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Old 11-01-2012, 04:36 AM   #5461
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I've heard lots of good things about the tkc80's....what about the Karoo T's?...premier cycle has quoted me a very good price on a set of these......I've never ridden with knobbies before so I don't know what a good tire is or not..I'm just going from my experience with roads tires..that's one reason I'm thinking the Karoo T's....going on Metzler reputation.....thanks for the advice.....looking forward to the trip...
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #5462
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I've heard lots of good things about the tkc80's....what about the Karoo T's?...premier cycle has quoted me a very good price on a set of these......I've never ridden with knobbies before so I don't know what a good tire is or not..I'm just going from my experience with roads tires..that's one reason I'm thinking the Karoo T's....going on Metzler reputation.....thanks for the advice.....looking forward to the trip...
Don't know about the Ks but he tkc works well on the GSA and provides good traction on and off road and wears well. Others will likely chime in with more info on tires. I am running Anakees right now and really like them. The don't work well in mud though.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:34 AM   #5463
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I just finished off a set of Karoos. I was actually very impressed. I only had the rear, but it lasted all summer and I did thousands of KMs on them. I figure probably the same distances as a set of tkc80s but for lest cost.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #5464
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For a gs I would say TKC as they handle better on the street (rain, leaning, etc). For a single cyc dualsport bike like Quantis rides the Karoo offers (marginally) better offroad performance and cost less.

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Old 11-01-2012, 12:46 PM   #5465
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For anyone who's interested TDY's running a www.Procycle.us group buy.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...68393&page=999 for more details.

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #5466
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Looking for a 250cc DS

Looking for a small used DS, 250cc or less suitable for a new rider in the 5' 6" range. Rider is my lovely wife he has just gotten her license. Appreciate any leads on the standard Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki and Suzuki motos.

Really looking for a bike to help build confidence that will be primarily used on dirt roads and dirt road like trails with the occasional jaunt down secondary roads.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:53 AM   #5467
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Anyone looking for a bike? Stumbled on this one...looks like a fun ride.

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ421001282
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:59 AM   #5468
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Anyone looking for a bike? Stumbled on this one...looks like a fun ride.

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ421001282
I posted that bike here some time ago.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:05 AM   #5469
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Still for sale then...room to negotiate. Anyone know if there is an after-market option for a bigger tank for that bike?


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Old 11-03-2012, 06:11 AM   #5470
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Would a 640 Adventure tank fit?
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #5471
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Still for sale then...room to negotiate. Anyone know if there is an after-market option for a bigger tank for that bike?
Stephanie talked me into replying to the ad. Didn't need much talking, mind. If I buy it, I'll keep the DR until the KTM proves itself reliable.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:11 AM   #5472
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If you could fit a 20L after market tank of some kind and an 8" Trail Tech race light, that would be a sweet set up!
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #5473
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Stephanie talked me into replying to the ad. Didn't need much talking, mind. If I buy it, I'll keep the DR until the KTM proves itself reliable.

you know Mike,, there will be an uncontrolable urge to shorten the time between idle and WIDE OPEN THROTTLE...

Its just an orange thing I guess....
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:43 AM   #5474
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you know Mike,, there will be an uncontrolable urge to shorten the time between idle and WIDE OPEN THROTTLE...

Its just an orange thing I guess....
I know - I rode your 690, remember?

I'm willing to give the KTM thing a try.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:07 AM   #5475
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If I buy it, I'll keep the DR until the KTM proves itself reliable.
So, the DR isn't ever gonna be for sale, huh?
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