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Offline genie

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Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« on: September 28, 2014, 06:04:08 pm »
After my Anakee 3s were worn out, fitted TKC80 front & Karoo 3 on the rear. After about 3000 km on the Karoo I thought I would have to replace it in Bloemfontein at the Eco challenge, but I was told it wears quickly up to 3000 km- then the wear rate reduces. Drove back to PE- speads up to 210 km/with 2 BMW panniers- bike quite stable. I could not get a replacement tyre prior to our 2500 km trip to Tankwa Karoo- thought punctures were inevitable! Got back without any- at least 1/3 was on gravel! According to wear level indicators there are still some kms. left. We had no wet roads- gravel or tar so I have no experience with the Karoo 3s in the wet. Any experienceo with the tyre's performance in the condition it is in now I.e. wear level indicators say it can still be used?
 

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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 06:26:17 pm »
Nope, never take chances with tyres. When in doubt, replace !!!
 

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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 10:29:37 pm »
Here is mine after today's ride.  I agree, never take chances.  Replace when it is finished.  If you have to go on a big ride - start with new rubber.  But for in and around the house or a few 100 kms here and there, I don't think one should waste usable rubber.  Mine is now pretty close to replacement too.  Traction is becoming hard to find....
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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 12:29:15 pm »

not very clever to ride at those speeds with that rear Tyre
 

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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2014, 12:33:20 pm »
Have the same tyre on the Ktm1190 and it looks like yours  and coming back from the bash it was very unstable off road I,m definatley replacing mine, pity its got such a short life span as its a realy good tyre
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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2014, 12:51:02 pm »
Here is mine after today's ride.  I agree, never take chances.  Replace when it is finished.  If you have to go on a big ride - start with new rubber.  But for in and around the house or a few 100 kms here and there, I don't think one should waste usable rubber.  Mine is now pretty close to replacement too.  Traction is becoming hard to find....

Agree with tread like that (or rather no tread) go and play (keep it close to home). 

time to play.  Practice your emergency stops, elephant turns, wheel spins, etc.  That way you can waste the last bit of tread and exchange it for some great skills and feel better about spending money on a new tyre.  Do stuff you don't want to do on a new tyre. 

i had great fun at the eco finishing a back tyre.
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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2014, 07:26:10 am »
Have the same tyre on the Ktm1190 and it looks like yours  and coming back from the bash it was very unstable off road I,m definatley replacing mine, pity its got such a short life span as its a realy good tyre

Nice looking KTM that :peepwall: