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Title: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: truckie on October 15, 2014, 02:08:22 PM
I have a set of Michelin Anakee 3 tyres on my bike and between 65 and 75 kph they make  a loud howl noise at first I thought the gearbox was stuffed but the bike has only 2500ks on it the tyres have done about 1000ks, it is definitely the rear  tyre.
Title: Re: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: luckyluke on October 15, 2014, 02:31:35 PM
Yeps, it seems to be normal. I also hear the noice of my Anakee 3.
Title: Re: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: Hartley on October 15, 2014, 03:23:52 PM
Mine are noisey around 100kph goes away at at about 115.

Paul
Title: Re: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: andyrob on October 15, 2014, 05:46:03 PM
You're a sensitive lot! :001:

Never noticed on my III's and I'm on my 2nd rear boot. All I hear howlin' is that V4!  :305:

Been very pleased with the mileage compared to the OE Scorps (although the wear on them the now is horrible, lost my cornering mojo) but I fancy a change and no big bike tour next year I will be treating it to a pure road tyre, soft as you like.
 

Title: Re: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: Farway on October 16, 2014, 05:49:13 AM
I have strongly been considering the Anakee 3 as I'm yet to see a bad review on grip and tyre life however the 2 things stopping me has been the reported noise and these tyres square-off badly making filtering and corners an absolute pig to live with... I'm not here to slate any specific tyre but the pr3 has nearly no tread left (will be changed next week) but it's still as curved as-if it was new however I believe the ankee will give more mileage.
Title: Re: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: andyrob on October 16, 2014, 07:58:24 AM
Faraway,

 Don't let my comments about wear put you off. The way they have worn is purely my fault not some oddity about the tyre. 

 We all know a set of new boots is the best thing you can do to your bike. Be March/April for me now though. :003:



 
Title: Re: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: Saxon747 on October 16, 2014, 10:05:07 PM
I've not really noticed any extra noise on my A3's, but then again I ram my earplugs so far in ,that I nearly need tweezers to get them out  :087:

Mine have done over 3k, and seem barely half worn, with little sign of them squaring off as yet. Happy chappy  :152:
Title: Re: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: Farway on October 17, 2014, 06:52:50 AM
I will need to convince myself the Anakee 3 is the way forward and will do just that in spring. On the squaring off thing ( and just by chance) as an example. The old pr3 has 8.8k on and somehow needs to do another 400 by week friday but as for the squaring off, not to bad...I do do a lot of straight line riding so not to bad..

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Title: Re: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: Hartley on October 26, 2014, 07:42:43 AM
Did just under 300 miles yesterday riding in a mixture of conditions from fairly warm dry to pretty cold (bloody heated grips  :232:) and wet and a few miles in heavy rain and the Anakee 3s never missed a beat.
Fairly fast, twisty a roads all the way for me  :001: and if I hadn't been aware of the tyre noise I wouldn't have noticed it.

Got about 2000 miles on them now with no real signs of wear.
Pretty pleased with the Anakees so far.

Paul

Title: Re: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: andyrob on March 26, 2015, 05:52:54 PM
My Anarkee3 had some horrible wear on it after a 2-up tour in Spain/France last year but I was too tight to fling it even when it felt really horrible but got a new one last week (£84 fitted) and what a joy.

Had been looking for summit else but decided to stick ( :082:) with them as the back has a good bit left in it and I have another half worn one that I changed out before the tour cos I was paranoid about the wear rate after the shocking life of the OE Scorps. Need not have been as the life has doubled.

Cant wait to get out for a decent long run. Had snow today!!! :112:
Title: Re: Michelin Anakee 3
Post by: colngezsct on March 27, 2015, 07:54:18 PM
For what it's worth I just put my second set of Contitrail Attack 2's on, first set lasted approx. 13000 kms including 6500 km trip to Ayres Rock. Much nicer tyre than Battlewings that came with the bike. :028: