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Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« on: March 23, 2016, 11:52:19 am »
Just returned from a 1300km trip through Lesotho comprising mainly tar and some dirt.
Fantastic tyre in my opinion but this is the second Karoo 3 thats worn very badly - last one gave me just over 4000km.

My question: the shallow groove in the centre of the knobs is now worn down. Are there other wear bars on the tyre that indicate when the tyre must be replaced or can one go well beyond that shallow groove than runs down the centre of the knobs?

When I serviced the bike in January the agent insisted I replace the previous tyre...and then still screwed up the rotation on this new tyre...

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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2016, 01:30:05 pm »
howzit,

Attached is a picture of my 2nd rear Karoo 3 tyre and circled are the markers that I am aware of. I got about 10,000km out of my previous karoo 3 but with lots of commuting on tar. Also includes a trip to Lesotho from Cape Town via PE and Transkei. Majority of tyre was eaten on the Lesotho trip. At first I did not think I was going to finish the trip on the tyre. The trip was about 4,000km. Then back in Cape Town commuting, I got a lot more out of the tyre. Heat cycles could have something to do with it too and maybe I am not too hard on the throttle. but always ride on Dynamic mode.

I could have gotten another maybe 1,000+- km out of the old tyre but for safety sake i put a used anakee 3 on and i was soon going to GS Trophy in Natal.

I tried to heat cycle my current rear tyre to see if it makes a difference.

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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 10:02:25 am »
Thanks Rory
Sounds like some awesome rides!
Thanks for the advice - I saw the bars on mine for the first time after your advice and realized I was screwed out of a half worn tyre at the last replacement.
 

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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 10:38:42 am »
2000 km in Enduro pro mode-very little tar-not going to get 3000 km out of these
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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 02:39:10 pm »
2000 km in Enduro pro mode-very little tar-not going to get 3000 km out of these

Wish I had more time to ride on weekends.
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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 06:07:54 pm »
I had similar experience- wear up to 2000 km was pretty extrteme- it seems to slow down thereafter.I got just over 4000 on 2 rear tyres to date. How anybody gets 10000 km is a mystry to me. i don't ride like a maniac.
 

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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 06:11:21 pm »
I had similar experience- wear up to 2000 km was pretty extrteme- it seems to slow down thereafter.I got just over 4000 on 2 rear tyres to date. How anybody gets 10000 km is a mystry to me. i don't ride like a maniac.

Agree, have never seen more than 4000 on the rear. My worst was 1900 after a rather enjoyable trip through the Tankwa.
 

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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 10:40:02 pm »
I had similar experience- wear up to 2000 km was pretty extrteme- it seems to slow down thereafter.I got just over 4000 on 2 rear tyres to date. How anybody gets 10000 km is a mystry to me. i don't ride like a maniac.

Agree, have never seen more than 4000 on the rear. My worst was 1900 after a rather enjoyable trip through the Tankwa.

Ha ha ha.
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Re: Karoo 3 rear tyre wear
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2016, 09:23:29 am »
My Karoo 3's wore down pretty quick on the 800. Maybe because it is a narrower tyre.
How puncture resistant are these tyres (Karoo 3's)? Looking at TKC 80, Pirelli Scorpions or the Karoo 3's, seems they are same on wear and grip. Price and availability would ultimately be the deciding factor.

Greenshields, what pressure are you running the rear tyre? The wear on your tyre looks pretty even across the tread.