Anyone care to review Karoo 3's?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by DirtSolace, May 20, 2013.

  1. DirtSolace

    DirtSolace Been here awhile

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    I intend to switch out my Enduro 3's mid August.... thinking there should be some test-riders that have collected printable comments on their Karoo 3 experiences.....

    thanx in advance--stan
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  2. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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  3. Leedo

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    Just a word of warning, The Karoo 3s aren't meant to be used on the GS or Adventure. I found out the hard way. I bought a set for my 1200 Adventure and noticed "stress" cracks developing on both front and back tires. Metzeler told me to send them back, so I did, Only to find out several calls later the speed rating on the Karoo 3s aren't up to what BMW recommends so no warranty. They recommended I buy a different tire next time.
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  4. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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    Hola, did u have the chance to take some pictures of the stress cracks that u can share?

    Juan Valderrama
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    Broadcasting from Bogotá - Colombia.
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  5. Leedo

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    Unfortunately I did not, They looked like dry rot cracks except that they ran around all of the "knobs" on the tread of the tire.
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