Mitas E-07 PLUS

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  1. modestmuscle

    modestmuscle Been here awhile Supporter

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    This Is for all of those looking at the Mitas E-07 PLUS, not the original E-07 as they differ greatly.

    They are only available in the water cooled size as far as I can tell. 170/17 and 120/19. I have seen other sizes will be available.

    First impressions. I really like these tires. They are a bit difficult to mount, because the sidewall is tough/firm.

    I only have about 100 miles on these. I headed straight for the dirt just after mounting. They are great! After 22 miles of dirt I hit the tarmac with a heavy wrist. Did a speed test at 131mph and was amazed. No drifting no weave. I will say they did take a few miles to "scrub".

    At slow speed they have a bit of a weird acting bumpy characteristic that goes away around 15mph.
    I started pressure at 41psi rear and 33psi front. MVIMG_20180221_154517.jpg IMG_20180221_154643_1.jpg MVIMG_20180221_144059.jpg
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    modestmuscle Been here awhile Supporter

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    modestmuscle Been here awhile Supporter

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  5. triman11427

    triman11427 Mud is my chrome

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    Interesting to see how they wear and the kind of mileage you’ll get.
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  6. wforider

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    I’ve got an original E07 rear on my gs with a tkc80 front. I really like this combo for 50/50 riding, the E07 just won’t wear out so I can try something else. At 3000 the rear tkc 80 was junk vs over 5000 on E07 still goin strong.

    I love your bike too.
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  7. modestmuscle

    modestmuscle Been here awhile Supporter

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    I am new to editing, please be kind :-)

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    Thanks for sharing real pictures! Impressive lugs. Deeper tread than Pirelli SRT or Avons. No center wear line in the tread pattern like K60's. They should really perform well in the dirt. That's apparent! Hopefully they don't howl like Michelin Wilds do. Mileage? All depends on the silica in the rubber compound. Always have loved E07s. Impressive
    Please keep us all posted with your impressions. From here (Your pictures), they look like my next 50/50 tire.
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    Nice black armor... did you have the front armor powder coated black or is that even factory armor? I can tell the back is touratech
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  10. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Where’d you buy the plus. How does the stiffer sidewall affect the road handling?
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    look like tractor tires but you can't wear em out
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  12. pavelp

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    I like what I see, and I find your tire reviews very helpful. Thanks again for doing these threads.

    Definitely looking forward to hearing about road handling (squirming at a lean?) and noise, especially compared to the STR's you previously had.
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    modestmuscle Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm not sure if you are referring to upper and lower crash bars, or the plate that I fabricated and mounted on the 'AltRider' lower crash bars?
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    modestmuscle Been here awhile Supporter

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    Spot on, No center strip and way deeper lugs. I hate the center strip on tires, I know it prolongs life, but a huge sacrifice offroad.

    The Mitas E-07 PLUS rear tread depth is 10mm, Front is 8mm


    I HATE the center strip. I modified this TKC-70
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    Ck the vender section here or ebay
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    modestmuscle Been here awhile Supporter

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    skip to 2:33 if you get bored

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  17. LJCF

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    Ok, thanks for sharing this...but I have a potentially dumb comment/observation. The rear tire chevrons point in the direction of travel (forward), and the front tire chevrons point opposite (rearward) do they not? Is it suppose to be like that?
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  18. Boxerbreath

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    127mph....with or without bags? ;)

    So is the Plus a newer version ov the E-07?
    Where’d you get them?
    Any impressions on how they handle the turns on tarmac? I mean other than new tires feel great that is...
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  19. Dogslobber

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    That is the correct mounting direction, it is what prevents the front from washing out in low traction situations.
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  20. LJCF

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    OK I get it - obviously not a drive tire but need resistance in the opposite direction during braking, cornering etc. I own a tractor and it just seemed weird to see the tire mounted "backwards".
    Cheers.
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