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post #1 of 4 Old 10-26-2014, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Who's running Metziler Karoo 3's?

Hi all,

After some research I have decided to replace my OEM tires with the Metziler Karoo 3's. Anyone else on the forum running these..

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-27-2014, 12:55 AM
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Hi Mark,

I am - and they are amazing and confidence inspiring, off seal and on!

The rear will wear quickly if you thrash it but they are so much better that I am happy to take it easy on the seal. They are just so much more confidence inspiring on loose dirt and stones and do not wiggle and slide like the original Bridgestones. On seal they are not affected by seams and patches.

I managed to get 9,000km out of the rear by taking it easy - I replaced it with another and the front will probably last the new rear. I mostly like them because I can maintain 33/38psi to prevent punctures no matter what I am riding on. Lower pressures make any tire better on dirt roads but expose you to the possibility of rim damage.

I thought of trying something different because the front does howl terribly between 70 - 80 km/h but the advantages far outweigh this.

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Just ordered a Karoo T for the front, supposed to be more "Adventure Bike" oriented than the original...who knows, I am looking forward to testing it in the wet dirt very soon.

My rear tire still has about 40,000kms left on it....

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Just ordered a Karoo T for the front, supposed to be more "Adventure Bike" oriented than the original...who knows, I am looking forward to testing it in the wet dirt very soon.

My rear tire still has about 40,000kms left on it....

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Wow, 40,000km, must get me one of those.
2nd thoughts - Trail Wings also give good mileage so I will stay with Karoo 3's.

The Karoo T will be better in mud (as good as a porky V-Strom can be) but be careful on seal in the wet, and be prepared to renew them often. All tires are a compromise and the T gives away good manners on the seal, and in the wet, and long life, to be better on soft ground.

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