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Old 10-08-2012, 10:11 AM   #16
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Bridgestones are on sale now. I got a BW502 rear for $130.00. The BWs are 90% street rated.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:17 AM   #17
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+1 'nother vote for ';regular' Tourance,,, NOT the Tourance EXP's.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:57 AM   #18
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I've had non-EXP tourances on my GSA...good stuff for light gravel work in my opinion.

I've got the PR3 Trails on now and they stick like nobody's business and are the cat's ass in the rain. Better mileage too!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:01 PM   #19
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thanks for the tip on checking valve stem. I'll check it out.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #20
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I've got the PR3 Trails on now and they stick like nobody's business and are the cat's ass in the rain. Better mileage too!
Yeah, I'm thrilled with the rain performance from them. Might as well be riding on dry pavement.

I'm intrigued by the Conti's, but they're substantially more expensive.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:43 PM   #21
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I have avon distanzia's on my bike. They were on the bike when i bought it at 12,000 miles and now there is 18,000 and still look really good. I have had no troubles with them and grip really well on the road and have no worries in the rain. They also handle the few gravel roads that i seem to wander down every so often :)
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:24 AM   #22
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I've had K60 scouts on for about 2k+ miles and noticed a hum in the front when they were new. I haven't noticed any slippage on wet roads or loose grade, although I am not a GS knee dragger type. I don't notice any hum now, I have probably gotten immune to it. Great tires would buy they again, and again.
I would think it’s a same to put a full tour tire on a GS.

I am also a HD rider and the GS with K60’s STILL ride 10x smoother then my rumble bucket with Dunlops
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:37 AM   #23
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My favorite is the Anakee II closely followed by the (old) Tourance. Don't get the Tourance EXP!
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:40 AM   #24
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Not trying to hijack the thread but since the Shinko Raven was already mentiond:
I've got a '99 R1100R that is the limited edition with the wire wheels. Same size wheels as the GS I believe.
The bike came to me with Dunlop Sportmax radials and the rear is in need of replacement.
I've been thinking about trying the Shinko Raven but they don't offer an exact match to the size that's currently on there. Current size is a 150/70-17 and the closest that I could get the Raven in is a 160/60-17.
Think it will work on this wheel and bike?

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:57 AM   #25
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I've ran the Tourances EXP's and the Anakees 2 on the GSA, for me both work fine for being... maybe an 80 / 20 tire. A buddy of mine likes the non - EXP's, TKC's and the Shinko's - he also does a lot more gravel than I do. When asked about running a set of PR3's on the GSA... I got this kind of look...



The new 'waterhead' thread had shown the Anakees 3... ; so.... I had to write Michelin and ask about the release date and here is their response:

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The Anakee 3 is expected to be available by 2nd quarter, 2013. We do not have an exact date yet.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:02 AM   #26
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I'd say dunlop tr91.

Best dual sport tire i've ever owned. It has even more grip on the wet than on the dry. amazing thing!
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