Tires for the F800gs .. who sells them and what do they look like!!!

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by HighTechCoonass, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Has anyone tried any of these tires?




    Also I think in terms of conversion:
    90/90-21 is equal to a 2.75 or 3.00 21. ?
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  2. HighTechCoonass

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  3. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    i think this compares to hideneau maybe, and easier to get...i have them on my dr350. Not sure if they have it in tubeless. Duro dual sports, motorcycle superstore:

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  6. sarathmenon

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    Fairly old thread, but I have one question that I guess goes here. Where are ya'll shopping for Mitas tyres? I tried browsing around http://www.mitasmx.com/ but the site seems to be a work in progress. Search does not work, browse isn't working, I can't add stuff to cart etc...

    I am specifically looking for more info on the Mitas E10, and if they are decent tyres, thinking of fitting them on this week. Any pointers? Are they even available in the US?
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  7. HighTechCoonass

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  8. TouratechUSA

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    Mitas released an update about a new US distributor
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706242&page=27
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  10. sarathmenon

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    Resurrecting dead threads? :D
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  11. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    yeap this thread is a good resource... nothing like it where we can see all the options and whats out there for the 800 stock rims,,,

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  12. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Exactly! On that note:

    Mitas E-10 front
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    Mitas E-07 (Dakar) back
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    (shells not mine :deal)

    Big pic:
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    Only about 900km total right now. So far I'm very happy with them however I haven't been able to put many dirt miles on since jest about everything is icy :cry.

    That being said I was in a VERY muddy play area yesterday and I was impressed with the overall grip in both drive and tracking. I'll report more as I have it.

    Dave
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  13. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    Ok so how are they. Looking forward to hearing these are in the top 2 of my rear tire pick. Other is the k60. Front will be the E-10 or tkc80.
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  14. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

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    Not seeing the Pirelli Scropian Rallies. $204 shipped. Awesome DS tires.
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  15. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    Nice looking tire. How do they stand up for tire life. What kind of mileage are you getting out of them. And how are their road manners, especially for a bigger bike (F800GS).
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  16. SOP Dirt-Rider

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    I only have 200 miles so far, but so far 2up they great on and off road. Not near as noisy as I was expecting and more stable on the road than a set MT21s I ran on the KLR. Looking forward to some front bite off road, the Heidies front just sucked in this regard. ADV Camp this weekend, I'll report back on how they do.
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  17. toowheels

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    Hey G-Mac,

    I'm at just over 3000kms now and very happy with them. Some of my quotes from my other posts on them:

    "I have run a TKC in the front with the K60 (140) and an E09 in the rear. The TKC is good...but...it has a very soft casing (I usually will hit something hard:eek1) and I wanted something just a bit more open too. Hence the E10.

    It hits all those marks and so far I'm very happy with the combo. 2000kms and the E07 is wearing very well and the E10 has barely any wear. I do take it easy on the front brake with knobbies so I don't ramp 'em. Cornering wise I have scrubbed them right over too the very last row of "pricklies" which is very far over...it's a round tire. TKC's were scrubbed right over the edge easy...they are more square.

    Wet pavement traction has been very good. Predictable too.

    I ran the E09 mostly with the Pirelli Scorpion Rally last year and I was happy with that combo for dirt but I took 'em off to save them from all the pavement over the Fall/Winter.

    I'm keen to try the E10 in the back next."

    "I'll give the front E10 about a 95% of the TKC on the pavement wet and dry. It's a rounder tire though too so it has slightly quicker turn in.

    Off road I think it's better in the braking dept. and I think it corners a bit better too. So far I'm happy with it.

    Don't go too low on the air pressure with the TKCs. They are very soft, esp up front. Not a great combo with our soft rims.

    I haven't run a TKC rear on this bike (or the E10 yet) just the K60, E09 and now the E07. Based on this I expect the E10 to be very comparable all round to the TKC but maybe with a little bit longer life, a few $$ less and probably a bit better bite in the soft and cornering. The E07 I expect will have a little less drive and braking grip but about twice the life if not more.

    So far I've been very happy with the E07 as a 50/50 rear."

    Thread:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=433409&page=21

    Scorpion Rally thread:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685523&page=8

    Cheers,

    Dave
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  18. G-Mac

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    Right on maybe ill just ride out there and buy them:D
    Can't wait to get back to BC
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  19. SOP Dirt-Rider

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    So, just spooned on a new set, the Scorps did 4700 miles which included some 700 miles 2 up, 3000ish miles loaded for the trail, the COBDR, CO Million Dollar Highway at speeds not conduscive to LEOs liking (loaded BTW), and the return trip to WA State. No chunking front or rear although I do have some checking at the base of the knobbies, the rear wore evenly and the front was starting to do the slope wear. I could have gone longer for pure gravel/logging type roads and pavement but why would I limit myself?
    So, IMO, they may not last as long as Heidis, but they are superior in every other sense, on and off road. They rail the sweepers and bite the grit. A true DS/ADV tire in every aspect.:clap
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  20. itsatdm

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    Is this the tire you have? It is what I ordered, but not what I got. The new tire I received had wide center bars instead of the two rows of smaller knobs. Not much lateral hook up in gravel over hard pack. So I siped them to look like the picture. That works, but mileage was about the same as TKC80's.


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