I-BMW.com I-BMW.com

Welcome to the I-BMW.com forums! - You're currently viewing as a limited access guest. By joining our free member supported community, you'll gain access to post/ reply, communicate privately with other members (PM), or globally via "real time chat", respond to polls, upload photos, post classifieds etc. Membership is fast so, Register @ the Ultimate Sport Touring Portal!
Should you not receive an email with activation link, check your SPAM settings or please contact us and include the ID/ email address you registered with.

Go Back   I-BMW.com > BMW K-1300 Series Motorcycles > K1300S > "K13S "Tires
User Name
Password
Home Register Gallery Classifieds FAQ Members List Calendar Donate Mark Forums Read

"K13S "Tires Different tire-brands and suggestions

Vendor Sign Up | Want to see your name in neon blue? | Want a neat reflective sticker for your ride?!

Reply
 
Thread Tools.. Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-21-2018, 09:12 PM
Surfer's Avatar
Surfer Surfer is online now
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 123 Thanks: 147
Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Melbourne Beach, FL U.S.
Michelin Road 5

Just ordered them for my '15 MS. 398 shipped to my door. Anyone else have these on their bike?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-21-2018, 10:03 PM
GateKeeper's Avatar
GateKeeper GateKeeper is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 229 Thanks: 25
Thanked 94 Times in 53 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Re: Michelin Road 5

Have a look here..

http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?...highlight=Road

.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-21-2018, 10:24 PM
Surfer's Avatar
Surfer Surfer is online now
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 123 Thanks: 147
Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Melbourne Beach, FL U.S.
Re: Michelin Road 5

I read that. I was the last post on that thead asking for an update.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-21-2018, 11:05 PM
GateKeeper's Avatar
GateKeeper GateKeeper is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 229 Thanks: 25
Thanked 94 Times in 53 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Re: Michelin Road 5

Ohhh I see, sorry about that...

I’d like too see more as well, as I will be looking for new rubber soon as well..

.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-21-2018, 11:35 PM
doctor350's Avatar
doctor350 doctor350 is online now
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 1,557 Thanks: 1,684
Thanked 2,252 Times in 945 Posts
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: wangaratta, VI australia
Re: Michelin Road 5

Check again Surfer, I've posted a little update.

Basically what I said was that I've done 1000kms of twisty mountain roads and I love the tyres. Confidence inspiring for me. Haven't tried them in the wet, but can't see why they wouldn't be great.

Obviously, I don't know how they will wear, but if you ask me right now, I'd say I would get another set without even considering any others.

Doing 3000kms in the next couple of weeks on the Aussie iBMW Rally and should be able to give a better update then.
__________________
Dubbed the Unforgiven

Current Rides
2017 BMW K1300R
2004 Yamaha WR 450F

Previous Rides
1982 Suzuki GSX 250S
1993 Suzuki DR350
2004 BMW 650GS Dakar
2005 BMW K1200R
2013 BMW K1300R
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'doctor350' for this post:
  #6  
Old 02-22-2018, 12:57 AM
Capt Howdy's Avatar
Capt Howdy Capt Howdy is online now
Moderator
Post: 2,203 Thanks: 938
Thanked 1,434 Times in 810 Posts
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Re: Michelin Road 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by doctor350
Confidence inspiring for me. Haven't tried them in the wet, but can't see why they wouldn't be great.
.

So then John. Does this mean you’ll get faster than 60kph on the rally this time?
__________________
It's so nice to be insane-No one asks you to explain

2008 K1200R - B1.
2009 HP2 Sport. - B2
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'Capt Howdy' for this post:
  #7  
Old 02-22-2018, 01:19 AM
doctor350's Avatar
doctor350 doctor350 is online now
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 1,557 Thanks: 1,684
Thanked 2,252 Times in 945 Posts
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: wangaratta, VI australia
Re: Michelin Road 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt Howdy
So then John. Does this mean you’ll get faster than 60kph on the rally this time?

