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post #1 of 15 Old 04-03-2018, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Mitas Dakar tires

Anyone here tried those? Did you put them by yourself?....my friend tried to put them on his gf bike gs 700....Wasn't able to.

He offered them to me at low cost but from he read (bmer forum) they are though to put on and bed them...
Was wondering if it's a bmer thing that they hard to put on or they all around hard.

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If the guy tried to mount and failed, why not just pay the bucks and go to the local dealer and have them mounted?
i did that in Paso Robles with a tire and tube. After poking holes in a couple tubes i gave up and let the dealer in town where I got the tire mount the dang thang. End of ordeal.
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If the guy tried to mount and failed, why not just pay the bucks and go to the local dealer and have them mounted?
i did that in Paso Robles with a tire and tube. After poking holes in a couple tubes i gave up and let the dealer in town where I got the tire mount the dang thang. End of ordeal.
Did that...but after installing the front tires and seeing how tough it was for the guy even with the machine.
He said to himself. How can I repair on roadside if the guy stramgle to install it with the proper machine. Note that the guy do alot of gravel and fire road.

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E07 Dakar is what I run and have mounted two of them(rears). I have a manual Harbor Freight tire changing stand and a NoSkuff tire tool. The ONLY way to get these tires on and off the rim without drama is to heat them up to 80 or 90 degrees, then use a ton of lube. They can be done by hand with tire irons, but I won't ever do that again after mounting a front and rear K60 Scout.

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they are supposedly really good and the dakar sidewalls give everyone trouble but they are super durable...I say get them professionally installed then put "ride-on" in them and maybe carry one of these Baja NO PINCH Tire Tool

I personally are going to e-07 non dakars soon

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The difference between the Mitas E-07 Dakar and the ordinary E-07 is that the Dakar has an extra ply. Four vs. three if I remember correctly. That makes it stronger but much more difficult to fit. I have The standard E-07's (my second set) and I ride dirt and gravel. No punctures so far - mind you I do not drop my tire pressures on dirt.
I've already decided that if my tubeless kit fails (if I ever do get a puncture) I will be thinking of an alternative that DOES NOT involve removing the tire.

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Anyone here tried those? Did you put them by yourself?....my friend tried to put them on his gf bike gs 700....Wasn't able to.
He offered them to me at low cost but from he read (bmer forum) they are though to put on and bed them...
Was wondering if it's a bmer thing that they hard to put on or they all around hard.
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It's that Bmer rider thing.
I have been through 3 set's of E07's, one set of E10's and a E09 all with Darkar sidewalls. No problems using a No-Mar tire changer. Just use a large amount of Anal Ease. I got some from a Bmer rider.

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I rode a pair of E07s (regular, not Dakar) to Alaska last summer and they held up perfectly with no issies. I rode the Top of the World Highway too and lots of construction and hundreds of miles of chipseal.

They still had 2k miles left on them after the 7000 mile trip and 1000 miles pre-trip.

I mounted them up pretty easily on my buddies HF. Setup.

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Has anyone else had trouble with E07's leaking at the bead? I had mine put on by a professional, but have since had to break the front down and paint the beads with XtraSeal Bead Sealer to keep air in them. I figured the "Professional" had damaged the beads when he put them on because I have heard these were very difficult to work with, but they really looked good. Just didn't want to seal. No problem since I worked on them.
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Has anyone else had trouble with E07's leaking at the bead? I had mine put on by a professional, but have since had to break the front down and paint the beads with XtraSeal Bead Sealer to keep air in them. I figured the "Professional" had damaged the beads when he put them on because I have heard these were very difficult to work with, but they really looked good. Just didn't want to seal. No problem since I worked on them.
Not at all, but my new metal valve stem is leaking at the rim seal like a sieve so now I have to pull the rear tire off and break it down just to address this issue...argggghhhh.

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