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Old 01-17-2013, 06:40 AM   #31
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It seems to me Michelin is going where the market is.

The Anakee 3 looks like it is for the majority GS owners who only ride to Starbucks.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:45 PM   #32
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Oh my, its Jan. 17, 14:45 hrs and it snowing heavily here in the woods and mountains of Alabama....2 inches on the ground and more coming...doesn't seem to be letting up....I'm going to the local Ace Hardware and buy a snow-blower.

What tires should I order for the GS?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:03 PM   #33
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Oh my, its Jan. 17, 14:45 hrs and it snowing heavily here in the woods and mountains of Alabama....2 inches on the ground and more coming...doesn't seem to be letting up....I'm going to the local Ace Hardware and buy a snow-blower.

What tires should I order for the GS?
Here ya go sir. These might allow you to git yer Gee Ess out of the drive way on those cold Bama snowy mornings.

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:38 PM   #34
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I am getting a set put on this weekend. These are obviously not knobbies, but they do look a bit more aggressive in person than the pictures convey. I compared them at the shop with the trail attacks. The A3 grooves appear deeper and seem to be aligned to give more traction than the TA. It is still cold here so won't have many miles logged on them for a while.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:59 PM   #35
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Oh my, its Jan. 17, 14:45 hrs and it snowing heavily here in the woods and mountains of Alabama....2 inches on the ground and more coming...doesn't seem to be letting up....I'm going to the local Ace Hardware and buy a snow-blower.

What tires should I order for the GS?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #36
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I don't know what looks more useless, these new Anakees or the new Tourance that looks like a straight street tire.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #37
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I don't know what looks more useless, these new Anakees or the new Tourance that looks like a straight street tire.
If I am voting....I vote a tie.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #38
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I don't know what looks more useless, these new Anakees or the new Tourance that looks like a straight street tire.


From what ive been tolf the new tourances are going to bealmost useless on anything but pavement. At least the anakee 3s have some tread. The treads are as deep as the anakee 2s just a very different tread pattern.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:13 PM   #39
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I liked the II's- pretty versatile for the most part


I'm not excited about the III street only look or idea
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #40
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After thousands of miles in the desert southwest and as many in Colorado...I've found nothing that compares to the Avon Distanzia...
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #41
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Well, the last set I bought for the 1150 were Trail Attacks, which probably were no more aggressive than the A3 or the Next. At least the Anakee (original) and Tourance had a little more poser appeal.

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Old 01-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #42
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If I'm going to put street tires on my set of cast wheels, I want the stickiest sport tires that will fit the 19" front.

But for the spokes I want something closer to 50/50...at the least 70 road/30 dirt

The Anakee II were pretty good on the street and hard packed dirt roads, but anything less couldn't really even pretend to be a "dual sport" tire.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #43
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Just put a set of A3's on my dad's GSA. I've ridden A2's for a long time in everything from pavement to sloppy mud.

Initial thoughts, just from a quick pavement ride, is the initial turn in feels the same. Nice and stable.

I'm going to be doing a longer ride tomorrow and will try to find some slick clay down here to test it on. The tread pattern is different but the grooves are deep enough that I think it'll almost be like a knobbie's edge. Obviously won't be a knobby, but I think it'll work just fine.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #44
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+1

couldn't agree more.

Obviously the tire manufacturers don't read this forum; otherwise they would have seen the huge anticipation for the Heidaneau's (sp) before they came out.

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Old 01-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #45
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Feed back!

I have to agree with an earlier post. Had a set of Michelin dual sport tires ( maybe T66) on a 99 F650 - worst feedback of any tire I ever mounted on that bike. On one trip to the Smokie Mtn. in heavy rain, it was scary - the lack of feel I got from those tires. It made me very nervous. I never bought another set of Michelins because of that trip, and I replaced that set earlier than I needed. I had been thinking about purchasing a set of Anakee II tires, but I think I'll look elsewhere. Oh, I do not like the look of that Anakee III too street oriented. I have been using TKC 80s for a long time on the F650. Now I have a F800gs and need to find something that last longer.
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