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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?
 

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Anakee III!!!! The Dunlop Trailmax TR91 has served me well and would also go good with that front Anakee.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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Thanks for th input everyone, looks liek I will order up a III for the rear this go round.
 
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