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Old 03-18-2006, 06:39 AM   #61
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These tires ROCK. The only condition they couldn't handle was deep sand (I'll post some pics in the ride report), but that's a lot to ask from any tire that is intended for 50/50 use. They hooked up good in everything else, quiet and smooth on the highway, no discernable wear. So far, pending more info on the long term wear, they are definately worth the $$$.
My sentiments exactly

Glad to see you enjoying them as I have.
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:41 AM   #62
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The only condition they couldn't handle was deep sand ...
Ya... I was thinking, what if you mounted them backwards? I'd think they'd do better in the sand that way.
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:45 AM   #63
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Ya... I was thinking, what if you mounted them backwards? I'd think they'd do better in the sand that way.
Hmmm... Interesting thought. Tread isn't widely spaced enough that the direction would matter, I think. Besides, I don't like sand enough to set my bike up just for that, and if I did, I prolly wouldn't run the Mefo's anyway. The sand thing wasn't a complaint, just an observation. I highly reccomend these tires to anyone who wants to truly Dual Sport ride.
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Old 03-18-2006, 11:34 AM   #64
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Hmmm... Interesting thought. Tread isn't widely spaced enough that the direction would matter, I think. Besides, I don't like sand enough to set my bike up just for that, and if I did, I prolly wouldn't run the Mefo's anyway. The sand thing wasn't a complaint, just an observation. I highly reccomend these tires to anyone who wants to truly Dual Sport ride.
Ok so who sells these friggin things in an 18 rear??? I will buy some as soon as an 18 is located
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Old 03-18-2006, 12:33 PM   #65
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arrowhead motorsports and klr650.net can both get them.
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:25 PM   #66
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arrowhead motorsports and klr650.net can both get them.
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:21 AM   #67
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Was just reading an update from a couple of fellow canuck's who are riding in South America, Currently in Chile,,, Running Mefo Explorer 99's? on a KLR 650,, he got 15000 Kilometers on a rear, Just changed over to a Dura & he say's No Likey,,
http://calebdykstra.bravejournal.com/. Got it from KLR650.com I b'lieve
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:46 PM   #68
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:08 PM   #69
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Wow, a KLR DitchWitch. You could write your bike's depreciation off for tax purposes with that. I'm not a CPA, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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Old 03-25-2006, 02:57 PM   #70
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any updates on mileage and performance?
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Old 03-25-2006, 08:30 PM   #71
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Yea I have about 2000miles on them now, maybe alittle more. Measured tread debth at 500 mi and was around 10 mm. Now they are around 7 - 8 mm deep in the center(rear) If they keep on wearing the same I am estimating 6 or 7 thousand miles. I am running them as hard as anyone though. From poping wheelies,to skidding the rear tire on pavement, constant commuting(everyday) and agressive offroading. I won't be getting 14000 miles , but 6 or 7 would be my record for wear. No complaints on handleing, Rear still has a round profile.
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Old 03-25-2006, 08:56 PM   #72
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Yea I have about 2000miles on them now, maybe alittle more. Measured tread debth at 500 mi and was around 10 mm. Now they are around 7 - 8 mm deep in the center(rear) If they keep on wearing the same I am estimating 6 or 7 thousand miles. I am running them as hard as anyone though. From poping wheelies,to skidding the rear tire on pavement, constant commuting(everyday) and agressive offroading. I won't be getting 14000 miles , but 6 or 7 would be my record for wear. No complaints on handleing, Rear still has a round profile.

Have you ridden on road in the wet with them? It seems that a lot of the higher mileage 50/50 tires don't do so well in the wet. I live in Seattle.
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Old 03-25-2006, 09:11 PM   #73
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Have you ridden on road in the wet with them? It seems that a lot of the higher mileage 50/50 tires don't do so well in the wet. I live in Seattle.
Seattle? I have heard about the rain up there! Yep, I was impressed with the handling in the rain. Now again I have been running 606's and knobbies, compared to them, let it rain let it rain.

Realy though they do seem to handle everything I throw at them. I had a 5 mi black ice ride a few days ago. very scary, the 10psi front and rear I believe kept me up. I am not saying the mefo's are great on black ice, I am just saying I kept it up for 5 miles of pure ice period. Was going 40mph in high gear(just putting)and let off the gas and the rear wheel slid alittle . In the mud and slick stuff they are definatly NOT knobbies, They will go everywhere aired down, but your front end will slide in the mud if you don't watch it.

They are a TRUE 50/50 tire, that so far is wearing better than any other tire I have used. And preforms as good as or better on the road, and as good as but not the best, off road. But I have only a couple thousand milse on them(hard miles) I am interested to see the end mileage at 1/16 in tread depth(state law) . I wont run them bald. If I actually get 6,000 or better, I won't bother with trying any other tire.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:46 AM   #74
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BTW 15000 Km = bout 9000 miles
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:18 AM   #75
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If I actually get 6,000 or better, I won't bother with trying any other tire.
Yes, and remember, those are 'holycaveman' miles
what does that equate to in 'averagejoe' miles ?

For what it's worth, I have been doing pretty much the same with my Mefos, just trying to see how much abuse they will take, granted, my bike has seen little action this winter but I have roughly 6000 hard street and gravel miles on them now and looks like they could go at least another 4000 if I stop abusing them.
Yeah, I know, I need to ride more
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