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Old 08-07-2009, 06:00 PM   #121
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For you Canucks out there I see that you can get a set of Mitas E09 Dakars shipped for 215$ CDN.

http://www.gnarlyparts.ca/index.php?...2051_2052_2053

Think I'll order a set in case ever get the stones to really take my shiny new baby off-road..

FYI, the E09 fronts are nearly universally lamented (for shallow knob depth) while the rears are nearly equally cherished.

I'd match a TKC front to it, if you're leaning more toward the road, or maybe a Dunlop 606 if a little more dirt.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:14 PM   #122
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FWIW 10,889miles on the last Rear Tourance 150/70R17.

All on-road miles. 42PSI.

Replaced with another Tourance. I will run 38PSI and compare effects.
Dieselboy, it's been a bit over two months, what's your decision? 38 or 42 psi?

After reading they lasted 11,000 mi I ordered a pair and will have them fitted next Tuesday.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:31 PM   #123
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TKC's 7000 miles

The top is TKCs new the bottom is after 7000 miles. After some of the stories from people about them not lasting, I don't think I can complain.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:48 AM   #124
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Thanks fro the tip. I liked the 606s on my KLR. Oh yeah...nice sig line...I was going to use it but you beat me to it..


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FYI, the E09 fronts are nearly universally lamented (for shallow knob depth) while the rears are nearly equally cherished.

I'd match a TKC front to it, if you're leaning more toward the road, or maybe a Dunlop 606 if a little more dirt.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:55 AM   #125
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FYI, the E09 fronts are nearly universally lamented (for shallow knob depth) while the rears are nearly equally cherished.

I'd match a TKC front to it, if you're leaning more toward the road, or maybe a Dunlop 606 if a little more dirt.
I'm using a MT-21 front, and am very happy with it.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:01 AM   #126
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Thanks fro the tip. I liked the 606s on my KLR. Oh yeah...nice sig line...I was going to use it but you beat me to it..

There's plenty enough support for Jonah to go around!
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:10 AM   #127
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I was referring to the Mr Mom. Been home a little over 2 years myself.

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Old 08-08-2009, 01:45 PM   #128
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Dieselboy, it's been a bit over two months, what's your decision? 38 or 42 psi?

After reading they lasted 11,000 mi I ordered a pair and will have them fitted next Tuesday.
Yeah, sorry. I went camping (long distance), full up with water and extra fuel, so I had to go to the heavier PSI....I'll have to start again with the next set.

I'm at 30k miles now so it won't be long. But I think I'm going to coat the rims and try going tubless this round as well. So that will supposedly affect the temperature of the tire and therefore the longevity as well.

I estimate I have another 500 miles left on this rear so I'm hitting 11k miles on it.
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:38 PM   #129
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Happy with these

Posted this in another forum, but think it is appropriate here too...

Received the E-07s size 140/18-17 rear tyre from www.motorcycletyres.net.au - at $139 I think a pretty good price and the service from Dave was friendly with delivery the next day to Sydney from Melbourne, so all plusses in my book.

Initial Impressions:

On Road: The compound is slightly harder than the Battlewings or the Karoos, but my impression is that the grip on tar is better than the Karoos (because of the larger contact area I would think). Have not ridden them in the wet yet, so will have to wait to see how the harder rubber reacts.

Off Road: Took them for a 300km ride in the Yengo National Park with Gordon, Robe and Albie yesterday. Even though I gave it quite a bit of stick on the loose and rocky stuff the tread showed no sign of ripping (see photos attached) and handled very well in the grip and braking department. The Karoos looked a lot worse for wear after similar distance and terrain. Not sure how they would stack up against the Karoos in the really muddy stuff, but I was pretty happy with them in the sandy and rocky areas.

So - at this stage I am pretty happy with Mitas...

If anything changes I will let you know.

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Old 08-09-2009, 12:59 PM   #130
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I was referring to the Mr Mom. Been home a little over 2 years myself.

I have the pleasure of working 48hrs a week, and spending 5 days home with the kids.


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Old 08-09-2009, 04:11 PM   #131
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I'm still doing a little work but nowhere near 48/wk.

On the subject of tires...
Guess I'll order an E09 for the rear and a 606 for the front and try to mount them myself. Might as well learn at home instead of trailside...
Great thread!



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Old 08-09-2009, 06:41 PM   #132
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I'm still doing a little work but nowhere near 48/wk.

On the subject of tires...
Guess I'll order an E09 for the rear and a 606 for the front and try to mount them myself. Might as well learn at home instead of trailside...
Great thread!
This is a really good thread for learning how to mount the tires yourself!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=neduro+tire
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:47 PM   #133
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This is a really good thread for learning how to mount the tires yourself!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=neduro+tire
+1. If you've never done it before, read the thread a few times. Then keep it handy while you're changing. Remember, if you're levering the tire back on, and you really have to strain, you're doing something wrong -- most likely, you don't have the opposite bead "down in the dish". Also, you want enough air in the tube to give enough shape to keep out of the way (and avoid pinching), but too much makes it a bear to get the tire on. You'll find the balance.


The stock tires are a bitch (almost like sportbike tires), but most knobbies are easier (softer sidewalls). The Shinko I put on the rear was the easiest tire I think I've ever done.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:52 PM   #134
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Hi guys, can someone please confirm that the Dunlop 606 fits on the front with the stock mud guard setup? I heard somewhere that the knobbies are too tall for the stock mud guard.

Thanks!!
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:30 PM   #135
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Hi guys, can someone please confirm that the Dunlop 606 fits on the front with the stock mud guard setup? I heard somewhere that the knobbies are too tall for the stock mud guard.

Thanks!!
MT-21's fit fine. I don't recall the 606's being any bigger.
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