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Old 03-07-2011, 08:31 PM   #31
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They are mefo explorers.they are a pretty good all around tire, but they are expensive, and I was more impressed with the tkc 80 tires that I ran before those.
Did you lower the pressure in the woods, or leave 'em set? What was/were the pressures? I'm thinking of trying the Mefos in the dirt. I've got T-63's now, and they're great, but a little squirmy above 50.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:55 AM   #32
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Thumb GSA on single-track: my respect!

I've had my 1200GS on the Michigan single-track and got a fast schoolin' on my lack of skills - particularly in that sand. Your man gasguzzler earns my respect for getting that big pig through there and back, especially without knobbies!

Great ride report. I love seeing our Michigan woods posted on ADVRider.

I ride Hines all the time - I like the "Blue Ridge Parkway of Suburban Detroit" analogy!
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:17 AM   #33
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Did you lower the pressure in the woods, or leave 'em set? What was/were the pressures? I'm thinking of trying the Mefos in the dirt. I've got T-63's now, and they're great, but a little squirmy above 50.
I left the pressures at about 21 psi front and rear for on and off road.I believe that is what spec calls for.I just dont like looking for air after I get back on the road so leave them alone.
The mefos are great on road,but off road I think the tkc 80's just feel alot better,even in the gravel.The mefos feel hard compared to the tkcs,and i think compliant rubber compound is important for performance,I know that also causes more wear,but I think the tkcs will last plenty long on a klr as long as your not on the road all the time and looking for as much longevity as possible.
And I think the mefos are as expensive as the tkcs,which makes it easy to pick for me.The mefo is a good all around tire,but for the money ,I would not buy them again.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:01 AM   #34
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I've had my 1200GS on the Michigan single-track and got a fast schoolin' on my lack of skills - particularly in that sand. Your man gasguzzler earns my respect for getting that big pig through there and back, especially without knobbies!

Great ride report. I love seeing our Michigan woods posted on ADVRider.

I ride Hines all the time - I like the "Blue Ridge Parkway of Suburban Detroit" analogy!
Gasguzzler didnt ride the gsa on the singletrack,he looped around on the two tracks and forest roads and linked up with me,where the single track crossed the roads.
Those roads are pretty rough also though.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:21 AM   #35
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This is my first ride report, so I know it isn't perfect, but I hope it is somewhat informative and enjoyable.
Well, you did a fine job, sir.


My KLR is also clad with a set of Karoo 2s (again), but I've been considering a set of Mefo tires for longer tire life...communting, etc.

The only real complaint with the Karoo is the short life, 3000 miles tops for a rear, 6000 on the front. If you commute, how do the Mefo tires hold up?
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:38 AM   #36
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Well, you did a fine job, sir.


My KLR is also clad with a set of Karoo 2s (again), but I've been considering a set of Mefo tires for longer tire life...communting, etc.

The only real complaint with the Karoo is the short life, 3000 miles tops for a rear, 6000 on the front. If you commute, how do the Mefo tires hold up?
The mefos ride and handle great on the street, they are smooth and quiet and the tread holds up well.For commuting, I bet the rear would last 10, 000 miles.
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Thanks...good to hear. Now, I just have to find a Mefo distributor.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:23 AM   #38
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Thanks...good to hear. Now, I just have to find a Mefo distributor.
I think whitehorse press still sells them, And maybe klr650.com, but make sure your sitting down when you check the price.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:37 AM   #39
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What happened to the pix?
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:58 AM   #40
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What happened to the pix?
I noticed the missing pics also, my guess is I went over the limit on photobucket and they knocked off the old pictures to make room for the new.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:32 AM   #41
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Nice report. I like seeing RR on KLR's. I have the TKC's and agree, for the price they can't be beat on a KLR. I also have them on my GS but don't expect much life out of them as it sees mainly road duty.

Good job
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:29 PM   #42
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nice ride

nice ride.you know that your bike belongs rite side up right?
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:42 AM   #43
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nice ride.you know that your bike belongs rite side up right?

I know but everytime the klr would see deep sugar sand it would hit the deck,or do a crazy dance.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #44
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Most of the pictures have been lost.
The pine forest looks cool though.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:53 PM   #45
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Yep, tks for good read... great looking single track..shame about the missing pics.
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