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Old 03-31-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
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Tires - Knobby front/DS rear?

I have a set of Michelin Anakees on my F800GS. I've heard a comment or two about putting a knobby on the front to go with that more street-oriented rear. Any comments or suggestions?

I'm fine with the Anakee rear for mixed riding where I'm doing a lot of pavement. It is a good compromise - decent on pavement and does ok on dirt & rocks as long as it's dry. In mud - just shoot me and be done with it.

Thinking about the Michelin T63 (cheap) or the Michelin Desert (harder carcass). Use will be in and around Big Bend NP and in Mexico, from Mcallen Tx to the mountains around Galeana, NL.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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The TKC80 front / Tourance or K60 rear seems a popular choice for F800 guys.

I still have the factory Anakees, but will use a TKC80/K60 combo for an upcoming trip in August.

I don't reckon tyres like the Michelin Desert have the carcass strength to cope with sustained highway miles at F800 speeds, but I'd consider it for a 100% off-road trip.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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I just did about 700 miles w/ a 606 front and K60 rear.
The combo worked fine, but I missed the 606 out back a few times.
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