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Old 09-08-2011, 02:21 PM   #271
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Yea well I put them on my R100gs and really like them. They work well on the hard stuff around town. Last week four of us rode up to the Arctic Circle and I was pleased with there preformance. The other Airhead in the crew mounted a set on his '83 R100rt, and reported that he liked them as well. I don't see myself putting them on my rt, but my rt is not going up the Dalton Hwy .
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:16 AM   #272
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I followed a link here and found this

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mitas-...25442254164256

Must be Mitas tires ? are coming here to US ..........


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Old 10-27-2011, 05:30 PM   #273
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Report on T63 Michelins on R 80 G/S

Thought I'd add some data to this excellent thread.

I put a set of Michelin T63s on my '81 G/S. Bike is fairly light, small tank, zega cases, Ohlins rear and race tech gold valves in front (BTW, gold valves rock!!!!!)

I've put 5,500 miles on them. 1,500miles or so on dirt in the Pacific northwet, the rest was freeway, commuting and a little two up riding.

Handling good. Handles wet roads just fine. Pretty good braking feedback, slightly vague right before the front locks up. Squirley on mud if the pressure isn't down to 25psi.

Mileage is pretty impressive, still have lots of tread left at 5,500miles. Expect they will last another 2 - 3K.

Durable so far, haven't lost any knobs or seen any tears yet.

Value is excellent. I paid $120 for the set including shipping. Just like an airhead rider they are cheap, virtuous, and hang around longer than you expect.

Availability wasn't great this last summer. I talked to a rep at Michelin USA about it, he told me that Michelin had transfered production of these tires from one plant to another and that it took longer than they expected to get production back up coupled with good sales volume of the stock available this past spring. He told me that availability after October 2011 should be fine.

I'll definitely be purchasing thses tires again for this bike. Hope this info helps some of ya.

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Old 10-28-2011, 12:53 AM   #274
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Thought I'd add some data to this excellent thread.

I put a set of Michelin T63s on my '81 G/S. Bike is fairly light, small tank, zega cases, Ohlins rear and race tech gold valves in front (BTW, gold valves rock!!!!!)

I've put 5,500 miles on them. 1,500miles or so on dirt in the Pacific northwet, the rest was freeway, commuting and a little two up riding.

Handling good. Handles wet roads just fine. Pretty good braking feedback, slightly vague right before the front locks up. Squirley on mud if the pressure isn't down to 25psi.

Mileage is pretty impressive, still have lots of tread left at 5,500miles. Expect they will last another 2 - 3K.

Durable so far, haven't lost any knobs or seen any tears yet.

Value is excellent. I paid $120 for the set including shipping. Just like an airhead rider they are cheap, virtuous, and hang around longer than you expect.

Availability wasn't great this last summer. I talked to a rep at Michelin USA about it, he told me that Michelin had transfered production of these tires from one plant to another and that it took longer than they expected to get production back up coupled with good sales volume of the stock available this past spring. He told me that availability after October 2011 should be fine.

I'll definitely be purchasing thses tires again for this bike. Hope this info helps some of ya.

Cheers
Can you do me a favour ? Please have a look at the sidewall to check where this tires are coming from.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:35 PM   #275
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Mitas tires available

I was following links after reading how well Mitas tires perform, like one guy getting 30,000km on a set on RTW
trip....and I found in Canada the dealer who has all the tires in stock...$35 shipping to US

http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-dualsport-tires/

Can't wait to see how far they go

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Old 10-29-2011, 04:06 PM   #276
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Can you do me a favour ? Please have a look at the sidewall to check where this tires are coming from.
Mine just came in and say Made in Thailand.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:48 PM   #277
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How 'bout some picts of the Mitas and what type, how much and where you got 'em??
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:23 PM   #278
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T63 front, Mitas E09 rear. "Made in Czech Republic”

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Old 10-31-2011, 03:08 AM   #279
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:15 AM   #280
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What is the speed rating on the Mitas E07's?
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:18 AM   #281
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:41 AM   #282
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Thanks. I'm going to order a set right now.

EDIT: Okay. I went to the Canadian site listed above to order the tires. I have a 19" front and 17" rear rim that accept tubeless tires, but only the 19"comes in TL version. Decided to get TT, but when I looked at tubes, they don't offer a 17" tube. What should I do? Order the 18" tube for the rear or just find another dealer that offers the correct size?

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Old 11-04-2011, 02:44 AM   #283
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Thanks. I'm going to order a set right now.

EDIT: Okay. I went to the Canadian site listed above to order the tires. I have a 19" front and 17" rear rim that accept tubeless tires, but only the 19"comes in TL version. Decided to get TT, but when I looked at tubes, they don't offer a 17" tube. What should I do? Order the 18" tube for the rear or just find another dealer that offers the correct size?

TIA

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Old 11-04-2011, 12:50 PM   #284
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will a 120/90-18 fit on R80 G/S?

only option locally for heiedenau K60 is 120/90-18 or 110/80-18 (no 120/80-18)

thoughts?

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Old 11-04-2011, 04:05 PM   #285
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will a 120/90-18 fit on R80 G/S?

only option locally for heiedenau K60 is 120/90-18 or 110/80-18 (no 120/80-18)

thoughts?

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yup, 120/90-18, that's what I'm running.
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