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Offline cam_car

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Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:32:19 am »
New, (used) 2012 Super T owner in the PNW.
I’ve been trolling the forum, and really can’t find many people talking about rain/winter tires.
Does anyone have experience, good, or bad with a tire designed for colder, wetter climates?
Thanks.


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Offline abong

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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 01:55:46 am »
I'm not sure about cold weather but Michelin Pilot Road 4 is very good on wet tarmac.. The only drawback is it is a 100% tire

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Offline Madhatter

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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 06:34:56 am »
check out Revzilla , not suggesting you buy there ( very good company to buy from ) but have a great selection of tires with a lot of information and reviews on each tire. or interview every rider you can chase down in the PNW to get an overview of what your looking for. lots of good 80/20 choices to pick from.  after you decide give us a tire review , information is a good thing.

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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 07:04:43 am »
I use the Tourance Next and its fine in our cold&  wet UK winters.
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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 09:41:19 am »
hi,
UK rider  love my  michelin anakee 111's 2 sets now great in the wet and cold

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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 10:12:19 am »
Welcome aboard Cam_Car


The Anakee 3 thread is here:
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=6488.msg219868#msg219868
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Offline cam_car

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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 12:59:45 pm »
Welcome aboard Cam_Car


The Anakee 3 thread is here:
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=6488.msg219868#msg219868


Thanks! Being a Michelin man myself, it looks like we have a clear winner!!!
Thanks for the info!



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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 12:59:59 pm »
And thanks everyone for all the info!


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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 01:25:30 pm »
If you’re after mileage and wet grip, probably the Michelin PR4s or Anakees. Are best bets. I get great mileage from the OEM Battlewings too, but the Michelins feel more secure in the wet.


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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 10:43:29 pm »
Michelin PR4s or A3s are a safe bet for good all around wet weather performance. The PNW FJR gang run the heck out of PR4s and are mostly happy with their behavior. Plus they're a snap to mount!

I ran a set of Pirelli Scorpion Trail IIs on the Tenere and had a great experience with them. Got a little over 11k miles to the wear bars, neutral handling, quick warm up and very even wear. Nice tire and would run them again.

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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 10:57:43 pm »
PR4s are good rain tires.  Don't get the Trail for the rear, get the GT instead.  Much better tread life.  You might also look at Pirelli Angel GTs.  Very popular among the Sport Touring crowd in the PacNorWet and come in our sizes.  I have a set waiting for me to wear out my Mitas E07s.  FWIW, I spent 45 years in Portland, so know rain riding well.  BT-anything usually is a consistent rain tire too.
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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 11:04:19 pm »
I'm trying out Shinko 705's. Price is good, and my research looks like its a good tire.!=]]\






I'm trying out the Shinko 705's. Read a lot of reviews and they appear to be a good tire. Price is good -- $150 for front and rear.
I'll let you know how they work out







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Re: Tires for the daily commuter in Pac NW.
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 11:08:17 am »
I'm trying out Shinko 705's. Price is good, and my research looks like its a good tire.!=]]\

I'm trying out the Shinko 705's. Read a lot of reviews and they appear to be a good tire. Price is good -- $150 for front and rear.
I'll let you know how they work out


They were OK in the rain but wore really fast.
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