Only if the speed limit allows me to Officer.
__________________
Dubbed the Unforgiven

Current Rides
2017 BMW K1300R
2004 Yamaha WR 450F

Previous Rides
1982 Suzuki GSX 250S
1993 Suzuki DR350
2004 BMW 650GS Dakar
2005 BMW K1200R
2013 BMW K1300R
Reply With Quote
The following (2) I-BMW members 'like', thank -or- are 'shouting out' to 'doctor350' for this post:
  #8  
Old 02-22-2018, 09:19 AM
Surfer's Avatar
Surfer Surfer is online now
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 123 Thanks: 147
Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Melbourne Beach, FL U.S.
Re: Michelin Road 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by doctor350
Check again Surfer, I've posted a little update.

Basically what I said was that I've done 1000kms of twisty mountain roads and I love the tyres. Confidence inspiring for me. Haven't tried them in the wet, but can't see why they wouldn't be great.

Obviously, I don't know how they will wear, but if you ask me right now, I'd say I would get another set without even considering any others.

Doing 3000kms in the next couple of weeks on the Aussie iBMW Rally and should be able to give a better update then.
Thanks. Mine are being shipped in a couple of days, so I'll probably have them mounted sometime next week. I'll give my review once I put some miles on them. I also just changed my oil and used Liqui Moly, so I'll let you all know about that too.

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-22-2018, 02:58 PM
Andynj Andynj is offline
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 198 Thanks: 12
Thanked 64 Times in 44 Posts
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Re: Michelin Road 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by Surfer
Thanks. Mine are being shipped in a couple of days, so I'll probably have them mounted sometime next week. I'll give my review once I put some miles on them. I also just changed my oil and used Liqui Moly, so I'll let you all know about that too.


I use Liqui Moly in my k13s and S1kR and its been great so far no complaints. The 5.1 brake fluid is pretty good too.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-28-2018, 09:58 PM
Surfer's Avatar
Surfer Surfer is online now
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 123 Thanks: 147
Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Melbourne Beach, FL U.S.
Re: Michelin Road 5

Had them mounted today. Put about 60 miles on them so far. My first impression, they feel planted. Have to keep riding to give a better review. The Liqui Moly feels great, no more clutch noise in neutral.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-28-2018, 02:41 PM
R111S's Avatar
R111S R111S is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 270 Thanks: 25
Thanked 110 Times in 71 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Cental Illinois, IL USA
Re: Michelin Road 5

If it wasn't for the negative experience I had with Michelin PR3s I'd be tempted off of my Pirelli Angel-GTs (non-A Spec).

It was maybe 10 years ago riding on Rt. 341 (Push Mountain in Arkansas), on a perfect Sunny day, on my R1100S with new Michelin PR3s - what a squirmy, unsettling feeling when leaned over hard! I obviously went back to the "Mountain Goat" trusty Pirelli Angel STs and now GTs.

Maybe if one of my Riding Buddy's lets me ride his Bike shod with PR5s I might be won over. I'm also waiting for Motorrad Magazine (https://www.motorradonline.de/) to do another Sport Touring Tire Test. I generally trust their test results/advice.
__________________
'11 K1300S, Kuykendahl Riser Plates, Corbin Seat, Low-Beam HID, Centerstand, Illmburger CF-Rear Hugger, Fenda Extenda, Philips 8-LED-DRL, Pair of 18W LED Flood Lamps, Rear Luggage Rack, Grip-Puppies, R&G Aero Sliders, OEM Hard Bags, Stebel Nautilus Air Horn, Bar-End Throttle Lock, Zumo 660LM, Nelson-Rigg Tankbag, Fuel Filler Neck Vent Holes, Aluminum Kickstand Foot, ABM Synto EVO Brake/Clutch Levers, Cobra SP2 Slip-On Muffler. Color: Red/Black.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-29-2018, 10:38 AM
gettingready2ride gettingready2ride is offline
Exceeding Highway speeds
Post: 96 Thanks: 0
Thanked 47 Times in 29 Posts
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: atlanta, ga usa
Re: Michelin Road 5

