ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush > Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-17-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
firefighter*17 OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: USA
Oddometer: 16
Mitas E-07 Dual Sport Tire in Canada?

I'm planning a trip from South Dakota to Calgary Canada in the next two weeks. I'm wondering if the Mitas E-07 dual sport tire is available there or close to Calgary? Anyone know?
Thanks!
firefighter*17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
BordenBmw
TheFrenchRider
 
BordenBmw's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Grid Roads, Saskatchewan Canada
Oddometer: 741
Quote:
Originally Posted by firefighter*17 View Post
I'm planning a trip from South Dakota to Calgary Canada in the next two weeks. I'm wondering if the Mitas E-07 dual sport tire is available there or close to Calgary? Anyone know?
Thanks!
The mitas are available online from MX1 Canada and I don't think any dealers have them in stock!

http://www.mx1canada.com/

You could also contact Anderwerks, they normally deal with BMW's but they may be able to help in Calgary.

http://www.anderwerks.com/
__________________
So many roads so little time...
http://www.saskatchewandualsport.com/forum/
BordenBmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
Dustodust
Studly Adventurer
 
Dustodust's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Hillsboro Oregon
Oddometer: 840
Is that tire even SAFE for the 950/990 ???
__________________
04 KTM 950 S
04 KTM 525 EXC street plated
Dustodust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
firefighter*17 OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: USA
Oddometer: 16
thanks for the info BrodenBMW.... Dustodust, why are they not safe?
firefighter*17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
Dustodust
Studly Adventurer
 
Dustodust's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Hillsboro Oregon
Oddometer: 840
Quote:
Originally Posted by firefighter*17 View Post
thanks for the info BrodenBMW.... Dustodust, why are they not safe?
Not saying they arent, just not sure if they are safe

I will throw anything on a single cylinder bike that maxes speed at around 70 mph
but for a high speed heavy bike I want the manufacturer to certify a speed rating, and number of plys
cant find any of that on the Mitas website
__________________
04 KTM 950 S
04 KTM 525 EXC street plated
Dustodust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 12:20 AM   #6
firefighter*17 OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: USA
Oddometer: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dustodust View Post
Not saying they arent, just not sure if they are safe

I will throw anything on a single cylinder bike that maxes speed at around 70 mph
but for a high speed heavy bike I want the manufacturer to certify a speed rating, and number of plys
cant find any of that on the Mitas website
I will keep that in mind... thanks for the heads up!
firefighter*17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 12:38 AM   #7
randel
Gnarly Adventurer
 
randel's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Oddometer: 315
No problems with Mitas E-07 (140/80-18) under 950SE. 11000km and still 3mm thread left. Very good everywhere except wet asphalt where they are almost dangerous.
They have speed rating T = 190km/h
__________________
950SuperEnduroR
Beyond clouds 2011
Beyond arctic circle 2010
randel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 08:37 AM   #8
firefighter*17 OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: USA
Oddometer: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by randel View Post
No problems with Mitas E-07 (140/80-18) under 950SE. 11000km and still 3mm thread left. Very good everywhere except wet asphalt where they are almost dangerous.
They have speed rating T = 190km/h
Good to know. Do you have any experience with the Heidenau K60 Scouts?
firefighter*17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 12:58 PM   #9
randel
Gnarly Adventurer
 
randel's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Oddometer: 315
I have experience with original K60 on Tiger 955i. It lasted about the same.
Also my friend has K60 on his 1200GS. Comparing K60 to E-07 on similar conditions, I would say E-07 has better grip off-road and similar onroad.
Grip on dry asphalt is very good, on hard gravel - even better than a knobby, on loose surfaces and mud it surprises me how good it actually is (not as good as a knobby but close). Only downsides are grip on wet asphalt and really slick mud (wet grass).
E-07 is my favorite tire for mixed use now. I have experience with Metzeler Karoo2, Dunlop 908RR, Motoz Tractionator Desert HT and GoldenTyre GT200.
__________________
950SuperEnduroR
Beyond clouds 2011
Beyond arctic circle 2010
randel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 09:40 PM   #10
firefighter*17 OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: USA
Oddometer: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by randel View Post
I have experience with original K60 on Tiger 955i. It lasted about the same.
Also my friend has K60 on his 1200GS. Comparing K60 to E-07 on similar conditions, I would say E-07 has better grip off-road and similar onroad.
Grip on dry asphalt is very good, on hard gravel - even better than a knobby, on loose surfaces and mud it surprises me how good it actually is (not as good as a knobby but close). Only downsides are grip on wet asphalt and really slick mud (wet grass).
E-07 is my favorite tire for mixed use now. I have experience with Metzeler Karoo2, Dunlop 908RR, Motoz Tractionator Desert HT and GoldenTyre GT200.
It's difficult to find the perfect tire... what would make the E-07 a better tire for wet surfaces? More siping?
firefighter*17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #11
randel
Gnarly Adventurer
 
randel's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Oddometer: 315
E-07 is not a good tyre for wet asphalt by any means and nothing can change that. It is so bad actually I would say it's almost dangerous. It's probably rubber compound what makes that. But that also makes this tyre last 12000km and that's more important for me. And for other conditions grip is really good. K60 has similar characteristics.
On slippery mud nothing else than a full knobby will work.
__________________
950SuperEnduroR
Beyond clouds 2011
Beyond arctic circle 2010
randel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #12
Balsta
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Chilly Northern Europe
Oddometer: 400
Quote:
Originally Posted by randel View Post
E-07 is not a good tyre for wet asphalt by any means and nothing can change that. It is so bad actually I would say it's almost dangerous. It's probably rubber compound what makes that. But that also makes this tyre last 12000km and that's more important for me. And for other conditions grip is really good. K60 has similar characteristics.
On slippery mud nothing else than a full knobby will work.
Agreed, after plenty rear K60's on my SE I mean they are almost dangerous on wet asphalt, especially when wornout. When spinning easily on 6th gear at 120 km/h (75 mph), I get nervous
__________________
950 SE -06 with 2009 SDR 130 hp motor (but carbed...120 hp?)
Balsta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014