Mitas Tyres

Discussion in 'OZ Vendors & Flea Market' started by Beet, May 21, 2011.

  1. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    wow that was one of the hardest tyre changes Ive done. I just hope I dont get a flat out bush as Im sure ill need a pub near by. On the positive side I did have My Ballard Tyre Levers and all the extras that My shed offers. all the best Beetle.
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  2. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    Over 50, I'm still working on replying :-)

    And beet they are pricks cold but. Ok hot
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  3. Flanman13

    Flanman13 Dinosaur

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    I recently was gifted with a hole appearing in the side of my E08 Rear. Figured "Well, cant exactly fix that." So i rode the 50k;s home whilst leaning up over the headlight.
    75% of the side wall was torn by the time I got home but it was still on the bead. Completely.
    Make sure you get her nice and wet round the edges before slipping on a new one.
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  4. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Always do :D
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  5. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Only 75%.... mate... get into it a bit harder!

    Sorry to use car tyres to illustrate.... but the top one went at about 150 k... and that was the sidewall (untouched) by the time I stopped. The bottom one went at 170 kph on the main straight at Winton. The tread did a bit of damage to the car. The first one was a puncture. The second one was old rubber. I won't use a tyre that's over 5 years old now.

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  6. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    More info - DR650 and it was actually getting the e09 on the rim, mainly the rear, what a battle, I ended up using a G clamp to asist. Popping the bead was simple enough, love the CRC. all the best Beetle
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  7. Mitas

    Mitas caretaker

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    what was the dimension of the rim ?

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  8. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    If it's a std DR650 it would be 17" - The DR rears are well known to be tight at times.

    I've put a few of each E0-7 & E0-9 on the 18" rear of my 640 with no problems, similar to fit to any other tyre.

    Cheers
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  9. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Running a E-07 [18"] on one of my XS' & the bloody thing won't wear out!
    down to the centre 'bar' in the middle of the tread, what's the legal limit one of these tyres?
    Cheers
    Baza
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  10. abhibeckert

    abhibeckert Long timer

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    Hate to say it, but are you sure you weren't doing something wrong? Like making sure the tyre slips into the centre of the rim on the opposite side to where you're levering?

    The last three of four times I fitted an E0-7 (slightly different tyre of course) it was a piece of cake, even when I was doing it in a ditch with just a couple of short levers and no lubrication of any kind (the only hard part was pumping the blooding thing up again with a tiny hand pump).

    Every time I've ever had difficulty fitting tyre, I realised eventually that my technique was wrong.
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  11. abhibeckert

    abhibeckert Long timer

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    I don't know for sure, but I believe as long as it won't aquaplane and isn't unevenly worn out, you're perfectly legal. 2mm tread depth or something like that.

    It'll have no grip at all in the dirt, long before it's actually illegal.
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  12. grimripper

    grimripper 1pissanter

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    Qld Transport says:

    "Each tyre fitted to the motor vehicle must have a
    tread pattern of a depth of at least 1.5mm on
    every part of the tyre that touches the road, and
    must not be fitted with cleats or another device
    likely to damage a road."

    Same for NSW
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  13. bbjay

    bbjay Been here awhile

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    You spring for a new tyre beet ,, What gives :eek1

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  14. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    Got an E-09 Dakar fitted to my DR recently.....I was going to do it myself but when I went to pick it up, I felt how stiff the sidewall was and got them to do it.......and they had a hell of a time also.....:eek1
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  15. Boo82

    Boo82 Been here awhile

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    Lupine and I had been trying ti fit a new EO-9, I think, to his DL1000. Ended up cutting the bead with an angle grinder to get the old one off. Was interesting to say the least. Was lucky we didn't set the fire alarms off in the cycle shop where he works.:huh
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  16. TB650

    TB650 An average punter living the dream

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    I fitted an E-09 to my Tenere, it was the toughest tyre I have ever fitted had the sucker in my Mousse changer and all :eek1:huh Best tyre I have run on the Tenere to date but :evil

    TB
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  17. Ando74

    Ando74 Adventurer

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  18. k0diak

    k0diak Roaming Hun

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    Before I got my current sent, I did a bit of reading on the forum and someone asked the reseller in the US. The official answer from the manufacturer is that once the centre bar has no thread left, it's a goer. But I'll keep using it as well anyways.
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  19. grimripper

    grimripper 1pissanter

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    See RTA website AUSTRALIA.

    "Each tyre fitted to the motor vehicle must have a
    tread pattern of a depth of at least 1.5mm on
    every part of the tyre that touches the road
    "
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  20. paddyhannen

    paddyhannen Been here awhile

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    Bloody hell! Did you maybe notice that the round black thing may have been a bit easier to spin/ moving the bike forward less effectivley than previously? Traction was designed to make the tyre grip using gravity to fight against inertia during acceleration, braking. cornering and stopping ( optional Extras ?) Referenced in the sub paragraphs of rider survival in a section called "antikamikazefaktorr",( english translation- dont kill yourself or anyone else if you can help it) a specialty division of the motorcycle riders code called" make sure you make it home " or " youre riding on your own so I dont have to fuck up my ride by scraping you off a fkn tree/ truck/ child / cow/ soccer mom on sunday afternoon in red a ford territory that somehow did not see you''.

    If it was that good, buy another one.
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