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Offline Paulhere

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 10:19:39 AM »
Yes, not seen that obvious change in other tyres. I believe they are softer than the road R5's, so mebbe less miles for more grip.


I got 11,850 miles from the last set of PR4's on my TS but that's heavily loaded more careful miles, going places. Not squirt & brake.
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Offline JonesTheBass

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2018, 09:05:56 PM »
Just had PR5 Trails fitted...feel great (but then I've always had PR4,3,2..). Second choice was the Metz Roadtec-01....I think i'd be happy with either. :152:

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2018, 02:09:44 PM »
Just fitted a PR5 rear (PR4 on the front)... feels good. Maybe a little stiffer than the PR4 so feels a tad harder on poor tarmac but this may improve after a few more miles.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2018, 05:12:35 PM »
And here comes the tyre pressure question. Lol.
What should I be running with these puppies.
I have 40 rear 36 front.
Advise please I'm off for a long run tomorrow and want a base to work from.
Ta in advance.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2018, 05:15:04 PM »
Start at 36/42 and go from there

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2018, 07:28:04 PM »
Ok thanks im not far out will start with 36/42  :028:
Will also report back with feedback.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2018, 04:09:11 PM »
Well these tyres are the nuts I have to say. Didn't want to reply to soon as wanted to use under different conditions and roads.
They are very stable at all speeds and very sticky once warmed up made scratching a joy for a change.
What I will admit to is because I wasn't using the Tiger enough I can only compare to the old scorpians which were as most of us know were poo.
I used to use Michelin Power Cups on the track bike and they to were very stable and gave great feedback.
Verdict
Great tyre
Longevity only time will tell.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2018, 03:50:59 PM »
I put a pair of Trail 5's on my XRX a couple of months ago, before a 2000 mile tour in France. Found then to be really good, wet or dry. Far better than originals.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2018, 05:45:13 PM »
had road 5s on for 1500 miles now the solid back tyre gives good solid feel on the bends love them, I drop a pound or so on the rear when grandma's not on the back.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2018, 04:26:23 PM »
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I am confused.  I have recently bought a 2013 Tiger 800 and the front tyre is not far from requiring replacement.  Having heard and read such good things about the Michelin Pilot Road 4 and 5 I was contemplating fitting a pair.  However, it appears that I would be able to obtain the rear (150/70-17) but there is no tyre of the right size (100/90-19) for the front.  Am I missing something?

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

 


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