Mitas Tyres

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

  1. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    I haven't checked on this thread in quite a while. Is there anywhere in the states that we can buy these yet? And for you guys running the on the 1200GS, which one are you running? The Dakar?
  2. Rucksta

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    Mitas is likely quoting absolute pressure where 3.0 Bar would equal the 200kpa (30psi) relative or above the ambient atmospheric pressure reading you would be more used to.
  3. Midnullarbor

    Midnullarbor Been here awhile

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    I've never heard of manufacturers quoting "absolute pressures" ~ hard to picture where such a concept could come in useful [even near the top of Mt Everest].

    Perhaps it's 3.0 bars (near enough to 45 psi) for a 40.C day and a 300 Kg rear loading.
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  4. Rucksta

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    I haven't heard of it either,just looking for an explaination.
    Mitas is usually pretty acurate with his advice.

    30psi is generally a tad high for me but I'm not an EO7 fan
  5. Beemerboff

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    Done 6000 KM on the E07's on the G/S .

    Front is around 1/2 worn, still has a nice round profile, no scalloping or uneven wear.

    Rear is around 1/3 worn , but the profile has flattened out a bit.

    Picked up a nail in the rear, twice, and with Michelin HD tubes I was able to put a bit air in and ride 15/20 km to the repair shop.

    Looks like the E07's are going to last at least twice as long as the Distanzas and Scorpions I have been using.
  6. KTMatt

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    Anyone try the 140-80-18 yet?

    I just picked one up for my 640 and it looks big
    Whats the best preasure to run in the frunt & rear of these things.

    Cheers Matt
  7. Beemerboff

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    I have 28 f & 30 rear, for 80% bitumen 20% dirt roads - great on the black top and acceptable on the dirt.

    But my bike weighs about 330 kg with a full tank and me aboard, and I dont push things on the dirt.

    I would start there , then try reducing the pressures a couple of lbs at a time until you find something that suits you.
  8. KTMatt

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    By the way its the EO-9 Dakar 140-80-18

    What did you run it on?

    All up Ill be around the 340kg+ mark bike, rider, lots of fuel and a bit of gear Oh and its going to be getting a hard time :evil

    Anyone else run one on a 640Adv.With the tyre sitting there unfitted its just over 160mm wide.
    I know it will pull in a bit once fitted up but do they fit up alright on the 2.5 rim.

    MT21,the new Desert, EO-9 Dakar all 140-80-18's

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    Cheers Matt
  9. sir phily

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    That would have to be the hardest tyre I have ever fitted to my 640 adventure,
    did a Kimberly trip on mine got about 8,000 km out of it at about 32 psi,
    my opinion its to big for the bike I had to cut some off the edge of the knobs to clear the chain guard, bloody tuff tyre but I think its over kill for a 640.
    Cheers Phil
  10. KTMatt

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    The last one I used was the 130 and it seemed to small.

    Do you happen to have a pic of the tyre fitted Phil

    Cheers Matt
  11. Beemerboff

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    It was a 130 E07 on my G/S.

    There is a post on this thread by Mitas which gives their recommendations for Knobs / E09s run on the bitumen / at high speed and from memory it was 10/15 lbs higher than what most people seem to suggest - around the 40 lb mark.

    On dirt just suit yourself, but as far as tire life is concerned higher pressure is usually better.
  12. sir phily

    sir phily Been here awhile

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    No I don't have a pic sorry Matt, have gone back to the trusty D606

    Cheers Phil
  13. Hrspwr Hero

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    Hi all,

    So I had an E09 Dakar fitted to the rear of my 690 enduro prior to Christmas anticipating the dry rocky conditions in the Victorian high country. I've had one once before on my DR650 which I would have probably got about 6000km out of riding mostly Flinders Ranges type terrain.
    We've had a fairly short day of 135km in steepish hills around Omeo today but I suspect something is not right with this tyre. I generally run about 20psi in the rear. It seems to be chipping really badly and its happening on the drive side all the way to the root of the tread. I certainly havn't been doing anything different with my riding style. Last tyre I had on was a MT21 which did more than 4500km. I would expect the Mitas to get at least that, but at this rate I've got buckleys of that. Anyone else got any experience with this?
    My brothers 690 has a D908 on it, same pressure etc and is nothing like this.
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  14. munsterlander

