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Old 06-18-2013, 01:30 PM   #77671
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What is your type of riding?

I have tried the Pireli MT-21 and the Kenda TrackMaster II.

That's what I have used in the rear. Kenda, hands down. Can't wait for the MT21 to wear out so I can get back to the K.
I need a good 50/50 tire or as close as I can get. I do enough street riding that a full blown dirt tire won't last long. i know it is all a compromise,but just looking for some feed back from people who have tried this route.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #77672
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I need a good 50/50 tire or as close as I can get. I do enough street riding that a full blown dirt tire won't last long. i know it is all a compromise,but just looking for some feed back from people who have tried this route.
I really like the Mitas E-07 set I have now. But I have no idea where you are so it may not be available to you.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #77673
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I really like the Mitas E-07 set I have now. But I have no idea where you are so it may not be available to you.
Are you running the Dakar or the regular E-07?
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #77674
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I need a good 50/50 tire or as close as I can get. I do enough street riding that a full blown dirt tire won't last long. i know it is all a compromise,but just looking for some feed back from people who have tried this route.
Shinko: 705 (mostly street)
Shinko: 700 or 244. These two seem to do the same job, I'm unsure why they make both. I've been running the 5:10-17 244 and like it.

I don't ride mud or much sand, the rear tire is rarely an issue for me. Stolen quote: "Which rear tire?..........something round and black."

I've recently switched to a DOT knobby on the front and although they wear out pretty quick, I sure like 'em.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #77675
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i snapped the hub boss torquing the center nut. 36 ft-lbs I believe, a bit more than 10 NM. Or do I have the wrong spec?
No, I am wrong. I meant the pressure plate spring bosses. Here is the inboard side of what I thought you were referring to.


And the outboard side
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:31 PM   #77676
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Are you running the Dakar or the regular E-07?
Regular; not Dakar.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:46 PM   #77677
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I need a good 50/50 tire or as close as I can get. I do enough street riding that a full blown dirt tire won't last long. i know it is all a compromise,but just looking for some feed back from people who have tried this route.
shinko 244 in 5.10 (130) is a great 50/50 tire for the price
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #77678
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Shinko: 705 (mostly street)
Shinko: 700 or 244. These two seem to do the same job, I'm unsure why they make both. I've been running the 5:10-17 244 and like it.

I don't ride mud or much sand, the rear tire is rarely an issue for me. Stolen quote: "Which rear tire?..........something round and black."

I've recently switched to a DOT knobby on the front and although they wear out pretty quick, I sure like 'em.
they have both as Shinko buys old molds and produces tire.
i've tried the 700 and the 244 was much better in the dirt.
the 700 did not last very long IMO.

money no object would be a Mefo Explorer rear.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:50 PM   #77679
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I really like the Mitas E-07 set I have now. But I have no idea where you are so it may not be available to you.
we can buy them from MX1 Canada but it's $$$ after shipping.
Mitas corp has said (to me via email) they are working on a US channel supply.
Read the humorous vendor thread from Daniel.
Much of the world gets Mitas and that E07 has proven a very high mileage rear DS tire.
The guys from OZ love em.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #77680
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Ive used the Mitas E07 on my F800 exclusively. It was really good and lasted about 3,500-4k miles.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:51 PM   #77681
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I need a good 50/50 tire or as close as I can get. I do enough street riding that a full blown dirt tire won't last long. i know it is all a compromise,but just looking for some feed back from people who have tried this route.
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shinko 244 in 5.10 (130) is a great 50/50 tire for the price
I agree. If you are on a budget the Shinko 244 is very hard to beat. Kenda 270 is similar. I'm running a 244 rear now and like it fine for street and moderate off road. Cheap and wears pretty well too.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:56 PM   #77682
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Good news:
I loctited and torqued my primary nut.

Bad news:
To keep the crank from turning I put a board in my rear spokes.

Worse news:
I didn't put it in fifth gear before taking off the clutch cover and could only get second.

Even worse news:
The massive strength of my arms on the torque wrench was too much for one of my spokes. It broke off the nipple. Now I have half the nipple in the rim and half on my spoke.

Really bad news:
Suzuki wants me to buy a spoke set for $65!

Does anyone here know how to make this better cheaply?
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #77683
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Good news:
I loctited and torqued my primary nut.



Really bad news:
Suzuki wants me to buy a spoke set for $65!

Does anyone here know how to make this better cheaply?
check your PMs
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #77684
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Good news:
I loctited and torqued my primary nut.

Bad news:
To keep the crank from turning I put a board in my rear spokes.

Worse news:
I didn't put it in fifth gear before taking off the clutch cover and could only get second.

Even worse news:
The massive strength of my arms on the torque wrench was too much for one of my spokes. It broke off the nipple. Now I have half the nipple in the rim and half on my spoke.

Really bad news:
Suzuki wants me to buy a spoke set for $65!

Does anyone here know how to make this better cheaply?
I did this once. Duh! Fortunately a local independent shop had replacement spoke nipples. I think I paid $1 for two.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #77685
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we can buy them from MX1 Canada but it's $$$ after shipping.
Mitas corp has said (to me via email) they are working on a US channel supply.
Read the humorous vendor thread from Daniel.
Much of the world gets Mitas and that E07 has proven a very high mileage rear DS tire.
The guys from OZ love em.
I am running E-09s on my DR and I love it , great traction in many different conditions.
you should find a guy that lives in Canada just north of you and trade gear , stuff you cant find in Canada for stuff you cant find in the states
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