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post #1 of 15 Old 12-23-2006, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Not just another TIRE thread

For all those that have used the mefos,
What is your opion of them?
How would you rate them off road?
How would you rate them on road?
What air presure di/do you run them?
How many miles did you get out ot the front?
How many miles did you get out of the rear?
Would/did you buy another set?

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-23-2006, 07:07 PM
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For all those that have used the mefos,
What is your opion of them?
How would you rate them off road?
How would you rate them on road?
What air presure di/do you run them?
How many miles did you get out ot the front?
How many miles did you get out of the rear?
Would/did you buy another set?
Mefo 99 explorer
I'm on my second set and will have a third
Off road they are great until deep mud,but gravel and dirt they work well
On road,wonderful,plenty off grip,Both Kay and I have drug pegs with them.No whining either when they start to wear down
On road loaded or unloaded around 34/36 F/R,off road 20/22 F/R
Still running the front with around 7,000,but it is not wearing as well as the back,starting to cup pretty bad
Changed the back one with 10,500 miles and still had a little wear bar left
the back tire wants to crack around the lugs,but hasn't hurt the integrety of either set
I haven't been dissapointed with them on any terrain that we ride.All in all one of the best tires I have run,
I would have to say one of the best dual sport tires out there,imho.

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I have had two sets also.

Will be buying another. Just havn't found a better 50/50 tire out there for the mileage??

For normal dirt and grass they do great! As I posted before, raced a national enduro with them! So they can't be all that bad? Now in the greasy stuff you have to air down, and watch that the front don't slide out from you.

I currently have distanzas on my street set. Now they provide alittle more stability than the mefo's in the corners, however the mefo's have a predictable "roll" to them. When you are going through a turn and encounter gravel or such the distanzas scare you to death, the mefo's just run right over the stuff with out missing a beat. Also the mefo only rolls for a tad then rails as well as any!!

For a do it all and do it all well tire, its very hard to beat the mefo? You can get cheaper tires, but not that handle as well for the mileage. My o2 anyways
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Only thing I might add is that they dont like like steel rail bridges !! You'll get quite a bit of wobble but not a problem if your ready for it. Only have 1,100 miles on them so far, they have worked " as advertised "
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Finally a straight answer! Good question DJ! One more tho. Slag and HCMan do you also run the explorers or the knobbies?
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With three endorsments like that, with no negative remarks I guess I'll have to order a set. I figure by the time I return from TDA (tour de apalcicola) (I can't say it or spell it right) I'll be needing a set of rubber for KLaspeR. The mefos sound like they will work well for my type of riding and I really like the miles they give.

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Only thing I might add is that they dont like like steel rail bridges !! You'll get quite a bit of wobble but not a problem if your ready for it. Only have 1,100 miles on them so far, they have worked " as advertised "
Yea, I believe any tire with tall luggs, you will get roll and wobble to an extent. But also forgiveness ?

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Finally a straight answer! Good question DJ! One more tho. Slag and HCMan do you also run the explorers or the knobbies
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I run the explorers, and have a knobbie(sand mefo) front on my other set for racing and practiceing..

The mefo sand knobbies, last ok, but are for ONLY off road. They are terrible on road. Now I am talking about the sand knobbs, not the stonemasters, although I would assume the same.
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SAME SUBJECT, DIFFERENT TIRE>

If I may horn here? Has anybody have information pro or con on the Kenda 761 tires? I am seriously looking at them to replace my O.E.M. tires when they wear out. I will say I am not that displeased with the 1500 plus mile O.E.M. tire performance thus far.

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I ran the 761's and they are a decent street tire. Can't say how many miles they lasted because I didn't keep track of the miles when I switched from dirt to street tires.
The ONLY complaint I had with them is the rear slid a few times in the rain while down shifting. I only noticed it after is was about 3/4 ths gone.

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I finally bit the bullet and ordered a new set of tires. I had to try the mefos. Since I'd never seen a decent picture of them on the boards, I took a few. Here ya' go!







Ordered these through the KLR650.com link at the top of the main page, they arrive 3 days later (to my delight!)


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