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Offline BMac

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 tyre
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2018, 05:13:55 PM »
Had road 5's fitted today, followed by 100 miles round North Wales. Original tyres had 3500 miles on them, plenty of tread left -  what a difference! Transformed the bike - more grip, better handling, doesn't fall into corners like before.
I'm a big fan of proper road tyres on my bikes, none of which ever go off road. The "adventure" style bikes are brilliant big mile road bikes - comfy, great visibility, good handling.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 tyre
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2018, 05:17:19 PM »
Are they Road 5 trail back & front?
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Re: New Michelin Road 5 tyre
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2018, 05:22:55 PM »
Yes, both PR5 trails

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 tyre
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2018, 06:51:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by BMac [+]
Yes, both PR5 trails

Thanks Bmac, I'm still on the original Tourance next.
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Re: New Michelin Road 5 tyre
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2018, 11:38:21 AM »
Getting a pair of these fitted tomorrow.  I feel like a kid on Xmas eve!

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 tyre
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2018, 08:56:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gasman [+]


Decided to go the whole hog.
PR4's free to good home only need collecting.
Not squared off thousands of miles left in them.

Sorry if anybody is interested in the tyres they are now gone.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 tyre
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2018, 06:25:18 PM »
These are not specified by Triumph.  I use Metzler Tourance Nexts on my XRx just like on the GS and they are ace.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 tyre
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2018, 03:42:15 PM »
Any long term reviews on the 5s? mine are looking a bit odd

After a few days of spirited riding, the soft edge compound has worn quite a bit more than the centre compound.
This has allowed an obvious step that can be felt between them. I've never had that on the 3s and 4s which are the same compound mix 

They feel OK so I'll just keep an eye on them

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 tyre
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2018, 02:12:02 PM »
I thought the 3 & 4 were both dual compound as well.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 tyre
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2018, 03:00:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
Any long term reviews on the 5s? mine are looking a bit odd

After a few days of spirited riding, the soft edge compound has worn quite a bit more than the centre compound.
This has allowed an obvious step that can be felt between them. I've never had that on the 3s and 4s which are the same compound mix 

They feel OK so I'll just keep an eye on them

Had mine on for about 3 months. Don't know if my riding would be classed as 'spirited' but I can't see any issues with them and they still feel stable and planted in the corners etc. Mind you, I can't really tell the difference from the PR4's I had fitted previously.
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