caused the rear to slide out bad while under throttle.

The tire has a good pattern for fwd grip almost like a paddle, but the lugs are too big and close together for the side grip. It's almost like 1 wide lug from 1 side of the tire to the other side.

...although ur results may vary
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:30 PM   #10
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i'm guessing tyres are cheap over there ? that's like $1,500Aud of tyres sitting in the back.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #11
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i'm guessing tyres are cheap over there ? that's like $1,500Aud of tyres sitting in the back.
Ha Ha, $1500 are you joking that will only fill quarter of one shelf. We have tens of thousands of dollars invested in Mitas inventory.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:34 AM   #12
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Ha Ha, $1500 are you joking that will only fill quarter of one shelf. We have tens of thousands of dollars invested in Mitas inventory.
Pretty sure he meant in the truck..

I too am curious on pricing
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:36 AM   #13
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Hey!

I am running the same set-up as you do and have a quick question for you if you don't mind.
Today I went to a mechanic to change the tyres, I reminded him several times to make sure of the direction of the tyre he managed to mess it up at the front tyre, rotation mark is facing in the wrong direction. How can this affect tyre behaviour and life?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:45 PM   #14
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Went for a quick spin on my bike yesterday To Indian Valley Reservoir and got to try out my new tires.

I did 120 miles of road and about 40 miles of gravel, dirt, small to big rocks and snow. On the road the tires handled good on the gravel the rear tire was was not loose but if you tried you could get the tire to slide very nice.

I road a very rocky section up by M5 in Stonyford and the rear tire gripped the rocks great and the tire did not chunk up. In the snow the tire went through the snow great as long as the snow was not a foot deep and hard.
The front and rear tire was great in the mud and both tires cleared out the mud great.

The front tire did not push out on me on high speed turns and the tire looks looks like it will last a while. The front tire was great in the gravel,dirt,rocks and snow. for the road only time will tell how this aggressive tire will hold up. I ran 30 psi in front and rear tires









Here is a picture of the way home back to Willows




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Old 05-26-2013, 09:02 PM   #15
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Went for a quick spin on my bike yesterday To Indian Valley Reservoir and got to try out my new tires.

I did 120 miles of road and about 40 miles of gravel, dirt, small to big rocks and snow. On the road the tires handled good on the gravel the rear tire was was not loose but if you tried you could get the tire to slide very nice.

I road a very rocky section up by M5 in Stonyford and the rear tire gripped the rocks great and the tire did not chunk up. In the snow the tire went through the snow great as long as the snow was not a foot deep and hard.
The front and rear tire was great in the mud and both tires cleared out the mud great.

The front tire did not push out on me on high speed turns and the tire looks looks like it will last a while. The front tire was great in the gravel,dirt,rocks and snow. for the road only time will tell how this aggressive tire will hold up. I ran 30 psi in front and rear tires









Here is a picture of the way home back to Willows






That looks like a ton of fishing lead wrapped around your spokes. Like seriously 2/3 of a pound! Anything over like 5 ounces just seems wrong/sketchy.
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