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post #11 of 273 Old 02-07-2013, 05:45 PM
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Anakee III test

Saw this the other day. A fellow V-strommer testing Anakee 3's .

Testing the Anakee 3 motorcycle tire Part 1 | D. Brent Miller

Looking forward to part 2 & 3 of the review.

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Saw this the other day. A fellow V-strommer testing Anakee 3's .

Testing the Anakee 3 motorcycle tire Part 1 | D. Brent Miller

Looking forward to part 2 & 3 of the review.
Thought I'd add my two cents seeing as how that link points to my web site. When I first saw this tire, I thought it looked quite unconventional. The more questions I asked, the more intrigued I became. So when I was asked to test and review, it was a no-brainer.

I think Michelin put a lot of research into these tires, what bikes might be using them, and how those bikes are used. Frankly, I'm quite impressed with their handling. I was out on the bike today, and the tires feel solid through the curves and off camber roads through our local hills.

What I am anxious to try is some gravel. I'm just waiting for the weather to improve significantly.

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I'm wearing out a pair of Shinko 705s at the moment, but I was mostly planning on a set of Pilot Road 3s next for my Vee (I've got my KLR for the dirty stuff). These new Anakee 3s look like an even better choice. And they're $10 a set cheaper than the PR3s at Motorcycle Superstore.

If these Anakee 3s retain some tiny modicum of dirtability, that would be a mighty big bonus.

Can't wait to see more info!

I think they look cool, too.


And yes, $300+ a set is still hard to stomach...

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I am also thinking PR3 but will be watching this as I have run AnakeeII and found them a good tire. Has to have good road manners and long life.
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I change all my own tires,about 7-10 tires a year ( I have 2 solos and a sidecar rig ) .I can get about 10,000 miles out of a rear 705 @$75-80 each,and they do everything I ask them to do.I mostly run others take off's,right now I'm running a set of EXP's off a friends S10 and they have around 11,000 miles on them and they should last me another 2 months or so.I really like the EXP's,I ride year round in Seattle so my tires have to be good in the rain and the EXP's are as good as the 705's.


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I looked at the Anakee but decided on the Pilot 3 Trails because I intend to avoid the dirt as much as possible. I was wondering what tools you use to change your own tires? Spoons and wooden blocks.....something else like a No-Mar? Coats?

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I use a HF tire changing stand and bar.I also use 1..ZipTie 20" spoon,2..9" spoons a 1..small pair of vice grips.
The main thing here is the HF tire stand..


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I use a HF tire changing stand and bar.I also use 1..ZipTie 20" spoon,2..9" spoons a 1..small pair of vice grips.
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The reason I asked about if you use a certain machine for tire changing was that when I do it myself, I want to make sure I don't damage the sealing surface of the rim with spoons or other manual tools. My brother and I went partners on a No-Mar machine but haven't mounted it to my concrete floor yet so it hasn't been used. Going to mount it in the next few days and change my Wee's tires. We opted for the ulitmate package with comes with many attachments for protecting the rim...plus...a static balancer. At my own expense, I also bought a Marc Parnes upgrade for the balancer so I'll report back here if anyone is interested in how this works out for me.

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The reason I asked about if you use a certain machine for tire changing was that when I do it myself, I want to make sure I don't damage the sealing surface of the rim with spoons or other manual tools. My brother and I went partners on a No-Mar machine but haven't mounted it to my concrete floor yet so it hasn't been used. Going to mount it in the next few days and change my Wee's tires. We opted for the ulitmate package with comes with many attachments for protecting the rim...plus...a static balancer. At my own expense, I also bought a Marc Parnes upgrade for the balancer so I'll report back here if anyone is interested in how this works out for me.
Yes my method can scratch the rim!!.I don't care about it,I use the piss out of my bike ( about 15,000 a year ) and I just touch up the rim with a little black paint the 2 times a year when I wash it !!!.hehehe


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I just ordered up a front today - will be here tomorrow. I'm anxious to check it out!

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If you want to see footage of the anakee lll check this out
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