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Old 09-22-2009, 02:10 PM   #151
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After 100 miles of asphalt, forest servce chip seal and dirt, I like these new tires.

On the highway, no problem, just a slight humming as I came to a stop most likely due to the tread pattern.

Nasty chip seal? Excellent handling and good grip in gravel.

Dirt? Felt much better than Scorpions a bit less than knobbies.

So...Truly a 50/50 tire. After getting home, I noticed that the casting nubs were still on, even down the centerline. These look to possibly go for a long while!

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Old 10-17-2009, 09:41 PM   #152
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I've got several thousand miles on the front now, and am very pleased with it. It's not chunking off the side knobs like the Rally Raid did, thus far. The RR had already started losing side knobs by this point.
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:45 PM   #153
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I put a few hundred miles on the T63 in the last couple of weekends. It's holding up much better than the Karoo, and has better traction in the loose stuff ~ and for less money.

So far, I'm very pleased with it. We'll see how many conservative miles I get out of it... but anything more that 300 is better than the last Karoo I ran.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:14 PM   #154
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Got the new 908RR front spooned on to match the 908RR rear.
Tossed the TKC front.
I also raised the triples to where they're about 1cm over flush with the forktubes.
Set pressures at 30 rear / 27 front.
Took a 150 mile roadride to bust 'em in.
Open road, SoCal canyons, freeways.

I must say the horror story is over. I'm pretty pretty pretty please with the raodability of the front. Some small weaving on freeway seams, a couple whoa-has! on the worst parts, but all in all not bad at all.
Kept it under 85 all day.

Hopefully my pinchflat days are over...
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:27 PM   #155
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my stock rear karoo 2 lasted only 1400 miles on ktm 950 SE.
and that was babying the throttle to make it last. it looks half
worn out when brand new.
im am SOLD on my Mefo Super Explorers for my ktm 950 SE.
excellant wearing tire. still looks pretty good after 3000 miles.

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Old 10-20-2009, 05:08 PM   #156
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Got the new 908RR front spooned on to match the 908RR rear.
Tossed the TKC front.
I also raised the triples to where they're about 1cm over flush with the forktubes.
Set pressures at 30 rear / 27 front.
Took a 150 mile roadride to bust 'em in.
Open road, SoCal canyons, freeways.

I must say the horror story is over. I'm pretty pretty pretty please with the raodability of the front. Some small weaving on freeway seams, a couple whoa-has! on the worst parts, but all in all not bad at all.
Kept it under 85 all day.

Hopefully my pinchflat days are over...
I had the side knobs chunk off the RR on the front real bad. Had to toss them when there was plenty of tread left on them, due to it. It'll be interesting to see how they do for you.
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:09 PM   #157
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my stock rear karoo 2 lasted only 1400 miles on ktm 950 SE.
and that was babying the throttle to make it last. it looks half
worn out when brand new.
im am SOLD on my Mefo Super Explorers for my ktm 950 SE.
excellant wearing tire. still looks pretty good after 3000 miles.
How's the dirt traction?
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:42 PM   #158
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How's the dirt traction?
the stock karoo 2 rear sucks. the mefo s/e gets alot better traction
everywhere. its a whole lot better than a pirelli scorpion mt-90 at.
if you want more traction than the mefo on dirt,
go with the MOTOZ TRACTIONATOR HT. you cant beat it for
traction off road. wears better than any knobby ive ever owned,
except for the mefo. i have it on my 690 enduro.
the motoz tractionator ht ROARS like a 4x4 mud tire on road though.

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Old 10-20-2009, 05:52 PM   #159
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How tall are the knobs on that Mefo S/E tire? Are they as tall as the 908RR? And how is it in deep sand and loose rock (baseball to softball sized) compared to a 908?
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:58 PM   #160
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How tall are the knobs on that Mefo S/E tire? Are they as tall as the 908RR? And how is it in deep sand and loose rock (baseball to softball sized) compared to a 908?
the mefo knobs are very close to the same depth as the 908. the mefo
will certainly outlast the 908. the 908 will get a little more traction in sand
& loose rocks until its half worn out, then its about equal.
my theory is "i can give up some traction, if it will last longer" tires arent
cheap. my riding is 50% street & 50% dirt.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:13 PM   #161
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How tall are the knobs on that Mefo S/E tire? Are they as tall as the 908RR? And how is it in deep sand and loose rock (baseball to softball sized) compared to a 908?
Im tryng theme now ,they are ok off rd , the 908m is a better tire for off road i belive ,but i no m ore in another 1000 miles ,i put 800 miles on the mefo super explorer and wore out the same us a 908 ,i run a 16/46 sprocket combo and ride sand,rocks and 90% dirt , the mefo wear the same us the 908 ,but well see if pass the 2000 miles o abuse , the 908 only last 2k miles riding the same stuff ,let you no in few more weeks .
Wath i see here is guys the run stock gearing and use it on the street and light off road love theme , can't use Brown dog us a sample because he runs a adv rear rim and is wider then the SE rear rim.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:59 AM   #162
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How's the Mefo Super Explorer behave on dry & wet pavement when compared to a TKC and a 908?
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:07 AM   #163
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How's the Mefo Super Explorer behave on dry & wet pavement when compared to a TKC and a 908?
everyone is different, but i think the mefo does alot better on
dry or wet pavement. im not a fan of the tkc's. the 908 is better on
dirt for the first 1000 miles or so.
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N Mefos for the 950 ADV?
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:36 AM   #165
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I put a few hundred miles on the T63 in the last couple of weekends. It's holding up much better than the Karoo, and has better traction in the loose stuff ~ and for less money.

So far, I'm very pleased with it. We'll see how many conservative miles I get out of it... but anything more that 300 is better than the last Karoo I ran.
I've got over 1000 miles on it now, and it's still looking pretty good… likely another 1000 miles. I've been very cautious to stay off the throttle to help the tire last. I'm very pleased with it, and will surely run another after this one. I'm finding it to be an excellent winter tire (little pavement, and lots of loose terrain ~ sand/mud, etc) in which I’m 80% offroad and 20% pavement. Great deal for a tire that was less than $60!
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