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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2019, 01:39:38 pm »
TKC80 wobbles in front on my KTM 1090 Adv over 170km/h, but only after the fitment of a top box. Without topbox it goes over 200 without issues.
It wobbled on the F800GS as wel. Good thing is it reminds you that you are going a bit fast☺
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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2019, 02:02:11 pm »
TKC80 wobbles in front on my KTM 1090 Adv over 170km/h, but only after the fitment of a top box. Without topbox it goes over 200 without issues.
It wobbled on the F800GS as wel. Good thing is it reminds you that you are going a bit fast☺

That tyre os only rated for 190km/h.   Just saying.
 

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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2019, 07:06:34 am »
Karoo3  has a nice feel on the front when cornering and is quieter.  Look at the outer pattern of the knobs .
 

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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2019, 06:24:16 pm »
I fitted an Anakee Wild on the front of my GSA for my recent Tankwa trip. I liked it off road as it bites nicely into the soil.

On road it takes time to get up to temp and lacks a lot of feel in the corners. It also sings a lot when riding in town.

Overall I like the tyre for off road but for longer trips i will probably go back to the EO7 on the front... or try something new again.


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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2019, 10:10:43 am »
Some BMW feedback on the Anakee Wilds....I really like the look of this tyre.

http://bmwmotorradclubcape.co.za/anakee-wild-rear-2700kms-later
I have a set on my KLR at the moment, pretty happy overall as we did a round Lesotho trip December, tar and dirt, never gave me any issues, surefooted on tar and dirt.
Impressed actually,  the front tube failed somewhere between Marquard and Bethlehem... actually rode it flat at 120K for may kilos... it only started wobbling badly when we slowed down to 60K. The tyre never wanted to climb off the rim and that probably saved us from a major off. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2019, 01:41:32 pm »
I hated the Karoo 3

Due to good reviews from other riders and to give them a fair chance, I tried them on a KTM 950, XT600 and Husky TE610

I found them to have reasonably good forward propulsion but loads of sideways movement in the corners. So yes, they're great if you plan on going in a straight line.  :ricky:

This is a previous review I did...

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I spent a bit of time in Atlantis this weekend on the XT with the K3's. Something i've found is that these tires have great push in a forward direction in sand, but slides from side to side more than other tires i've ridden here. It could be because of the shape of the grooves: They are all in lines, so not much grip if your rear is already moving in a sidewards direction.

As you can see in the pictures, the Karoo 3 doesn't have big gaps between the knobs if you look at them from side to side. Compare them to a KTC 80 for example. The TKC has large gaps between the knobs if you were to move from side to side. This provides the tire with more grip and less sideways movement. This is most noticeable in side and loose gravel.



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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2019, 02:00:24 pm »
I hated the Karoo 3

Due to good reviews from other riders and to give them a fair chance, I tried them on a KTM 950, XT600 and Husky TE610

I found them to have reasonably good forward propulsion but loads of sideways movement in the corners. So yes, they're great if you plan on going in a straight line.  :ricky:

This is a previous review I did...

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I spent a bit of time in Atlantis this weekend on the XT with the K3's. Something i've found is that these tires have great push in a forward direction in sand, but slides from side to side more than other tires i've ridden here. It could be because of the shape of the grooves: They are all in lines, so not much grip if your rear is already moving in a sidewards direction.

As you can see in the pictures, the Karoo 3 doesn't have big gaps between the knobs if you look at them from side to side. Compare them to a KTC 80 for example. The TKC has large gaps between the knobs if you were to move from side to side. This provides the tire with more grip and less sideways movement. This is most noticeable in side and loose gravel.

I ran into a guy who said its the ONLY tires he puts on his gsa.  Especially the front!!

Sticks the best in a gravel corner!!

I'll send you his number and you can set him straight  :lol8: :lol8:
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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2019, 03:58:24 pm »
Spoken to an expert in Bloemfontein....he switched from TKC to Karoo 3 on his GSA. Not as sticky as the TKC's but gives double the milage. Always had to carry a spare back TKC on his Africa adventure but with the Karoo he can complete the trip on one set.
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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2019, 07:27:23 am »
See Bridgestone has a new adv tyre, anyone fitted one?
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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2019, 07:55:45 am »
pronounced BattleAx I will fit those just for the name!
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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2019, 08:38:11 am »
I think there is  to much talk about tires and most of the stuff is in peoples heads. It has to be round and rubber.

All the manufacturers make decent product and the choice should be about your level of compromise between dirt and road bias.That said , on the big bikes a good 50/50 tire like the old Pirelli Scorpions standard on the 950'990 is still about the best compromise.
 

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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2019, 10:29:43 am »
I think there is  to much talk about tires and most of the stuff is in peoples heads. It has to be round and rubber.

All the manufacturers make decent product and the choice should be about your level of compromise between dirt and road bias.That said , on the big bikes a good 50/50 tire like the old Pirelli Scorpions standard on the 950'990 is still about the best compromise.

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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2019, 11:03:03 am »
The problem is the older adventure bikes KTM 990, BMW 1150 you never had to worry about speed rating when on tar while you had a knobby fitted. these days most adventure bikes can do twice the speed limit and most knobby tyres are onlyt rated 160-190km/h....
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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2019, 01:05:46 pm »
The problem is the older adventure bikes KTM 990, BMW 1150 you never had to worry about speed rating when on tar while you had a knobby fitted. these days most adventure bikes can do twice the speed limit and most knobby tyres are onlyt rated 160-190km/h....

But you are very naughty if you do things like this.  :patch: But on a serious note, anything north of 150/160 gets uncomfortable on our roads regardless of bike or tyre.

Speed rating probably for the German market . . .  :ricky:
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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2019, 02:17:06 pm »
The problem is the older adventure bikes KTM 990, BMW 1150 you never had to worry about speed rating when on tar while you had a knobby fitted. these days most adventure bikes can do twice the speed limit and most knobby tyres are onlyt rated 160-190km/h....

But you are very naughty if you do things like this.  :patch: But on a serious note, anything north of 150/160 gets uncomfortable on our roads regardless of bike or tyre.

Speed rating probably for the German market . . .  :ricky:

Dis die probleem met die 1290 en 1250, daai etterse goed wil gery word.....
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Re: Karoo 3 vs TKC 80
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2019, 07:50:38 am »
Sal graag 'n unrestricted 1250 will ry! :laughing4:

Maar vir nou geen klagtes oor speed ratings, ekt maar 'n 1200 en wag vir 'n stel karoo Streets!
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