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Offline Theroadwarrior

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #190 on: 09 March, 2020, 02:42:06 PM »
After a day of hard 2 days of riding, one with a pillion one without. No other gear i think the Continental RA3 rear needs replaced its to the wear bars. This tire has been plugged once and has a puncture that sealed it self once. So it technically needed patched twice. Missouri doesn't keep the roads real clean..... I got around 6k miles out of the rear. The front still looks great.

So there is my update,  only 6K for the PR5 and 6k for the RA3. Only 6k each, so I look at my situation. Since I am more gravitationally challenged, plus a passenger, coupled with my shitty roads maybe that is all I can get out of a rear tire. I don't know which one is better, the PR5 was great on my track day, The RA3 handles roads just fine also. I have rode in water in both and both seemed just fine.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #191 on: 09 March, 2020, 04:03:39 PM »
I'd say 6k is about average, its about all I ever get out of a rear
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #192 on: 09 March, 2020, 05:59:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
I'd say 6k is about average, its about all I ever get out of a rear

Well I feel better now. I really just wanted to document for myself and the community...because for science
« Last Edit: 09 March, 2020, 06:02:21 PM by Theroadwarrior »
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #193 on: 09 March, 2020, 06:29:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
I'd say 6k is about average, its about all I ever get out of a rear
Guess I must be above average then  :007: 11 to 12 k each from 3 sets of PR2,s, 6.5k out of a rear Road 5 before I got a puncture (repaired waiting for replacement to wear out)
PR4 rear on about 6k so far  :152:

Update, just looked at my post on page 17, mileage is now 73600 so rear has actually done 12k and still going strong  :123: will have to fit the repaired  road 5 back on soon.
« Last Edit: 09 March, 2020, 06:56:28 PM by Tigermike »
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #194 on: 09 March, 2020, 06:55:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Guess I must be above average then  :007: 11 to 12 k each from 3 sets of PR2,s, 6.5k out of a rear Road 5 before I got a puncture (repaired waiting for replacement to wear out)
PR4 rear on about 6k so far  :152:

Similar here. First set of PR4's almost 12k miles, second set done over 5k, just checked, the back is 4.2mm.
I'm usually loaded up with luggage so more on the smooth side.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #195 on: 09 March, 2020, 06:58:32 PM »
I got 12k (for both ends) out of two sets of PR4s.   Then about 9k out a R5 front and about 13k out the rear.   Fired originally at the same time, Ive just had the rear replaced and the front is about half done now.

My riding is fairly gentle though.   Either rolling along a motorway or town speeds.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #196 on: 24 April, 2020, 08:34:13 PM »
Are we talking miles here?

I have just knocked the bollocks out of the original Pirelli's at 4600miles - they are good and grippy but not long lasting at all.  :007:

I would have gone for Road-Smart 3 again but they are not available in the current climate - on back order since January.

I had the R-S3's on the old Tiger Sport and also on the Fazer 1000 .....  oh and the wife's Street Triple - they usually do me for 6000 miles a set.

Other than Michelin PR5 any other suggestions please .... I spent as much time as I can in the twisties, all weather grip more important than long mileage.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #197 on: 24 April, 2020, 08:56:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by TimboLeMatelot [+]
Other than Michelin PR5 any other suggestions please .... I spent as much time as I can in the twisties, all weather grip more important than long mileage.
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I've got Metz R01's on my 800, imo they're better than the PR4's on my TS.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #198 on: 24 April, 2020, 10:40:49 PM »
Just as a by the way, my mate has a 1200 GSA does a lot of iron butt rides and tyre life comes up in conversation,
(He checks depth regular and has a spread sheet) tyre life being quite important doing the sort of miles these guys do
anyway one guy said he always puts an extra 2-3 Psi in his tyres and tyre life improves,
mates spread sheet bears this out, 

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #199 on: 25 April, 2020, 08:48:09 AM »
Anyone using Conti Road Attack 3?

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