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Old 03-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #601
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BTW,slightly OT but, if you want cheaper have a look at Shrinko 705 Radials
Have 1500 klms on a set and cant fault them for general 80% tar 20% dirt tracks riding.
Thanks for that. They dont look that aggressive how are they in muddy conditions?

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:29 PM   #602
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Thanks guys. Ive actually found the Metzeler Karoo's to be cheaper than Mitas and without the quality issues Ive read about. Has anyone else had this issue?

Whats your thoughts on the karoo's vs the E10's?
E10 should be okay on the F650GS. The main problem was Fogo's KLR. Just too much power to the back wheel. You don't have that problem.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:46 PM   #603
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E10 should be okay on the F650GS. The main problem was Fogo's KLR. Just too much power to the back wheel. You don't have that problem.

Fogo's was an e o9 I think

and its not just the power hes a hooligan to go with it
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:58 AM   #604
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Thanks for that. They dont look that aggressive how are they in muddy conditions?

Cheers.
Depends what bike they're on.
They go a lot better than you'd think by looking at them.

They're my tyres of choice for anything short of off road racing on my TT350 and DR650.

Similar to the E07 on the rear in my mind. $ to km ratio about the same.
E07 slightly better off road and 705 slightly better on road.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #605
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Long term E07 report

OK, 7500km in 3 weeks is long term isn't it??

Fitted an E07 on the rear of a 2012 KLR650 and then took it for a little ride to Sth Oz, the result.....

The bike was like most on a long trip, heavily overloaded !!!!
Pressures were run at 25PSI offroad and 35PSI onroad

Gravel performance was good
Bitumen grip was good, as a matter of fact you could corner quite hard
Blacksoil mud was acceptable (did just as well as a Dunlop 606)
White clay surface was good
Red clay surface was down right dangerous (had to stay 20kph under the speed of other bikes running 606's)
Sand was good
Flat tyre at 100KPH on gravel (puckering moment) after a large nail made it's way through the tread near the centre bar. I hate tubed tyres, they go down like a new bride!!!
At the 5000km mark it developed lateral cracks (the tyre that is) either side of the centre bar. These cracks do not seem to have increased since they first appeared
Tyre is just worn down to the centre bar, looks like plenty of life still left

Would I buy one again? Why not, that's a good compromise for an allround tyre

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:56 PM   #606
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Got a c-17 front and a c-02 rear
we will see if there ok this weekend ......price was right tho
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:41 AM   #607
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Fogo's was an e o9 I think

and its not just the power hes a hooligan to go with it


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Old 04-02-2012, 05:02 AM   #608
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top effort on those tyres..

I just did close to 600km on the E10's and only sh*t myself when i pulled out of the tyre shop n almost ended up on its side.. forgot about the slime shit on the top until they are worn in.. after a couple of hundred K's they were fine and even grerat in the loose stuff!!

so far, top marks.. already starting to chip though.. but u get that when u realise at 100km/h if u open it up it fish tails across the dirt/gravel :P
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:00 AM   #609
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Got a c-17 front and a c-02 rear
we will see if there ok this weekend ......price was right tho
220 fitted
I looked at the C02 when I was getting ED11/12s fitted.
Sure looked the goods.
No C17 in stock
The extra $50.00 would have looked better on the bar but all good I can let you be the guinea pig and buy you a beer anyway.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:36 AM   #610
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OK, 7500km in 3 weeks is long term isn't it??

Fitted an E07 on the rear of a 2012 KLR650 and then took it for a little ride to Sth Oz, the result.....

The bike was like most on a long trip, heavily overloaded !!!!
Pressures were run at 25PSI offroad and 35PSI onroad

Gravel performance was good
Bitumen grip was good, as a matter of fact you could corner quite hard
Blacksoil mud was acceptable (did just as well as a Dunlop 606)
White clay surface was good
Red clay surface was down right dangerous (had to stay 20kph under the speed of other bikes running 606's)
Sand was good
Flat tyre at 100KPH on gravel (puckering moment) after a large nail made it's way through the tread near the centre bar. I hate tubed tyres, they go down like a new bride!!!
At the 5000km mark it developed lateral cracks (the tyre that is) either side of the centre bar. These cracks do not seem to have increased since they first appeared
Tyre is just worn down to the centre bar, looks like plenty of life still left

Would I buy one again? Why not, that's a good compromise for an allround tyre

Glen
Lateral cracks, sounds like you may have had the old hard version on , they last heaps longer than the new soft jobs.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #611
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Anyone else having trouble with supply?

I've been on to my local Honda dealer (I'm semi regular there) and he reports back that neither the E-09 Dakar or Adventure are available from the importer in 140/80-17 or 150/70-17 sizes

Decided to go with the Heidenau K60 140/80-17 instead.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:38 AM   #612
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Anyone else having trouble with supply?

I've been on to my local Honda dealer (I'm semi regular there) and he reports back that neither the E-09 Dakar or Adventure are available from the importer in 140/80-17 or 150/70-17 sizes

Decided to go with the Heidenau K60 140/80-17 instead.
Ordered mine through my local shop in Portland, Vic last Monday before Easter, been there since I rang on Tuesday this week......they can fit it for me tomorrow (E-09 Dakar 140/80-17) Maybe your shop doesn't want to play
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:42 AM   #613
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Ordered mine through my local shop in Portland, Vic last Monday before Easter, been there since I rang on Tuesday this week......they can fit it for me tomorrow (E-09 Dakar 140/80-17) Maybe your shop doesn't want to play
never had dramas either and i get mine out of melbourne 21",17" & 18"
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:00 AM   #614
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Thanks lads.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:50 AM   #615
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Thankyou Mr Mitas

G,day All.....Just back from a big ride south,Basically Kempsey NSW to Melbourne searchin, for dirt but taking the tar as needed when the daylight was heading west..Clocked up 4632 ks on the old GS 1200 2up...We were carrying 220kg ....2 riders [helmets,boots ,riding gear] camping gear....food and tools....etc......Anyhow...just postin to say the MITAS E07 [150 tubeless] rear handled the punishment exceptionally well.I,m thinking maybe half to 2/3rds worn max.
I was running a worn TKC 80 front ..It is shagged at 10k......Pics to come ........chip
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