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    Press Release
    From MITAS a.s.
    Švehlova 1900,
    CZ-106 25 Praha 10

    www.mitas-tyres.com

    Public Relations
    Jiří Šebek
    Public Relations Manager
    Mobile: +420 603 458 317
    jiri.sebek@mitas-tyres.co
    Mitas is recalling 1,752 tubeless E-07 motorcycle tyres


    Prague, 21 December 2012 – The Czech tyre producer Mitas is voluntarily recalling 1,752 tubeless E-07 motorcycle tyres from the market. These tyres were sold to customers mostly in Europe. The tyre sizes subject to recall are,

    110/80-19 M/C 59T E-07 TL MI
    100/90-19 M/C 57T E-07 TL MI
    110/80-19 M/C 59T E-07 DAKAR TL MI

    Under extreme conditions the affected tyres can suddenly loose air pressure.

    Customers can determine whether their tyre is subject to recall by checking the brand name “MITAS”, tyre name “E-07,” inscription “tubeless” and DOT codes ranging from 0111 through to 4812, on the tyre sidewall. No other Mitas tyres are affected.

    The recalled tyres were made in the Czech Republic.

    The recall follows a quarantine of stocks at tyre dealers. All customers are advised to contact the point of purchase to discuss options for replacement. The improved E-07 tyres will be made available at sales points in February 2013.

    Mitas has notified the Czech Trade Inspection Authority which is expected to submit the notice to the EU-wide RAPEX system. Non-EU authorities will be informed in due course.

    The DOT marking is a combination of numbers and letters, and it identifies the tyre production plant and date of production. The manufacturing date is a four number code following the plant code. The date code signifies the week and year of production. For example, the DOT code “6J 0512” is shown on a tyre which was manufactured in Mitas’ Zlin factory (code 6J) in the 5th week of 2012. The DOT code is always shown on the sidewall for easy identification. The recalled DOT range of 0111 through to 4812 contains tyres made from January 2011 (0111) to November 2012 (4812).

    The list of countries affected by the recall: Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.


    MITAS a.s is one of Europe’s leading producers of agricultural tyres. Mitas manufactures and sells tyres under three brand names: the company’s own Mitas and Cultor, and Continental under licence. In addition, MITAS a.s. produces and distributes a wide range of Mitas-branded industrial and motorcycle tyres. MITAS a.s. is a member of ČGS HOLDING a.s. and operates three production plants in the Czech Republic, one in Serbia and one in the USA, and maintains a global sales and distribution network.
  15. davorallyfan

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    Try the Mitas thread in vendors?
  16. Mudguts

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    Tyre pressure is to high , and that looks like wear and tear to me ,14-15psi let the tyre flex not skim on the rocks
    Let it down about 2 psi at a time (about 2-3 seconds) would not go below 13 psi in rocky cond,

    20psi for road
    13-16 off road
  17. gsd4me

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    I'd be inclined to agree with that (as an armchair expert), the E09 Dakar has an extremely hard case which would cause the tire to skip over rocks if pressure was too high.

    As DRF suggests, get onto Mitas in Germany, through the Vendors section and pose the question to them.
  18. XRman

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    I recall that a batch of E09 s had a faulty compund with thsi chipping issue at low Km. Ask the Mitas guy.

    I have a E09 front tyre that I plan to give to someone I don't like. My rear E09 has 4000 km and might last another 1500 Km (on a DRZ400.)
  19. Gadget678

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    The recommended pressure for the E-09 Dakar is actually 40psi.:huh

    It's definately worth going to the Mitas thread in the Vendors section.
  20. Hrspwr Hero

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    Hi Mitas,

    I had an E09 Dakar fitted to the rear of my 690 enduro prior to Christmas anticipating the dry rocky conditions in the Victorian high country. I've had one once before on my DR650 which I would have probably got about 6000km out of riding mostly Flinders Ranges type terrain.
    We've had a fairly short day of 135km in steepish hills around Omeo today but I suspect something is not right with this tyre. I generally run about 20psi in the rear. It seems to be chipping badly and its happening on the drive side all the way to the root of the tread. I certainly havn't been doing anything different with my riding style. Last tyre I had on was a MT21 which did more than 4500km. I would expect the E09 to get at least that, but at this rate I've got buckleys of that. My brothers 690 has a D908 on it, same pressure etc and is nothing like this.
    Can you shed any light on this please?
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