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Old 05-15-2013, 03:57 AM   #31
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I love the Anakee 2, but it looks like I might try the threes. I need them primarily for rain and it sounds like they are great.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:04 AM   #32
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Never, never! And I've been through truckloads of em! Part time road racer, I tend to give it plenty on the blacktop, and never a problem in that regard. Dodgy on the dirt but......looking at the 3s, I'd imagine they would be even way dodgier...but will be super groovy on the road.

( 2004 12GS)
Having said that...I did have a little issue a few years back, never repeatedm thankfully. Fair enough that the tyre had done plenty of seriously hard work, but still....NOT a good look!



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Old 05-15-2013, 05:23 AM   #33
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I wear good ear plugs, never noticed a whine.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:52 AM   #34
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HA HA HA well after all the "should I" chit, I bought the Metzeler Tourance NEXT. I just got 13.5k miles out of my last set of Tourance EXP's with great wear.

They say the NEXT gets even better mileage so "Hey" why change the Mfg.

After a few thousand mile or so I feel a new thread "NEXT"
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:20 PM   #35
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How are the new tires?
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:23 PM   #36
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UPDATE on my Anakee III

Got to the dealer today and had them 'inspect' per the email from Michelin
customer service department. Per the SM at the dealer, tires look fine to me. Then he called Michelin and was asked to measure tread depth, which we did and gave information to Michelin. Michelin advised him that they would call him tomorrow with a decision. I'm hoping they authorize tire replacement.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:30 AM   #37
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:04 AM   #38
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Ok I have had an a3 on the front of my bike for about 2k miles now. I have ridden everything but mud. They do well offroad for what they are just gotta steer with the rear because there is no grip on the edge of tha front tire off road and the braking offrad just plain sucks. On road I've had no noise and they grip like crazy. I can easily get the brakes to fade.

This is info from my ktm 990 but same tire. When I can afford another bike I want another gs. I miss mine

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:05 AM   #39
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Just did 300 miles in the twisties on a set of A3's (1200 GSA - 42psi F/R).

Rode tar and wet tar only, no off road yet. So far, very impressed with on road performance. I get a VERY slight howl but nothing compared to the howl of the K60 front. In fact, I went from the K60 F/R to the A3's. Haven't tried them off road but I'm hopeful they'll be decent enough.

I've gone through 3 sets of K60's (two sets on 800GS , and one set on 1200GS) - had cracking at the lugs on all 3 sets - not impressed. A3's might be my tire of choice - off road performance will tell.

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Old 05-21-2013, 06:48 PM   #40
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Good feedback. I upped my pressure to 40 F/R over the weekend and the noise was still present, esp around 40 mph, where wind noise is minimal. Still waiting on an answer from Michelin.. Day 5.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:17 AM   #41
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Good feedback. I upped my pressure to 40 F/R over the weekend and the noise was still present, esp around 40 mph, where wind noise is minimal. Still waiting on an answer from Michelin.. Day 5.

same problem what contact info do you have for corp. my choices at this point is ear plugs or different tires
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #42
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I got on the web and got their address that way. It was in the mid west.
I gave them my email address and my cell in my letter and heard back from them about a week after I wrote, via email. They told me to visit my dealer, which I did. The had the dealer inspect and measure thread depth and call Michelin with the specs, which the service manager did with me present. Michelin told the service manager they would get back to him the next day. 4 business days later i called the service manager for an update. Service manager informed me he had not heard from Michelin. This was yesterday. Yesterday evening I emailed Michelin asking for an update. This morning I have a response asking me to call them. I will call them tomorrow. It would have been nice if the second time I contacted them that they picked up the phone. I'm not overalls thrilled with the level of service so far. Tomorrow I should get an answer. BTW, I wear ear plugs and am hard of hearing and still hear the whine.
How many miles do you have on yours?
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:10 AM   #43
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emailed mich. and received the same email response. i have 2,000 mile since i had them installed.i guess we're the beta tester for the tires. im in the auto repair buss and im going to see if i can get a contact number thru the tire warehouse we buy from.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #44
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I noticed the same whine. I remember thinking that they are actually louder than my A 2's. just a different pitch.

I have 2500 miles on mine so far and love them.

As long as they wear good, the whine does not bother me. I wear earplugs and usually have Cardo Scala tuned into something....



Overall, I'm very pleased with the tires for my needs. Excellent wet weather tire!
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:47 AM   #45
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1k on mine..yes they whine...so what? They're not bad tires, not great tires.
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