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Metzler Karoo Street

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Happy Snapper, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    So had the new Metzler Karoo Street on some dirt / gravel roads on the long weekend here in QLD> The bike felt so planted after the Anakee 3.

    Just felt like I was riding a big trail bike. (Of course if/when it all turns to custard you will know you aren't)

    Very happy with them indeed.... heading west next week !

    Another report when I return.
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  2. gperkins

    gperkins graeme

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    Ok, what about noise, particularly from the rear? I was surprised how loud they were. I did find that the noise abates after a good few thousand K's. This is of course on tarmac.
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  3. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Wel.. I didn't really notice it until I rode a short distance with no earplugs.

    My earplugs drown it all out..... well they couldn't hide the noise the Dunlop 606 made on my KLR :-)
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  4. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    That was the sound of air blowing through the milk crate!
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  5. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Cruz back in 81 I went camping on Moreton on my XT250G... and in fact did have a milk crate on the back!
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  6. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    They look like they just narrowed the gap of the same thread design as the Karoo 3... I got 4K on a rear K3 and it wasn't that good... Same grip as the rear Tourance, but at least with the Tourance I get 10k...
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