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Old 04-21-2014, 10:03 AM   #5266
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:42 AM   #5267
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If you are doing dirt roads the k60 is fine. I prefer the 50/50 tires for the rear. They seem to do alright everywhere. In sand, you just have to keep you speed wayyyy up.

I tried a Karroo 3 and it lasted like 1200miles. I've done nearly 1200 on the 130 (yes 130) Mitas E07 and it still looks good. Problem with a 100hp bike on a tire is that they like to crack the tire if not inflated properly. Granted, I ride the crap out of it for fun.
My problem may be me. They just don't seem to bite into anything well. I have experienced the sand problem first hand and have no wish to repeat. It took about six months to recover.

I was going to ask about the tires from your previous post. I've been following the Mitas discussions over on the 690 Mega thread. I've no fear of the 130 and they are in contention for my 690. I find them easier to control. I'd just never thought about them for the 950.

How is the front and how are the pair on the road?
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:12 PM   #5268
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:20 PM   #5269
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My problem may be me. They just don't seem to bite into anything well. I have experienced the sand problem first hand and have no wish to repeat. It took about six months to recover.

I was going to ask about the tires from your previous post. I've been following the Mitas discussions over on the 690 Mega thread. I've no fear of the 130 and they are in contention for my 690. I find them easier to control. I'd just never thought about them for the 950.

How is the front and how are the pair on the road?


The front the the Mitas XT644. Its a great tire which offers good grip on both the road and off road. Its pretty good in sand too, if the pressures are right. I was originally planning on the 140 E07, but I figured the SE chews tires either way and I dont think the 140 will give much more mileage than the 130. So I went with it instead. It sort of works well on the narrow SE rim. I wouldn't run a 130 on the ADV rim.

The 130 is essentially a 650 tire and I think a slightly softer compound. I run it very hard to minimize cracking and delaminating due to heat buildup when riding fast on tar. I really abuse it, wheelies, hard pullaways high speed on tar and Its started to crack slightly. I think the more it wears down, the less prone to cracking further it will be.

Mitas E07, Heidenau K60 - Potato / Potato (somehow does not work when typing it)

Same thing. Off road, I really like the EO9 Dakar.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:26 PM   #5270
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The front the the Mitas XT644. Its a great tire which offers good grip on both the road and off road. Its pretty good in sand too, if the pressures are right. I was originally planning on the 140 E07, but I figured the SE chews tires either way and I dont think the 140 will give much more mileage than the 130. So I went with it instead. It sort of works well on the narrow SE rim. I wouldn't run a 130 on the ADV rim.

The 130 is essentially a 650 tire and I think a slightly softer compound. I run it very hard to minimize cracking and delaminating due to heat buildup when riding fast on tar. I really abuse it, wheelies, hard pullaways high speed on tar and Its started to crack slightly. I think the more it wears down, the less prone to cracking further it will be.

Mitas E07, Heidenau K60 - Potato / Potato (somehow does not work when typing it)

Same thing. Off road, I really like the EO9 Dakar.
Although we keep hearing the Mitas tires will be available "soon" in the US, the best path right now seems to be through MX1 in Canada. I've had similar experience with cracking on the 908s early, regardless of pressure. Later in their lives I move them to the 690 where I try to eek out another grand, or so. My last 908 is sitting on the 690 at 4200mi and I'll be there's another 300mi easily left.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:10 PM   #5271
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I concur!!! It was very convenient for someone to leave a couch in the middle of the woods right around where we were looking to take a break in the action.

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:22 PM   #5272
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Problem with a 100hp bike on a tire is that they like to crack the tire if not inflated properly. Granted, I ride the crap out of it for fun.
pretty much this thing eats tires for lunch. I've only put about 3k miles on mine so far (probably closer to 2500). The bike came with a semi worn 908, K60 and roached both of those pretty quickly (ok, I tossed the K60 after a few rides, not enough hook up off road). I also ran a MotoZ 140 that I have on it now. Here's what it looked like after about 200 miles of trails. Since then it's smoothed out a lot and doesn't seem like it's worn that much but I'm guessing I might get 800 miles out of it. Gotta pay to play right???



I've run a couple of off road only tires (MT16 and MT44) for strictly off road. I did run the MT16 on the pavement just to see what happened. pelted my riding buddy with chunks of rubber shortly after that experiment. The MT44 lasted better, but I was much more careful about the right grip. then i put ice studs in the tires and that was fun, but not enough snow/ice this year in the south. :) didn't figure I'd get ANY use for studded tires living in GA but you never know, right?



wait this is a photo thread not a tire thread!!

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:33 PM   #5273
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pretty much this thing eats tires for lunch. I've only put about 3k miles on mine so far (probably closer to 2500). The bike came with a semi worn 908, K60 and roached both of those pretty quickly (ok, I tossed the K60 after a few rides, not enough hook up off road). I also ran a MotoZ 140 that I have on it now. Here's what it looked like after about 200 miles of trails. Since then it's smoothed out a lot and doesn't seem like it's worn that much but I'm guessing I might get 800 miles out of it. Gotta pay to play right???



I've run a couple of off road only tires (MT16 and MT44) for strictly off road. I did run the MT16 on the pavement just to see what happened. pelted my riding buddy with chunks of rubber shortly after that experiment. The MT44 lasted better, but I was much more careful about the right grip. then i put ice studs in the tires and that was fun, but not enough snow/ice this year in the south. :) didn't figure I'd get ANY use for studded tires living in GA but you never know, right?



wait this is a photo thread not a tire thread!!


Ill pay all day to play


Im keen to try the Mitas C02 or the Stoneking on the bike. Might not see much mileage either, but they are very cheap.

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Old 04-22-2014, 09:54 AM   #5274
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:56 PM   #5275
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I could not resist... 950 Super Enduro's Photo Thread

Here's a recent trip on my 950 SE. 300 mile ride to a local ghost town (Swansea). I hopped on the SE after my 990 developed cut out issues on the driveway.......it's nice having a backup LC8 bike :)

Any way, this was my first real ride on the bike where I wasn't adjusting suspension and what not.

Forgot to mention, GODDAMMITT this bike is fun!



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Old 05-04-2014, 10:18 AM   #5276
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a couple of snaps from our Souther Cape ride.
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"Karoo back roads near Willowmore"
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:15 PM   #5277
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:23 PM   #5278
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:59 AM   #5279
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