ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-08-2013, 09:26 AM   #9826
Stinez
Rhymes with Heinz :D
 
Stinez's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Nor Cal
Oddometer: 49,503
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emoto View Post
What model(s) tire are you looking at? What kind of mileage did you get out of the ones on your Ducati?

I am thinking that more manufacturers are going to offer tires in the range we need for our water heads. I would gladly get a set of regular Tourances (not Next or EXP) when my current Tourance Nexts wear out. I like the Nexts ok, but not sure how long they will last.

Tyres, front 120/70 R 19
Tyres, rear 170/60 R 17
I am a little concerned about how long the OEM Anakee3's are going to last.

As of now I've got 2k miles on them and with a longish trip starting next Monday (To Salem OR, a few day trips and then home). I'd expect to have close to what they can take. We'll see.

FWIW I'm concerned enough that I'm riding one of the other bikes to work all week.

On top of that the only people who appear to have these tires available are the dealers.
__________________
.

The GOP puts the "Con" in Conservative.
Stinez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 09:42 AM   #9827
COFFEE MAN
n00b
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Oddometer: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by tallguy-09 View Post


Whats the name of this magazine ?
COFFEE MAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 09:45 AM   #9828
EJ_92606
Rider
 
EJ_92606's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Oddometer: 1,779
Umm, look at the top of the first picture.....
EJ_92606 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 09:59 AM   #9829
Emoto
Sure, why not?
 
Emoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: SE Mass
Oddometer: 18,296
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stinez View Post
I am a little concerned about how long the OEM Anakee3's are going to last.

As of now I've got 2k miles on them and with a longish trip starting next Monday (To Salem OR, a few day trips and then home). I'd expect to have close to what they can take. We'll see.

FWIW I'm concerned enough that I'm riding one of the other bikes to work all week.

On top of that the only people who appear to have these tires available are the dealers.
Oh, that's what is on yours? Spoke wheels, right? Tourance Next on my cast wheels.

I recommend that you and anyone else who has a spare minute or agrees, go to the Metzeler "contact us" page and send them a note asking them to produce the standard Tourance in sizes for the R12GS-W wheels. I have liked those tires a whole lot and will be bummed if I must choose between a tire that wears out sooner or one hard as a rock like the 880.

Oh look, here's the link: http://www.metzeler.com/site/us/abou...ontact-us.html
__________________
Eventual Master of the Obvious
2005 R1200GS | 2013 R1200GSW | SOHC4 208 | DoD 2032 | BMWMOA | BMWRA | YB
Proud walking jingle in the midnight sun.
Smugmug Discount: https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=mStnWv71mNkjo
Support .orgs that work to protect your rights: ACLU, NRA, EFF
Emoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 10:00 AM   #9830
atwoodtja
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: New England, US
Oddometer: 399
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stinez View Post
I am a little concerned about how long the OEM Anakee3's are going to last.
As of now I've got 2k miles on them and with a longish trip starting next Monday (To Salem OR, a few day trips and then home). I'd expect to have close to what they can take. We'll see.
FWIW I'm concerned enough that I'm riding one of the other bikes to work all week.
On top of that the only people who appear to have these tires available are the dealers.
Revzilla.com shows available the Metzeler Tourance Next for $326 a set or Conti TA2 for $350 a set. Should be available at other mail order sites as well if you're into installing your own. I'm hoping to not need a set until next spring, maybe prices and selection will be a bit more reasonable by then.
atwoodtja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 11:08 AM   #9831
Stinez
Rhymes with Heinz :D
 
Stinez's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Nor Cal
Oddometer: 49,503
Quote:
Originally Posted by atwoodtja View Post
Revzilla.com shows available the Metzeler Tourance Next for $326 a set or Conti TA2 for $350 a set. Should be available at other mail order sites as well if you're into installing your own. I'm hoping to not need a set until next spring, maybe prices and selection will be a bit more reasonable by then.
I like the longevity that I've gotten from Tourances but I've always felt more planted in all situations (Rain, dirt, cornering, etc.) on the Anakee's.

And these new 3's have performed flawlessly and predictably on the new bike in every situation. So I'd like to stick* with them if at all possible.


* No pun intended.


I've called some of my regular bike tire suppliers (Bike Bandit and Rocky Mountain) and they've stated that, since they can't get them yet, BMW dealers may have an exclusive on the rear (170/60-17) for the time being.
__________________
.

