Mitas E09 Dakar Tires

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hasenwerk, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. christian

    christian Long timer

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    Thanks!


    Now why people aren't using the E09 up front and stick with the TKC? :ear
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  2. Gintaronas

    Gintaronas hobbyist

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    I've been using E-09 both in front and rear. Rear is OK, but front is too soft and it wears very quickly... I did some 3000 kms and the front was dead :cry
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  3. Lost Roadie

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    Anybody know the difference between the E09 TT and the E09 TL besides $10?
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  4. christian

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    if my memory serves me well...

    TT = Tube Type
    TL = TubeLess.
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  5. Lost Roadie

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    Thanks! Silly me.
    :ear
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  6. Mitas

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    good preferencies
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    thx a lot ...

    So ,.. as I read the front is "too soft"... did you guys ment it because of the wear or because of a ( more ) swampy feeling
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  7. WOLVERINE

    WOLVERINE Keep her pinned!

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    I ran the E09's on the F8 before I sold it! Really love the rear but on the front they are dangerous. Squirrelly on the hwy above 120kph to the point it's scary and I wouldn't recommend it, period! Go with something else up there. On the rear they are noisy, IMHO but nothing you can't handle and they get louder as you wear them down. I put over 8000kms on a set and the rear was only half warn down so you'll get well over 12000kms out of a set and I was hard on them. Never found them bad in the wet but I didn't push it when it was wet. They are a knobby so treat them as such. I tried them on my GSA and had the same feeling of squirrelliness on the front of that bike too so it's the same overall result up front. They do hold up well offroad so I can't see going with the TKC over this one for double the cost. No brainer!
    I liked them and have 3 sets hanging in my garage ready for replacement when the time comes...
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  8. Mitas

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    you´re right
    A lotta guys looking for a "one-does-it-all" - tyre...

    How old is your stock ?

    The whole E-Series has been revised completely in the end of 2010.They ( all ) have a higher proportion of SiO2 ...
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  9. SkiFly01

    SkiFly01 Govna Racepipe

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    I emailed a Mitas rep here in the states and they sent me to www.mitasmx.com for a US site that sells the E series tires. If you are running them on a GS that is tubless get the TL version as stated above by Christian.
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  10. Mitas

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    Yeah ,.. it ´s the shop from Mitas North America ... ... :norton
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  11. WOLVERINE

    WOLVERINE Keep her pinned!

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    Just ordered a rear set for the XRR but the other tires (3 rears) are almost 2 years old now...

    So what end result will the new revision give over the old design? Better in what way?
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  12. SkiFly01

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    Any chance they can get the E-09 in the GS size, 150/70/17? :evil
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  13. Mitas

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    stay patient .... :wink:

    I will forward this to the U.S. subsidiary
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  14. Wallowa

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    Look I only ride my '07 GSA off road...have been a devoted TKC fan...tire has really saved my butt off road..

    BUT if the Mitas Reinforced E09 Dakar can match the size of the rear TKC and the performance off road while getting better mileage; then put me down for several!

    You know the old saying.."If it is too good to be true, it probably isn't":brow...hope this tire lives up to the hype.
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  15. fudgypup

    fudgypup Banned

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    Me too. 150/70/17!
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  16. Mitas

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    I would n´t go so far to call it a hype. . .
    It´s just the attention he deserves .... as an alternative.
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  17. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    A 140 does just fine:deal

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  18. lurkin

    lurkin Been here awhile

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    Guys , the 140/80 will be just fine on your 4" rims, gearing will just be a tad taller. This tire is just so much better off road and last a lot longer than the TKC ............... BUT............... there is always a trade off,,,, it does NOT hang on nearly as well on the tar, ESPECIALLY if its wet. Yep its always a compromise :rofl
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  19. Mitas

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    in acc to the TKC ?

    After compound changing or before ?
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  20. lurkin

    lurkin Been here awhile

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    Well you have me there,,, when did the compound change?,,,,,,, but those TKCs do have a nice big round knobs on them that is more suited to the tare transports. Having said that its a long time since I bought a set of TKCs as there price has climbed dramatically here in Australia. I just run a Anakee/Tourance on the 4" and keep the EO9 on the 2 1/2 for the really enjoyable stuff
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