New R1200GSW Rear Tire

Thursday, July 31 2014 [13,072 miles]

The rear Karoo 3 I mounted on the GS in March is gone. It lasted less than 5,500 miles. It’s at the wear bars now, but has been squared off for quite a while. Today I pulled it off and mounted a Conti Trail Attack 2.

Brake rotor and flange

Brake rotor and flange

Brake rotor and flange
cleaned rim

cleaned rim

cleaned rim
New tire mounted

New tire mounted

New tire mounted

The picture of the rotor/flange was taken because of my hexhead experience with flange cracks. This flange is nothing like the flange on my ‘05. Also, the rim is clean. It probably wont be this clean again until I replace the Trail Attack I just mounted.

Why a Trail Attack 2? Because apparently it is still impossible to get an Anakee 3 in GSW sizes. I ordered one in May. I’m still waiting for it to arrive. I ordered the Trail Attack from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC on Friday afternoon and the tire was on my doorstep Tuesday. Free shipping, too. I used and liked the original Trail Attack on my hexhead GS. I’m hoping I’ll like version 2 on my wethead, too.