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Old 04-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info Griz! Back to the Heidi.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:39 PM   #17
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No prob. Yeah their website is hard to locate but this page spells out what they make. Hard to read German but you can see their webshop sells lots of different brands of tires. Just look for "Mefo Sport" in the "Hersteller" (manufacturer) column.

http://www.mefo-shop.de/Reifen/Enduro%20Strasse/
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #18
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Can you run the Mefo's on tubeless rims?
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #19
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #20
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MEFO SE rear and TKC80 up front make a great reasonably long lasting 50/50 setup.
This is the setup I'm looking to do for my 990 once the stock rubber wears out, is the TKC80 decent on the highway? I have a trip to the Pikes Peak international hillclimb in June and will be putting on 2,500 miles of pavement but once I return I want to ride a lot of dirt and have heard from many people that the Mefo and TKC80 is a great combo, I just hate to put the front on and kiss it goodbye down the highway in a week.

Any suggestions??? I greatly appreciate the help!
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:32 AM   #21
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Can you run the Mefo's on tubeless rims?
They can be a bit hard to seat if you're running them tubeless, the tire isn't quite as good at sealing up as a real tubeless tire. But I've run them tubeless for many miles and they work fine- some of them seem to lose a psi every few days for their whole lives, some don't.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #22
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will be putting on 2,500 miles of pavement but once I return I want to ride a lot of dirt a
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #23
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Who is a resonably priced source for the rear Mefo SE? For what its worth, I like the TKC front. Great offroad, and last good.(I rarely air down, and usually run a couple pounds more)
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:42 PM   #24
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This is the setup I'm looking to do for my 990 once the stock rubber wears out, is the TKC80 decent on the highway? I have a trip to the Pikes Peak international hillclimb in June and will be putting on 2,500 miles of pavement but once I return I want to ride a lot of dirt and have heard from many people that the Mefo and TKC80 is a great combo, I just hate to put the front on and kiss it goodbye down the highway in a week.

Any suggestions??? I greatly appreciate the help!
I put a mefo rear and tkc front on my 990 in October. It's been about 7-8000 miles on the pair since that has included a big offroad trip when new (they were great) and a few offroad afternoons since worn (they do just fine) as well as superslabbing it across the country and on daily commuting. The front is now cupped pretty well, the rear has a minor flat strip in the middle, and the pair has gotten slightly wiggly if riding hard on pavement but I have no real complaints. I hated the on-road handling change from the stock scorpions when I first put them on but now I have no complaints, great combo.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #25
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Who is a resonably priced source for the rear Mefo SE? For what its worth, I like the TKC front. Great offroad, and last good.(I rarely air down, and usually run a couple pounds more)
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/tire-...venture-others

http://www.ktmtwins.com/mefo-rear-tire

http://www.motostrano.com/MEFO-p/mef...oSEACg&click=2

$180 is standard price. If you find one for $170 it's a steal. Cheers.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:36 PM   #26
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This is the setup I'm looking to do for my 990 once the stock rubber wears out, is the TKC80 decent on the highway? I have a trip to the Pikes Peak international hillclimb in June and will be putting on 2,500 miles of pavement but once I return I want to ride a lot of dirt and have heard from many people that the Mefo and TKC80 is a great combo, I just hate to put the front on and kiss it goodbye down the highway in a week.

Any suggestions??? I greatly appreciate the help!
That's my combo for 50/50 and big miles. The tkc will cup but if you flip the tire or rotors it evens out a bit and will give you the mileage you might need.

Give APEX motorsports a call in Colorado Springs. Reserve a set of tires (they price their tires very well) for when you arrive. Now you can burn up your current rubber and have fresh for your riding around here and the ride home.

I'm planning on heading your way this fall and will be shipping tires to a buddy up there. It's a little pain but very nice to have fresh rubber for the non highway portion of a ride.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #27
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That's my combo for 50/50 and big miles. The tkc will cup but if you flip the tire or rotors it evens out a bit and will give you the mileage you might need.

Give APEX motorsports a call in Colorado Springs. Reserve a set of tires (they price their tires very well) for when you arrive. Now you can burn up your current rubber and have fresh for your riding around here and the ride home.

I'm planning on heading your way this fall and will be shipping tires to a buddy up there. It's a little pain but very nice to have fresh rubber for the non highway portion of a ride.

Cody
Thanks everyone! If my current tires last that long, I will definitely do that. It would be awesome to save that 1,300 miles on the sweet tires. If you're ever going to be in the Duluth area, send me a message!
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:12 AM   #28
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How in the hell do you get 6k on a mefo? I get 3k max. wanna know. Love them but can't get that out of them.
I live in Canada. More than half of those km's are at temps at, just above,
or below freezing. Harder rubber lasts longer. That's all.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #29
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Give APEX motorsports a call in Colorado Springs.

+1 for those guys.

I bought my Mefo set up from them before leaving for Central America. Talk to Shelley, she'll help you out. Would buy them again from them, but I live in northern Colorado, not that that deters me from the trip south mind you .

I've ran two sets of Mefo SE on my 990. First set I got 7800+ miles before changing second set over 9800 miles, changed each set with life left in them. I'll mount them up again!! Front tire of course cupped but nothing I would worry about. Would like to use a more aggressive tire for the front for greater off road handling, but you're not tearing it up off road loaded with full kit, at least I don't anyway. Mi dos centavos.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:29 PM   #30
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Performance in sand vs 908RR

I keep looking at these for my Morocco trips but went with a 908RR last time whick just about lasts OK if I take a road tyre to do the mileage through europe first.

The thing that puts me off if not knowing how good it would be in sand.. it's got to be worse than the 908RR right... I don't want to get there to find out the tyre's no good and I can't ride in sand (that would exclude most of the good pistes).
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