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post #1 of 9 Old 02-09-2017, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Mitas E-07 tires

Can anyone recommend these tires? I'm looking for a decent tire for road and fire lane/ gravel road riding.
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-09-2017, 12:53 PM
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larry31 might be currently riding on those tires.

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I have about 1200 miles on a set of standard size non dakars. The front mounts/dismounts easily. The rear is more labor intensive but can be done roadside with good tools. That sidewall is stiff.....I can't believe the dakar rear could be easily done roadside just by how stiff the standard is.

They seem quiet and well mannered on the pavement. This klr is my return to a dual sport after decades of sport/track riding. I found they heat up quick and when pushed to the limit of the bike itself in twisties they do fine. They do not like cold tar snakes and could cause a pucker if one isnt use to that quick slip feeling.

Limited riding on gravel and some field/pasture excursions showed nothing to complain about. I ran 60 mph in fairly loose/fresh gravel and it was fine. It appears they will wear superbly.

In short, no complaints. I would not steer anyone away from trying them out and would imagine they would make you happy.
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I have both front & back. I don't do mud, so can't comment on that, but all other surfaces they perform good. No pavement problems. Seem to be wearing good.

Edit: Front has 9,081 miles, and plenty of thread. Very minor cupping. About 32 psi
Rear has 6,839 miles, and down to 3/32" Normal wear pattern. About 30 psi

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Thanks everyone for giving me some feedback on these tires. I'm picking up a new 2016 later today. I am planning on replacing the stock tires with possibly these. I was recommended by someone to try these. Not sure but might just try the regular( non Dakar) ones. I will be running US forestry roads, and gravel roads just sightseeing. Also some street to get to some of these places. Later in July I'm heading to the Sturgis area, then on to Yellowstone. Will be trailering.

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Oh,your air pressure that you are running would be helpful too!
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I usually run 2 psi Higher in the skinny front vs the fatter rear tire. Remember, they support X amount of weight per Square inch of contact per pound of air pressure.

It reduces tread cupping and sharpens the steering response.

Don't know how much you weigh, so I'll just suggest that you try 34psi Front / 32psi Rear.
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I have these tires on my '09 and are a great fit for the KLR. Good on pavement and Good in the mud. I would almost call this tire a 60/60 tire instead of a 50/50. I run 32 front 30 rear at 325lb rider. I ride 70% road and the rest gravel and ohv park. I think you will be satisfied with them. I'm 120% sure.
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Thank you for your response. I noticed the stock tires were quite squirly on muddy gravel roads. I had heard the Mitas were something to check out. I'm 200 lbs, other bike is being ridden by a rider of 150lbs. I am going to try these after the stock tires are worn out. Think I'll go with the stiffer version. Think they are the Dakkars?
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