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Old 03-26-2006, 05:35 PM   #76
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Mefo's and hills..............




Enough said!
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:00 AM   #77
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can someone comment on the noise level/character of the Mefo's on long slab connections?
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:06 AM   #78
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can someone comment on the noise level/character of the Mefo's on long slab connections?
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As compared to stock tires, just about the same, but with better handling.
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:14 AM   #79
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6000 miles on my Mefo rear tire. About half gone. Excellent on the road. Reduce tire pressure and very good on dirt. Not noisy.
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:18 AM   #80
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They growl at 35-45 (especially while braking from 45-35), but same as stock at speed. They don't follow raingrooves, so they are much nicer than stock at speed. Speed rated and smooth way faster than a KLR can go.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:00 PM   #81
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Ok so who sells these friggin things in an 18 rear??? I will buy some as soon as an 18 is located
Did you end up getting the 18" rear????
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:27 PM   #82
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Did you end up getting the 18" rear????
I was at my local dirt store ordering parts the other day and forgot, I am going back tomorrow to see if he can get them
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:31 AM   #83
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As compared to stock tires, just about the same, but with better handling.
+1 Love my Mefos, both on road and off.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:58 AM   #84
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I found why my front started cupping...

I was down to 13 psi in the front while running 80+ on the highway

stupid tire guage.

The upside is the bike didn't handle squirrelly at all, even on twisties
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:13 PM   #85
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Latest report on mefo's. Started out with around 10.5mm of tread , now down to about 4mm in the center tread. I have about 4300 miles on them. I am realy hard on tires. From poping street wheelies to getting stuck on boulders, hard corners, had braking, dragracing a few times, you name it!

Holdin up pretty good. Don't know if I will see 7,000 or not. I will at least get 5,500 with some tread left in the middle. If I ran till the center was gone I probably would be close to 7000. We will see?

Can go literally anywhere with thease babies though. Railing corners with sporties, to climbing muddy hillsides with mxers



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Old 04-24-2006, 11:56 PM   #86
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Mefo, Mitas, Trelleborg?

Not sure if this SPAM will get you your Mefos but these fellas bring MITAS/TRELLEBORG into the USA - they might know who to contact:

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OK, little information here:

Mitas-Trelleborg tires are imported by CGS Tires; the person I contacted was Neil Rayson (nrayson@cgs-tires.com); I asked about the larger sized DS tires: 130/80-18 and up in the rear. He replied with the following information:

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Dear David,
Our distributor in California is
HMA Import/Export
Contact Ivan - 714-231-0800
If he does not have the tires you need he can order them for you.
If you need anything else please let me know.
Thank you Kind regards Neil
Contact Neil if you are outside of California. Inside of California you can contact Ivan of HMA I/E. His website is: http://www.mskart.com/ (I had to ask him to find it). His website is not updated, so it's best to email him and ask for specific tires. He has some retail outlets but he can double as a retailer. He will order whatever you like, but orders take some time (5 weeks by container from CZ) and he probably waits for a 'full' order...

He doesn't stock much, and doesn't have the larger sizes currently. I am going to email him an inquiry about the Trelleborg T-644 in a 140/80-18. He said he is about to place an order for supermoto tires but he could stuff some DS tires into the container - so if you are interested act quickly!
That post was from 04-14-2006
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:17 AM   #87
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From what I understand, Arrowhead & KLR650.net are both sold out. I spoke with (Brady?) at Arrowhead and put my two tires on the next boat out so apparently it'll be a while. Depending on how I like these, and it looks like I will, I may just order two more sets soon as well. For the other bikes.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:08 AM   #88
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Latest report on mefo's. Started out with around 10.5mm of tread , now down to about 4mm in the center tread. I have about 4300 miles on them. I am realy hard on tires. From poping street wheelies to getting stuck on boulders, hard corners, had braking, dragracing a few times, you name it!

Holdin up pretty good. Don't know if I will see 7,000 or not. I will at least get 5,500 with some tread left in the middle. If I ran till the center was gone I probably would be close to 7000. We will see?

Can go literally anywhere with thease babies though. Railing corners with sporties, to climbing muddy hillsides with mxers
What bike are these on?

How noisy are they on the straightline slab?

thx... they look like the ticket

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Old 04-25-2006, 09:09 AM   #89
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I just don't understand, if these tires work so well, WHY aren't they imported here in enough quantity and popular size? Shit, they should sell like hotcakes.

From the reports, I'm good for several sets right off the bat. I would like to see MX Sales or any of the other "Free Shipping" discounters offer them.

I'll call the Importer today.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:39 AM   #90
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I just don't understand, if these tires work so well, WHY aren't they imported here in enough quantity and popular size? Shit, they should sell like hotcakes.

From the reports, I'm good for several sets right off the bat. I would like to see MX Sales or any of the other "Free Shipping" discounters offer them.

I'll call the Importer today.
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The XT660, TransAlp, Afrika Twin, etc., etc., also work really well and they don't get imported at all - and their manufacturers import other things here as well!

The MEFO's have only been here less than a year (closer to 6 months), from what I understand, so they are likely still establishing a market share.

FWIW, KLR650.com offers free shipping on orders over $150, so getting the pair will get you free shipping.
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