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post #1 of 8 Old 09-28-2008, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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whats srong with my mefos

found this today while me and varmit were servicing the killers,
does this look right?



I have 5000 miles on these, almost all of that row of knobs are tearing and two completely gone.

Anyone else have this issue?

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-28-2008, 07:36 PM
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What has your air pressure been maintained at?
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-28-2008, 09:25 PM
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Holy crappola... I've beat the piss out of my Mefo's so far on everything from roots, gravel, stones and big ass rocks and plenty of road miles and nothing even close to that going on. My first rear had no issues and my second has received a higher level of punishment within fewer miles and no issues so far. I run 30psi front and back, on and off road.

Where did you buy them? I would suggest making a replacement request ASAP.
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Mine did the same thing, but I was running them too low on air.

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Looks like low tire pressure @ high speeds on Pavement.Air pressure is critical to this tire because of the contact patch.I have run two sets for over 11,000 miles each and have expierienced some cracking but never lost a lug.When off road like gravel and rocks I will lower the pressure down,but as soon as I hit the slab,I air them back up 'cause they tend to get warm pretty darn quick and want to roll on the edges of the outer lugs riping them.I really like them for extended trips,seem to be pretty reliable,but ya gotta baby sit them more than a tkc.
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-29-2008, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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mefos

I try to keep them at 25 to 28 and have done pretty well to watch them,
never found one under 20. kind of frustrated, got them from 650.com, going to shoot them an email today see if i get a response.
really bummed cause i liked the tire so well, if i dont get any response will probably get a Duro like varmit just put on, good looking tire half the price and i can get it localy.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-29-2008, 02:47 PM
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I try to keep them at 25 to 28 and have done pretty well to watch them,
never found one under 20.
That's pretty low pressure for a mefo on the road.I run between 32/36 front and rear on them on,especially when loaded. the further you wear a mefo the harder the compound.The lugs themselves are soft compound.I run between 12/15 in the rear off road and 15/20 on the front without rimlocks.If you have ever spooned one on you will know why you don't need rimlocks They tend to take more attention in maintaining than a tkc,but IMHO,they are the best long range dual sport tire out there.The only reason I got 11,000 mikes is that I changed them because I was embarking on a trip that was more than a couple thousand miles.i would safely say if one was to keep strict attention to them they could -(possibly)- go as far as 12/13,000
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-30-2008, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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mefos

Well we live and we learn, guess i will have to suck it up and buy another tire
really bummed cause they were wearing so well 5000 miles and all that tread
left on them.
Still waiting to hear from 650.com, but not holding my breath.
thanks for all the respones.
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