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post #1 of 34 Old 03-03-2017, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Mitas E07 Dakar Questions

Probably should have asked before I bought. The only thing better than the smell of new tires here in the home office is the hum of new tires on the '08 Wee. My Mitas E07 Dakar's were delivered last night. I have two questions about them:

First, they'll fit under the factory fender, right? I haven't heard any complaints about it so far, but assuming just has disastrous results. I assumed, and ordered... Hoping it work out OK.

Second, most tires have a small dot indicating the lightest point on the tire. I can't find it on the Mitas - is it not there, or is it indicated some other way?

Gracias! Install happens as soon as work ends today. My first real 50/50 tire, with a long season of dirt rides planned. It'll be in the 60's tomorrow so I'm just gonna have to break these guys in
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No idea what bike you have, but yes they will clear front fender fine.

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They don't have a dot so you would have to spin it to get better balance.

They fit under stock fender alright but can still clog in thick mud, ymmv

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Cyclopathic - thanks for the warning. In Utah, we basically can't ride when it's muddy anyhow (mud here is like the devil - it's impossible to drive anything in it).

K I'm a little more confident about the install this afternoon. Can't wait till 3 PM...
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Great choice. Not as grippy as some for those knee dragger's on seal but effective nonetheless and neutral handling on all surfaces and last and last. Simply superior to the OEM Bridgestones.

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I believe they will fit but you should look in to raising the fender.

I plan to get E07s too and read somewhere even the non-dakars are very stiff and apparently you can ride pretty far with them flat...anybody heard this too?

Anyone used Tire Sealant | Tire Protection System - Ride-On to balance instead of weights? It definitely worked for me balancing klr wheels and might work at sealing smaller leaks.

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I believe they will fit but you should look in to raising the fender.

I plan to get E07s too and read somewhere even the non-dakars are very stiff and apparently you can ride pretty far with them flat...anybody heard this too?

Anyone used Tire Sealant | Tire Protection System - Ride-On to balance instead of weights? It definitely worked for me balancing klr wheels and might work at sealing smaller leaks.
Not necessary, only the 2nd gen 650 has a potential issue with big block tires like TKC 80 and Shinko 804.
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I believe they will fit but you should look in to raising the fender.

I plan to get E07s too and read somewhere even the non-dakars are very stiff and apparently you can ride pretty far with them flat...anybody heard this too?

Anyone used Tire Sealant | Tire Protection System - Ride-On to balance instead of weights? It definitely worked for me balancing klr wheels and might work at sealing smaller leaks.
I'm interested in the 'stiffness' factor as well. I'm planning on using Mitas E-07's on a trip north this May into June and I want to be able to air down on the gravel parts on the Trans Lab highway. If the plain E-07's will work for that, I'll go with them. They're cheaper and supposedly easier to mount than the Dakar version.
Fwiw, I use these tire balancing beads and they seem to work well.

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somewhere in here https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/mitas-e-07-tires I think I read about a seasoned rider that loved them so much he didn't air down and they were still amazing.

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I believe they will fit but you should look in to raising the fender.

I plan to get E07s too and read somewhere even the non-dakars are very stiff and apparently you can ride pretty far with them flat...anybody heard this too?

Anyone used Tire Sealant | Tire Protection System - Ride-On to balance instead of weights? It definitely worked for me balancing klr wheels and might work at sealing smaller leaks.
I've been using Ride On for that last few years in Shinko 705s and 805s. Balances well. I've never pulled anything like a nail out of a tire, so I can't give you proof that they seal, but I've also never had a flat tire.
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