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Old 05-20-2014, 12:39 PM   #16
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What about the new Karoo 3 ? I have them since 3 weeks but didn't put them on the gravels. The are quite ok on the road but seem to wear very fast.... Not sure if it is an optical effect...

They are known to wear horribly fast. Not sure how Metzler can be on revision 3, and still not have figured out people want more than a couple thousand miles out of a big bike tire.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:47 PM   #17
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What about the new Karoo 3 ? I have them since 3 weeks but didn't put them on the gravels. The are quite ok on the road but seem to wear very fast.... Not sure if it is an optical effect...
I put a set on and rode the Baja return from Cali. I would say 70/30 pavement to sand and gravel. Rear is 50% gone at 3,000 Km. Good tires though - performed well everywhere - and the front shows little wear at this point.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:17 PM   #18
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Do you have problems with the Sahara 3 chunking?


I'd rate it a 7 out of 10. Great climbing traction, wear and road manners, but the rear is worthless braking down steep hills.
Nope no chunking problems at all.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:14 PM   #19
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Pirelli Scorpion MT90s, otherwise know as the stock tires. They'll get you through damn near anything.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:12 PM   #20
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I ended up with a TKC 80 up front and a Mefo Super Explorer on the rear. Seems about perfect 50/50 for me.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:18 PM   #21
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i went through a lot of tires (heidenau, karoo 3, pirelli, etc), trying to figure out the best combo for 50/50.

so far, best for my riding style with ~3000 mile wear is pirelli scorp rally front and tkc80 rear. others may last longer, but these work excellent on both paved and dirt, and are very smooth. actually just mounted up another set a few hours ago.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:19 PM   #22
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I ended up with a TKC 80 up front and a Mefo Super Explorer on the rear. Seems about perfect 50/50 for me.
Same here. I'm satisfied and will replace with the same.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:57 PM   #23
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For a real 50/50 tire, T63 hands down. I loves me some 908's or Michelin Deserts, but they are heavily leaning toward a 70/30 or 80/20 setup. Depending on rider skill though, a Tourance could be a 50/50 tire, lol! The T63's just wear great (5000+ miles depending on how heavy handed you are) and ride nicely on pavement compared to other knobbed tires.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:22 AM   #24
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For a real 50/50 tire, T63 hands down. I loves me some 908's or Michelin Deserts, but they are heavily leaning toward a 70/30 or 80/20 setup. Depending on rider skill though, a Tourance could be a 50/50 tire, lol! The T63's just wear great (5000+ miles depending on how heavy handed you are) and ride nicely on pavement compared to other knobbed tires.
you are running the 130/80/18 on a stock adv rear rim?
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:45 AM   #25
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I believe so. I just picked up the 990 a few weeks ago.

I had just left Pat's house (showing off the bike) before he trashed his knee. I think it was out of jealousy.

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you are running the 130/80/18 on a stock adv rear rim?
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:24 PM   #26
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Gee, I use T63's on my Yamaha 250 dual sport. I've never gotten 4k miles on the front and only about 2800 on the rear. I can't imagine using a T63 on a 500lb motorcycle. I am trying a T63 front and Michelin Desert on my 690R, but it weighs only about 300lbs. On my old 950 I liked a TKC front matched to a Super Explorer rear. If no mud is andticipated, Mefo's all around get the best mileage.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:28 PM   #27
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dunlop

I have found that the .... michelin starcross hp4 front
and dunlop d908rr rear is a god tire set.
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:35 AM   #28
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I have found that the .... michelin starcross hp4 front

and dunlop d908rr rear is a god tire set.

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