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Offline jj le roux

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2015, 12:57:46 pm »
The TKC in front doesn't work very well in my experience. The best combination I believe is a MT21 on the front and EO7 on the back
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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2015, 09:51:00 pm »
Seems like the E07 is actually quite popular, maybe for a good reason. So I think I'll stick with the E07, Maxi Cross combo that I got it with for now.

What milage can I expect on the E07?
 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2015, 10:27:27 pm »
EO7 all the way
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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2015, 08:54:27 am »
Seems like the E07 is actually quite popular, maybe for a good reason. So I think I'll stick with the E07, Maxi Cross combo that I got it with for now.

What milage can I expect on the E07?

I got allmost 4 000 km on my E07 rear. But I hated it, too big of a compromise offroad for me. No running the Desert Race which is awesome, but it is a bit $$$$
 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2015, 08:59:19 am »
I have done just over 4000kms since fitting the Mitas E-07 140 on the rear, and it still looks like it is not even close to half-life yet??

4000 kms seems very little?
 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2015, 09:08:50 am »
E07 only good for gravel and tar roads,  I prefer something more aggressive like the E09
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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2015, 09:10:37 am »
I got less than 3k on my T63 thats why I am trying the EO7, I don't race my DR so grip aint really an issue
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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2015, 03:56:40 pm »
I got less than 3k on my T63 thats why I am trying the EO7, I don't race my DR so grip aint really an issue
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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2015, 04:26:12 pm »
I have done just over 4000kms since fitting the Mitas E-07 140 on the rear, and it still looks like it is not even close to half-life yet??

4000 kms seems very little?

Thats good. I weigh about 110 kg and I ride the bike like its built to be ridden. Dont know if that's why. I keep the tyre pressure at 1.8 for all riding, never change it.
 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2015, 10:55:59 pm »
Currently have a 2014 690 which I changed over from the 60% used Sahara to Karoo 3 for better handling on dirt. Really miss the Sahara for road handling but have not seen a massive improvement on dirt. Yesterday however in the mud and wet sand the Karoo 3 was like riding a glazed donut.

Am based in CPT and since I last went out in the bush have been to the shops and back on tar. Summer is different as then I will ride to work once or twice a week, and am quite happy to fit my old Saharas for an extended "road" trip. That happens about once a year.

So what dirt biased tires should I fit for at least the duration of winter, as pedaling up a 3m high sand embankment is not fun?
 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2015, 08:14:00 am »
I have just fitted the Pirelli MT21 Rallycross rear tyre and like it thus far





M21's come stock on the US 690's for 2015.  I've got about 800 miles, mostly trails and primitive roads.  I do like the feel off road on dry, rocky trails, but have not been in deep mud.  They feel tight on asphalt too, don't seem to wonder.  If they wear ok, I may get another set.  I've been using Dunlop D606 front and rear on my Husky and the Honda XR650L I sold for the KTM.  That was a pretty good dual sport tire as well - but the rear doesn't come in a 140 size.

 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2015, 08:48:14 am »
If you do a price comparison on tyre cost locally in SA the Pirelli MT21 is just stupidly priced. Even called Pirelli dealer in Cape Town to query the cost and they said it was import duty. However motorbike tyres do not have a duty charge in SA, and even if it did, all importers would be subject to the same.

Karoo 3 $102.35 http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/metzeler-karoo-3-tires
Pirelli MT21 $104.15 http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/pirelli-mt21-rallycross-rear-tires

 So I wanted to buy the MT21 and believe it is a better tyre than the Karoo 3, however felt it was a rip in SA.

 These are cost effective although I do realise they will not last long http://www.metzeler.com/site/us/products/tyres-catalogue/Me-6daysextrem.html

Has anybody tried on their 690?

 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2015, 09:29:55 am »
This is what the Mitas (Sava) MC 23 Rockrider 140/80-18 looks like on a 690. I only have done 50km on them so I am unsure how they will hold up. Forget about the pipe on the brake, that was to show someone else.

 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2015, 09:37:07 am »
This is what the Mitas (Sava) MC 23 Rockrider 140/80-18 looks like on a 690. I only have done 50km on them so I am unsure how they will hold up. Forget about the pipe on the brake, that was to show someone else.


This is what a MC-23 looks like after 3800 kms on a SE  :thumleft:

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2015, 08:42:56 am »
Just bought the Mitas E-09 for myself and a friend riding the CRF-250L. Tried everywhere in CPT to no avail so am waiting for them to get sent from JHB.

They cost R1800 ex shipping for the 140/80 18' so am really hoping it is the Dakar version
 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2015, 06:00:44 pm »
Got a mittas eo-7 on the rear cant wait to replace it, feels like you all over the place on dirt road, going back to tkc,
 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2015, 08:01:31 pm »
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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2015, 09:30:54 pm »
Fitted EO9s for my last Orange river trip (2300km) and still looking good. Although I like the MT21's they only just make such a trip and always lose a few knobs at the back. I could do a another trip on this set .

The 140 rear looked to wide and I fitted the 130 which would appear to be the right size for the 690. Does anybody know if the Mitas tires are a bit wider than other brands?
 

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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2015, 08:20:39 am »
Can't say for sure but the E09 is a chunky tyre. I fit 130 or 120 on my bike depending on the riding and tyre type
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Re: 690R Tyre Selection?
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2015, 08:48:18 am »
Am fitting the E09 140 on my 690 today. Just did a quick check for you and the Karoo 3 is just under 140mm and the E09 is just over 150mm

Roughly 15mm larger