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L C TYRES
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:59:08 pm »

Afternoon

I am in search of a set of 50/50 tires for my LC can anybody help

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 01:16:14 pm »
Metzeler Karoo 3 is your answer, mighty impressed with them on tar, dirt and even in the rain on the tar.
 

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 05:49:43 pm »
Just to be facetious, can someone name all the other 50/50 options we have?  :imaposer:
 

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 08:18:47 am »

Any body else have any idea,s about tires for the GS1200 L C
 

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 08:22:27 am »
Coles, there is only one 50/50 available un SA if there is stock and that is the Karoo 3. All the other options are 80/20 type tyres like Anakee III, Tourance Next etc.

If 50/50 is your need then Karoo 3 is your tyre. I love mine but not good mileage on the rear.
 

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2013, 09:42:20 am »

Fitted set of Karoo three,s great Tyre did approx 263 on dirt     great
 

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 09:48:28 am »
Enjoy! I recently went on dirt without the Karoo's and felt very vulnerable. They make a big difference.
 

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 10:03:33 am »
My suggestion is to treat these tyres with mechanical sympathy like with knobblies used on tar. They are made for European 'adventure riding' conditions.
Do:
Watch your pressures intently
Carry your own pressure guage
Heat seal the tyres in!

Don't:
Accelerate hard when tyres cold (engine might be warm but tyres not)
No sustained high speeds on tar
Don't spin up the rear...to much...
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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2013, 10:32:52 am »
My suggestion is to treat these tyres with mechanical sympathy like with knobblies used on tar. They are made for European 'adventure riding' conditions.
Do:
Watch your pressures intently
Carry your own pressure guage
Heat seal the tyres in!

Don't:
Accelerate hard when tyres cold (engine might be warm but tyres not)
No sustained high speeds on tar
Don't spin up the rear...to much...

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2013, 05:32:55 pm »
Continental TKC 80's are now available in the LC sizes.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2013, 08:10:41 pm »
Nice, are they also considered 50/50?
 

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2013, 08:48:10 pm »
Probably 70/30 or there abouts....unless they come up with a compound to suit us you going to pay for tyres. Conti TKC are brilliant tyres :thumleft:
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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2013, 08:51:26 pm »
Wat? LC8 gebruik net offroad tyres. TKC of Kenda of iets wat kan byt >:D >:D
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2013, 12:40:29 am »
Ek kry die indruk dat Karoo III die enigste werklike opsie is as jy so bietjie van die teer af wil gaan.

Die probleem is om by die grond te kom is daar altyd teer. Kan die manne met ondervinding my help met die volgende.
-- Padgeraas: Klink dit nie soos 'n "Vasbyt-Bedford" nie.
-- Vibrasie: Ek weet nie of ek graag 'n 2.2 Toyota bakkie wil ry nie, Ek wil graag teen 120 in die spieŽl kan kyk en iets sinvol sien.

Dalk 'n bietjie oordryf maar ek sal graag eerlike objektiewe kommentaar hieroor wil kry.
 

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2013, 06:51:46 am »
-- Padgeraas: Klink dit nie soos 'n "Vasbyt-Bedford" nie.

Darem nie, daar is wel padgeraas maar tussen die wind end die enjin is die nie so erg nie. Inteendeel ek vind dat die geraas soortgelyk is aan die Anakee III.

-- Vibrasie: Ek weet nie of ek graag 'n 2.2 Toyota bakkie wil ry nie, Ek wil graag teen 120 in die spieŽl kan kyk en iets sinvol sien.

Daai is nie 'n probleem nie, die vibrasie is baie prominent op lae spoed, onder 30km/h. Normale dorp en hoofpad spoed kan jy darem die spieŽls gebruik :-)

Die bande hanteer die teerpad baie goed. Bestuur net jou banddruk mooi op langer stukke teer om oorverhitting te vermy wat lei tot vinnige afloop, veral op die agterband. Ek het my eerste agterband op 4000 teen die muur gehang, daar is nog so 4mm van die spoor oor in die middel van die band waar die meeste rubber weg is. Ek het hom egter baie verniel en beplan om beter na die tweede een te kyk.
 

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2013, 08:19:58 am »
Die Karoo 3 loop nie so glad soos 'n slangvel nie, maar hy is stabiel en werk goed genoeg op teer en grond.  Die "compound" is reg vir reasonable band lewe - beter as die ou Karoo T.  Maar sy traksie is minder.  Die tyre wiskunde kan nie verander word nie.  Hard compound = Low Traction = Many miles.  Soft Compound = Good Traction = Fewer miles.  Ek "rate" die Karoo 3 'n 50/50 band.

Die TKC's het ek nog nie gesien nie, en sy "rating" sal afhang van die "compound".  Tyd sal leer....
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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2013, 04:42:43 pm »
My Karoo 3's raas verskriklik baie op teer, vanaf so 140 tot 160 km/ uur is dit baie steurend. Ek is agter baie tevrede met hul traksie op teer en op grond
 

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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2013, 08:22:39 pm »
Continental TKC 80's are now available in the LC sizes.

And are these available in SA by any chance? Loved the TKC80s on the ADV so I'm sure they should be great on the normal GS
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Re: L C TYRES
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2013, 09:15:21 am »

I have just completed my first long ride on my LC fitted Karoo 3      great Tyre good but noisy on tar very good on gravel     

fit them