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Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Migolito, Jul 14, 2019.
what mirrors do you have? I hate the stock ones
The tires were installed and balanced by my mechanic. No idea where he sources his weights from.
For guys debating these tyres like I was
Motoz rallz/adventure / Bridgestone ax41
That's what I said... to my dealer
He switched mine with 1090R or 1290R mirrors, don't know exactly.
I will, did not ride on wet street yet, but fall is getting closer
OT: Those Acerbis X-Factory are WAY sturdier than stock, the bars are with steel core, already survived some good hits/naps.
4375 miles on my Motoz Rallzs as of this moment that I put on when I left for my trip. I had planned to swap them out in Idaho Falls ID however they are holding up great. Think I'll push on to Moab and get some fresh rubber while there before heading into CO. This is the third set I've run. Killed the first two sets earlier than this by not keeping tire pressure up for pavement runs. I've been religious about running high pressure while on pavement on this trip (plus I'm in travel mode, not hooligan mode) and it has paid off.
Are you using soft luggage or hard bags with racks ? Just wondering total weight.
wrong bike for that
if anyone has run the RallZ and the Tractionator Desert HT, I'd be curious to hear feedback. My only interest/concern would be off road performance.
I just tried the Desert HT and it's got good performance, but after about 800 miles it's shot. Or at least shot for me with the off road performance. I'm sure if I were running pavement I'd be happy with another couple of hundred miles. That's around what usually get from a rear and it works decent enough off road. Might run a Metzeler MC360 Mid Hard next but Im sure I"ll get even less mileage out of it but hopefully work better off road.
Probably about 50 to 60 lbs of gear including bags.
Here's a shot of the set up out on the sand/mud flats on Palisades Lake. In Idaho. Couldn't resist after my parent stint earlier today.
Hard to stay in Hooligan mode all day, day after day on an 8k mile trip. At least it is for me.
Bike is seeing plenty of dirt, gravel, mud,, rocks, and pavement. Just not at 10 tenths.
Karoo 3 Update:
Ive got just about 3000 miles on the stock tires.
Road: i like em. Smooth, quiet and steady. No probs in the rain and 30 to 100 deg f temps. Cornering is sure and predictable. Smooth up to 90 mph.
Dirt: hardpack, gravel no issues. Rides predictable and sure footed up to 50 mph.
Sand: Not good. Front wanders and is not predictable. Even lite sand causes issues. I've learned i cant trust them as the sand gets deeper than 3 inches. Rear on the otherhand is just fine in the sand. Its bogs down and is overwhelmed easy, but, does bite enough in lite sand to make it usable in lite sandy conditions...think 1 to 2 inches.
Ill be replacing both in about 1500 miles in preparation for a longer ride...cross country. This ride will encompass dirt road and lite to moderate sand and a bunch of slab. So, replacements will be either Motoz gps or Adv.
Had my rallz mounted at the dealer yesterday. Great off-road, but definitely feel incorrectly balanced/or out of round on the pavement. Only 2 grams weight on each rim. Anybody else experience this? Thanks in advance.
Have had the TC on 3 for the last 400 miles. Really saves the eear tire....
I haven't ridden sand yet but I feel the same way about the Karoo 3s on the road, dirt and gravel and even in the light rain I've been in. I don't know why people say they hate them so much. That said, I'm going to shoe on Motoz Adv or E07+ when these are ready, just to experiment.
anything dry (except sand) they are ok, mud they just suck,rear brakes away right away. on wet slab they are not very confidence inspiring
You need to work just a liiittle bit harder to fit in with the cool kids around here ..
Reading Karoo 3 reviews they seem to be polarizing. Some people love them, some people don’t. My main complaint is mud... the paddle tread pattern has no lateral stability and they wash out super easy.
What I find interesting is that in every pre-release promo shot and pics of the prototype bikes they were fitted with what look like TKC 80s. Makes me think the bike wasn’t designed with the Karoo in mind.