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Old 05-22-2006, 06:16 AM   #106
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Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to implicate Fred. I know Fred isn't the problem. And there is one more distributor and I know it's not their fault either.

IMO, I think that they were selling these tires for a while and nobody had really reported how good they were until a few listers got them and a few of those listers actually posted to several places on the net which alerted everyone to go out and buy some. Then they sold out. Fast. Before the next order came in. That's how I see it. Now on basically every board for KLRs and adventure bikes (what, all two of them?) MEFO's are highly praised so we'll see how long this shipment lasts and when the next one comes in. I wouldn't mind being a distributor for them.

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I will buy another Cheap 50/50 tire this time and hope these are available once the next tire change is due and some of the hype has died down.
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:42 PM   #107
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Just got back from Tour de Tellico where about 40 other KLR riders were froliking through the dual sport paradise over there.
My Mefo tires took me though everything I could throw at them.
Did the Double Dragon (Hwy 129 The Dragon and The gravel dragon) as well as trail of tears, the Hellbender, Cherohala Skyway, dirt, gravel, mud and twisties, and As usual they never let me down.
That is, until I got home.
I logged 1000 miles on this trip means I have racked up 7000 miles on these Mefos and sad to say I have developed some major cracks.
Just few tiny ones on the front but many more on the rear.
Sorry for the poor pics but these cracks are visible on the outside edge of just about every large tread finger.

Don't know how long they will last now or how much I can trust this rear tire now, but hopefully it will last until I can get some more.
They were richly worth whatever they cost.









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Old 05-31-2006, 06:03 PM   #108
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See above post...no chance the 606 is getting 8,000 miles....ever
ever ever.
Mine are stuffed at 2700klm rear..

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Old 06-02-2006, 06:16 AM   #109
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Has anyone tried the Mefo knobbies? How do they work on the road? What about wear, life span?
Hard to find the MEF 99 explorers in stock anywhere.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:27 AM   #110
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Apparently the DMV clerks in North Carolina spend little time on AdvRider....
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:28 AM   #111
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I rode a dualsport a couple of weeks ago, and this guy had them on his KLR. Said he got them alittle while ago.

By the looks of them they seem like they might roll abit on fast road cornering. I think the mileage would compare to the tkc or the 606. Because the knobs are realy tall.

But I will say that they are one of the most agressive dualsport tires I have ever seen!
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:46 AM   #112
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Seems like the the MEF 99 explorer on the back and the Mefo knobbie on the front would be a good all around combo. Don't mind spinning and sliding the back wheel, i just hate when the front washes out.
I emailed them at http://www.klr650.com/MEFO Sport Tires.htm they said the explorer should be there anytime. Running on my slicks waiting.
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:19 PM   #113
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Just to throw some gas back on this thread...
KLR650.com now has the MEFO explorer tires in stock. I got mine.
None too soon, either. Those stockers are getting reaaaal shiny at 3300 miles...

Also, Arrowhead Motorsports is also supposed to be getting a supply in any time now.
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:26 PM   #114
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Woohoo!




Oh Yeah! That's good news! Woohoo!!!!!
I bet Fred's been busy lately.
I'm patient.

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Old 06-22-2006, 03:48 PM   #115
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14,000 MILES? Where can we find that claim?
if they go that far they have to be made of hard plastic
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:14 PM   #116
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if they go that far they have to be made of hard plastic
Or be mounted on a Yamaha XT225.
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:53 PM   #117
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Laugh Ohhhhh Yeahhhhh

I just got off the phone with KLR.net (gotta call 'em for free shipping) mine are on the way!!!
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:42 PM   #118
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I just got off the phone with KLR.net (gotta call 'em for free shipping) mine are on the way!!!
Bastid! I have a duro median on the way tomorrow. Should have waited another week
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:22 PM   #119
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I personally helped remove a badly squared off Mefo rear (still had a little tread in the middle, but VERY little) with 17K miles. KLR650, down to Panama and back, etc, heavily loaded. The other KLR with him was not as heavily loaded, and not as badly squared off. Both had the same mileage. The squared off tire was badly affecting the handling of the bike. As soon as another tire was put on, the bike got happy again.

Tire pressure is critical for tire life, esp the rear. It's amazing how many people run "the factory manual pressures" in their tires, and them complain when they only get 2K to 5K miles miles out of a tire. Running the factory pressures has always hurt tire life on the highway, in my experience. Of course, one needs to air down for other conditions. Do what is right for you, in your situation.

all the best,

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Old 06-23-2006, 06:36 AM   #120
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Mike what do you reccomend for the rear unloaded? I think Kawi says 28, but I run 32 usually and still have 1/4" on my Kenda 270 and I have 5500 on it.

Mefo is sounding awful promising. Thanks for the info
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