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I spent a few weeks reading about different 60/40 and 50/50 tires before deciding but finally settled on the Mitas E07. The stock Dunlap were, to me, fantastic on dry tarmac but gave almost no confidence on loose gravel or sandy forest roads which are common in Florida. I even crossed some 8-10 inch deep flooded dirt roads with the Dunlops and it was an exercise in butt-puckering.

Thankfully the UPS fairy delivered the tires early today, and my local shop had idle hands, so I got the tires installed and the break-in service done in one shot.

First impressions from the drive home are that these sit a little taller than stock - maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch. I noticed it at the first intersection but got used to it quickly. The Mitas also have a different tip-in feel than the Dunlop while turning. The Dunlop would lean over linearly and felt planted through corners. The E07 first ride felt a little more 'tippy' when you lean over a little. It's pretty drastic at first, but I found a roundabout and did a few passes, and it started to settle in. I think it's a matter of developing new muscle memory more than anything. I was used to the Dunlop feel and the Mitas E07 profile is just different enough to require an adjustment period. I also took them through a local park and it immediately felt more planted, stable, and predictable in grass, gravel and dirt. I can't wait to get some trail time on them.

An interesting observation, at least from my perspective, is that they are not very photogenic. They look much better in person than any of the photos I've seen, mine especially.

I'll report back as I get more miles on them.
 

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Mine go on tomorrow. Did you notice more front end push with these over the factory's especially with the 21" front?
I didn't feel anything I would describe as push. Aside from the tippy feeling they were a little noisier above 45mph but otherwise felt fine. It was damp out and I only did 10 miles so I couldn't really put them through the paces. Next dry day we get I'll see how they feel on the joyride routes I frequent.
 

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I have about 1200 miles on mine. They are awesome off-road, and very confident on-road.

I have one major gripe however, at 30-50mph the front has an oscillation where it feels as though the tire is out of round. It is very annoying, and I don't know if it's a balance issue or the tire is actually out of round. Above and below those speeds it is not there.

Not sure what to do, maybe play with the damping settings on the front or try to have it balanced again. :(

Before I bought them I read that they do not come with the heavy spot marked, so maybe balance issue? They added 4 weights to the front, which seems like a lot.
 

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Did about 25 miles today on dry tarmac and noticed a few things. On the freeway at 70-80mph, with the Batzen screen fully elevated, the front end wobbled (squished?) around noticeably. I use the term wobble because it wasn't a vibration, and it didn't feel like the grooves in the road were pulling the front end around, it just felt like the front was light and like I was driving over a layer of gelatin. The return trip, with the Batzen fully lowered, seemed to behave more like the OEM Dunlops did. I'm still wearing off the rubber nipples (not sure what they're called) so I'll give it another 50-75 miles of evaluation before I call it a trend.

At typical city/suburb speeds the E07 felt great. I'm increasingly more comfortable with the tip-in feel and was able to rail a few tight corners with complete confidence. So far I'm very pleased and expect them to get even better as they scrub in.
 

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Hi , got the Mitas EO7s after a few thousand Km and also notice the oscillation on smooth roads . Have tried loosening the axle bolts , resetting the bead but think the tire is our of round .
Guess you get what you pay for but thinking of asking the supplier .
PS , they are a reasonable compromise tyre .
 

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I have one major gripe however, at 30-50mph the front has an oscillation where it feels as though the tire is out of round. It is very annoying, and I don't know if it's a balance issue or the tire is actually out of round. Above and below those speeds it is not there.
For me the stock front, motoz tractionator front, and shinko 804 do this at these speeds. I installed all 3 myself so no balancing (traded them back and fourth a few times). It seems to be related to the engine vibration/powertrain vibration because if I pull in the clutch it stops.
 

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Hi , got the Mitas EO7s after a few thousand Km and also notice the oscillation on smooth roads . Have tried loosening the axle bolts , resetting the bead but think the tire is our of round .
Guess you get what you pay for but thinking of asking the supplier .
PS , they are a reasonable compromise tyre .
Get what you pay for? They cost more than the TKC80's...
 

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Get what you pay for? They cost more than the TKC80's...
Mitas is a cheap brand in Europe. Browse them from European sellers and you'll see prices less than half what it costs in North America. I had a set on my RD03 Africa Twin and loved them... for the price.

But stateside, at twice the amount, I wouldn't buy them. ;-)

Lee
 

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I have Mitas E07's on my bike.
I think they're great on sealed roads and very good on gravel.
Being a 50/50 tyre they're Ok in the mud or on wet / soft grassed areas.
What tyre pressure are you using when riding on gravel road?
 

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It seems to be related to the engine vibration/powertrain vibration because if I pull in the clutch it stops.
In my case it is not related to engine, I tried pulling in the clutch and it makes no difference. This would be my favorite tire, but this issue is terrible. Will not run these on the front again.
 

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You may need to play around with the suspension a little. I played around with the rebound and hardened the front a little and they are great. I had the same issue at speeds around 120kph - 150kph
 

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Ordered E07's supposed to arrive this week. Started researching balancing ADV tires as I plan to install the E07's myself with my Baja No pinch and came across counteract tire balance beads. Wondering if anyone has used those beads or Dyna Beads to balance the EO7 on an AT.
 

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Ordered E07's supposed to arrive this week. Started researching balancing ADV tires as I plan to install the E07's myself with my Baja No pinch and came across counteract tire balance beads. Wondering if anyone has used those beads or Dyna Beads to balance the EO7 on an AT.
I used to use balance beads all the time - until I discovered Ride-On tire sealant. Serves two purposes instead of one, plus easier to install. It's a PITA trying to get those beads into the valve stem.
 

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You may need to play around with the suspension a little. I played around with the rebound and hardened the front a little and they are great. I had the same issue at speeds around 120kph - 150kph
Thanks for the advice. I increased the rebound and backed off the compression and it is almost non-existent. I'm gonna add some pre-load in the front to match the rear, but is looking good!
 

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I have almost completed my around Australia ride on Mitas E07 Dakars. Fitted with heavy duty tubes and running pressure on chainguard. Front tyre has done 17500kms and is still not down to wear bars and rear has 15500kms and still OK as well. Went for a ride up the Bruner Hwy from Drake to Tenterfield and they performed well. Replacing them with another set before they are down to wear bars.
 

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I'm trying to wear out the stock Dunlops as fast as I can so I can mount a set of E-07's!!!

Maybe I'll lower the pressure in the Dunlops to wear them out faster. :)
 

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I can not complain at all about the stock Dunlop tires, except in the sand. They are 90/10 tires, so no complaints as I put over 10,000 miles on the factory tires. In the dirt the stock tires did have the rear end of the AT doing a Hula dance.

The Midas E07 standard tires I now have put over 2000 miles on. No more hula dancing in the dirt, and surprising to me is very little road noise. Because of the very little road noise, I do like these tires better than the Heidenau K60 Scout. All I need to know is how many miles I will be able to get on the 07 tires, as that is still unknow to me on the Africa Twin.
 

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Mitas e07 are my go to tyre everything on the large adventure bikes.

I fitted a set to my two two days ago. On her they feel even better then they did on the ktm 950 adventure s I had before her.

Wouldn't use anything else for a bike requiring a bit off everything were terrain is concerned.
 
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