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Offline KildareMan

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2018, 04:50:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Pusser [+]
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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.

Yes.  Fit the 110 section - Triumph approved. Although Michelin don't show the approval in their listings
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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2018, 04:53:07 PM »
Ah.  That explains it.  Thank you very much for your swift response.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2018, 11:16:23 AM »
Michelin have made this confusing. When I wanted new tyres for my XRx the dealer suggested "Pilot Trail", which he said were actually a road tyre in trail bike sizes. I wasn't sure whether to believe him so ended up with Bridgestone T31s, which are excellent.

He was right though -- the Michelin Pilot Trail is actually a road tyre, same as the Road Pilot 5.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2018, 12:49:25 PM »
Theres some debate on that. I saw an Australian bike website with info that the compounds are different, eg road version rear is med/hard but trail rear is soft/med and % are different eg soft area on front is larger on trail than road version.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2018, 12:57:40 PM »
https://www.motorcycletyrewarehouse.com.au/michelin-pilot-road-4-trail
 This link talks about the new role for being different from the road and GT versions, Why wouldnt the same be true on the 5?

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2018, 12:59:24 PM »
 *This link talks about the front  being different    :015:

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2018, 01:56:03 PM »
Tinkering is what happens when you try something you dont quite know how to do, guided by whim, imagination, and curiosity.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2018, 03:35:04 PM »
Perfect, I knew Id seen it somewhere  :028:

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2018, 12:48:06 PM »
Thanks for that, I hadn't seen it. But it is confusing when they call something a Trail when it's intended for 100% road use.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 trial
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2018, 04:11:47 PM »
AFAIK, you can only get the Trail version for the front on the Tiger

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