Karoo 3 for 990?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Boredsurfer, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Boredsurfer

    Boredsurfer Been here awhile

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    Anybody know when?
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  2. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Mid march according to Revzilla?
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  3. Balsta

    Balsta Been here awhile

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    Indicated mid March became end of June (Europe) when I put an order and paid it. Money back fast from mynetmoto.com
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  4. liftedlimo

    liftedlimo PNW Stump Jumper

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    These guys are selling out fast! I am about to pull the trigger, but the only rear they have released is the 140/80-18. After reading up on all the 150 vs 140 threads, I am wondering if I should wait until the 150/70-18 is released. Anyone want to chime in what they would do?
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  5. SpeedyR

    SpeedyR SE in the SE

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    i have an SE so i'll probably give it a go on the 140 size but if it were me, I'd wait for the 150 for the ADV. more weight and more than likely a bit more durable as you'd have a wider footprint to distribute the wear over, so you should get much better mileage and handling out of the 150 size compared to the 140.

    but then again what do I know... :lol3

    not in English but it does have subtitles. looks good for the tire if you are wanting something durable but still handle some off road decently..

    http://youtu.be/9Qy82xJi9Lg
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  6. ABuck99

    ABuck99 0.0

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    Next availability of 150/70-18 shows June 7th in distributors inventory- retailers to follow that date
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  7. liftedlimo

    liftedlimo PNW Stump Jumper

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    Thank you. I dont leave until August for my 2 week road trip north. Ill just wait. This tire seems good for my needs of road/gravel time. We will see just how well it works and how long it lasts.
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  8. ABuck99

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    Id be interested to know how they go- post an update once you get them and you have a chance evaluate dirt & street.
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  9. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    Hmmmm, this looks interesting.
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  10. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Just ordered one this morning, it didn't show back ordered. Hope it comes soon not much left on the scorps. bete
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  11. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    From what site?
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  12. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    American motorcycle tire co.
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  13. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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  14. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    I think it only had 3000km on it and it was 30% worn. He was saying it should last the 10,000km to get him to Tashkent.
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  15. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    You're right. I assumed new tires were mounted since Km 0 and actually it was at the 10,625 km mark so yes, he's showing the tire wear at 13,124 km, just 2,500 km later...
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  16. mikeegee

    mikeegee Been here awhile

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    I put the 140 on my adventure and am perfectly happy with it right now.

    I've already been lectured about the cross section and all that, but I only use the center part anyways so I figured it didn't matter.
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  17. liftedlimo

    liftedlimo PNW Stump Jumper

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    Pics?
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  18. GJ990

    GJ990 Been here awhile

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    Yes please, some pics would be appreciated. I'm really undecided between these and the Conti TAs. I know it's apples and oranges, but still. The TAs get exceptional reviews everywhere, great mileage, great on road, acceptable on hard dirt. My problem is I love riding the sandy tracks in FL and not sure the Contis will do well there... These seem like a good compromise.
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  19. mikeegee

    mikeegee Been here awhile

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    I'll post some this evening when I get home.

    I was riding a tractionator, so I'm completely amazed by how quiet this tire is compared to the noise I was making before.

    I haven't had it off the tarmac yet as we've been through a veritable monsoon since I've put it on, but hopefully I'll get the chance here this weekend.
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  20. GJ990

    GJ990 Been here awhile

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    Thanks, all updates will be greatly appreciated. It might just be my next tire...
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