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Old 07-31-2013, 01:58 PM   #91
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Thumb MITAS E09 Dakar on KLR 650

Here are a few pics of the tires mounted to the KLR. I have just over 3,200 miles on them (in these pics) and 5,500 currently on them (80% pavement). I'm happy with the wear rate and the traction is great! The KLR needs all the help it can get off road and these tires have made it seem like a new bike in that regard. The only complaint I have is the front tire wears faster than the rear and the lugs get "wedge like" in appearance. First time I'll have to replace the front tire before the rear.











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Old 09-08-2013, 10:08 AM   #92
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Just got my new E-09 Dakar for my 800gs. I think it might be a stiffer sidewall than the K60's. I think this tire will be sweet!
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:22 AM   #93
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Earlier this spring I bought two 140-17 rears anticipating lot of off-roading with my 1200GS this summer.
And then went ahead and broke my leg pretty bad....

I have the second one sitting in the garage unused. Not going to need that in long while now.

If anyone here around the SF Bay Area wants it, I'd be happy to sell it.
Not sure shipping makes economical sense.

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Old 09-08-2013, 10:27 AM   #94
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Just got my new E-09 Dakar for my 800gs. I think it might be a stiffer sidewall than the K60's. I think this tire will be sweet!
Post up how they are wearing. I bought the E-10, and it is half gone at 1300 miles. Traction is good off road and even on the pavement. I'm wondering if the E-09 is a harder compound. And yeah, it was tougher going on than the K60 or Kenda Big Block, and those were a bitch!
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:38 AM   #95
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Post up how they are wearing. I bought the E-10, and it is half gone at 1300 miles. Traction is good off road and even on the pavement. I'm wondering if the E-09 is a harder compound. And yeah, it was tougher going on than the K60 or Kenda Big Block, and those were a bitch!
I will report but still running my Metzler Karoo 3's. I bought these because I want to try them out as soon as I can wear down the Karoos. My friend has run two sets on them and loves them on his KLR above. I followed him a few times on the WABDR and liked how they were getting traction so I figured why not. When I had my rear built (Excel rim) I wish I had done an 18" but oh well. I kinda wanted to keep it stock but it is hard to find tires I really like. So far have been happy with Karoo's but don't like how much of a gap there is between the treads. Yes they do clean out mud easily but I don't ride mud that often and when I do the terrain here doesn't matter what tire you have, it is slicker than snot. Anyway, I don't see me putting them on before winter.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #96
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I just got done with a Karoo 3 rear. Hated the wear, 2700 miles, but traction was good compared to Anakees. The front is over 4000 miles and not cupping like I normally see with the TKC 80. I think I will run the front again, but probably going to the 1190 as soon as they are out.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:36 AM   #97
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I just got done with a Karoo 3 rear. Hated the wear, 2700 miles, but traction was good compared to Anakees. The front is over 4000 miles and not cupping like I normally see with the TKC 80. I think I will run the front again, but probably going to the 1190 as soon as they are out.
I can't wait for John at Wenmoto to get his 1190 in. I can't wait to ride it. I am not pleased how fast the rear is wearing on the Karoo but am pleased with traction on every kind of terrain we have here in the WA state. I also came from the K60's so nothing really can compare to how long a tire lasts as the K60 but I ride more dirt so they provided ok traction but nothing like the Karoo's do.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:35 PM   #98
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Is the E09 Dakar available in 130/80-17 size?
I was looking for it in in Hungary but didn't found.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:09 AM   #99
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Is the E09 Dakar available in 130/80-17 size?
I was looking for it in in Hungary but didn't found.
It is—or at least was—produced in that size. I ran one in that size two summers ago and I've got another one that I just picked up from the flea market for next summer.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:51 PM   #100
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It is—or at least was—produced in that size. I ran one in that size two summers ago and I've got another one that I just picked up from the flea market for next summer.
I have 2008 XT 660 Z, what kind of mileage can I expect from the rear ?
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:43 PM   #101
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I have 2008 XT 660 Z, what kind of mileage can I expect from the rear ?
I'd expect better than the 5,000 miles I got on my 1150GS.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #102
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I am running the E09 Dakar front and rear on my F800.
By far the best tyre I have run on the bike.
I have run approx 2000 klm on the Tyres so far.
90 % off-road . Brilliant grip on a real mix of terrain rocky climbs, mud, sand. I am running 18 psi on front and 24psi rear.
The bitumen handling is what really blew me away, I was expecting it to not be very good after the report but I found the total opposite. Twisty high country roads the handling was great. After about 1/2 hour I had total faith In the tyre and really laid the bike over . Never skipped out once . Wet bitumen I was careful but still didn't skip out. I don't expect to get high mileage from the Tyres ( maybe 5000 klm) at these pressures but they really do handle better than expected. Another interesting point is when I was going slow with the TKC's you could feel they were knobbys! With these you can't really tell. I found this really fricking weird! I will be buying another set that's for sure.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:05 AM   #103
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I just completed the Amageza Safari Rally on a 130/18 using a 690 KTM. Did about 2000 km of off-road racing. I took a spare along to change it out midway, but did not have to. It still looks really good. Caused a bit of a front end wobble initially, but it was easy to ride around it. For the money, its a spectacular tyre.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #104
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i prefer the E 07, by quite a margin, on my 750 super tenere.
unless the going is really tough.
TKC on the front.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:21 AM   #105
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TKC on the front.
I also prefer TKC on front! It's fantastic!!! last frotn tyre I changed after 15k km!!!

On the rear i use e09 dakar woth pressure 1.3BAR.
It's different fantastic! It goes 10k km! It's nice on dry/wet asphalt and, of course, best in any dirt!


Below my rear tyre at stage near 5k km.


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