Mix tires. - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Suspension and Tire Tech For all discussions related to your suspension and tire set-ups.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 04-17-2014, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Rogue Reaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 1,029
Mix tires.

Ok, I usually just replace my tire with whatever is on the bike.

I have the Anakee 2's on my bike now and I think I have about 1000 miles left on the rear before I consider it unserviceable.

Problem is the Front is still fresh and I don't know what to put on the rear since the Anakee 2's are discontinued. If I have to replace the front as well that puts me in a stressfull "what tires do I buy" situation with, Knowing myself, Several weeks of research.

Any advice?

'09 Wee, Orange. Uh, Er...White, No, Wait, ORANGE!


" I like my Motorcycle's Loud and my Firearms Quiet." -Me
Rogue Reaper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 04-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Super Moderator
 
Big B's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 16,592
Garage
Anakee III!!!! The Dunlop Trailmax TR91 has served me well and would also go good with that front Anakee.

BRIAN "GO Buckeyes, GO Wildcats"!

2015 DL650 XT "Hector"

1997 Honda Valkyrie 1500 custom “Dolores”




Big B is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 04-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
redbarber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 132
I have Anakee III on front and rear. However I doubt you'd have any problems with just changing the rear, especially if you stayed in the same general type and construction, (dual-sport type, radial construction). However if you purchase an Anakee III, I think you'd be even safer, being from the same manufacturer. I've always replaced just the tire that needed it, and often that's meant mixing older and newer models, and even mixing brands on some occasions. (PR2 + PR3, PR2 + Pirelli Angel ST, Even a Dunlop + Anakee).
Most of my bikes seemed to eat up rear tires much faster than front, however the DL650 has been much more even in tire wear.
Before my trip last year, I put the new Anakee III's on it because I was hoping to avoid tire problems during the whole 5-7000 miles I had planned. After about 7000 miles on them, they are still both in pretty good shape, and I'm expecting an unprecedented (for me), 10,000 out of them. (or more).
I have been very happy with the III's and I expect that my next set of tires will be these again.
redbarber is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 Old 04-17-2014, 10:50 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,762
Mix and match to your hearts delight. Hasn't been a problem for me. The weirdest combo I've had so far was mating the front Shinko 705 with the rear 705. Maybe it's just the front that is weird?
notacop is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
PTRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Posts: 7,437
Mixing the tires is very common. A few years ago it was often the practice to put a bias ply TKC80 knobby on the front for more dirt grip along with a Tourance or similar radial ply rear for better highway wear. Any crashes were not the fault of the tires.

"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.

"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."

Marcus Tullius Cicero
44 B.C.
PTRider is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-21-2014, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Rogue Reaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 1,029
Thanks for th input everyone, looks liek I will order up a III for the rear this go round.

'09 Wee, Orange. Uh, Er...White, No, Wait, ORANGE!


" I like my Motorcycle's Loud and my Firearms Quiet." -Me
Rogue Reaper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome