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Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    They came stock on my 790R. Overall not a bad tire, I rate them as a bit of a step up from TKCs. Despite the knobby look, I put them as a 80 street/20 dirt ratio. Pretty good in the dry, but lack grip in the wet on any surface.
  2. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    Dang it. Snowed for what, 40 minutes?
    Guess who got to enjoy 36 minutes of it.

    MFS

    Looking for traction in the wet? I'd bet my life on the Anakee Adventure. Hopefully not tomorrow though.
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  3. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    That is a great picture. Bit slippery?
  4. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    What other kind of dual sport tires have you ridden on to compare them to?
    Sadly with a 140/80-18 my rear tire choices are a little limited.
  5. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    Actually was ok, but at the time as the slush built up, and visor visibility was limited the combination of factors added to the pucker level.
    Cleaning the visor, and those handle bar muffs can be tricky to get a hand back in when wet and in wind.
    Had to clear visor, a lot. One handed operation good thing the V85 is steady.

    MFS
  6. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    Many of the offerings in the 80/20, and 50/50 range. Anakee, Tourance Next, Rally STR and MT90. I class those in with the Karoo3, which is maybe a bit more dirt oriented but not quite a 50/50. Tried the TKC80, Heideneau and Mitas 7 & 9 in that range.
  7. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    Thank you! I've ridden with TKC 80s, deathwings, Mefos, Kenda big blocks, and there's a sand paddle rear tire on there now which is horrible on wet roads. I'm looking forward to these Karoos. I should try Rond's KTM to see if they have an 18" rear tube
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  8. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    No worries. The Karoos street performance surprised me, my low expectations were originally based on their appearance.

    Is the paddle tire you're talking about a DOT or just strictly dirt ? I guess for limited highway runs it doesn't really matter. For short runs to get to our sandier trails it might be worth the compromised road manners.
  9. BikesR2Funn

    BikesR2Funn Adventurer

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    Anyone up for doing the whiteshell loop tomorrow?
  10. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    See a tall young guy on a bicycle out there - wave, that's probably my kid.
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  11. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Hi Glenn...
    The Karoo 3 in 130 80 17 is only $139
    Good value. Looks like it might be worth a go on the KLR.
    What do you think?
    Also, wondering how many kms on the 790 now ? and are you a happy KTM guy ?
  12. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie Supporter

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    If you're asking me bout the CL ; haven't been.
    as far as I know the staff have been "making the sacrifice of staying home".
    Didn't even go up to drag the snow off the roof (steel roof, it all slides at once and will take the deck railing.)
    as for camping, I'm thinkin the touristie places will be slow to return.
  13. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie Supporter

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    I've got a peeve.
    Trailer "campers" that dump their crap-buggy into the outhouses, and are none too careful.
    I wondered how someone can make such a mess.
    What the staff have ot deal with !
    Haven't "stealth" camped for 40 years; that was before living on kobasa and beer and sleeping in ditch was called an adventure..
  14. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie Supporter

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    Fortnine didn't ship my tires till a week after I ordered.
    and now they've been sitting in Montreal Canada Post for three days.
    What I did learn about tires was that once the knubs are gone the cords are not far beneath.
    SWMBO spotted and commented, ... I told her that's it's safe until you can see the air.
    Apparently even she has heard that joke.
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  15. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    I ran Karoo 2’s on my F800. Poor choice on my part, as it turned out the slab travel to and from the dual sport rides shortened the life of the tire. Probably about 5.5K and the rear was done.
    (Winnipeg to Peterborough for the EOAR made short work of the tire)
  16. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Likely a TKC would not have gone further
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  17. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    The Karoo 3 are supposed to be longer lasting on the street than the 2s. Plus there are also Karoo streets which are obviously more street oriented.

    I ordered my tires on the 7th, they haven't shipped yet, there site said there are processing delays and I imagine shipping delays as well given everything going on. I'm anxious to get them and spoon them on, but in light of everything else I'm okay to wait.
  18. Gaulin

    Gaulin Orange (& Blue) Crush

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    Hey Mark,
    Sounds like a good price, for that money it seems pretty low risk. I think as long as your expectations are in line you won't be disappointed. Definitely low mileage tire, but better than the TKC, and much better dry grip than the TKC, but equally as bad in the wet.

    Didn't get the km on the bike I wanted due to being laid up for the whole summer, but got around 6000 km in fall. Nothing hardcore offroad due to my condition, but it was excellent on road and light off road that I did. It's a winner ! Reliability is always an issue with the brand imo, especially for remote travelers like myself, but what the hell, you only live once. I'll figure it out when it breaks :D
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  19. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    Went for a short run to the floodway to check out the water level.

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    Then a VStrom showed up.... fellow ADVr Silence Jing
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    We observed the social distancing protocol.
    Another VStrom arrived, then a DR 650... a spontaneous Suzuki Rally... lol
  20. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    Good thing you guys got it done today.... not looking good for warm weather for the next week.

    Kid said it was cold and cloudy in Whiteshell, and 307 is a cratered mess.