New Michelin Anakee 3 Tires

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by CompAcc, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    Perhaps I was not clear enough. I am leaving the Karoo 3 in the front and putting the Anakee 3 on the rear. I realize it is all a compromise. If I wanted the best traction in muddy clay, I would replace the worn Karoo 3 with another. That tire has done quite well off-road, but wears too quickly and isn't exactly confidence inspiring on-road. My goal is to have a combination that handles my normal daily commute without totally sucking when I cut through the pastures and play in the dirt.
  2. rider2371

    rider2371 Novice Rider

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    I hear ya.

    I rode deep-ish gravel, flat dirt, wet grass on my 3's and they handled fine :thumb

    I would suggest staying away from soft sand and mud though :nono
  3. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Mitas E-07 or the Dakar version, only available in Canada but they ship to the US.
  4. notacop01

    notacop01 Adventurer

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    My 2014 R1200GSW came from the factory with these tires. I only have about 700 miles on them so far, but so far I'm impressed. I did about 300 miles in the rain on various types of paved roads(twisties, highway), and they worked perfectly.

    I haven't tested them off road yet but I don't think they will do very well in New Jersey sand.

    I also noticed they are a little noisy, but not distractingly loud.
  5. eakins

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    Any info on this tire?

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  6. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I just hit the Michelin Home page and nada there. Would be interested in these also.
  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    It's called Anakee Wild and was announced awhile ago but never showed up in the market.
  8. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    I just posted about this in "Parallel Universe" (as it's 21" front tire specific, F800GS), but it won't hurt to throw a cautionary word in here.

    I got a set of A3's last week, and while the rear is not an issue, the front would not go on my rim. I took it to a local shop and the tire guys could not mount it, period. They gave up after 2+ hours.

    I don't know if the bead is too small or what, but this one's going back.
  9. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    FWIW, I had a bit of a struggle getting my A3 21" front to mount up, but it did. Harder still was getting it to seat correctly, but with enough attempts, lube, and air pressure, it did.
  10. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    They are a BITCH, seems like it is a 20" tire, but I have managed to get 2 on my F800GS rims. Love the tire.
  11. GettinDirty83

    GettinDirty83 Dirt Trail Hero

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    So after spending the summer, fall and part of the winter on these tires, they're actually pretty good. I've ridden over just about everything. The only things I had some problem with, that I wished I had some 50/50s were in thick slimy mud and soaking wet bare grass. Of course they handle beautifully on the road, something a lot of 50/50s don't quite muster. All in all, I really like the tire, but I think I will be switching to a TRUE 50/50 for better wet and mud traction tire by next spring. Anyone else feel about the same?
  12. DmitryTs

    DmitryTs n00b

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    The only thing that matters for me is if Anakee3 better with rain and heavy rain grip (including cornering grip in such situations) than Anakee2?
  13. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    I have a friend that rides a GS 40-60K miles a year, and a couple years ago he said that he felt the A3's were the best rain tire, and he had used a lot of different tires on his bikes.

    saying that the test Motorrad ran last year, they rated the Tourance Next as the best wet tire.
  14. BMWGSA

    BMWGSA Gelände/Straße

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    Not to dig up a old post but....

    How is everyone still feeling about these ? It's been 3+ since they came out
  15. EagleTodd

    EagleTodd Been here awhile

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    I put on a set on my 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere this Spring. I have over 7,000 miles on them. There is quite a bit of tread left. I would think I could at least get another 1,000 miles on them. They have performed well. On the pavement, dry or wet, see to have good grip. On the little bit of dirt/gravel I have been on, they seemed fine for what I was doing. They do get noisy with this many miles on them.

    I have not had a lot of 80/20 tires. I always have run knobby tires (different bike). So I don't know if this is a characteristic of this tire or all 80/20 tires, but, tar snakes can get scary. When I hit a tar snake, the bike slides over them. It can be a little startling.

    I have a another new set of these ready to go on when needed. I like them.
  16. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Still my favorite, liked the Tourance next too, but the front only lasted 4500 miles, the rear is still going
  17. shotsprockets

    shotsprockets Adventurer

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    I put a set on my DL1000 and by Sunday will have over 10k on them. I've never done better than 6500 on any combination. I really think they will last the rest of the season. No good on anything slick though. Creek bottoms , wet grass, etc. even with lower psi.