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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by scudrunner82, Oct 10, 2013.
E07 front sucks off road.. E10 ot TKC80 my choice
TKC is a proven front tire!
I wouldn't recommend the scorpion rally front. Mine cupped really badly within 2k miles and I tossed it at 2700. I might have been able to fiddle with pressures or something but as it was I was not impressed. I think the bigger blocks on the TKC make a big difference.
Thanks guys, there is almost overwhelming positive support for the TKC80 front tire so it seems I'd be nuts to not go with it.
It sure would be nice it Mitas started up a US distributor..... but I'm going jump through the hoops to give the E70 rear a try in the Stelvio.
I'm going to try a K60 scout on the rear of my KLR which in tbe 130/80-17 size has nearly the same tread pattern as the E70. I'm going TKC80 front on the KLR also.
I'll see how the rears compare.
I have the E07's with the TKC 80's on my 750 Super Tenere.
A fantastic combo. couldn't be happier.
MX1 has been a great company to deal with. Prompt
call mx1 and they will help you out with anything you may need.
The e07's are not great in mud, but they never missed a beat on gravel, deep, loose whatever.
I'm on my second rear, and have two more in the garage, so i'm sold on them.
review here: http://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/mitas-dakar-4-ply-tires/
Just wanted to give a quick update on my E07s. I've been trying to wear them out before winter sets in and the roads get salted, but its not an easy task! These are some seriously durable tires.
As I mentioned in my review they don't seem to warm up like a more street oriented tire does. With the temps falling here in the northeast, I've been riding in temps in the 40s and 50s. With the cool pavement and tires that don't get warm, I've actually been seeing the traction control light blinking at me quite regularly accelerating hard out of corners. I've also had the rear start to drift on tight corners under power. Nothing scary at all but these tires seem to be especially sensitive to temperature. I will be dialing down the wick with the colder temps so I don't get a taste of pavement.
Just thought I'd pass along some more info for those interested.
Thanks for this info - just got my rear EO7 from MX1 on Friday - a TKC 80 for my front from Revzilla - both replacing Anakee 2s. I'm heading to Death Valley in two weeks!
I am sure many have seen this, but it appears a batch of these tires were faulty last year. It appears they have fixed the issue for 2013, but here you go:
Now, a motorcycle tire recall is one thing we just don't get to hear too often, and we're glad it's this way. However, Czech manufacturer Mitas issued a recall for 1,752 E-07 tires manufactured between January 2011 and November 2012.
Mitas discovered that these tires could suddenly lose pressure when used in extreme conditions, with no details being given on whether the incident causes severe consequences. While most tires have been sold in Europe, there are reports that the Mitas E-07 affected by this recall are also to be found in the US, Canada and some more countries.
The recalled tires have DOT codes ranging from 0111 through to 4812, and belong to three series:
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
Customers having these tires installed on their motorcycles are advised to contact the point of purchase and discuss on replacement options. Mitas declares that new, improved E-07 tires will be available in dealerships staring February 2013.
Countries to which the faulty E-07 tires have been sold in are: Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela
Any tires shipping out of Canada are the new and non leaky mitas.
Thank you for the informative review!
Our roads in Texas are made of a chip/seal mixture that will chew through tires quickly, especially in our hot climate.
We don't have much cold weather here, so they sound ideal!
I was kind of thinking the same thing.
They should be ideal down there. I was riding the TX chip seal last month and it looked harsh. These tires are tough as nails.
I run the E-07's on both ends of my 990 - love the tire for the desert here in SoCal but I would like a more knobby front for better braking. I think I will go TKC on the front if I keep the 990..... or go Sava MC60 front and Mitas E-07 rear if I get a S-10 or GSW. Good times to be owning a Touring Enduro - technology continue to improve the breed.
Good info. You're considering trading your 990 for a S-10? Funny because the only bike I'd consider trading my S-10 in for is a 990
I'm picking up a 13 SuperTen this weekend and plan to swap out the stock rubber for a pair of these Mitas E-07's since they seem to get real good reviews. My only question is whether or not to get the Dakar version or the standard. Talked with the guy at MX1 and he suggested getting the Dakar on the front because the sidewall is stiffer and should provide better road manners at the expense of having to air down more in the dirt and being harder to change a tire - on the rear he said it didn't matter one way or another around here. NW Washington state. So for anyone that has used standard, Dakar or both...........is the Dakar version worth it? Its my understanding that the 4th ply is sidewall only so I'm not sure how much of a benefit that would be in the PNW.
Yeah I hear ya - I'm conflicted believe me. Believe it or not, I just miss shaft drive. This is has been my own humble experience (YMMV) - once you get a dual sport thumper, you'll want a more road orientated touring/camping bike as a compliment. The 990 just isn't good enough on the street/touring for me, and it's more fun to chuck around a dirty bike so I figure a low-maintenance touring/commuter that I can still chuck around in the dirt on multiple day trips is the best for me.
I used that setup with the Dakar front on my trip west last year. I was very happy with the performance. I had no issues spooning on the mitas tires, though I don't mind tire changes in general. I have a non-Dakar front that will go on once this one wears out. Most people I hear say they can't tell much of a difference.
the Dakar is a stiffer ride. considerably.
my advice: stay on the pavement if you put an E-07 on the front.
that front tire scared me in the rough stuff.
I have nothing but good to say about the E07!!! They dig on gravel, dirt, jeep trails and you can drag the pegs on asphalt! I put 6k on the last rear and always ride with a lot of gear and never aired them over 33 psi. I did air down to 25 if I was going to be on forestry roads for the majority of the day. Never had a flat with the Dakar but had one with the regular E07 in the first 500 miles. Not sure if it was just coincidence or what. They turn in better than the tourance and gave more miles too. Wanting to try the E08's this summer!