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Offline Theroadwarrior

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #130 on: 24 March, 2019, 11:45:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Wheels back on yesterday, oil change today ... Took her out to scrub the tyres in , wow they are really confidence inspiring round the twisties  :152:
Nice ride to blow the cobwebs away rather than my normal commute to work  :123:
So road 5,s fitted at 57012 miles, will see how they look in 2 weeks after the 1st 1000 miles  :001:

I Hope they work awesome for you. Like I said I didnt have any real problems except the mileage isnt really what they advertised it to be. Hopefully my bike is done tomorrow and I can get it picked up. Will report back
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #131 on: 28 March, 2019, 12:57:25 AM »
Got the RA3 fitted at 59,215 they are a nice tire I will report back after a few hundred miles
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #132 on: 01 April, 2019, 07:33:49 PM »
Road 5s just hit 8k miles. Front is almost down to the pips but still feels great. Changed my last 3 sets at 9k so probably not too much in it. Usually they have plenty of tread but by 9k the front is all over the place. In fairness I have had the forks re-valved since my last pair of PR4s so that may be why they feel better. Also worth mentioning that this set has spent most of its life commuting to and in the big smoke in winter  :005:. Rear still has plenty of tread. I usually change them together but at this rate I'll be doing the front on its own this time.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #133 on: 13 May, 2019, 05:43:01 PM »
So after a weekend of slipping all over the lake district, I bit the bullet and decided to remove the Angel ST's on my TS and have some highly recommended Bridgestone T31's on. Looking forwards to getting them scrubbed and having a modicum of confidence in the bike now! Those Angel ST's were absolute cow's toilet parts.....

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #134 on: 27 May, 2019, 03:10:56 PM »
The RA3 are a pretty decent tire. I took a lot of lake roads the other day and they handled them just fine. I cant speak to the longevity but so far they are pretty sticky and are wearing quite well.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #135 on: 16 June, 2019, 11:52:23 AM »
Slightly old thread but thought I'd jump in to report that my front Road 5 is all but done, after about 8k miles.   I'm a bit disappointed with the life of it, the last two sets of PR4 have done 12k miles each and worn out together, this time the front is right down to the wear markers (and the profile is all over the place) but the rear still has plenty of life and isn't too badly squared off, either.

I like they way they ride but if I can't get a year's use out of them I might as well go back to PR4s, where I know I can and they're slightly cheaper anyway.

Tempted to get a new front dropped on, and then try something else when the rear is done in another 3-4k.  I've had Continentals in the past and they didn't lose their profile so badly as the Michelins do, because they don't have such a sharp change of rubber compound between the centre and the sides.  They are multi-compound, but get gradually harder as you come in from the edge to the centre, so as they wear down, you don't get such a step in the profile.   So might get a set of RoadAttack 3s put on, assuming Theroadwarrior doesn't report back with bad news when his have done a few more miles.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #136 on: 16 June, 2019, 04:52:18 PM »
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #137 on: 16 June, 2019, 05:46:57 PM »
Slightly different but based on the RA3, I put a pair of the new Trail Attack 3's on the KTM a few weeks back and did close on 1000 miles in Ireland on them in all sorts of weather and road conditions, very very good.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #138 on: 16 June, 2019, 06:26:28 PM »
Have put about 5,500 miles on my Road5's since fitting in March. Still have about 3 mm to wear bars in the centre of front tyre.
Front and back seem yo be wearing evenly so far, they have been brilliant in the heavy rain the last 2 weeks, have been riding same speeds on the M40 as in the dry,  :112:
haven't experienced any aquaplaning despite the amount of standing water some days. Very confidence inspiring  :152:
FYI, just looked at the tyre prices on oponeo.
Pr4GT.   Rear 123, front 95
Road 5.  Rear 129, front 99
ContiRA3 rear 132, front 105
ContiRA3GT rear 141, front 112
And the old faithful which the last pair gave me nearly 14,000 miles  :123:
Pr2  rear 93, front 72
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #139 on: 17 June, 2019, 11:24:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Have put about 5,500 miles on my Road5's since fitting in March. Still have about 3 mm to wear bars in the centre of front tyre.
Front and back seem yo be wearing evenly so far, they have been brilliant in the heavy rain the last 2 weeks, have been riding same speeds on the M40 as in the dry,  :112:
haven't experienced any aquaplaning despite the amount of standing water some days. Very confidence inspiring  :152:
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And the old faithful which the last pair gave me nearly 14,000 miles  :123:
Pr2  rear 93, front 72

Mike, did you notice any difference in grip levels between the PR2 and the PR5? Especially in the wet.