Mefo 99 Explorers
Hey there guys and gals,
I read threads about tires for the last two hours. I was floored to hear that a "Stealership" wanted $68 a tire to mount and balance. Wow!
Well, 2 years ago I bought a pair of Mefo 99 Explorers from Twisted Throttle. I went over to a friends and changed them out myself with some spoons and rim protectors. I used a Harbor Freight balancer, (about the cheapest one ever made, but it was what he had), to balance them.
Now it is 8,750 miles later and the tread is getting a bit thin. The Mefo Explorers lasted and preformed great. I loved them on the road and off. Only down side I ever noticed was they are a bit noisy, but what 50/50 tire isn't!
Since I am now in my 60's and think I ride about 80% road and 20% off road, so I opted for Michelin Anakee III tires. So this Wednesday I plan to return to my friend's garage and change the tires again.
In retrospect, the Mefo 99 Explorers are a fantastic 50/50 tire. Going to a friend's and changing your tires yourself let you know that it was done right the first time! I hope you have the chance to learn about doing your own maintenance and keeping your KLR in top shape and safe!
Safe travels, Jack