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Old 07-17-2014, 08:01 PM   #14296
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Presumably a Thai made T63? They seem to last a lot less than the Czecho made ones, at least for me.
had a look,yep Thai made.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:06 PM   #14297
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I recently bought another set of E07s and noticed they have changed the design of the centre rib to put more meat where the old ones used to crack. I am heading west next weekend for a 5 to 6000 km trip so will soon know if the wear is still good.
I tried Heidenau K60s last and the rear was illegal at 7000 km.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:01 PM   #14298
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How can one tell the difference between a Thai and Czecho made T63?

I can't seem to find anything on the tyre that tells me. The last one I bought and had fitted by the local dealer and didn't think to check.

I guess this is current info:

in this link, see #7 (on pic and list below it)


http://www.dunlop.eu/dunlop_euen/wha...x.jsp?id=61418

in this link, see top of page ... codes in numeric/alpha order so click appropriate square using code as found on tyre as-in #7 from prior link

http://www.harriger.com/tires.htm


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Old 07-17-2014, 10:26 PM   #14299
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I recently bought another set of E07s and noticed they have changed the design of the centre rib to put more meat where the old ones used to crack. I am heading west next weekend for a 5 to 6000 km trip so will soon know if the wear is still good.
I tried Heidenau K60s last and the rear was illegal at 7000 km.
Hey Portly. Have you richened your jetting?? Pretty cold out there!
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:21 PM   #14300
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G,day Gordon, The bike is still running well I was up on the mountains at 5 degrees a couple of weeks back and all was fine. I had been slightly rich in the warmer months averaging 20, on the run into the mountains I averaged about 22 to 23 unloaded.
You are right about it being cold, This has been the coldest winter in a few years around here.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:01 AM   #14301
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G,day Gordon, The bike is still running well I was up on the mountains at 5 degrees a couple of weeks back and all was fine. I had been slightly rich in the warmer months averaging 20, on the run into the mountains I averaged about 22 to 23 unloaded.
You are right about it being cold, This has been the coldest winter in a few years around here.
Bike jetting sounds perfect. Im about to try an 07 back, on my WR. Have you run them before? They seem very well received.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:45 AM   #14302
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This will be my fourth or fifth E07, The only reason I tried the heidenau was because the last E07 cracked a fair bit down the right side of the centre strip but that should be dealt with with the new pattern.
For my riding they are ideal and the front tracks well in the sand on the out back tracks, I think the directional tread helps keep the front wheel going where it should.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:49 AM   #14303
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Hmmm, I've never had the cracking beside the centre strip. Pics?
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:06 AM   #14304
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Its moulded onto the sidewall along with all the other stuff 'Made in XXXXX'.

The rubber has a different sheen to it too, Thai ones are shinier. Czecho ones last the same as a Mitas E09 with the same 'sheen to them', so presumably the same formula. Thai ones, about 60-70% life. This is with a couple of each to date on my DR, so I didn't just read it on the 'net. Still a limited sample though. I actually have a Thai T63 on right now, so more testing to come, as soon as its alive again. Real soon now in fact.

'Mi' in Mitas is Michelin, who are major shareholders.

They may also be made elsewhere. Michelin has factories all over, including Spain and France that I've had their tyres from before.
Yep Thanks BergDonk. Had a closer look at my current T-63 rear and yes it has Made in Thailand on it. It does seem to be wearing more quickly than my previous T-63s. Still a good tyre though, I like 'em.

Do you know how one goes about making sure they get one made in Czecho or is it 'luck of the draw' ?
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:47 PM   #14305
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Do you know how one goes about making sure they get one made in Czecho or is it 'luck of the draw' ?
Luck of the draw so far for me. I guess if I really want a Czech one, I buy a Mitas E09, but not a Dakar version. Close enough to the same tyre, but typically more $s.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:40 PM   #14306
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Luck of the draw so far for me. I guess if I really want a Czech one, I buy a Mitas E09, but not a Dakar version. Close enough to the same tyre, but typically more $s.
The code for Michi' tyres from Tailand is ... "0C" .... for Chec republic is ... Mitas :"54" , "6J" , "C6" .. I guess the Michi's are made in the same factories ?

Sourced from the link in my earlier post. so I can't guarantee it ... etc.
Hope it helps.
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:00 AM   #14307
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bought a Michilin hd rear tube for the DR yesty...says made in Serbia..
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:24 AM   #14308
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Does anyone know whether it's possible to fit a later model electric start DR650 motor into a DR650RS kick start only bike?
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:11 AM   #14309
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bought a Michilin hd rear tube for the DR yesty...says made in Serbia..
Seems to be 2 Serbian TYRE manufacturers, niether are Michi .... wouldn't surprise me if TUBES were made in a condom factory ... under lisence of course :)
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:27 PM   #14310
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Dunno...came in a Michelin box..$29.95
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