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    I went with the Karoo 3's and I'm very very...

    I went with the Karoo 3's and I'm very very happy. Great grip on the tar and good on the dirt. The soft compound is better than expected, although they will wear quicker than other types.
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    You've made a great choice! These are awesome...

    You've made a great choice! These are awesome tyres! Fantastic grip everywhere! Enjoy!
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    Hi there...sorry to hear about all yr troubles,...

    Hi there...sorry to hear about all yr troubles, especially with a new machine. The only problems I've ever had with head shakes and shimmies, was due to the tyres. My '08 F800GS with the more...
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    If you consider power to weight ratios of the 800...

    If you consider power to weight ratios of the 800 and the 1200, they are both pretty similar. I've riden both and the 1200 is definitely NOT faster or quicker, because it is considerably heavier....
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    Sticky: Really good clip, well done Dave.

    Really good clip, well done Dave.
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    Hi Leslie...thanks for the feedback. I'm even...

    Hi Leslie...thanks for the feedback. I'm even happier to hear that I can expect 9000km from the rear.
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    Have the Karoo 3's on now for about...

    Have the Karoo 3's on now for about 500kms...excellent grip on the road, despite a bit of humming. Done a bit in the dirt and gravel and very pleased with the traction there too. The soft rubber...
  8. Poll: Have found a Bosch replacement pump for R700...

    Have found a Bosch replacement pump for R700 ($70), still looking around for the controller.
  9. Poll: My F800GS just had a controller failure. Took out...

    My F800GS just had a controller failure. Took out the pump and put 12v to it and it worked. Thinking of bypassing the comtroller with 12v and wiring from the connector that goes into the...
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    Ok...put 12v on the pump and it works! Must be...

    Ok...put 12v on the pump and it works! Must be the regulator!
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    Thanks Tim, I've got the electric fuel pump out...

    Thanks Tim, I've got the electric fuel pump out so far, so I'll put some 12v power on it today and make sure of its status. If its truly f**ked I'll work on the controller next.
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    Fuel pump not working?

    Hi guys...seems like my fuel pump has stopped working. No vibration from it, no fuel coming out of the fuel line. Tried reseting a few times by removing power via the battery terminals, and still...
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    Thanks for the useful info about the TA2's Tim. I...

    Thanks for the useful info about the TA2's Tim. I was considering the Karoo 3's, but I think ill take a good look at these before I decide. The TKC80's I had before were amazing on the dirt but...
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    Hey there...not sure if this may help, but when...

    Hey there...not sure if this may help, but when my panniers got new rubber shock mounts, I had to re-adjust the locking mechanisms. Loosened them from inside slighly, then fitted the panniers and...
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    Unfortunately, "competent" doesn't cut it when...

    Unfortunately, "competent" doesn't cut it when you're riding at pace on the tar. I agree with you AKBeemer about them being good tyres, but they definitely are not suited to this guys road riding...
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    I had the same problem with my Continental...

    I had the same problem with my Continental TKC80'S. They gave me huge tank slaps at speed. They are just NOT suited for high speed riding. Go with Karoo 3's or the Heidenau's. TKC80'S are fantastic...
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    Hi Pete...im quite sure you can mix the tyre...

    Hi Pete...im quite sure you can mix the tyre types. Shouldn't be a problem at all as I've seen a lot of bikes with mixed brands.
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    Hi Saint...I see your post is from 2010, what...

    Hi Saint...I see your post is from 2010, what tyres did you eventually go with? I'm in the same predicament now, and considering the Karoo 3. The TKC80'S didnt do well for me on the tar, great on...
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    I have to agree with Jacksonhole...the TKC80'S...

    I have to agree with Jacksonhole...the TKC80'S will piss you off when you get up to speed on the tar...loads of tank slap/shimmy. They are however exceptional in the dirt. I'm thinking of going on...
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    Hey there! I'm hearing loads of good things about...

    Hey there! I'm hearing loads of good things about the Karoo 3's. Sticky on the tar, and good in the dirt. Apparently they dont last very long with mostly tar use, around 5000km, but at least you'll...
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    Tyres for F800GS

    Hi all...I'm replacing the TKC80'S soon and wondering what will best suit my riding style. The TKC80'S were great in the gravel and dirt, but no good on the tar, loads of tank slap at speed. I ride...
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    Thanks guys...will get back to you all when I've...

    Thanks guys...will get back to you all when I've tried it out on a long run.
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    Hi guys...wondering if I plugged in a...

    Hi guys...wondering if I plugged in a powerlet/usb in and then powered my tablet (keep it in the clear vinyl section of my tankbag), is there enough amperage to keep the tablet charged up? I know...
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