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Old 12-28-2012, 12:54 AM   #16
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Well spotted...I have the tube tyres on...but it's good to know so as I can pass it on to any other riding buddies..

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Old 12-29-2012, 02:10 AM   #17
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If you have purchased these tires recently, check this out:

http://www.mitas.eu/index.php?strank...torcycle-tyres
Good catch.

Went through one of the recalled ones without problem, have a second one on now.

Guess I'll call the importer next week and see what they know.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:47 AM   #18
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Mitas EO7 Dakar or not Dakar?

I am going to purchase the EO7s soon. Uncertain about Dakar or not. I realize the Dakar version has an extra ply and is tougher. One downside seems to be more difficult mounting/unmounting.
What about load weight? My bike carries very heavy load, heavy rider, plus lots of stuff, am I better off with Dakar?
Has anyone noticed other performance differences between the two versions?
Any first-hand experience reports appreciated!
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:39 PM   #19
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Traction levels around here are iffy with the cold and the snow and all, so I haven't been able to crank on the Dakars much.

One initial impression is that under hard braking, the dakar 'deflects' less. Seems less squirmy. Not that I found the regular 07s squirmy like a trakmaster is on my dr.

MTF as I can use these harder.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:14 AM   #20
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If you have purchased these tires recently, check this out:

http://www.mitas.eu/index.php?strank...torcycle-tyres

We in Australia only found out about the tyre recall a week ago; apparently we don't count down here. I had an E07 suddenly deflate on me in August last year, doing me and my bike no good at all.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #21
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We in Australia only found out about the tyre recall a week ago; apparently we don't count down here. I had an E07 suddenly deflate on me in August last year, doing me and my bike no good at all.
I still gotta contact the importer here about that.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:37 PM   #22
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I still gotta contact the importer here about that.

If you still have one on your bike, don't use it, or fit a tube.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #23
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I just received a big Manilla envelope with recall info from MX1 Canada.

They spent some time putting these packages together by hand. Very professional.

Basically, contact MX1 to get the tire replaced.
The same press release from Mitas is included. The only additional info is that 1752 tires were produced during that time frame, 448 were quarantined in the first day of the recall, and they have received 2 reports of "Sudden loss of air pressure".

"After testing, Mitas reccognised that there is a potential for sudden loss of air pressure and has taken pre-emptive action without delay to ensure drive safety."

"Mitas requests the motorcyclist not to ride on the tyres......."

"All reasonable cost related to the replacement of the tyres will be covered by Mitas."

I haven't contacted MX1 Canada yet, but so far I'm impressed with the speed and professionalism of both Mitas and MX1 Canada.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #24
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I sent them an email earlier this week, and they were very prompt about replying. Haven't received the mailing yet, but their records showed the three tires that I had purchased and were eligible for replacement. Since I've cooked off two of those (gotta check, one might have been put on a friend's bike), gonna tell them to just replace the one I put on in December. Seems fair.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:19 PM   #25
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:00 AM   #26
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Might explain why I keep loosing air....
Going to need tires for a 2000 tiger in a month or so too.

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Old 03-25-2013, 05:00 PM   #27
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My replacement tire arrived today.

The letter from MX1 included this:

"Mitas has provided the following information with respect to the recall:
These tires are very "insidious" because the problem could appear not immediately, but after some time period. One of the tests performed revealed a problem after 5000 miles of usage (without any symptoms before) and then another after 1000 miles. These tests revealed that the combination of quick braking and uneven road surface (such as a hole in the road) could cause sudden and quick loss of air from the tire which may result in accident and possible injury."

They asked nicely, so I cut the tire up and sent them a picture of it to prove it wasn't going to be a future concern for them:


And then I tried to figure out what was different about the new tire.
Disclaimer: I ain't a tire engineer. Don't use this info to make a bad decision.

The bead of the old tire:

Not all of the nubs have that circular void around them, but every other line intersection has a nub.

The new tire:

The nubs are all gone.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:32 PM   #28
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Anyone runs these on a vstrom?
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:29 AM   #29
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Thinking about mounting these on my Tiger 955i, but no response from MX1 to my questions. Welcome reviews from users - mileage, on-road experience, off-road experience, noise, vibrations, etc. Did you pay a penalty to have them shipped into the US?

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Old 04-25-2013, 05:52 AM   #30
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Wife has them on her 2000 tiger and loves them. I run them on my stelvio as well. As for life span... They are lasting better than the tourance or shinko's I have run on it in the past.
I do get a little bit of howl form them but no vibration.
As for grip well... I would say they work amazingly well on the trails and dirt roads. Not quite knobby good in dirt but damn close.
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