which tyres?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Ockrocket, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    Currently running Dunlop 605's on my '94 KLE500 and like them a lot for what I do, but want better mileage out of the rear (5000km and nearing time for replacement).

    Heidenau K60 Scout or Mefo Explorer are what I'm thinking.

    Think of the KLE as being in the same bracket as KLR650/DR650/XR650 and other similar bikes.

    Opinions please.
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  2. GSnovice

    GSnovice Beer me up, Scotty!

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!
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  3. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Mitas E07 front and rear, or Mitas rear, Pirelli MT21 front. What oil do you use? :D
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  4. Sydney Rider

    Sydney Rider Been here awhile

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    Same here on my DR650 - oil....not going there :rofl
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  5. KLEaner

    KLEaner Been here awhile

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    May I refer you to THIS POST that refers you to answers for the most commonly asked questions of what, where and how much?

    P.S. 70,000+km on E07's fitted to KLE500 - tyre of choice...

    Cheers
    Ian
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    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Black round ones :lol3
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  7. Sydney Rider

    Sydney Rider Been here awhile

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    ... are you serious, 70,000klm on one set of E07's - I get 5,000klm if I am lucky.
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  8. KLEaner

    KLEaner Been here awhile

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    :rofl I wish... - the hilarious thing about this is that prior to having to do its first roadworthy for registration in NSW, the bike had covered 84000km and was on its 10th rear tyre, fifth front tyre and fourth chain and sprockets :eek1
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  9. Muruk59

    Muruk59 Adventurer

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    I had the Heidenaus on my KLR 650 which saw 90% road use, they lasted 10,000 for the rear and front still had plenty of meat left. I am now trying out the Pirelli MT60's (the other option was the Mitas E07s).
    The Heidenaus were OK off road in dry conditions and passable in low speed wet off road, terrible in sand (or was that just me??)
    Absolutley faultless on the tarmac, stuck to the picked line like a road bike.
    Cheers
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  11. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated

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    witch tyres .........

    misognist, very popular :D

    without smearing
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  12. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    Done the 606 and MT21 on my previous KLR650, didn't like them on tar. (thanks GSD4ME)

    Guys,
    Feel free to have a go at me for asking a tyre question......but everybody posts up about knobbies and I don't want f#cking knobbies.

    I'm trying to find something more "in between".

    Hopefully someone who has some knowledge of the tyres I'm thinking of will reply.

    However, moderators, if you feel my thread is out of line feel free to nuke the whole thing.

    BTW, I'm looking for Australian related tyre stock, not OS stuff (we don't get the same tyres or prices here- and I'm not really interested in price yet anyway).

    Thanks,
    Ock.
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  13. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Oh God..... this is the song that never ends.

    I use round black rubber ones on my S10!

    That is all I have to say on the matter!
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  14. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I don`t know how expensive the Mefo is, but I know the K60 is not cheap-at least on my 1100GS. If you are a true KLR rider, you may find the E07 is a good choice.
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  15. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    I would recommend the Irish ones...Mulligan tyres...the tread's on the inside....oh, you said you dont want imported ones...sorry...
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  16. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    mitas e-07 rear,8000km-10000km+,ac10 front still going at 7000km+ (950ktm)mitas has all the grip you need on the rear.
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  17. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    Thanks for the response guys.

    Cheapest to dearest- E07, Mefo, K60.

    All fairly similar in tread.

    Mileage will be the difference in the end I guess.

    To you "not tyres again" knockers....bet you posted a similar question after trawling through the tons of tyre thread posts when you first started looking, maybe not on ADV but probably on a forum or two somewhere :deal

    Now, about the oil in my KLE???
    :rofl :rofl :rofl
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  18. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    Thanks for the link Ian.
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  19. Woodduck

    Woodduck Adventurer

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    I don't want f#cking knobbies.

    I'm trying to find something more "in between"

    ---
    For what it's worth Annakee 2's, 35,000km in a year from one set. Commuting being 90+%.

    Did play on the farm for a bit but wet grass was interesting.
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  20. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    G'day Woody,

    I have tried the Anakees on the Wee-Strom but keep going back to the Tourance on it as they give better grip in the wet and better mileage.

    However the KLE is spending more time on the dirt so I need something closer to a 50/50 tyre rather than an 80/20

    The Dunlop 605's are doing a reasonable job for grip on both dirt and tar but 5000km on the rear isn't anywhere near what I'm used to from a rear tyre [15-18,000km from Tourance on the back of the Wee]

    I'm planning a couple of 4,000-5,000km trips next year and preferably don't want to have to find tyres part the way through the trip at some unknown location.

    E07 is looking like the next one to try on the KLE, will probably try K60's on the Wee [ was given a half worn set that are sitting in the shed, also have a brand new rear Anakee in the shed that will end up being used at some point I guess- or maybe I will find someone I can swap it with for something else].
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