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    Yesterday I replaced the rear Michelin Anakee III tires on my F650GS with another one as I was very happy with its performance and feel even when worn. When I checked my maintenance records I was very surprised to see that the tire had lasted for 17K miles and likely still had at least another 1K miles left. I have never had a tire last that long on any motorcycle that I have owned. I had been getting about half that mileage from other brands and types of tires, including the original Bridgestones, that I have used on that bike in the past.
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    Richard, I got 25500 kms 15845 miles on my original Michelin Anakee III,

    replaced them with Anakee adventures and now so far 21,000 kms 13,000 mi on the front with scalloping and some minor cracking, the rear was punctured and replaced twice,,.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lag View Post
    Richard, I got 25500 kms 15845 miles on my original Michelin Anakee III,

    replaced them with Anakee adventures and now so far 21,000 kms 13,000 mi on the front with scalloping and some minor cracking, the rear was punctured and replaced twice,,.
    Right now I am trying to wear out an Anakee II front tire which has 7K miles on it so far and looks to be about half cooked with no unusual wear patterns. It sounds like I should give their Adventure model a try next.
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    I liked them, besides a little bad luck with punctures on the rear,,. I'm running a plug patch rear with about 10,000 kms on it,,.
    New they seem to handle and corner as well as the "3's" but will give you a fair bit more traction off the asphalt, although they aren't a mud tire either,,. I think I could get another 2500 miles on these so pretty good wear,,.

    They are a 80/20 so perhaps not as smooth at higher speeds as the 90/10 but fine at 60mph,,.

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    Richard,,,,, I'm tempted to go with these Shinko 705,,,,,,,,,,,,
    inexpensive, great off road, handle on the asphalt, wear forever,.
    Only thing is you have to switch to a 150/70 R17 on the rear as they don't make a 140 in a tubeless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lag View Post
    Richard,,,,, I'm tempted to go with these Shinko 705,,,,,,,,,,,,
    inexpensive, great off road, handle on the asphalt, wear forever,.
    Only thing is you have to switch to a 150/70 R17 on the rear as they don't make a 140 in a tubeless?

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    I have never tried those Shinko models, so I can't comment. I have tried a couple of Shinko street tires in the past and found them to be OK, but they had less than stellar life.
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    My ADV buds have gone through literally dozens & dozens of these Shinko 705's tires and sometimes they miss match them up with other tires they like depending on what there plans are for riding,,. These guys, older now, former rally riders, have been riding dirt and street for many years,,. Way beyond my abilities, that's for sure,,!!

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    Put Anakee III on '14 F700GS to replace the ill-handling Heidenaus that were on it when I got it used. Long mileage, but strictly for "road miles". My few off-road experiences with them (graded gravel) left pucker marks in the seat. No idea how Michelin markets these as "dual sport". Hope to wear them out soon to get some meatier replacements - Mefos come to mind, if I can find a set to fit. 705s are acceptable, but probably still a bit too street oriented.

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