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Old 11-09-2011, 01:39 AM   #211
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question? does the center of the tire look like it has an end of life raised center wear bar to eek some additional miles out of it if need be??? the 130-17 does.
Only the widths up to 130 have that bar.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:03 AM   #212
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[QUOTE=Mitas;17249920]Does anybody know Charley Boorman ( the actor) ?
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Everybody knows Charley!

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:09 PM   #213
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Does anybody know Charley Boorman ( the actor) ?
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Rockinrog... time to retire that TKC 80.
As soon as the tubes get here.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:35 PM   #214
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Only the widths up to 130 have that bar.
thnx. got any mileage reports on the 130-17" E07?
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:06 AM   #215
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thnx. got any mileage reports on the 130-17" E07?

.... one guy ride from Cape Town back to Germany ... >25.000km

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Old 11-10-2011, 03:08 AM   #216
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thnx. got any mileage reports on the 130-17" E07?
They don't fit my 18" rim

NordieBoy is the man to ask, but I see you've already seen this post.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:23 AM   #217
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I just read a report that pointed to someone getting more than 18,000 miles (30,000 km) out of their 130 E07. Of course their tire was worn down to the bottom of the wear strip at that point. But still...if it get's a comfy 8,000 it'll be a great tire. I'm on the threshold of making a purchase.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:31 PM   #218
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I got impatient waiting on new tubes. I installed the rear today using a once used tube that was still in good condition. Checked my book and that TKC pictured above had over 10,000 miles on it. It was dark till I got it finished so pics and first impressions will have to wait until tomorrow.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:06 PM   #219
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that TKC pictured above had over 10,000 miles on it.
Jeepers. Mine lasted just over a quarter of that.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:15 PM   #220
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Jeepers. Mine lasted just over a quarter of that.
The thing with TKCs is that if you ride mostly pavement they are the wrong tire for the job.
Most of my local riding includes as much dirt/gravel as I can find,, and gravel just doesn't wear out tires like asphalt.
With that said that particular tire had 5400 miles of cross country pavement riding 80-90MPH for hour.. days on end. I would rather have had a tire like the E07 on for that ride.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:56 PM   #221
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The thing with TKCs is that if you ride mostly pavement they are the wrong tire for the job.
Most of my local riding includes as much dirt/gravel as I can find,, and gravel just doesn't wear out tires like asphalt.
With that said that particular tire had 5400 miles of cross country pavement riding 80-90MPH for hour.. days on end. I would rather have had a tire like the E07 on for that ride.
I'm completely opposite "mostly pavement". Gravel may not wear out tyres but rocks certainly do. The big trouble with TKCs is that you have to lower the pressure to get them to nearly grip in the dirt, and then they'll melt if you go anywhere near the tarseal at those pressures. (That's apart from the wallet trouble they cause.)

We can't do that kind of sealed road blasting here. Apart from the speed limit being 100 km/h (62mph), our roads are much more like this:



The E-07 is Clintnz's favourite all-rounder tyre at the moment, so I will be giving them a go next time I need that type of tyre.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:12 PM   #222
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They don't fit my 18" rim

NordieBoy is the man to ask, but I see you've already seen this post.
ah thanks. i had that pic saved from awhile back but did not connect to where it 1st came from.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:13 PM   #223
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I just read a report that pointed to someone getting more than 18,000 miles (30,000 km) out of their 130 E07. Of course their tire was worn down to the bottom of the wear strip at that point. But still...if it get's a comfy 8,000 it'll be a great tire. I'm on the threshold of making a purchase.
that's unreal and blows mefo explorer out of the water.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:20 PM   #224
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I just placed an order for a Mitas E-07 in 150/70 - 17 for my F800GS from http://www.mx1canada.com/

They had it in stock and said no problem shipping state side.
would love to see those pics how they look mounted on the bike.
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #225
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would love to see those pics how they look mounted on the bike.
I should have the tire soon....it has shipped anyway....and when I have it mounted, I will post pics.

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