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New Michelin Anakee Wild Tire

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Disco Dean, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. taz_va

    taz_va Long timer

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    Michelin's website says to use the OEM pressure rating, except where otherwise specified, as bikes vary. At one of the ADV launches, the tech's suggested 36 rear. In the majority of reviews I've come across (here, and elsewhere), 36 rear provided the greatest mileage, as it keeps the center from bulging out. In case you ever give it another shot.
  2. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    3700 km (2300 miles) and 10 days and it is toast.
    95% of all bitumen riding were done in rain mode to minimise wheel spin.
    90% of all off road riding were done with traction control on.
    Shortest tire life I ever had. I'll be back on Karoo's just from price/longevity perspective.

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  3. Jacks-son

    Jacks-son Been here awhile

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    And they are noisy. Very very noisy.
  4. AdvMoto18

    AdvMoto18 NORDO Supporter

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    The Wild front tire is without a doubt one of the noisiest tires I have ever ridden on tarmac. Compounding the noise issue on GS/GSAs, dBs are reflected up to the rider by the huge frontal area of the engine and the skid plate.

    Next rear change, I'm going to install a TKC80 up front along with a new Wild and see how that combo works out on the noise scale. I've had good performance with the TKC80 in the past, albeit, it is an air down tire in sand.
  5. xzatx

    xzatx Been here awhile

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    i get around 3000 to 3300 on karoo. i plan to go tkc80 next. i never had it..
  6. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

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    I wanted to check back into this thread and give some more feedback.

    I have now ridden around 2,000 miles on my Anakee Wilds and am still VERY happy with them. I will agree that they are noisy, but other than that, they have been wonderful (For Me). This past weekend I did 400 miles on wet and dry roads along with a 160 miles mixed surface adventure ride.

    I have ridden on a variety of surfaces at varied speeds. I did around 80mph down a semi packed gravel road over the weekend and was very surprised at how well they tracked. Riding in deep loose gravel is challenging with these tires at factory tire pressures (28 front/ 34 rear), but they do fine with an air down. I hit a number of good sized rocks at speed this weekend and did not have tire damage or wheel damage.

    Overall I have been happy with these and can't believe how well they do on wet and dry tarmac. I am willing to sacrifice a little bit of dirt ability for street ability as I ride my bike to and from trails and never trailer it. They have worn well and do a great job given the conditions I put them through.
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  7. offtheback

    offtheback Chocolate Starfish Supporter

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    I agree, they are a bit noisy but the front doesn't suffer from odd wear patterns and ramping like the TKC80


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  8. PRW

    PRW living @ 11.5740741uHz

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    After 2,000 miles, how do the wear-bars look?
  9. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

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    I feel like I still have a lot left on there. Let me take a picture tonight.

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    I am at work, but this photo was taken at about 1700 miles on the tires. I will get a close up shot of how they are sitting now though once I am home.
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  10. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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    The first video was posted in this thread a few months ago:
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  11. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    I just replaced my rear @ 2536 miles. I could have gone longer, but wanted a new tire for a longer ride I have coming up. I expect the front to make 5k. They are noisy, but I wear plugs so I don't care. I like 'em. Here' a pic of the rear about @ 2400 mi, and of the new one that replaced it.

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  12. AwolArn

    AwolArn Ride-Fly-Boat-Fish

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    At 4950 miles, I had put two TKC-80s on the rear. The second one was toast. I got right at 2500 miles out of each TKC 80. The one I just replaced was pretty worn down, probably 20% left. The front had a little life left, but not much. Went with the Wilds today. I rode around today, city riding and playing in the dirt and rock lots I've found in downtown Denver. I don't think they are any louder than the -80s. I was expecting some bombastic blast from them based upon what I've read. I was pleased to note they weren't any worse than the TKCs. In the dirt and practice areas I frequent, they seemed to grip better and feel more planted. I'm pleased. Will report back after more mileage. It may take a while tho: it's finally supposed to snow here in Denver for the first time this year. I'm bummed.
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  13. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    AwolArn - you just volunteered to be the first independent snow tester for the Wilds :photog
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  14. AwolArn

    AwolArn Ride-Fly-Boat-Fish

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    Woke up and no snow yet. It's been unusually warm this Fall and the riding has been sublime. Global warming kicks A$$!!! :-)
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  15. PRW

    PRW living @ 11.5740741uHz

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    :dic
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  16. Hog1450

    Hog1450 I use the oil you hate Supporter

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    AwolArn... any updates?
  17. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

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    I have about 2500 miles on the tires so far and road through some snow this last weekend. They did fine, but it also was slushy, and the snow wasn't extremely deep.

    I would say that my bike has probably seen 70% street and 30% dirt on this set so far and they are doing alright. I have a trip planned to Alaska in June, so I am going to see how they are, but I am hoping to get the bike to 6,000 miles so i can have it serviced and change out the tires so everything is fresh for the ride. I may just push them to their limit though because once I am back down from Prudhoe Bay, I am switching to my Anakee 3's in Fairbanks and street riding home.

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  18. MagyarBetyar

    MagyarBetyar Been here awhile

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    I have about 3k miles on my set probably 75% street and 25% trail and the rear are about done. Maybe another 800 miles of street maybe more if if mix it up with some dirt. Was hoping for more milage. I am not a ham fisted rider when it comes to throttle. My riding style is usually trying to get the best mileage i can. The front on the other hand will easily last another rear tire.

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  19. Mexicali

    Mexicali Been here awhile

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    Great dual sport tire, but my rear is toast after 500 mi. dirt + 2000 mi. pavement .
    I ordered another rear tire today, but will probably switch to something more durable next time.
  20. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    I guess I just don't ride hard compared to you guys. 5k on my rear so far and seems like I can get another 1k out of it.

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    At first I didn't like the tires but after the first 1k they broke in nicely and I love them now. I'm guessing I'll get two rears per front.
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