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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2014, 06:27:59 am »
I did a trip to the Cape with Karoo 3s on the bike.  2.2 bar.  No instability.  The experiment did reveal that you can run a full tank dry in 170 km and 50 min.  And rhe rear tyre was finished after 2800 km.  Mostly tar.  The Karoo 3 performed above my expectations on tar and remains my tyre of choice on the LC.
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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2014, 06:46:30 am »
When I put Karoo 3's on my bike I wasn't expecting high mileage, in spite of the fact that I generally don't ride like a hooligan. But I'm on 9800Km's on the rear now, and there's still some life left. Front ones don't even really look used yet.
 

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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2014, 12:01:29 am »
I did a trip to the Cape with Karoo 3s on the bike.  2.2 bar.  No instability.  The experiment did reveal that you can run a full tank dry in 170 km and 50 min.  And rhe rear tyre was finished after 2800 km.  Mostly tar.  The Karoo 3 performed above my expectations on tar and remains my tyre of choice on the LC.

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I had the same experience returning from Bloem in November, had to fill up after 190km and did not get to 3000km.
 

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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2014, 05:10:27 am »
So lyk my Karoo 3 is die antwoord nou julle Honne wat weet spek biekie vir my tyre pressures op die Karoo 3 vir teerpad grondpad( Klipperig ) en kombinasie
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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2014, 07:08:49 am »
Ek pomp 2.8 agter en 2.4 voor. As ek lank teer gaan ry maak ek dit 3.0 en 2.5. Ek blaas nooit af nie maar sal 'n uitsondering maak vir diep sand oor langer afstande.
 

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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2014, 08:42:14 am »
!!JACK ALERT !!

For shits and giggles I calculated the Impact Force on an object as follows:

1) Rider weighing(Object) 100kg @ 200kmh to a dead stop (.3048m) - Impact Force = 56.91 tons

2) Rider and a bike weighing (Object) 350kg @ 200kmh to a deadstop (.3048m) - Impact Force = 199.19 tons.

Of course there is a lot of assumption to be made on what happens during the impact.......so it's a pretty flat calc. 

But clearly one can see that loosing your head is a real possibility at these forces.......   
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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2014, 03:51:47 am »
Tx lk dit is min of meer waar ek is

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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2014, 07:10:12 am »
With respect:I can't imagine why anyone would wan't to travel at 190km + on karoo 3's.I think you are asking for Cuc!@Adventure riding is about taking in your surroundings?

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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2014, 07:49:50 am »
With respect:I can't imagine why anyone would wan't to travel at 190km + on karoo 3's.I think you are asking for Cuc!@Adventure riding is about taking in your surroundings?

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Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2014, 08:46:42 am »
With respect:I can't imagine why anyone would wan't to travel at 190km + on karoo 3's.I think you are asking for Cuc!@Adventure riding is about taking in your surroundings?

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Adventure for me includes a wide variety of terrain, speeds and surroundings.

I like the slow and difficult:



...I also like slow and pretty...



...and yes, I love going fast too. And I do all this with one bike and sometimes on the same ride. For me that is Adventure or Dual Sport riding :thumleft:
 

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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2014, 08:47:17 am »
With respect:I can't imagine why anyone would wan't to travel at 190km + on karoo 3's.I think you are asking for Cuc!@Adventure riding is about taking in your surroundings?

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Re: Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2014, 10:24:06 pm »
We slabbed it back from  mosselbay at about 150 180kph and i must admit that i thought the tire would be moertoe when i got home. The bike gets a little hairy at 190kph but i guess thats a combination if the hifh fender and the tkc on the front.


Tire handles like a road tire. Now if only it was not so puncture prone.
 

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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2014, 03:32:42 pm »
no karoo 3's again??   back to TKC's
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Re: Karoo 3 - Riding faster for longer
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2014, 04:12:47 pm »
Great answer LKM.
It is much the same for me!
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