Mitas E10 150 / 70 on a 2016 GSA?

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  1. KLRscoob

    KLRscoob Been here awhile

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    will they fit or are they too narrow?
    thanks
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    Too narrow
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  3. KLRscoob

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    that's what I thought too but I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the Rawhyde guys only use these on their training bikes?
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  4. YesRush

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    I heard the earlier 1200 size fits .
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    I have 10k miles using the 150/70 E07 on my 2015 GS. No problems whatsoever.


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    Hey, thanks for this post. I have a Rawhyde bike and it has Mitas E-10 on it.
    I never looked at the size but it is a 150/70-17

    This is great news because I love the Shinko 805/804 and I thought I'd have to give them up.

    Of course, I have new E10s on it, a spare new set of E-10s, a spare new set of Anakee 3s and an 805 rear I was going to give to a friend.
    Side by side, the 3 tires seem the same. Anakee are 170/60-17. Side by side they seem the same height and width. Odd that BMW even changed things.
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  7. YesRush

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    What's on the front? 110/80/19?
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    BMW Enduro School at Enduro Park in Hechlingen uses the Karoo 3 on their bikes. They are in a correct 170 size. Maybe Rawhyde are using the Mitas in 150, because they do not provide in 170 and Mitas is much much cheaper.
    I wouldn't fit narrower tyres to a bike that is meant to be ridden on curvy roads. For straights and off road riding no problem.
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    Correct.

    Be sure to get the Dakar version when going with E10 for the load capacity on the GS
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    Measuring against the A3's, the Shinko 805 and the E10 Dakar - they are all very close to the same dimensions. I notice no difference.

    Of course, I don't have 2 rims to mount them on and actually measure mounted differences so I'm comparing unmounted.

    The Mitas is very expensive in the USA, much more so than the Karoo. It also seems a better tire for off-road use than the K3.
    I find the 805 a better tire for on road than the e-10 but the e-10 better in the limited off-road I've done.
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    I'm running the 110/80 E07's up front. No issues front or back.


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  12. motolover

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    Mitas is one of the cheapest tyres in the EU. Karoo are also very affordable, Conti, Michelin and Pirelli are the most expensive usually.
    I haven't tried Mitas, so cannot judge the way they are performing.
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    It's funny how import taxes sometimes get us. One of our members found them, I think in the Czech Republic for about $60 each... but a bunch for shipping. Still a ton cheaper than the cost here.
    They came with the bike and a spare set, so I'll use them but I think I'll go back to the Shinko 804/5 unless something better comes out by then.
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    Thanks.Yah I have the Dakar on my 1150,same size.The set was like $230-280? Maybe $240 lol All around a good tire except I slowed way down on wet road.Didnt trust myself.haha
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    Ya me too!
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    Just mounted the E07 in that size on the rear. Looking to improve on mileage from
    the MC60 which only gave me 3000mi & started showing small cracks after a 2-Up ride.
    Pretty much was worn out already anyway.
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    I would wait for the E-10 170 rear and 120 front. I have them on my KTM 1190 and have been happy with them on and off the road.
    MotoRace will have the E-10 tires in stock in a few months.
    Mitas was late in getting the larger sizes due to final testing and compound research.
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    I've been told similar to JN3n, my contact stated getting E10 in the correct sizes in the next 3-5 months.

    However, I emailed RawHyde and they confirmed they use the E10/E07 150/70 rear and 110/80 Front on all their GS/GSA bikes, even the modern LC models.

    For that reason, I ordered Shinko's in that size to start.
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    I have fitted Shinko 705 on my LC of the smaller size and find them great Have put around 4000km on them riding all types of roads here in NZ front still looks new rear most probably only has 2,000kms left .
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    110/150 tires will mount to a water boxer, but the rims are very exposed!
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