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post #1 of 17 Old 04-12-2014, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Anyone else see this odd wear from their Anakee 2 fronts?

Has anyone seen wear patterns like this on their Anakee 2 fronts?








I've run Anakee 2's on another bike and aside from some mild scalloping, have never seen these "triangles" or "guitar pic" shaped deformations inside the tread blocks. Not on any other front tire I've ever had in over 30 years, including the stock Trailwing.

Balance is still spot on, pressure is set to 36 psi and checked weekly, suspension is great (Cogent!), steering head bearings are snugged down as they should be and have been greased...I have no clue of the cause, other than some odd manufacturing issue with the plies.

I called Michelin and have "opened a case". Local dealer also took pics, verified he's never seen anything like this and has a call in to his Michelin field rep to see what he can find out.



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post #2 of 17 Old 04-12-2014, 09:20 PM
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Yep, mine look exactly the same. A friend got even worse with his H rated (mine are V)

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Yup, and that was the cause of mine's replacement with Anakee 3s. Still, I got many miles out of them (IIRC >>10k) and would have replaced them with the same had A2s still been available.

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post #4 of 17 Old 04-13-2014, 06:23 AM
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Yep, every set I had "cupped". I run 3's now and only have about 7000 on them. So far so good. I don't know how to prevent or keep it from happening.
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I think I read on a post somewhere here that increasing the tire pressure helps to prevent it from happening.

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I don't really have enough experience on a V-Strom, but that wear looks like tire pressure too low for street riding. I've had heavier sport touring bikes where front pressures need to be run at 40 psi to keep cupping to a minimum. Suzi's recommendation of 36 psi just seems low to me.... it's a lighter bike, but I'd bump that up to 38.
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I think I read on a post somewhere here that increasing the tire pressure helps to prevent it from happening.

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post #8 of 17 Old 04-17-2014, 11:34 AM
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my first set was not that bad and i got 17k out of them but this set is at 10k and i cannot take my hands off the handel bars or they vibrate violently.

i think i will try Dunlop trail max's next

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post #9 of 17 Old 04-17-2014, 02:11 PM
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My last Anakee II front did that towards the end. The previous one did not. Go figure.

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I have Anakee II on the the Vee now and the front looks exactly like that. I typically run 32-36psi. From my experience it doesn't have any ill side effects. I'd rather run a lower pressure and gain a bit more traction.
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