Mitas Tyres

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

  1. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I don`t know how you ride so you may not get the life that I manage to get out of tires as I am very easy on my gear. I run 30 psi front and 34 psi rear and find it works very well (for me).
  2. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    Yeah I have always been amazed @ your figures when tyre wear is discussed on here!

    ride like an old woman you may but that many Km out of a TKC 80 is legendry in my books I had one lasted less than 5K
  3. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    There`s a bloke in the Qld BMW club, who used to get similar life of TKC`s on his 1150GSA. I don`t think I had my GS at that time and I recall I didn`t quite believe him when he told me.
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    b0mb3r Old Git

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    all i need is about 6000kms from the front so keep your fingers crossed :D
  5. Cruz

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    Anyone using the E-09 Dakar front and back specifically on something like a Transalp, or any other bike for feedback on handling, wear etc?
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    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    I had an e-09 dakar on my DR and it lasted 9000km I loved it for most conditions! - but a word of warning I believe they have changed the compound so you may not get that out of a new one!

    Lentil
  7. bushnbikes

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    16,000! Wow, good going! I've got about 7000 - 9000 out of the rear scouts I've had on the 990. I thought I was doing well with that but I tend to push them a lot. I've just put a TKC on the front after going through a couple of scout fronts. The front scouts have lasted a little longer than the rears but done I've fair bit of heavy front braking on tight sealed roads as well. They've been OK on the dirt but I've had to watch them with the tall weight of the 990. I'm looking forward to getting back onto the Conti front. I've got a bit more confidence in their grip on dirt. Conti rears: I like 'em but they don't last as long as the Heidenaus.
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    Yes i concur, and i wouldn't have one on the front unless you like hospitals :brow
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    not a transalp but i've put one on the berg fe570. it's the new compound, done 2780km of dirt and adventure riding and it looks like it's about 3/4 worn. a lot of the riding has been at a brisk pace but not revving the bike and avoiding wheelspin etc whenever possible.

    so not hugely impressed with the mileage but not disappointed either. maybe the old harder compound would have lasted longer? handling has been fine on or off road except for mud where the shallow tread fills up and turns into a slick in no time.

    i'm tempted to run a D606 rear next time and compare mileage as the e09 is getting up toward double the price!
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    Thanks for the info.

    You using a Michy Desert on the front with an E-07 rear then OBJ?
  12. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Why is this now in Vendors, no one here is selling them?

    This is all becoming a bit silly.

    Every photo Trev puts up soon with AMCN watermark on it will be shoved in here as well. :ear
  13. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    I just put on a Pirelli MT 21 Rallycross on the front, only because i got it cheap, and but it feels good on dirt and grips good, on wet tar i have no idea. :dunno I'm using E09 rear i get about 4-5 K out of them, they can be sketcy at times. I just look at how far my trip is going to be and get something that will make the distance in this case 4000k max, i expect it to be well and truly buggered by the end, like it's rider. :wink:
  14. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Who knows what goes on in the mind of a mod? :lol3
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    What are you putting on your new old bike Dave? :ear
  16. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    For a start, probably TKC80 front, `cos I really trust them, and E07 rear. MT21 front and E09 (or Dakar) rear if I want something more `manly`.
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    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Don`t know if anyone is bothering to look at this thread now, or even knows it`s here since it was moved, but I had a set of Mitas E07`s fitted to the 1100GS today. Both front and rear aren`t as fat or the carcass as stiff as the Heidenau K60 Scout, but they look up to the job. Very whiney on the bitumen, much louder, but not as rough at the TKC. $350.00 the pair, fitted and balanced, although I think a bit of mates rates may have applied. Even so, a lot cheaper than most tyres made for the big chookies.

    Final Km tally for the TKC80/Heidenau k60 Scout was 18,150Km; could have gotten 20,000Km easily.
  18. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    I moved it here so Mr Mitas can talk about the product directly with you guy's without getting complaints of spam.
    I can easily move it back if you prefer.
    I'm sure he will be along again soon.
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    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I suppose I have got my nose out of joint a bit, but the way I see it is, Mr Mitas was not directly trying to sell people a tyre, but was trying to determine what people wanted, especially with the compound of the E07.

    For the life of me, I can`t understand how anyone could construe this thread as spam.
  20. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Seems like I`m getting E07`s front and back. Ray has the wheels made up and fitted some tyres to protect the rims while they are sitting around. The front one will be OK for running in/shakedown purposes and can always be changed later on.