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Old 11-02-2009, 12:09 PM   #166
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I also run a michelin T63 front on my superenduro and I love it more than the stock Karoo 2 't' that was on it. I can go fast on the highway with it, go fast in turns on tarmac and go fast on gravel and sand. Better mud-clearing ability than the Karoo 't' also. I cannot find the T63 for my stock rear rim though, which is too bad. (I run a TKC80 rear now).
My next set will probably be a Pirelli MT21, they should hook up even better in the dirt and should be slightly worse onroad than my current setup...
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:17 PM   #167
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The MT21 will disappear in short order. It chunks very fast.
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:23 PM   #168
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my stock rear karoo 2 lasted only 1400 miles on ktm 950 SE.
and that was babying the throttle to make it last. it looks half
worn out when brand new.
im am SOLD on my Mefo Super Explorers for my ktm 950 SE.
excellant wearing tire. still looks pretty good after 3000 miles.
Plus 1. Mefco rear and TKC80 front is hard to beat for all arounfd combo that works and LASTS!
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:05 PM   #169
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Plus 1. Mefco rear ......that works and LASTS!
BINGO. another satisfied customer. only knobby that will last with 100hp
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:11 PM   #170
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I read the Heidenau vs Mefo thread, mostly GS dudes liking Heidi's, especially the GS guys...actually they think the Heidenau's are phenomenal.
I'm torn, not alot of feedback from 950 riders on either / or.

Problem is, lots of talk about how long tires wear. Basically I don't give a shit how long the wear on my 950 at the moment, I want pinchflat prevention and handling off and onroad.

WTF, I been studying this crap all day...
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:00 PM   #171
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I read the Heidenau vs Mefo thread, mostly GS dudes liking Heidi's, especially the GS guys...actually they think the Heidenau's are phenomenal.
I'm torn, not alot of feedback from 950 riders on either / or.

Problem is, lots of talk about how long tires wear. Basically I don't give a shit how long the wear on my 950 at the moment, I want pinchflat prevention and handling off and onroad.

WTF, I been studying this crap all day...
I went with the Heidenau K60 over the mefo and couldn't be happier although unfortunately I haven't tried ant of the other tyres. The tread blocks are chunkier on the K60 and I liked the tyre profile a lot better as it actually wraps around the rim better. They also have a 150 section 18" rear due for release in the coming months that is specifically suited for the 950/990 ADV. Even bigger tread blocks = less squirm and hopefully longer life.

I've worn mine down to about 30% tread left at the moment and the grip level is starting to deteriorate, but that's like most knobbies in that respect. I really enjoy the on-road performance of them as well. They grip really well on the tar for what they are and I can have a ball with them. I doubt I'll switch to anything else in the future, apart from perhaps try a TKC80 front, but even then I'm not sure of the merits. The side walls are quite stiff, especially in the rear so I would say in general they resist flats very well. I bent my front rim buy didn't get a flat. Heavy duty natural rubber tubes also help a lot, along with correctly sprung and valved suspension!
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:02 PM   #172
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I read the Heidenau vs Mefo thread, mostly GS dudes liking Heidi's, especially the GS guys...actually they think the Heidenau's are phenomenal.
I'm torn, not alot of feedback from 950 riders on either / or.

Problem is, lots of talk about how long tires wear. Basically I don't give a shit how long the wear on my 950 at the moment, I want pinchflat prevention and handling off and onroad.

WTF, I been studying this crap all day...
I run the MEFO out back and a TKC 80 up front. The combination is well behaved on the street and hooks up great in the dirt. The MEFO is a 50/50 tire that is truly a 50/50 tire. Maybe slightly worse than the Pirellis on the pavement and conversely very much better off the pavement. I like the TKC too, in this combination anyway.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:43 PM   #173
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Yes but...the TKC is a nnice soft sidewall tire, prone to pinch flats.
I agree that it works well as a front, but I want something that's stiffer in the wall.
Sorry if I didn't make that clear.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:05 PM   #174
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Yes but...the TKC is a nnice soft sidewall tire, prone to pinch flats...... I want something that's stiffer in the wall.
your exactly right. the heavy bikes need a super stiff sidewall with
higher air pressures also. i like the front stock karoon T stiff sidewalls. the
pirelli mt 21 is pretty stiff sidewalls too. the rear Mefo is super stiff.
my rear motoz tractionator ht has real stiff sidewall too. im wanting to
try a front Mefo & Motoz.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:57 AM   #175
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I'm thinking since My 908RR rear is still pretty low mileage I might try the Mefo Stonemaster on the front since I don't seem to dig the 908 front.
Mefo Stonemaster


Or the Heidenau Super Explorer front...
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:29 AM   #176
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Personally I dont worry much about pinch flats on the rear with 30 lbs of pressure. You would have to hit something awful hard IMO.This is why I dont run a heavy duty tube in the rear either. Trying to aviod the heat build up issue.

The front is diffrent story. I run HD tube with lots of powder and TKC 80 at 28-30lbs. 8k of mostly dirt and desert and have never flated a front. The rear has taken two nails though. Not much you can do about that.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:34 AM   #177
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Question dezracer

..more talking about the pinchflat front actually.
I had a really crappy experience a few weeks back with the TKC front.
Anyhow, you get pretty good traction with the Mefo SE on the rear in the desert?
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:38 AM   #178
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I ran the mefo SE front and rear. Good on the street and just ok on the dirt. Still cant beat the Dunlop 606 front and 908 rear. New a little squirrely on the street, but after a couple hundred miles they work great.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:22 PM   #179
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..more talking about the pinchflat front actually.
I had a really crappy experience a few weeks back with the TKC front.
Anyhow, you get pretty good traction with the Mefo SE on the rear in the desert?
Yes..I am happy with it. Honestly I cant tell uch diffrence from the rear TKC 80 full knob as far as traction goes. The Mefo appears to be going to last 3 times longer and its $40 cheaper. Nothing "hooks up" on this bike really. JMO though.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:41 AM   #180
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Question Michelin T63 ?

How long those T63's lastin in front? Was running TKC80 but seem so flimsy, switched to Karoo T and like alot but seem to wear funny pretty quickly. Just lookin for a front that gets better traction and lasts half way decent.
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