MEFO Explorer 1000 mi early report...

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by OnOff, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. TLRam1

    TLRam1 Adventurer

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    Thanks, I will check out those tires.
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  2. kamlander

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    really like the mefos on gravel and semi sane, single track. wore a set out at about 15k clicks, still had more life in them, but wanted to try out my new k/60's. usually i don't pay much attention to small differences, but i found the mefo's out performed every other tire for my type of riding by such a large margin, that if i ever wear out the k 60's (very tough tire) it'll be back to he mefos for sure.
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  3. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    I like the Mefo's but just to damned expensive:cry.
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  4. mbfj40

    mbfj40 Been here awhile

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    Been running an Explorer on the front of my BMW G650X Country and Agree with Kamlander on the gravel and summertime roads. Now I'm about due for a replacement and I can get an in stock K60 a lot cheaper just down the street, but if it won't be as good as the MEFO, then why bother or are they close enough to call it a wash??
    My bike has a 2.5" wide front rim and I run the 100-90-19 Mefo, with the K60, I can also get the 110-80-19 size. Any thoughts or pro's and con's of the size change while still on the 2.5" rim? Stay with the stock 100-90-19? Stay with the Mefo? ???
    thanks
    mike
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  5. Speakeasy

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    Great post; thanks! I'm shopping for a rear tire for my KLR and Mefo made the short list, but I choked at the prices I'm finding.
    Especially appreciate the Heideneau K60 Scout lead; I'll let you know what I buy and how it works out.
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  6. Rat King

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    I am currently running the D606 front and rear and the bike sounds like a monster truck running down the road. Do the MEFO's do the same thing?

    The plan is to have 2 sets of rims the D606 for aggressive days and maybe an 80/20 paved/dirt for everyday riding.

    Thanks!
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  7. kamlander

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    Found the mefo's to be very civilized (not very loud at all).Exceptional tire. Liking the k60's as well, but they do howl a bit. Will be going back to the mefo's when the k60's are done. Worth the extra money imo.
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  8. TexBiker

    TexBiker Been here awhile

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    I'm currently running Mefo Explorers on four different bikes. Much quieter and smoother than the TKC's I used for the last decade and they last 2x-3x as long. Infinitely better stability on wet pavement, too. I rarely get into anything more technical than gravel, caliche or packed dirt roads and the Mefos are very confidence-inspiring.
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