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Old 05-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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No more Anakee 2s?

Motorcycle Superstore no longer has them in my sizes. I ordered one for the front from American Motorcycle Tire, but just got notice they've refunded my money. I assume they're unable to fulfill my order.

I gotta get a new tire on the front of the GS soon (assuming I get the other issues taken care of). The Anakee 3 seems to be more street oriented and there are really no reviews out there on it from real world experience. It's spendier, too. Any suggestions for something fairly comparable to the Anakee 2 or where I can still get them?
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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Tourances will wear better than Anakees
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:16 AM   #4
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Tourances will wear better than Anakees

Getting 10 to 11 thousand miles, GS1150 Front Tourance. Two back to one front has been my experience.
Best I ever got out of Anakee front was 4500. Plus they slide in the wet.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:23 AM   #5
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:27 AM   #6
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Getting 10 to 11 thousand miles, GS1150 Front Tourance. Two back to one front has been my experience.
Best I ever got out of Anakee front was 4500. Plus they slide in the wet.
I got 10k + out of my rear Trail Attack on a Tiger.
Not dual compound, but dual cured. Long wear, sticky sides, good in rain.

There are more tires out there than Ankanees and Tourances, and I have yet to find someone that trys them not love them.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:47 AM   #7
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I got 10k + out of my rear Trail Attack on a Tiger.
Not dual compound, but dual cured. Long wear, sticky sides, good in rain.

There are more tires out there than Ankanees and Tourances, and I have yet to find someone that trys them not love them.
I tried them all. Tourances seem to work all around for me. I am not complaining on longevity. Really hate it when tire looses grip in the wet.

Hey, what's the best oil? LOL
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:50 AM   #8
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I found the TA's way better than others (especially in a lean) when wet.

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:04 PM   #9
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Just ordered a Torance for the front. We'll see how it does...
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #10
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I'm testing a set of Shinko 705 's and they stuck like glue to a very wet OR-34 on the way back from Brookings a few weeks ago. Can't comment on longevity yet.

Oh, and the price is right compared to Tourances too.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #11
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I'm testing a set of Shinko 705 's and they stuck like glue to a very wet OR-34 on the way back from Brookings a few weeks ago. Can't comment on longevity yet.

Oh, and the price is right compared to Tourances too.
That's a fact! Keep us posted...

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Old 05-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #12
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Tourances will wear better than Anakees

Getting 10 to 11 thousand miles, GS1150 Front Tourance. Two back to one front has been my experience.
Best I ever got out of Anakee front was 4500. Plus they slide in the wet.
Weird....everybody gets different results. My experience was exactly the opposite of yours. My Tourance seamed to wear pretty good but felt like it was made out of soap in the wet. I switched to Anakee's and loved them in the wet. Wear was pretty good still two rears to one front. I tried a pair of Conti street tires on one of my AirHeads and absolutely hated them. Ended up taking them off and giving them away. I'm not a fan of Drifting unless I want too, then I prefer the rear to loosen up before the front.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:16 AM   #13
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Weird....everybody gets different results. My experience was exactly the opposite of yours. My Tourance seamed to wear pretty good but felt like it was made out of soap in the wet. I switched to Anakee's and loved them in the wet. Wear was pretty good still two rears to one front. I tried a pair of Conti street tires on one of my AirHeads and absolutely hated them. Ended up taking them off and giving them away. I'm not a fan of Drifting unless I want too, then I prefer the rear to loosen up before the front.
True statement above. Tires are completely subject to personal feel, likes and dislikes.
I never liked Bridgestones until I tried a set on my old RSL. BT020's wore incredibly well and stuck like glue.
Best thing I can say about any Michelin is they really pull those left turns!
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #14
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I got 10k + out of my rear Trail Attack on a Tiger.
Not dual compound, but dual cured. Long wear, sticky sides, good in rain.

There are more tires out there than Ankanees and Tourances, and I have yet to find someone that trys them not love them.
Really liked mine on the same bike till I sold it, was bummed to find metzlers when I bought her back.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #15
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I'm just about ready to replace my Anakee 2's. I've only found a couple of real world reviews(FSVO) on the Anakee 3, but I think that's the way I'm going to go. I don't do much off-pavement, and when I do it's mostly confined to fire roads, maintained or not. I've looked at the 3 in person, and they for sure look a lot more street oriented than the 2. That being said, the reviews say the 3's actually work a bit better than the 2's in all of the areas the tire is supposed to work in.

I'll post a review in the next month or so.
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