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Talking Heads 25-06-18 12:23 AM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bibio (Post 3087838)
another thought that i had was the law in that tread had to be a certain percentage of the tyre circumference.


Think it has to be 100% of the circumference but a continuous band 75% of the width 1mm deep and the pattern visible on the rest?

Bibio 25-06-18 04:06 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
yup but it does not state how far over in the band the original tread must go.

DarrenSV650S 05-08-18 01:54 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
I've never seen a tyre turn such a weird colour :-s

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/933/4...d295ce70_b.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1813/...84139374_b.jpg

This is after ~900 miles

Bibio 06-08-18 12:31 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
nowt to worry about. good news is that your suspension settings seem to be in the correct ball park.

DarrenSV650S 06-08-18 12:44 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
Oh good. So I was right to leave them completely stock :p

DarrenSV650S 21-04-19 09:48 AM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
Nearly 5k miles on these and they still look and feel great! I can see these lasting longer than any other tyre I've had. I will say though, that about 1.5-2k of those miles were mostly motorway blasting. So quite gentle in terms of acceleration. The rest though has been heavy handed B-road blasting :p

https://i.imgur.com/jKNt1R4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/glKcAKw.jpg

DarrenSV650S 28-06-19 05:17 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
6k miles. It's looking like it might be nearing the end. They seem to just wear in the middle and very edges

https://i.imgur.com/K8l1oUs.jpg

DJ123 01-07-19 05:07 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
Not bad for a Michelin 'Road' tyre. I get somewhere between 6-8K on the rear of a Pilot Power 2CT on my F800ST.

How did you find the wet grip on these?

DarrenSV650S 01-07-19 06:08 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
I barely rode it in the wet. The only time I did was blasting down the motorways to France, so I can't really comment on wet grip performance

Toooldtodie 15-07-19 05:52 PM

Re: Michelin Road 5
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DarrenSV650S (Post 3105088)
I barely rode it in the wet. The only time I did was blasting down the motorways to France, so I can't really comment on wet grip performance


They are great in the wet.
Just wish I could comment on longevity as the last rear lasted 1200 miles before a puncture ruined it, though the one that replaced looked good after 5000 miles... still waiting to wear out a PR5. :(


Wish people would stop dropping **** out of their cars/vans onto the road.


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