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Old 02-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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Road tire...

Ok, first off, I need to apologize to all dual sporters... I just got a job where I'll have to commute about a hundred a day. I will be using the GS (at least for a while), as the road pounder.
I've run Tourrance and Ankee's but wondering if anyone has other tire suggestions for high mile, road tires for a GS, it would be appreciated.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Some have used the metzler 880 for touring, I never have.

I'm not sure you can beat the Anakee 2 for longevity and road manners, especially in the wet.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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I did get 8500 out of each of two sets of Anakee 2's. I also managed 13k out of a set of Conti Trail Attacks but much of that was on a 100ccc - i.e.: 80 mph in a stupidly straight line...
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #4
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My Tourances always seemed to last forever.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:26 AM   #5
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Been having good luck with pilot road 3 front and rear.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:03 AM   #6
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I've mostly used Tourance on my R1100GS but have run the Anakee on one occasion. My riding is 99% plus on the road. The ride and traction are good with both. The Anakee front cupped pretty badly. Currently I have Tourance XPs on the bike and the rear needs to be replaced. I'm thinking to replace it with a regular Tourance for the longer life. Reading I've done indicates that the Tourance XP front and Tourance rear is the "hot" setup in Europe.

Regarding the cupping on the Anakee front: I'm not convinced it was the tire so much as tire pressure or suspension. Since installing Ohlins I haven't had any tire wear issues.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:17 AM   #7
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Ok, first off, I need to apologize to all dual sporters... I just got a job where I'll have to commute about a hundred a day. I will be using the GS (at least for a while), as the road pounder.
I've run Tourrance and Ankee's but wondering if anyone has other tire suggestions for high mile, road tires for a GS, it would be appreciated.
Thanks!
If total miles are the determining factor, consider the Heidenau K60's. I know, I know...more a 70/30 tire. They are nosier than a Tourance and not as grippy, but they wear like freaking iron. I love the Tourances but 6500 to 7000 miles is all I can get out of them before the front cups and the back goes absolutely square (this while making sure they are at the top end of the inflation range).

I have that many on my current set of K60's and they look to have another 4-5000 to go.

Just a thought.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:21 AM   #8
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Been having good luck with pilot road 3 front and rear.

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+1 the Michelin Pilot Road 3 is a long wearing tire, the "Trail" version is also a great tire and wears very well.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #9
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I'm not sure you can beat the Anakee 2 for longevity and road manners, especially in the wet.
I agree with this....
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:27 AM   #10
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I've run Tourrance and Ankee's but wondering if anyone has other tire suggestions for high mile, road tires for a GS, it would be appreciated.
Thanks!
Looks like most people have missed the qusetion. I agree with this guy.
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Been having good luck with pilot road 3 front and rear.

Joe
And I agree with many here who say "Anakee II" for street manners, especially on wet pavement, but they're no longer being made. The PR3's will prolly net you higher milage.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:33 AM   #11
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Looks like most people have missed the qusetion. I agree with this guy.
And I agree with many here who say "Anakee II" for street manners, especially on wet pavement, but they're no longer being made. The PR3's will prolly net you higher milage.
Don't know if they're not being made anymore but I have a pair being delivered today and many online retailers had them in stock when I ordered.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:36 AM   #12
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Yup. They released Anakee 3 and many places are already out of the II's
Get em while you can
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:36 AM   #13
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If total miles are the determining factor, consider the Heidenau K60's. I know, I know...more a 70/30 tire. They are nosier than a Tourance and not as grippy, but they wear like freaking iron. I love the Tourances but 6500 to 7000 miles is all I can get out of them before the front cups and the back goes absolutely square (this while making sure they are at the top end of the inflation range).

I have that many on my current set of K60's and they look to have another 4-5000 to go.

Just a thought.
I would consider the K76 in the Heidenau line for the OP's purposes.

Not my review:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499030
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:37 AM   #14
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I agree with Jim. The Tourance tires are hard to beat. Not only do they last a long time, but they really are a fantastic street tire. I even had mine on a track and while I got strange looks from the track workers, they provided EXCELLENT grip at extreme lean angles. They are good in the wet and not horrible off road (except in mud where they scare the hell out of me). Overall, I think it is the best pick for the 99% street rider.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:44 AM   #15
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From my experience, I have had much more mileage from the Continental trail attack rear than Anakee II, Tourance, K76 Hidenau (dont push this tire on the street), and Bridgestone trailwing. (The trailwing will give you less than HALF the mileage of the others mentioned above.)

YOUR mileage may vary!
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