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Old 10-30-2011, 08:05 AM   #16
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Any updates from you earlier posters?
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:45 PM   #17
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Any updates from you earlier posters?
Yes, please, I'd like to pull the trigger on a new rear this week and would love to hear some high mileage reports.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:11 PM   #18
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Updates?

Yeah, any more recent update would be great!
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:13 AM   #19
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Anyone have updates on these tires?
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:04 AM   #20
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Anyone have updates on these tires?
Mefos... great tires. Was getting around 7-8k miles mixed use on rear and around double that on front on my 03 Dakar (mount the front tire opposite the way the direction arrow indicates). Since this thread started these tires have more than doubled in price.

I've since gone to the Heideneau K60 Scouts, which are very similar in tread pattern and performance, but a little cheaper. The rear Mefo Super Explorer and rear K60 appear to be almost identical in the 140/80-18 size I use. The front pattern on the 90/90-21 is a bit different on the Heideneau, but I actually like it better both on and off road. And you don't have to mount it backwards.

Here's a fresh K60 rear on my Dakar:
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:27 AM   #21
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Thanks, I will check out those tires.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #22
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mefos vs?

really like the mefos on gravel and semi sane, single track. wore a set out at about 15k clicks, still had more life in them, but wanted to try out my new k/60's. usually i don't pay much attention to small differences, but i found the mefo's out performed every other tire for my type of riding by such a large margin, that if i ever wear out the k 60's (very tough tire) it'll be back to he mefos for sure.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #23
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I like the Mefo's but just to damned expensive.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #24
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Been running an Explorer on the front of my BMW G650X Country and Agree with Kamlander on the gravel and summertime roads. Now I'm about due for a replacement and I can get an in stock K60 a lot cheaper just down the street, but if it won't be as good as the MEFO, then why bother or are they close enough to call it a wash??
My bike has a 2.5" wide front rim and I run the 100-90-19 Mefo, with the K60, I can also get the 110-80-19 size. Any thoughts or pro's and con's of the size change while still on the 2.5" rim? Stay with the stock 100-90-19? Stay with the Mefo? ???
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:08 AM   #25
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Great post; thanks! I'm shopping for a rear tire for my KLR and Mefo made the short list, but I choked at the prices I'm finding.
Especially appreciate the Heideneau K60 Scout lead; I'll let you know what I buy and how it works out.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:16 AM   #26
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Do they sing?

I am currently running the D606 front and rear and the bike sounds like a monster truck running down the road. Do the MEFO's do the same thing?

The plan is to have 2 sets of rims the D606 for aggressive days and maybe an 80/20 paved/dirt for everyday riding.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #27
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mefo

Found the mefo's to be very civilized (not very loud at all).Exceptional tire. Liking the k60's as well, but they do howl a bit. Will be going back to the mefo's when the k60's are done. Worth the extra money imo.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:42 AM   #28
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I'm currently running Mefo Explorers on four different bikes. Much quieter and smoother than the TKC's I used for the last decade and they last 2x-3x as long. Infinitely better stability on wet pavement, too. I rarely get into anything more technical than gravel, caliche or packed dirt roads and the Mefos are very confidence-inspiring.
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