Two Wheels - Six Strings

Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.

Monday, June 04, 2012

New Shoes

I got some new knobby tires for the Scrambler, the other day...

That is a Metzeler Karoo in the stock 130/80R-17 size...

...with a Karoo2 on the front, up slightly in size to a 110/80R-19 (rather than a 100).  Still plenty of room between the tire and the fender, even with the slightly larger size.

I think that the new tire is a bit more conical in cross-section than the stock Bridgestone Trailwing.  The front seems to want to dive into turns a bit.  It was disconcerting, at first, but felt less strange by the time I completed a circuit of my block as a test-ride.

Dirt roads across the state tremble in antici...


,,,pation.

x

5 Comments:

At 4:54 PM , Blogger Steve A said...

That man sounds - BAD! BAD to da bone!

 
At 9:52 PM , Blogger Pondero said...

I don't know how those new tires work, but they look awesome!

 
At 6:23 AM , Blogger Jon said...

Thanks, guys.

The bike gets less-civilized, and more Jon-specific, all the time...

 
At 12:18 AM , Anonymous 2 wheelers said...

The bike tire seems more stronger than the bike.

 
At 7:34 AM , Blogger Emily Stephan said...

Amazing look!!! However, do you think this kaaroo2 is better that TKC ?

Its very difficult to handle motorcycle with karoo2 in dirt!!!

 

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