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« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2014, 07:58:44 pm »
Any possibility of having the tyre inspected? Where can I sent it to?
The 230 pressure is not accurate. I inflated at a filling station to 260 but the tpm indicated 230. I know my ADV reading is below accurate.
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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2014, 08:21:57 pm »
That's rubbish no half decent tyre will delaminates at 2.3 bar.
I once Mita but after that kak explanation my bike will never see mitas!
 

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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2014, 08:36:01 pm »
That's rubbish no half decent tyre will delaminates at 2.3 bar.
I once Mita but after that kak explanation my bike will never see mitas!

I believe you may have missed the part where I said that the was not the main cause and was only pointing the low pressure out. I will institute a full investigation and then offer an complete explanation. I hope you will not make your tyre choice based on my quick reply simply trying to make an observation. Mitas is one of the largest Motorcycle Tyre manufacturers in Europe and produce tyres under license for other large brand names based on their quality of products. This is not to say that it's impossible that faulty tyre doesn't happen. I can only try resolve the problem as quickly as possible! 
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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2014, 08:37:30 pm »
Any possibility of having the tyre inspected? Where can I sent it to?
The 230 pressure is not accurate. I inflated at a filling station to 260 but the tpm indicated 230. I know my ADV reading is below accurate.
If this may be of use...
Yes I will arrange collection first thing tomorrow. Please send me an email with collection details to info@wfobikes.co.za.

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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2014, 08:57:16 pm »
 :eek7:
I just fitted E07's (with center strip)


Will keep my eye on them. :angry3:
 

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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2014, 09:02:46 pm »
:eek7:
I just fitted E07's (with center strip)


Will keep my eye on them. :angry3:
you made a good purchase and we see many happy kms!

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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2014, 09:08:06 pm »
I have done about 45'000km on Mitas to date and have never experienced something like this, would like to know the reason for this
 

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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2014, 09:24:57 pm »
:eek7:
I just fitted E07's (with center strip)


Will keep my eye on them. :angry3:
you made a good purchase and we see many happy kms!
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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2014, 10:44:14 pm »
Well Mitas going on mine this week as well. Hopefully this is an isolated case or a bad batch at worst.
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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2014, 11:07:23 pm »
Jedi alway's backs up his product,
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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2014, 05:49:59 am »
Jedi alway's backs up his product,

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All I use on my scoots these days (that said have not used the E07)  ::)
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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2014, 06:35:17 am »
this whole under inflated story sounds like hot air...
I have only used mitas rear tyres on my Africa twin and 950 SE for the last 5 years. I prefer other front tyres. after a few heat cycles my rear never sees more than 2 bar. never really faster than 140 km/h either. have even had it down to 1,2 after just being lazy to inflate after atlantis sessions and rode at a constant 140 for some time. guess what no problems... tyres is great in the tracks out back in atlantis, great on all surfaces and does well on wet roads too as long as it is not over inflated...
so this moerse inflated rear tyre is probably only important if you run top speeds or if your very overloaded???   
 

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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2014, 06:58:29 am »
Well, I had e07's on my previous GS, and I was more than happy with them. If I could have Mitas on the LC I would do so in a heartbeat. Great tyres!!!
 

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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2014, 07:01:27 am »
I love my E07  had about 5 of them and will use it again.
People that put knobblies on a 1200gs and expect it to last like a road tyre!  ???
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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2014, 07:17:20 am »
My last 5 tyres have all been Mitas and never had a second of trouble from any of them.

Currently got an E07 on the back, and the only problem I have is that it lasts too long, Had it on for over a year and the damn thing just won't wear out. Obviously I just don't ride enough.
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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2014, 07:26:50 am »
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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2014, 07:27:21 am »
I like the 07 Mitas. Had one on my last bike and no problems. Will fit again when new tires are worn on new bike. Let the investigation be done . The importers have always backed up their product as far as I know. :thumleft:
 

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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2014, 08:22:30 am »
Well, I had e07's on my previous GS, and I was more than happy with them. If I could have Mitas on the LC I would do so in a heartbeat. Great tyres!!!

same: :thumleft:
 

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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2014, 08:36:25 am »
Jedi alway's backs up his product,

Proof!!

I mailed Jedi last night with my address and just received a call from him now
- They will collect the tyre today with a replacement
- They will provide a full report after thorough inspection

My intention with this thread was not to break down the Mitas name as I have used similar tyres previously (and over Babboon's Pass), but rather to enquire if others have encountered similar. Which was obviously a negative so far.  :thumleft:

Three of my friends have in the past years encountered delamination with Anakees and the suppliers just turned their heads. My good friend Wahl's rear caused a serious accident to him in so far that he cannot ride anymore due to a back injury because of that accident.

We must remember tyres are made by people and the substance used is a natural rubber. Many things can go wrong and I regard this one failure as a once off.

I will still ride on Mitas in future.

And lastly. Just because Jedi called me so quick means they stand by their product AND their clients
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Re: MITAS E07 Tread failure
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2014, 08:41:22 am »
Mitas E010 Front - 7500km
Mitas E07 Rear  - 4000km

Love both of them.  Still early days but that's good mileage so far.