Mefo dual sport tires.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by holycaveman, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    How many miles did you have on the MEFO's prior to leaning "way" over?.If the side wall lugs were still "new" or not much use applied to them,yea,they probably were slippery.
  2. wizdum

    wizdum Adventurer

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    Which Shinkos?

    My DR650 is shod with GP-1s. No complaints on the front.
    Rear work good as well....but, its about 75% gone in 2500 miles.

    It would be cool to find a rear that lasted longer.

    I have tried 606's but, they looked like the lost height with every tank of gas.
  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Every I time Ieaned over very far on pavement they either slid or felt ready to slide. Most people maybe dont lean over so far.
    By 1500 miles the rear Mefo was 3/4 shot and my experiment with them was over. They didnt hook up well in gravel or loose dirt much at all even when new. Spun freely coming out of gravel corners.
    For the life of me I cant see what all the foo-foo-raw is over these tires.
  4. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    705's are what Ive got on the DR for the 19/17" street wheels,they last great and work great on pavement,if Im cautious I can cruise around dirt roads with them. I keep knobbies on the stock rims.