The GOP puts the "Con" in Conservative.
Stinez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #9832
RichBMW
Beastly Adventurer
 
RichBMW's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Surrey, UK
Oddometer: 2,100
I have the Next on my bike, and compared to the Anakee 2's on my last three 12GS's, they are crap. The bike has done 4k now, and its nearly shot. The A2's would last between 7-8k. I'm torn between buying two Anakee 3's, but don't want to replace a hardly worn front tyre, but on the other hand don't want to give Metzeler any more money. Decisions decisions!
__________________
2015 BMW S1000R Sport
2015 BMW R1200GSAW
RichBMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 12:01 PM   #9833
iride4u
Gnarly Adventurer
 
iride4u's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2013
Location: Loveland, Colorado
Oddometer: 321
I will be buying Anakee 3s when it is time to replace the crappy Tourance Next's that came whit the bike. These are horrible on road snakes. If they even think that one is near they slip.
iride4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #9834
Bails
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Bails's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Wollongong Australia
Oddometer: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by atwoodtja View Post
Revzilla.com shows available the Metzeler Tourance Next for $326 a set or Conti TA2 for $350 a set. Should be available at other mail order sites as well if you're into installing your own. I'm hoping to not need a set until next spring, maybe prices and selection will be a bit more reasonable by then.
I'd love to be able to get tires that cheap in Australia ! We pay nearly double for a set of tires. I find 6,000 miles or 10,000 k's about the best I can get for my rear. I am unsure how the Next that is currently fitted will wear , but I have no issue with its road holding ability. Muddy road performance is not much better than normal road tires though.
__________________
If it has to Be then it's up to Me!
Bikes Multi Strada 1200 BMW GSA
Bails is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 04:40 PM   #9835
atwoodtja
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: New England, US
Oddometer: 399
Looks like most of the people replying on tires are in the same boat: we all like an older model tire more than the current offerings. Strange, has every manufacturer taken a step backwards lately in either longevity or grip?

FWIW, I'd like to be able to get a set of Michelin Pilot Road 2 for the GS, its a long lasting tire with very good stick, but I'm expecting that Michelin will (eventually) only make the 120/70R19 front in the PR3 instead. The PR3 sticks great, better than the PR2, but doesn't last nearly as long, especially its shape. Once they hit the wear bars they disappear so rapidly its like magic.

ObLuggage: At least I was able to jury-rig my old Givi plate to the rear end of the GS after removing seat and grab rails, should hold me over for commuting until the aluminum swmotech plate comes out.
atwoodtja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 06:26 PM   #9836
Rider1
Ridin' Dave
 
Rider1's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Las Vegas
Oddometer: 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by atwoodtja View Post

ObLuggage: At least I was able to jury-rig my old Givi plate to the rear end of the GS after removing seat and grab rails, should hold me over for commuting until the aluminum swmotech plate comes out.

You mean this?

Link: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...-r1200gs-lc-13


__________________
Husqvarna FE250...Street Legal
Rider1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 07:09 PM   #9837
kaiserlover
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: bangkok
Oddometer: 25
oem lights

can anyone with the oem auxillary lights check in? I am wondering if they will work well as running lights. also I would like to know if are manually switched or automatic.
thanks.
kaiserlover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:49 PM   #9838
iandavid
n00b
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Oddometer: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaiserlover View Post
can anyone with the oem auxillary lights check in? I am wondering if they will work well as running lights. also I would like to know if are manually switched or automatic.
thanks.
NO they cannot be on at the same time as the LED DRL. You can set them up either way for manual or automatic but only with dip or main beam.

iandavid
iandavid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 09:09 PM   #9839
iride4u
Gnarly Adventurer
 
iride4u's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2013
Location: Loveland, Colorado
Oddometer: 321
They can be on with the DRL in the US. Most of the time they come on the same way as you left them the last time that you used them.
iride4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #9840
nickgoa
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Volos, Greece
Oddometer: 47
For what it's worth...
My bike has cast wheels with anakee 3
Unfortunately after 8 days after unboxing the bike I'm still waiting for the dealer and my great Greek bureaucracy to issue plates!!!! Insurance is not allowed to issue coverage with just vin they need plate number!!

Man do I miss the simplicity I was used to in the USA where the dealer would issue temp paper plates and you have a month to do all the work.

Supposedly today might be the big day..
nickgoa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015