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Offline tamarillo

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #210 on: 14 June, 2020, 11:23:27 AM »
Thanks for replies. Odd, maybe the rear is just a wrongun and front is actually okay just my confidence in cause rear looks sh#t.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #211 on: 14 June, 2020, 11:55:44 AM »
Hi Tamarillo, been a while...glad to see you are still on your Tiger. I now have a 17 Tiger Sport and a Trophy still.
  I noticed an improvement going from the Angels to the Road 5s. I got well over 10k from the rear but didnt really like the way the edges got lumpy towards the end of its life. A bit more air pressure helps with that but mines a whole new beast now that I have had the suspenders reworked.
  Maybe its those Nelson roads you know so well.
 
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #212 on: 14 June, 2020, 01:25:40 PM »
Hey jkd, yes tiger going strong. Treated it to 100,000 birthday with nitron  rear and just had progressive springs and race tech valve in the front for 110k . And its exactly what you describe the edges gone off badly but its quite marked. Hmmm.
Gave her new spark plugs for first time too...who says triumphs cant be reliable! So far my total list of parts out side of normal items like chain sprocket brake pads, is one Minor gasket.
But these tyres dont suit me, or I had bad one. Think Ill try the new angel 2s now.
Have a trophy hankering for a winter bike...never know. Mate has one in blue I love look of. 1/2 day for air cleaner though!
Stay safe over winter, buggers have put grit down here already.
« Last Edit: 14 June, 2020, 01:29:07 PM by tamarillo »
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #213 on: 14 June, 2020, 01:58:45 PM »
It would have needed that upgrade at 100k! My shock was flogged at 40k

My 900 Trophy is up for sale, 99 Model in BRG with Ohlins shock & Staintune exhausts.
Its right up your alley as it has Pirelli Angels and knows all the Nelson roads as thats where I got it from!
Has a windscreen on it you may remember.....
« Last Edit: 14 June, 2020, 02:06:10 PM by jkd102 »
Matt Black 17 Tiger Sport - Nitron R2 Shock, Revalved forks with Ohlins spings/Oil,  SC-Project Carbon, Radguard, Re-Trimmed seat, Fenda Extenda, 30mm Bar Risers, Puig screen deflector, Heavy bar ends, JBQ Shifter, Vario Pegs, SW Motech City Evo Tank Bag, Triumph Tankpad & Centerstand,  Ventura rear rack.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #214 on: 14 June, 2020, 10:20:48 PM »
Ah yes well I did go through two sets of triumph shocks before the nitron .do they can count as normal service items?
A lovely blue trophy is tempting but Im waiting until money goods get me enough for the new model albeit secondhand!
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #215 on: 16 July, 2020, 10:04:54 AM »
just had r5's fitted  yesterday, only rode home in rain, looking forward to trying them out

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #216 on: 13 September, 2020, 04:31:34 AM »
Just changed out a Road 5 after 5950 miles.  It was down to the wear bars on one side (LH) when it picked up a nail.  Grip in mostly dry and some wet (mountain roads) riding was pretty good.  Wear life is disappointing as the previous tire (a PR3 ) lasted 7900 miles.   

Prices seem to have gone up - I paid $ 194 in 2018, now the best I could find was $ 215.


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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #217 on: 13 September, 2020, 02:17:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by jonjazzblue [+]
Just changed out a Road 5 after 5950 miles.  It was down to the wear bars on one side (LH) when it picked up a nail.  Grip in mostly dry and some wet (mountain roads) riding was pretty good.  Wear life is disappointing as the previous tire (a PR3 ) lasted 7900 miles.   

Prices seem to have gone up - I paid $ 194 in 2018, now the best I could find was $ 215.
Surprised you only got that milage,  I changed the R5 on mine about 4 weeks ago, it was down to wear bars in the centre, got over 12000 miles from it riding in all weather's  :123:
Yes price has gone up , 1st pair fitted March 2019 , paid 211 , rear was about 115, new rear was 137 plus fitting.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #218 on: 13 September, 2020, 02:33:44 PM »
Yes, I was surprised by the life on this Road5 too, as I usually get 7000 - 8000 miles on the rear and close to 10,000 on fronts with previous Michelins.  The center seemed to drop off suddenly after 5000 miles.  The roads around here are fairly smooth and have good grip.  I nabbed a PR4 as I have heard good things about it.  Let's see how that goes. 
I used to run Dunlop Roadsmarts on my Bandit 1200S - but they seemed to be nail magnets.  Maybe I need to stay on top of tire pressures better.