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Old 04-27-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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Mitas C-02 STONE KING for DR650

Any one run one of these rear tyres Mitas C-02 STONE KING ? I have just ordered one on the advise of my tyre supplier who reckons they are better than the D606 and the Bridgestone Knobbies I usually run. I hope they are better because I am luckky to get 1000klm out of either of the above mentioned tyres.


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Old 04-27-2011, 01:37 AM   #2
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:41 AM   #3
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Any one run one of these rear tyres Mitas C-02 STONE KING ? I have just ordered one on the advise of my tyre supplier who reckons they are better than the D606 and the Bridgestone Knobbies I usually run. I hope they are better because I am luckky to get 1000klm out of either of the above mentioned tyres.


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dunno about the stone king heard of it never seen it.
1000km's out of a 606.....crikey what type of material ya riding on ,or have you just got a heavy throttle hand?
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:43 AM   #4
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Have a look at these postings of the Old Bull Trailriders website…i.e. they seem to like the tyre:
http://www.obtrailriders.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=28&id=35151&Itemid=75
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:00 AM   #5
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According to my notes, I got 1500 ks out of mine on the DR, much prefer a Mitas EO9 Dakar for all round goodness, just my opinion!
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:01 AM   #6
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I had one on the back of the DR and I couldn't wait to get rid of it, so I sold it to Rumble for $40.

Great on dirt roads, but often you have to ride bitumen to get there, so the tradeoff wasn't worth it imo. They do last really well though.

I've had great wear out of a Mitas E09, a bit similar to a D606, maybe not as much grip on the slippery stuff, but very predictable.

I reckon the 606 is still the best allrounder for the price though
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:05 AM   #7
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try one of these Michelin T63, had one on Ol'Doc recommended

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:08 AM   #8
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Have not used it Pritch but know guys who have.

They used them on a ride to Cairns/Cape/Cairns on 650s and 950s.

Comments were that they lasted the distance and didn't get any punctures.

Very hard to fix a flat or take off of a rim with only tyre levers (Because they tried beforehand)

On bitumen they didn't rate them at all compared to a 606, on wet bitumen even worse, same as wet hardpack though they were talking about the bauxite Developmental Road.

Would they use them again? 2 said yes if out in the desert or rocky area and 1 said no, never. He likened it to the oem tyres on a Lada Niva which never wear out under 300,000 klm because they are so hard.

When I priced one last tyre change it was dearer than a 606, what did you pay for it?
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:35 AM   #9
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I have used them on a 450 and a 950. They are great for traction when new. They are hard to wear out as when they get just over half worn, they go hard. No traction, but you do have a legal looking tread.

Edit: I have changed one on the side of the road with short levers no problem.

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:44 AM   #10
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Yeah, Like Pete says, they are good when new, wear really well, but go quite hard & offer little in the way of grip.
My 6,000 odd ks were on a little KLX250 though (no power to damage tyres) But it suited a the time and was a daily commuter for 200k a week.
I then switched to Michelin AC10`s front & rear, which I found better allround with the commuting, trailriding & much more grip. They wore well too (3,000k from memory for the rear)
Eventually I settled on Pirelli Scorpions as I cut down on the tar work a lot.

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:48 AM   #11
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Hey Pritch, do you want to finish off my Motoz Tractionator, should last you a couple of rides.

Opps, forgot the DR ran a 17 inch.

The ST will probably suit your sideways style of riding pretty good.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:54 AM   #12
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Cruz,

havnt picked it up yet but it will be arround $130ish I normally pay $115 for D606 so its a bit dearer but I hope to get a bit more life out of it.
I dont mind a bit of back end movement so I dont think the hard pack or black top issues will be a problem.

Mate I will take the Tractionator if you dont want it, I have an XT600 bush bike that will love a couple more knobs, by the time they come off the DR they are well and truely ROOTED , Thanks.

I have tried D606, Bridgestone ED12, and an M21 Pirelli on the TT600 and wasnt overly impressed with the performance of any of them , in saying that the D606 was the best at most things IMO. This time I want to try a more off road oriented tyre, If I dont get what im chasing I will lace in an 18" rim and the possibilties will be endless & less expensive. I will use a Kenda K774 Buds Creek on the front.

Thanks guys for the input, I will fit it on Friday and take carefull notes of the KLMs it gets and keep any one interested posted.


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Old 04-27-2011, 03:01 AM   #13
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Love them, been using them on the back of my 800 with no problems at all, 5000 Km +. Just bought 2 more last weekend.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:02 AM   #14
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Not listed in a 17inch Digga, But when I get 18inch rear I will give it a go Thanks.

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Old 04-27-2011, 03:05 AM   #15
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There the biggest hunk o shit tyre I've ever used, dangerous on the road and after a few hundred k's there crap on dirt as well.

Go the 18'' you'll be supprised how long a mx tyre last on the dr if your mainly off road.

But you have to admit your not your average dr rider so any tyre you stick on the back will look a little tired after a lap or two of the glass house mountains.
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