Heidenau vs Mefo

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  1. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    Searched & read and could not find a really good answer to my questions.

    I am looking at the Heidenau K60 Scout and Mefo Super Explorer in 140/80-18 size to replace the MT21 on my 2012 KTM 690 ER.

    Is one softer than the other as far as tread compound? Does one have a stiffer sidewall than the other? Does one grip better on-road/off-road than the other? Is there a difference in wet pavement performance?

    Thanks,

    MrHix
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  2. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    I liked the K60 enough on the 640A I sold a month ago, I mounted one up on the '12 690.

    Plenty nice on the twisties as well as gravel, and they wear like iron.

    606 on the front, and a K60 bringing up the rear makes for toe scraping front end lifting fun.

    It's a hoot of a bike, ain't she!

    Dirty
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  3. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the input.

    Yes, great fun. I call it my "Hilarious" motorcycle because anytime I get on the gas hard, I have to smile as the rear starts to spin or the front wheel leaves the earth!

    Cheers,

    MrHix
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  4. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    From the photos I've seen of the Mefo, the tread looks to be a little less open than the K60 which makes me think it is a bit more tarmac biased than the Heide.

    I've tried the D908's just because years back I fell into a smoking deal on 4 rears for $50, but I probably won't buy anymore rears. The 908 front's gave me headshake from hell no matter what I did on the 640A.

    Dirty
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  5. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    You'll get more opinions on what tire does what then can be imagined,If your riding mostly dirt get a mostly dirt tire,both these tires are an attempt at a dirt touring tire and arent like a knobbie in the dirt .

    A 690 in the dirt with a wimpy tire would spin lots.
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  6. MrHix

    MrHix Been here awhile

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    I guess I should have said I am going to buy one of these tires. Trying to decide which one does what on the street & in the dirt. If they are the same, I will buy the cheaper of the two. Looking for a direct comparison of the 2 tires listed.

    Cheers,

    MrHix
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