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Old 02-10-2013, 02:35 AM   #781
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The Czech tyre producer Mitas is voluntarily recalling 1,752 tubeless E-07 motorcycle tyres from the market. These tyres were sold to customers mostly in Europe. The tyre sizes subject to recall are:

110/80-19 M/C 59T E-07 TL MI
100/90-19 M/C 57T E-07 TL MI
110/80-19 M/C 59T E-07 DAKAR TL MI

Under extreme conditions the affected tyres can suddenly lose air pressure. Customers can determine whether their tyre is subject to recall by checking the brand name “MITAS”, tyre name “E-07,” inscription “tubeless” and DOT codes ranging from 0111 through to 4812, on the tyre sidewall. No other Mitas tyres are affected.

All customers are advised to contact the point of purchase to discuss options for replacement.



As the Australian distributor, I can tell you that just over 100 of these tyres were sold here. We never brought in the Dakar version, so we are only talking about the two sizes of regular E-07. Prior to June 2012, all of the 100/90-19 size we sold were tube-type (and are unaffected by the recall). From June onwards, we sold the tubeless version. The 110/80-19 has always been tubeless, and we first sold those in December 2011. Therefore, certainly in Australia, the recall affects ALL (and only) TUBELESS 19" E-07 that were sold here.

In 15 years of selling Mitas motorcycle, agricultural and industrial tyres, this is our first ever recall. It is unfortunate, but these things happen and we just want to get the suspect tyres off the streets and to keep riders safe and happy.

All of the dealers that bought these tyres have of course been notified, and we are in the process of speaking to each one of them to follow up. We've already identified a number of tyres that were sitting on dealers' shelves and others that have already been replaced, so we're getting there. Mitas notified the authorities in each of their sales territories as part of their recall procedure, including the ACCC here in Australia. We have found them to be extremely helpful, and they are satisfied with the steps we are taking.

If you, or anyone you know, has fitted 19" E-07 front tyres within the last 2 years, PLEASE ask them to check whether they are the tubeless or tube type construction. If tubeless, they should stop using the tyre immediately and contact their dealer to arrange a replacement. Although Mitas have indicated that the problem is eliminated by using a tube (and we believe about half of these tyres would have been fitted with tubes), our concern is that a tyre could be taken off and find itself being re-used later without a tube. Therefore these tyres need to be destroyed.

We will gladly give you a brand new tyre in exchange for the destruction of your old one.

Again, please contact your dealer in the first instance, but if you have any problems or questions you can contact us directly on 1300 733 031.
Shit... Just had a set fitted to the Super 10 here in Brisbane before XMAS!

Hope there are plenty of replacement tyres in stock folks!
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #782
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Shit... Just had a set fitted to the Super 10 here in Brisbane before XMAS!

Hope there are plenty of replacement tyres in stock folks!

Replacement stocks are not available ATM, but fit a tube in the front one and you will be OK....Mitas will pay for the tube, and replace the tyre when they become available.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #783
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Replacement stocks are not available ATM, but fit a tube in the front one and you will be OK....Mitas will pay for the tube, and replace the tyre when they become available.
Will just change to a Heidenau front for the time being!
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:04 AM   #784
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:14 AM   #785
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Put a 150/80/18 e09 dakar on my KTM 990 last change and got 4500km on it 50/50 road dirt, with still a good 1000km left but changed as going on a long trip this weekend. Quite impressed, good price, long wear, reasonable grip off road. Will see how the Pirelli rally I just put on holds up but I dare say ill be using an e09 Dakar again at some point, just need tyres for bikes in vic park to stock this size. Ps the front e09 Dakar is a puny skinny thing with no grip in the dirt! Won't buy one of those again ever.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:20 PM   #786
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I've just taken a 140 E-09 off the rear of my DR650. I got about 7000 km's out of it.

I've run 6 or 7 rear E-09's on DR650's and R80/R100 GS airheads now and they are my rear tyre of preference, I usually get 6-7000km's out of one.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #787
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I have no affiliation or axes to grind.........Sava MC 23 tyres on my 1000cc Vstrom are superior to E09 Dakar, they are cheaper and hookup in the dirt better. I got 5000 km from the rear[140/18"] and its the first tyre I have went back for a second tyre.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:46 AM   #788
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I have no affiliation or axes to grind.........Sava MC 23 tyres on my 1000cc Vstrom are superior to E09 Dakar, they are cheaper and hookup in the dirt better. I got 5000 km from the rear[140/18"] and its the first tyre I have went back for a second tyre.
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Now, if they just made 'em in 150/70-17????
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:41 AM   #789
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I have no affiliation or axes to grind.........Sava MC 23 tyres on my 1000cc Vstrom are superior to E09 Dakar, they are cheaper and hookup in the dirt better. I got 5000 km from the rear[140/18"] and its the first tyre I have went back for a second tyre.
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Your vstrom has a 17inch rear rather than an 18 standard doesn't it?
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:22 PM   #790
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Your vstrom has a 17inch rear rather than an 18 standard doesn't it?
Yes Wilmo

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:25 PM   #791
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hi all...firstly, yes I have done a bit of searching but the list of results I got back are far to much to sift through while sneakily reading at work. and the end of the day is looming and the road is wet.

I've just fitted some E09 Dakars on my 2010 Tenere 660. Standard tyre sizes (from memory 130/80-17 and 90/90-21)

Also note that I've got 30 odd years of riding under the belt and have bikes of the road variety, dirt and in between and ridden with lots of different tyres and conditions.

I'm only maybe 200Kms into the tires and haven't had any confidence on the road with them yet (offroad, gravel only at this stage, i'm in love). Its hard to explain but they feel like they are squirming and don't hold a straight line. After cornering with the intial tip in being very quick but getting used to that it seems to take a bit to find a straight line after cornering. Initially I thought the pressures were wrong so I went with a road style pressure of 30psi front and 34psi rear (from being fitted they seemed very low at around 18-22psi from memory). This felt worse. dropped back down to 28psi front and back and maybe a bit better but still strange feeling. Am I running too high still? what does everyone recommend?

Also the front edge seems to have worn quite rapidly despite trying to behave on the throttle.

very keen to know your thoughts and ideas before hitting the road to go home tonight.

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Old 05-01-2013, 02:50 PM   #792
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The front edge tyre wear sounds like pressure to me. On my DR650 I'd run them at ~25-26 psi.
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Thanks Eddie. I squirted a bit of air out before I went home last night and it did feel a bit better, but that might have been all in my head. I'll check pressures again when the tyres are cold.

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:51 AM   #794
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Looks like the front E07 on my R80 G/S is finally worn out after 14900 km.
Rear probably has a bit life yet, but I will get a set.

Previous two sets were Scorpion ATs , both toast around 5000 km, which until now has been slightly worse than average for me, and I cant recall ever getting any more than 7000 km until the E07's
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:07 AM   #795
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I need a tyre with good wet weather grip and that heats up fast, and performs well in cold conditions.

I've been looking at the E-07, but would the Heindenau K60 m+s be better for me?

I'm on an F650 Dakar.
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