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Tire: Mefo Explorer - rear. DOT dual-sport (130/80-17 or 5.10-17), F650 & F650GS '93-'07, G650GS, G650X Country, XL600V Transalp, KLR650 & others


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This MFE 99 Explorer is a tube-type DOT-approved rear tire with a load and speed rating of 65T.

Note: MEFO recommends at least 30.5 PSI in this tire for best performance and wear on motorcycles with an engine displacement of 650cc or less, and at least 35 PSI on motorcycles with an engine displacement of greater than 650cc.

The MEFO Explorer is the long distance professional dual-sport tire. Customers have reported to us that a set of Explorers can routinely take about 7,000-9,000 miles of use under the harsh adventure-touring conditions of Alaska. With secure, stable handling on dirt or wet pavement and high mileage performance, the Explorer has excellent all around versatility. Recommended for 50% street and 50% dirt riding. A great tire that will go anywhere and get you home again! DOT-approved.

BMW F650 & F650GS '93-'07
BMW G650GS, '09-
BMW G650X Country
Honda XL600V Transalp
Kawasaki KLR650

Read what our customers have to say about these tires:

Had my recent order (MEFO front and rear tires) installed yesterday.

The first to ride my bike was the tech for the test ride as I also had the annual and 6k service completed. Conditions were about 42F, dark, and rainy. He said the tires stuck in corners, maybe a little road noise but nothing bad. He was impressed.

My ride home was at night, in rain, and the temp lowered to 38F by the time I got home from the 135 mile trip. My impression is this is perhaps the best Motorrad tire I have ever encountered. Even being new, I detected no slickness which was astounding considering the rain and temperature.

There is nothing I can say bad about the tires.

-Randy K, 11/19/09

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Customer Reviews
Review by KLP
This is my second Mefo Explorer rear tire. I got 5,985 miles on the previous one (front tire still has good tread at this mileage). Ridden on a KLR 70% road, 30% off road with loaded panniers and trunk for most of the mileage. Photo of old vs. new for comparison. (Posted on 7/17/14)
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