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Michelin Anakee Tires
Written by leroy_cope on 6/29/2010 at 05:26 am

FWIW I have a IRC Wildflare on the front 128/80-17 and have pretty bad cupping
after 4k miles. I think the tread design is the main contributor to the
cupping.

Roy Cope


--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Costa ." <senorcosta@...> wrote:
>
> If putting on a 140/90-15 vs 140/80-15 is OK, I may just try the IRC WF-920
Wildfires. From what I'm reading, they're reasonable ($200 for front and back
delivered) and very good under wet conditions.
>
>
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Costa ." <senorcosta@> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks fred
> > I have the K555's on there now and I am really not crazy about them at all.
I've had 880's before but they really are not good in the rain. And here in NJ,
rain comes out of nowhere in the summer. Of the one's listed which do you feel
is the best in the rain?
> >
> > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "goldwingman40" <goldwingman@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Costa,
> > > Dunlop has the K555 in PC sizes, Metzeler also has ME880 in PC sizes.
> > > Avon now has a Roadrider series to fit the front, 120/80-17, it is called
a "Universal" meaning front or rear application, you reverse the direction for
front from rear.
> > > Also many have used various 140/90-15 on the rear in place of the stock
140/80-15 size with good results. One that some have used are Shinko 230. Some
have used a Brigstone BT45, I think, 120/80-17 rear on the front by reversing
the rotation direction from what it is marked for the rear.
> > > The Dunlop front K555 wants to wiggle on grooved pavement.
> > > I am getting ready to try a Shinko 230 140/90-15 on the rear and a Avon
Roadrider 120/80-17. There is not enough clearance on the front fender to use a
larger tire than stock size.
> > > Fred
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Costa ." <senorcosta@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Costa ." <senorcosta@> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I need new tires. So much so that I'm not trusting the bike anymore.
My bad....
> > > > > anyway, I put on a set of Anakees on my V-Strom and LOVED them. Really
great tires in the rain and of course on dry days.
> > > > > Has anyone installed these on a PC800? Any suggestions or comments?
> > > > > Thanks all....
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > OK, I guess I'll do a search to find out what they are. Any links here
you know of?
> > > > Thanks
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

Message Thread for message #94534

senorcosta
6/27/2010, 03:17 am
Michelin Anakee Tires
I need new tires. So much so that I'm not trusting the bike anymore. My bad.... anyway, I put on a set of Anakees on my V-Strom and LOVED them. Really great tires in the rain and of course on dry days. Has anyone installed these on a PC800? A

    goldwingman40
    6/27/2010, 04:16 am
    Michelin Anakee Tires
    Costa, They don't come in sizes to fit the PC. There are only a few tires in the correct sizes or sizes that work on the PC. Fred --- In

    senorcosta
    6/27/2010, 04:31 am
    Michelin Anakee Tires
    --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Costa ." <senorcosta@...> wrote: > > I need new tires. So much

      goldwingman40
      6/27/2010, 04:53 am
      Michelin Anakee Tires
      Costa, Dunlop has the K555 in PC sizes, Metzeler also has ME880 in PC sizes. Avon now has a Roadrider series to fit the front, 120/80-17, it is called a "Universal" meaning front or rear application, you reverse the direction for

        senorcosta
        6/29/2010, 02:03 am
        Michelin Anakee Tires
        Thanks fred I have the K555's on there now and I am really not crazy about them at all. I've had 880's before but they really are not good in the rain. And here in NJ, rain comes out of nowhere in the summer. Of the one's listed which do you

          senorcosta
          6/29/2010, 03:48 am
          Michelin Anakee Tires
          If putting on a 140/90-15 vs 140/80-15 is OK, I may just try the IRC WF-920 Wildfires. From what I'm reading, they're reasonable ($200 for front and back delivered) and very good under wet conditions. --- In

            goldwingman40
            6/29/2010, 04:54 am
            Michelin Anakee Tires
            Costa, Read again, I don't think they make a correct size tire for the front and a larger won't clear. I just mounted a new Avon 120/80-17 Roadrider today and will install it tomorrow. I have a new Shinko 230 140/90-15 on the rear.

            leroy_cope
            6/29/2010, 05:26 am
            Michelin Anakee Tires
            FWIW I have a IRC Wildflare on the front 128/80-17 and have pretty bad cupping after 4k miles. I think the tread design is the main contributor to the cupping. Roy Cope --- In

              obijuanak
              6/29/2010, 04:52 pm
              Michelin Anakee Tires
              On Jun 28, 2010, at 21:26 , leroy_cope wrote: > FWIW I have a IRC Wildflare on the front 128/80-17 and have pretty bad cupping after 4k miles. I think the tread design is the main contributor to the cupping. > > Roy Cop

                goldwingman40
                6/29/2010, 05:52 pm
                Michelin Anakee Tires
                I find that running the front at 38 - 40 psi and rear at 40 - 42 psi virtually eliminate cupping on Metzelers. I will find out on the new Avon Roadrider front and Shinko 230 rear when I get some miles on them. Fred --- In

                leroy_cope
                6/30/2010, 03:50 am
                Michelin Anakee Tires
                I run 38 psi on the front, the tread pattern on the Wild Flares in my opinion is the cause of the cupping. I would not recomend the Wild flares. Roy Cope --- In