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16-Apr-2019 12:56 AM (247)
Originally Posted by OldButNotDead View Post
Had a 2011GS which came with Anakee's and I replaced them with Anakee II's and one Anakee III. The Anakee pushed 8000 miles before I replaced it. It was an OEM that came with the bike. Anakee II's went down to about 7K. Don't know how the Anakee III did because I sold the bike. Got a 2016GS LC that came with Anakee III's. I'm at 4.4K and will be changing to PR4's because I'm strictly a road rider.

Now for my question. Don't care about whatever research Michelin put into these tires, the tread pattern is kinda sorta unusual. What kind of mileage do you get with the III? I am particular interested in street riders. How do you know when these tires are giving up the ghost? Right now I can barely see a couple wear bars near the bottom of the grooves. On the front I'm having a hard time finding any wear bars. Normally my fronts go before the rear and wear at the 2 and 10 o'clock positions. Rear goes in the center first.

Thanks for any insight you can provide.
new to this site....sorry about your Anake 3 new 2016 GS LC came with the Anake 13.5K from both and still had many miles to go....only reason to change was I was going from California to Atlanta..........strickly street at 36 front and 42 rear.....bought 2nd set and got over 12k...changed them just this week.....i really like this tire......cupping was not a problem with the first set but did have a little on front this last set.....good tire in rain also
19-Jan-2019 03:49 PM (909)
Originally Posted by enzo5000 View Post
After 12,000 miles of flawless tarmac riding on the OEM Anakee III's, I'll be mounting Michelin Anakee Adventures next week. I spend about 10% of the time in the dirt, so these should be an improvement.
Please tell us how much noise these Adventure tires make.
17-Jan-2019 12:46 PM (782)
Originally Posted by enzo5000 View Post
After 12,000 miles of flawless tarmac riding on the OEM Anakee III's, I'll be mounting Michelin Anakee Adventures next week. I spend about 10% of the time in the dirt, so these should be an improvement.
12,000 miles? I barley got 5500 out of the OEM Anakee tires.
16-Jan-2019 09:20 PM (139)
enzo5000 After 12,000 miles of flawless tarmac riding on the OEM Anakee III's, I'll be mounting Michelin Anakee Adventures next week. I spend about 10% of the time in the dirt, so these should be an improvement.
16-Dec-2018 07:56 AM (580)
Candubrain I've got 10,000 Kms on the A3's, I have no experience with other brands or types of adventure tires and this is my first adventure bike, (other than a short relationship with a KLR 650).

Tallying up my years of riding, I have done 427,325 Kms to date, and have ridden in everything from snow to intense summer heat.

I am simply amazed with the confidence the A3's give me on wet pavement and how far I can push in corners when dry. I have ridden them on ATV trails, gravel, followed hydro line roads, but no single track. Their off pavement performance is exceptional, considering I don't bother to air down. Of course I am not riding beyond my limited ability off road, so someone with more aggressive experience will no doubt disagree with my statement.

But, be honest with yourself, on where you are riding and what tire you actually need. For me, I'll buy another set.
15-Dec-2018 07:16 PM (053)
Flatop I have a 2015 R1200 GSA with 10,500 miles on both tires. The front tire is still in great shape. The rear tire is getting a flat center, but I believe I can get another 1000 to 2000 miles safely out of the rear. I ride solo and sometimes have touring gear. No unusual wear.
30-Oct-2018 01:53 PM (786)
OldButNotDead Darrel, IMO PR4's suck. At least the Trail version. Mine lasted something like 3600 miles and Michelin gave me half off on my next one. Even at half off it isn't close to a Conti Road Attack 3, or Trail II. Pirelli Scorpions are way better too. I said I ride streets, make that twisties. Those are NOT track and far too many people tend to think track converts to street. It does not. You are absolutely correct about a bunch of factors are involved. Lots of FJR riders who ride like I do wear fronts faster than rears. On my Triumphs 955i's and 1050 Tiger, it was 1 and a half front to one rear. Lots of reasons why stuff happens.
29-Oct-2018 05:05 PM (920)
OldButNotDead Yes, they are Road Attack 3's, sorry bout that.

On the comment about guys getting 7k on a tire while you get 4.5K, not unusual. Those Michelin PR guys make claims of over 10K miles too. Must be counting trailer time. LOL
29-Oct-2018 10:00 AM (625)
Originally Posted by OldButNotDead View Post
I started this thread a long time ago and made another on using street tires on a GS. IMO the Anakee III is a great tire and I have yet to find one that has more tread life. I will say that the Pirelli Scorpions, Conti Trail Attacks, and even the PR4 Trails handle better on the street. I now have just put on Conti Street Attack III's and can't say much for wear because they have less than 300 miles on them but they handle better than ANY of the previously mentioned tires. I won't say anything about the PR4 Trails other than they are over rated, have poor mileage and you are way better off sticking with Anakees. Both the Scorpions and Trail Attacks are worth trying, excellent tires, but the Street Attack 3's I sum up in one word, WOW!
I don't know if I read your thread about street tires on the GS, but I recently got a great deal on some Roadsmart III's and installled them on my GSA knowing I wouldn't be riding any off roads for the winter. What a difference! So quiet, so smooth, and handled great on the roads in Oregon and Yosemite.
I have used the Pirelli Scorpion Trail II's on my GSA and I think they were better then the Anakee III's.
I think Pirelli makes a great tire. I used the heck out of the Angel GT's on my GTL and I wish they made the Angel GT to fit the GSA.
29-Oct-2018 09:37 AM (609)
Rick92040 I think your talking about the Conti ROAD Attack 3? Sure, a 100% road tire should out perform a 80-20 tire. I am curious how they last tho because I'm extremely hard on tires. People on the 1600 forum were getting over 7k on the Dunlop Roadsmart 3 and I was barely getting 4500 on mine. The Dunlop tires sure are sticky tho.
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