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Old 05-13-2013, 09:51 AM   #61
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I'll mount them thursday ;)
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:59 AM   #62
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I'll mount them thursday ;)
I was going to say thats dead sexy!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:57 PM   #63
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I've had them on my 1200 for a week on the rear and three days on the front. So far, so good. Not too loud, minimal vibrations and handling is quite good, although the tip in to a corner in a bit abrupt.


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Old 05-13-2013, 02:36 PM   #64
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I've had them on my 1200 for a week on the rear and three days on the front. So far, so good. Not too loud, minimal vibrations and handling is quite good, although the tip in to a corner in a bit abrupt.


please keep us updated with the wearing!
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:21 PM   #65
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I've had them on my 1200 for a week on the rear and three days on the front. So far, so good. Not too loud, minimal vibrations and handling is quite good, although the tip in to a corner in a bit abrupt.


So, rotational pattern of the front is opposite of the rear?
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:37 AM   #66
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They usually are with directional patterns.

To get traction from the rear when accelerating, and to get braking traction from the front.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:32 AM   #67
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They usually are with directional patterns.

To get traction from the rear when accelerating, and to get braking traction from the front.

I always wondered about that!
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:25 AM   #68
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Notice how both these front tyres have pleny of sideways grip while the karoo 3 just has a big sideways groove, very strange design.

But I could be wrong.... they could have worked magic.... you are right, I haven't tested the tyre.....
You just can't make that call from a photo, especially when it's not mounted on a bike or inflated. Look at the front and rear photos more carefully, and imagine you're Johnny The Lurking Mud Demon trying to unseat an unsuspecting Metzeler buyer. Draw a line directly perpendicular to the tyre's centreline, i.e. mimicking the side-to-side movement earlier commentators have worried about.

You can't get through, can you? The "big sideways groove", in fact, has a pronounced fore-aft sweep. This means that as the trailing edge of one set of knobs is still in contact, the leading edge of the next has already touched down. No direct side-to-side pathway is available for water or debris.

How that translates into off-road feel I don't know, but neither does anyone else who hasn't ridden with them. But just looking at a photo can be misleading.

(If what you mean to say is you don't like the looks, well, that's a different story. I've taken against the K60 front, for example, for no reason more valid than I think it looks silly.)
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #69
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Here are some pictures of my front and rear Karoo 3:







I made 100km with them.

Really happy with those tires, less vibrations than the K60s I had on my ex 950 Adv. Noisy between 50 and 60km/h but that's not a problem.

Really good on dry roads, no problems on the wet too for the moment.

In TT, they are better than the K60s, the rear doesn't have this center band so the traction is good! And the front slides less than the K60 in wet terrain.

Really happy with them for the moment, but that's only 100km

Will look at the wearing too...
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:26 AM   #70
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Man they need a few more sizes!!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:11 AM   #71
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Good in light mud too



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Old 05-18-2013, 02:39 PM   #72
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Good in light mud too



Finally a post in this thread with substance!! They look awesome, I just got a set but have to wait until I wear my Karoo T's first! Thank you for the post!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:53 PM   #73
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Good in light mud too

Thanks for that.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #74
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These look pretty nice, but I love my Shinko duals. It would have to be awesome to get me to switch.

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Old 05-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #75
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Good in light mud too



Front looks wrongly mounted - if using tractor tread as example the seeping should fall backward to channel mud out the side not channel it to the centre of the tyre.

The rear looks diabolical to be honest. Almost nothing stopping sideways motion :)
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