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Old 12-27-2012, 08:08 AM   #16
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They look good to me.... I am on my second set of Shinko 705's after TKC started cupping making lots of noise. I would say I am a 80% highway / 20% offroad rider for reference.

I may try a set of the Heidenau next spring.... I like the center stripe also...





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I am a big fan of the Heidenau tyres, but always open for something even better.

Just stumbled across a new model from Metzeler, available next spring

The Karoo 3




Apparently it has been presented on the EICMA. It will replace the MCE Karoo and the MCE Karoo (T)
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:02 PM   #17
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I want the Karoo 3's for my Vstrom 650!
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:35 PM   #18
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Those are wicked sick looking, could use a few more sizes....
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #19
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Revzilla will let you preorder them with an expected mid February release, I am considering the rear with a TKC 80 front.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:00 PM   #20
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Revzilla will let you preorder them with an expected mid February release, I am considering the rear with a TKC 80 front.
They are now projected shipping mid March. I ordered a set today.

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Old 03-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #21
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They look good to me.... I am on my second set of Shinko 705's after TKC started cupping making lots of noise. I would say I am a 80% highway / 20% offroad rider for reference.

I may try a set of the Heidenau next spring.... I like the center stripe also...
For me the Shinko 705 is the only tire that I've been unhappy with. not good on or off road. but then again, you get what you pay for. they are pretty cheap. I personally think a better 50/50 tire would be the Mitas E-07. Good price. Great tire.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:02 PM   #22
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Does anyone know which sizes of the Karoo 3's are tube and which are tubeless?
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Does anyone know which sizes of the Karoo 3's are tube and which are tubeless?
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch

Click on "Choose Size". TL = TubeLess, TT = TubeType
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #24
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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch

Click on "Choose Size". TL = TubeLess, TT = TubeType
Yeah, but the 150/70R 17 is only available TL, which is OK I since the TKC80 are tubeless as well, you just put a tube in ...

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Yeah, but the 150/70R 17 is only available TL, which is OK I since the TKC80 are tubeless as well, you just put a tube in ...

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Can't help you there, I was just answering the dude's question...
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #26
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Once again, thanks for the info guys!
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:54 AM   #27
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I'm thinking this might be my next tire. I took my 1200 Adventure into a pasture this weekend and quickly regretted it. The mud was so soft that the blocks on the Tourance tires filled up instantly and I lost all control. After 2 falls, it was time to see how quickly I could get back to tarmac.

I know this is the parallel universe forum, but I'd like to hear other opinions on this tire. Most of my riding is on the street but on the rare occasion I need knobs, I really need knobs.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:58 PM   #28
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Yeah, but the 150/70R 17 is only available TL, which is OK I since the TKC80 are tubeless as well, you just put a tube in ...

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Agree - shouldn't be a problem to use TL tyres with tubes. Only a problem the other way around, ie using TT tyres without a tube.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:38 AM   #29
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I see we have a 170/60-17 for these now...
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:47 AM   #30
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They look absolutely rubbish.

The front pattern is going to give very poor stability off-road, it's going to want to slide side-to-side easily.

And both front and read are going to be bad on the road since the spacing between the grooves is so big, they're going to be noisy and wear quickly.

What you want is a big pattern but that there is a "continuation" in the contact patch to the road - that's why the tkc80 is so good.
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