Mitas Tyres

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  1. XRman

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    As I suggested in my PM Gadget I think the Motoz desert tractionator is a better choice on the rear; predictable feel right up until the canvas is exposed. 5500Km on a DRZ including some high speed tar roads. In fact unless i had noticed it was worn visually, I could not tell by the seat of my pants feel.

    I am not that confident with the grip on the E09 rear once it is worn.

    I am confident with the Michelin Starcross HP4 front . excellent wear and grip.

    I gave my E09 front away to my brother -in-law, of whom I am not fond !!!!!!:evil

    With your crossing trip, will it be fast or at a gentleman's pace?
  2. Gadget678

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    No idea about the pace... with 16 days for the crossing, I guess it will be reasonably comfortable.

    I had a CO2 rear & threw it off after about 500km... great on rocks/stone, nothing else, including dry tar. (probably a good match to the E09 front :lol3).... the guy I gave it to loved it, and wore it down to nothing after a few years.

    I'm looking at getting my hands on a few sets of tyres (likely candidates) & heading out for some test riding in late January. At the moment I have the Pirelli MX Extra X on the front & find it pretty good all round & behaves a lot like the Mitas C21... but, as with many, not sure about the longevity.



    Know of anyone that wants an E09 front? probably done about 1000km.
  3. Haggs

    Haggs Been here awhile

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    Anyone running a T644 front on a tiger 800xc? I got an e07 rear that seems good so far, 1200ks, but the Karoo on the front is getting a bit shagged after 7500ks.
  4. XRman

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    Know of anyone that wants an E09 front? probably done about 1000km.[/QUOTE]

    Podge likes them
  5. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    Had an unfortunate 'incident' - after riding from home to work, a journey orf about 35klms, a tthe 20klms mark the bead of the front E07 seemingly 'collapsed' entering a slight bend at about 80klms / hr - resulting in tank slap and the inevitable Ninja roll - bruises, ribs and collarbone and a lesson in ATGATT ... The Beemer's crash bars did the job with only a windscreen and the usual bits broken

    Tyre deflated in a moment - no other visible damage to tyre itself that could be seen at the scene so to speak and pressures were ok - No indication of leakage, had negotiated plenty of corners prior to the incident with no tell tail lethargy in steering or moments ..

    ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS HAPPEN? - Will take some pictures when I can get the beast back to the garage ane post up.

    Will be contacting the importer early new year to see what they intend to do.
  6. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Geez, that's pretty scary SBSP. I hope you are OK there. Was it tubeless?
  7. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    There's some discussions going back to page 52........
  8. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    Yes god tubeless. Most frightening thing ever on a bike.
  9. dunc

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    so the Q when are they going to have a shipment of new tyres that wont do this and
    more important how do you tell which ones on the recall look like
    are there any markings on the tyres to distinguish these in the future so you dont get caught out with a faulty one
  10. Gadget678

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    As mentioned 2 posts ago, the information started coming in on page 52........ Reading forward, to page 53, you would have found this:

    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 lose 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.

    All customers are advised to contact the point of purchase to discuss options for replacement.
  11. dunc

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    thank you for that insight
    will be able to at least check the tyre before buying
  12. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    Bike is back from the scene. More damage than first thought. Probable write off if truth be known given price of BMW parts.

    The importer has called me a couple of times and the Tyre serial numbers sent on. Tyre is coming off rim and being sent to Melbourne for further analysis.

    There does appear to be a defined area where the wall has collapsed but this maybe result of the riding while deflated.
  13. b0mb3r

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    bloody hell .... good luck with this sbsp scary shit
  14. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Keep us apprised on what is going on please, Mark and take pics, lots of pics.



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  15. davorallyfan

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    Just put a new 21 EO7 on the front of my R80 G/S - seems much improved from earlier versions..

    Hope you are OK Mark. You need to buy a new tiger anyway...
  16. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    There are no dramas with the tubed versions, I've just replaced a front one on my R100GS with 20,000Km on it.



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  17. badmanners

    badmanners Been here awhile

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    If Mitas are interested in increasing market share in Aus then they need to join the modern world and get distribution a little more customer friendly. I've just been told by my local agent here in Sydney that the tyre ordered on Tuesday "may" arrive today from Melbourne via Australia Post. The company I work for regularly sends items by courier for overnight delivery Melbourne to Sydney with no issues whatsoever. And this is after I have paid the freight cost on the item. It had better be a good tyre.

    Cheers, badmanners.
  18. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    :lol3 ... yes Ive lost weight !!!!

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    You may be able to notice some defined exposed 'threads on the wall - It seems this maybe where the wall collapsed - or where she ran flat - Mitas can determine it when they study the tyre -
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    And I now have a smiley face scar .........
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  19. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Certainly a bit TMI in some of those pics, you must be in a world of pain, I know I was. Decent painkillers (I hope) and a stubbie should help a bit.
  20. XRman

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    My suggestion is to have your collarbone pinned/plated to speed the healing.

    I put up with 6 months delayed healing after #3 fracture on my right clavicle before having a Richwill pin placed. it healed in 3 weeks once stabilized! Had I had it pinned at #1 probably #2&3 might not have happened.

    I had a 40 mm tek screw through my back tyre at 100kph on dusk. it was a " bring me my brown pants" moment! I managed to hold it up until about 10-15 kph until I ran off the road. The end of a shitty day's ride for me, having already busted my radiator in a low side slide on the APC 4 day. Luckily I didn't land on my busted foot the second time.

    I feel your terror!