Motorace MITAS Tires update

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  1. Hambino

    Hambino Earthbound Misfit Supporter

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    Ok good to know. I want to put the newer version on my 690 as the TKC should be worn out in another 800-1000 miles. They don't offer the "plus" in the exact replacement tire size but maybe the 150/70B18 will fit on my rim.
  2. kokos79

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    IMHO the original E07 rears were much better than the new E07+.
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  3. GF-kam

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    I've been using Mitas E07 ( original ) on both my BMW F650GS Twin and my recent F800GS. With the old Mitas E07, I could get 12K miles easy. My last set ( current ) on my F800GS is a Mitas E07 Plus ( no center line design ). In size 150/70-17. At 6k miles, I am down to 4.5 mm. Very surprised. At this rate, I'll need a new rear tire at 8K to 10K. So, it appears, the new Mitas E07 plus seem to be wearing much faster. Others experiencing similar tread wear between the original E07 and E07 Plus?

    For last six set of tires, I have been using Heidenau Scout K60 in front ( 90/90-21) and Mitas E07 in rear.

    Any new adventure tires come close to Mitas E07?
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  4. GotFog

    GotFog Been here awhile Supporter

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    Motoz Tractionator GPS has similar design, but I do not know milage figures yet.
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  5. Hambino

    Hambino Earthbound Misfit Supporter

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    any mounting or clearance issues with mounting a 150/70/18 Mitas E07 "Plus" on my rim? It now houses the worn out stocker 140/80/18 TKC80. I really want to try this tire even with the knowledge it wears faster than the older E07
  6. BlackdogADV

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    I love this tire and made it from Portland to Inuvik and back last year (about 7,000 miles). I just got the Dakar version but can’t tell the difference from the Plus. The Dakar looks identical to the older plus version. The Dakar has a heavier sidewall they say but how do you know you really have the Dakar?
  7. kokos79

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    Dakars have a yellow stripe around the tread.

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  8. Jbrjbr21

    Jbrjbr21 Been here awhile

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    Everything I've read the E-07+ is not the tire the old version was. Put a 140 Dakar on it.
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  9. Motorace

    Motorace Black and Round pays the bills.

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    Mitas sold us about 60 sets of the regular E-10 in 120/70-19 and 170/60-17.

    Standard sizes now for water GS's and some newer 1190 / 1290's.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/383022233763

    $269.99 shipped by UPS Ground. When the are gone, they are gone. This was a one time buy.

    Previous price was $350.00 so you are saving quite a bit of coin on these.

    We do have the front and rear listed alone in our Ebay store if needed. These are reduced, too.

    Ebay Global Shipping to Canada is an extra $40.00

    Thanks!

    dave
  10. fidof650

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    I made this video just goofing around and learning to use a video editor so, don't judge.
    I ordered a new E-07 Plus for the (MOV) Puppy Dog Run in Vermont but, it didn't arrive in time so, I bought a TKC80 they had in stock to hold me over.
    Short story, I miss the E-07 Plus!
    The good news is I wont have to wait long to change the TKC80 as it was half gone at the end of the weekend!
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  11. McCrackin

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    Just got back from a Seattle/Deadhorse/D2D Ride (not rally) in Dawson City/ back to Seattle area, here's what I know...
    Buddy left N. Cali on his '09 GSA with a new E07+, picked me up in Seattle area on my '07 GSA with a new E07+ (we ran shinko 804's on the front and loved them).
    Both bikes, loaded heavy for three week ride. We scaled 1060 and 1100 lbs (he/me) along the way.
    When we got to Fairbanks (after doing... very fast speeds most of the way, sunny days, warm/dry/rough roadway) my tire was down to less than 50%, and his was even lower. So, off to "Adventure Dan's" for some tire changing fun!
    Dan is the man!!! From his limited (at the time, we just dropped in with a days notice) selection we decided on some Heidenau K60's to finish the trip on. Now, we were erring to the side of caution, not knowing what the Haul Road might have to offer in terms of mud. We weren't sure my buddy would make it up/back to Cali on his E07+, so we just got new tires. I could have made it up/back to Seattle I believe, but no reason to risk it.
    Performance. LOVE the E07+, handles like a dream. I hear you can ride heavy, at constant 85-95mph on sunny days with no issues. The E07+ handled wet better than the K60, at times it actually got dicey on the K60 when we hit cracks and rubber snakes in the road when wet. I will leave the K60 on until it is worn out, which will be soon. It now looks almost as worn as the E07+.
    Summary:
    E07+ I prefer, runs better wet, bites better in the mud/loose stuff. Put 2,200 mile on it.
    Heidenau K60 will last longer, not as good in the wet/mud/loose stuff. Put 3,400 mile on it.
    YMMV...
    Picture is for general reference, not real scientifical…
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  12. McCrackin

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    Better pics showing wear bars... IMG_20190628_151453608.jpg IMG_20190628_151458115.jpg
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  13. McCrackin

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    Shinko 804 ran for 5,600 miles, loaded heavy on a '07 GSA. IMG_20190628_152228924_BURST000_COVER_TOP.jpg
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  14. BlackdogADV

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    So the 804 front/E-07 rear is a good combo? I might be on that combo for a bit. Also who is Adventure Dan? I’m leaving with this setup:

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  15. McCrackin

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    Honestly, you don't really need an offroad tire to get to Fairbanks. You could throw a higher mileage rear tire on, and save the E07+ for the Haul road.
    Dan at Adventure Cycleworks in Fairbanks (my buddy started calling him Adventure Dan and it stuck) is a tire supplier/changer many guys stop and see on the way up. You can buy new ones from him, or ship some up to him to be installed when you get there. I think he might even offer a service to store your "home" tires while you pop up to Deadhorse. Call him and see how he can help you with your trip, he's a great guy! :)
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  16. BlackdogADV

    BlackdogADV Long timer

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    I’m not going to Fairbanks. I’m doing North Canol Road, Tuk then Wrigley.
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  17. McCrackin

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    Ok, my mistake. I was thinking you were coming up the left coast for some reason...
    Have a great ride!
  18. snobear

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    Yes I have been running the same combo as you, Heidi K60 front and Mitas E07 Dakar rear. Old style I was getting 20,000 kms (12,000 miles). The new style E07 plus I have on this year will be toast at 10,000 km (6,000 miles). Very disappointed in the new plus so have been considering the Motoz Tractionator GPS for the rear now.
    What baffles me is how some folks say they are getting over 20,000 kms on the E07 plus rear tire, I just cant see how unless they are different compounds out there for the same tire.
  19. cyclopathic

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    IMHO it depends on your definition of end of life.

    Also E07 especially Dakar have very stiff carcass they do better at lower pressure.
  20. tshansen

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    I put a Mitas E-07 plus rear tire on my KTM 790 Adventure R and I love it so far! It's much better than the stock Karoo3 that came with it. Still early but will make a review video later down the road. Here in the North (Scandinavia) we need tires that can do alot of mixed weather/conditions.... So far I think we have a winner for my kind of ridning.