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Old 02-23-2014, 04:23 AM   #1
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Tyre wear on a GSLC

I have a 7 month old GS with 15,000 km on the clock.

My Tourance Next tyres look good for another 5-8 k.

I drive very little off road, mostly paved roads, always with high ambient temperatures here in Thailand. I drive fast and love to drive up into the mountains on the twisties.

I read threads with riders saying they only get 5-8 k from this tyre and wondered how mine are lasting so long - I would have expected that the high road temperatures would soften the compound and cause more wear, not less.

I know with car tyres they use a different formulation for different climates, anyone know if it is the same for bikes?
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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Sounds like you are using the whole tread instead of just the center of the tread like so many of us on the flatlands of the USA. Thus, longer tread life.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:33 PM   #3
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My Next was doing ok until I took the bike on a 3000 mile trip around Europe. By the time I got back, with around 5000 miles on the clock, the tyre was shot. I now have Anakee 3's on my new bike, but they are very loud on some road surfaces.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:07 PM   #4
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My rear Anakee III is just about ready to change. I think it will make 8K miles. The front still has some more life it in. Of course I have a spare front ready to mount while a rear Anakee III in the GSW size has been hard to find.

I like the feel of the tire enough to keep using it.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:00 PM   #5
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My rear Anakee III is just about ready to change. I think it will make 8K miles. The front still has some more life it in.

I like the feel of the tire enough to keep using it.
My rear Anakee III just rolled through 9000 miles and is well into the wear bars. I'm waiting on the PR4 Trails, if the current tires last that long.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:32 AM   #6
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My rear Anakee III is just about ready to change. I think it will make 8K miles. The front still has some more life it in. Of course I have a spare front ready to mount while a rear Anakee III in the GSW size has been hard to find.



I like the feel of the tire enough to keep using it.

Good to know I have just over 3K miles on mine and have a 3.5K mile trip to Germany coming up was a bit worried they might not last!

Have a new pair waiting to go on when I get back, they may be a bit noisy but I think they are great in all weather conditions.
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