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« on: September 15, 2018, 02:42:05 pm »

I just ordered a rear today. Anyone tried one yet?
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 09:32:45 am »

Sorry to go slightly off topic but the Pilot Roads cost TWICE as much as the tires I run so I can't comment.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 11:16:12 am »

I haven't tried a 5 yet. The 4 was the best tire I have ever ridden on. I prefer the tread pattern of the 4, but hopefully Michelin knows what they are doing! I don't have the same confidence in the rain on any other tires.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 09:46:41 pm »


Sorry to go slightly off topic but the Pilot Roads cost TWICE as much as the tires I run so I can't comment.


Nothing wrong with Shinkos. I run them on my dual sport.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018, 09:58:03 pm »




Nothing wrong with Shinkos. I run them on my dual sport.



I have a set of Shinkos on the 1250 Bandit but the last two sets on the FJR1300 I've gone with Dunlop GPR300s. Cycle Gear has had them for about $200 a set and the Shinkos are going for about $160 a set.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 05:33:04 am »

I've been running the 5s for a while now. Although I haven't had a chance to ride them in the rain, they have been excellent under every condition I have experienced.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 07:53:00 am »


I've been running the 5s for a while now. Although I haven't had a chance to ride them in the rain, they have been excellent under every condition I have experienced.


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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 01:36:44 pm »


I've been running the 5s for a while now. Although I haven't had a chance to ride them in the rain, they have been excellent under every condition I have experienced.


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Good to hear, I've been a Michelin man ever since the PR2.
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2018, 11:16:29 pm »

I've liked every generation of the Pilt Road series I've tried. I just did a search and found my review of the PR2s way back in  ovember of 2009!

Every generation since there has been a noticeable improvement, and so far the 5s continue that trend.
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2018, 06:41:14 am »

I haven't put it on yet. I'm trying to milk a few hundred more miles out of this one.
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2018, 11:13:18 am »

I've been running PR4GTs for a while now. The 5s aren't available for heavier bike yet.
I find the Michelin last longer but don't have the same handling as the Metz or Pirellis.
I just hope the new 5s match them.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2018, 03:49:22 pm »

I put the Road 5 on yesterday but I haven't gotten to ride it yet. It just keeps raining and I only ride in the rain when I get caught in it.

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2018, 04:57:34 pm »


I've been running PR4GTs for a while now. The 5s aren't available for heavier bike yet.
I find the Michelin last longer but don't have the same handling as the Metz or Pirellis.
I just hope the new 5s match them.

 I found the PR4 to handle better than the Pirellis. Huge difference in the wet! Expecting the 5 to be better, though not sure about how it looks in comparison. Currently have the 4 on my Buell Lightning, and it hangs on *pretty much* as well as the Pilot Sport it replaced. I do have to watch I don't get on it while leaned over around town, as it is not quite as sticky as a Pilot Power.
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2018, 05:20:31 pm »

Supposedly one of the advantages of the 5 over the 4 is that the sipes don't run all the way out to the side. You get a slick while you're leaned all the way over. A non-issue for me as I don't ever lean that far.

Here's the 5 next to the 3 that I pulled off.  11,825 miles on the PR3.


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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2018, 10:59:08 pm »

That's what I don't like..makes me more nervous in the rain. I'm sure it's psychological, but I like to see somewhere for the rain to squeeze out!
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2018, 10:11:40 am »


That's what I don't like..makes me more nervous in the rain. I'm sure it's psychological, but I like to see somewhere for the rain to squeeze out!



I fully understand. It seems they sacrificed the wet weather cornering in favor of the dry weather cornering.
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