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    Mitas E-07 Dakar front and back
    on: May 16, 2017, 04.46 pm
    May 16, 2017, 04.46 pm
    I can report that the fresh Mitas E07 dakar tires were skittish on their first rainy urban ride but that wasn't very surprising.  I ran 34psi front and 40 in the rear but based on some more reading about pressures run on similar bikes (S10), it sounds like I should start experimenting closer to 32F 34R.  The stiff sidewalls on these Dakar version tires is noticable immediately compared to my last set of Shinko knobbies.  My front also feels out of balance so I think it will need to come off to correct a shake above 80mph.  I ride between 80-90 regularly on the dry side of our state and a shake at that speed is going to be a pain.

    More info as I cover more miles.

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    Re: Mitas E-07 Dakar front and back
    Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 08.45 pm
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    Time to check yor fillings by the sound of it fastnlight.  :156:
    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: Mitas E-07 Dakar front and back
    Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 10.41 am
    May 17, 2017, 10.41 am
    I got mine fitted yesterday. Felt a bit dodgy after i picked it up from the tyre shop. Got home and checked the tyre pressue was set to 40psi front & 42psi on the rear.
    I deflated them down to 32psi front & 32psi rear and now its better.
    Handling however feels a bit compromised compared to the stock metzeler tourance next. I only rode it on the motorway today but the tyre was not very viby even at 160Kmh on the autobahn. Although i wont be to keen taking it to its max speed rating of 190Kmh.
    I am not very convinced about the performance on the curves. I will be taking it down to Andorra in 2 weeks and hope to give a better update.
    Keep you all posted. :305:

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    Re: Mitas E-07 Dakar front and back
    Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 02.21 am
    May 18, 2017, 02.21 am
    I ran the D7 Dakar for 12000km on the rear and 8000km on front.  I'm also 160kg and I was able the scrape footpegs at 150kph plus speeds.  They are very capable tyres on & offroad.  You just have to remember the profile is a different shape so the feel if different when you lean it over.

    Having said that I now use the Motoz Tracionator as they have a much deeper tread for offroad use.

    The Dakar is a very stiff sidewall so I had no problem running the front at 15psi and rear at 20psi offroad.
    Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 02.22 am by Big Bob

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    Re: Mitas E-07 Dakar front and back
    Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 02.52 am
    May 18, 2017, 02.52 am
    Those offroad pressures are helpful Bob.  So what pressures did you find work well for the pavement?

    Thanks for any tips,

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    Re: Mitas E-07 Dakar front and back
    Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 09.28 am
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    Depends

    If I am say going for a ride where I am using a combination of offroad & onroad I leave at at offroad pressures.

    But if I am doing long distance high speed I use 26 PSI Front and 42 Rear

    Cheers

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    Re: Mitas E-07 Dakar front and back
    Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 03.41 am
    May 24, 2017, 03.41 am
    I dropped the pressures to 30 front, 32 back and ran down to the Oregon coast range for a 400 mile loop including about 30 total miles of dirt and gravel riding.  They are shaping up to be great tires and the feel with lower pressures was back to normal in the handling department.   The grip was good both on road and off and the leanover feel is much more road tire than knobby!    I did about 10 miles of freshly graded but not consolidated deep gravel and they were predictable and smooth.  These could be and new favorite for me.



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    Re: Mitas E-07 Dakar front and back
    Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 05.38 am
    May 24, 2017, 05.38 am
    Test riding on this new set.

    https://goo.gl/photos/aaZ5uDxCpPC2JYip9

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