How many miles from Mefo's?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by 4corners14, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    I'm heading up to Prudhoe and Inuvik in July. It's about a 7,100 mile loop from Seattle. Can I make it on a new set of Mefo Super Explorers? :ear

    I should mention that I'm riding a "08" 990, and as per usual, I'll be "loaded"
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  2. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    IMO Shouldnt be a problem. They Last a LONG time.
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  3. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    I've ran 6 sets, and never gotten over 4,200 on a rear.


    Depends on riding style.
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  4. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    +1
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  5. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    I get between 8k and 9k from a rear. Depends on your riding style...

    Dave
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  6. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    I ruined a set in one weekend. They had about 2k on them,too fast while loaded,in the twisties. I have ran three sets so far,never get many miles out of them. I'm obviously hard on tires. Maybe it's the company I keep.:muutt:muutt:muutt
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  7. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Mileages are interesting feedback but speed, load, road temps, road surface and right wrist/braking style will make anything from hundreds to thousands of miles difference.

    Ship tires to a bike shop somewhere along the way in case you need them...not as cool-looking as carrying spares but more practical. I have been stuck with having to install a boy-racer road tire on an adv when 4000 miles from home because I would have had to wait a week to have something more suitable shipped into Broome, W.A. This was many years ago and deliveries might be a bit more frequent these days, but still....if you are on a tight schedule, better to have a tire waiting than be waiting for a tire.
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  8. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Eggzactly. That's why the question can't be answered.
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