I talked with someone who had visited the factory and talked to a rep, his suggestion was to wait for the Michelin 5 GT out later this year, it is supposed to be superior to the "5...
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-29-2018, 09:44 PM
jargon's Avatar
jargon jargon is offline
Deplorable and Still Rides
Post: 9,210 Thanks: 6,094
Thanked 2,802 Times in 2,073 Posts
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NJ, U S A
Re: Michelin Road 5

Yeah, this series of tires is nice for the first half of their tread life, (3’s & 4’s for me) the last half, they’re just too greasy...dealbreaker for me.
__________________
John

Don’t confuse me for someone who Gives a Fuck

‘Narcissism is the gift for the unhappy few.’ Unknown


Current Bikes-The Perfect Combination
'15 R12GSAW 'The I-BMW Pussy Bike'
'09 K1300S 'fits me like a glove' with Wilbers
Handy Motorcycle Lift

Past Bikes
'04 K1200RS with Ohlins (traded for GSA)
'11 F800R (traded for GSA)
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'jargon' for this post:
  #14  
Old 03-30-2018, 10:48 AM
Kneedragger's Avatar
Kneedragger Kneedragger is offline
(Moderator) Cocked and loaded...
Post: 14,354 Thanks: 4,922
Thanked 2,491 Times in 1,040 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Show Low, AZ USA
Send a message via Yahoo to Kneedragger
Re: Michelin Road 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by jargon
Yeah, this series of tires is nice for the first half of their tread life, (3’s & 4’s for me) the last half, they’re just too greasy...dealbreaker for me.
That was my experience with an earlier version, also... I think it was the PR3, but I would imagine they have improved that aspect with the PR5... hopefully.
__________________
Charlie
"I'm not crazy... my reality is just different than yours." - Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-15-2018, 10:20 AM
Captain_Mohawk Captain_Mohawk is offline
Entering the on-ramp
Post: 2 Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Mooresville, NC USA
Re: Michelin Road 5

what pressure are you running in your front. I noticed in previous road tires that I ran of my old bikes mine would cup the edges in the front. I've got about 1500 miles on the road 5 so far on my k bike and no real complaints about them yet. I have had mine balanced twice because I started noticing more vibrations at over 85+ speed.
__________________
16 K1300S (my new love affair)
13 F800r traded
04 gsxr600 sold
02 gsxr 750 sold
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-07-2018, 10:18 PM
Surfer's Avatar
Surfer Surfer is online now
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 123 Thanks: 147
Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Melbourne Beach, FL U.S.
Re: Michelin Road 5

About 500 miles in, I like them. Good grip, little wear, stable.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-08-2018, 01:13 AM
trevorf's Avatar
trevorf trevorf is online now
I-BMW Rider of the Year 2017
Post: 1,600 Thanks: 1,582
Thanked 2,617 Times in 738 Posts
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Victoria, BC canada
Re: Michelin Road 5

7000kms on mine,,,love them! A buddy just got back from a 4 corner ride....the tires still had life after 17,000kms!!
__________________
"It's never too late to have a happy childhood"
"Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one corner of the earth all of one's lifetime" - Mark Twain
Fossil Fuels are Yummy.


2012 K1300R (1st brand new bike in 30 years)
1980 Suzuki GS750E
2016 Suzuki DR650S
1980 Suzuki GS1000S (Wes Cooley) Via K1DUDE
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-08-2018, 10:02 PM
Louis's Avatar
Louis Louis is offline
I-BMW Rider of the Year 2009
Post: 16,325 Thanks: 1,252
Thanked 1,659 Times in 1,179 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Rossland, BC Canada
Send a message via Skype™ to Louis
Re: Michelin Road 5

I've gone Shinko's!
__________________
Louis



There's never enough time to do it right... But there's always enough time to do it over!
This is only a good thing when applied to riding... or sex!
Ride West 2008
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?p=191559#post191559
Ride West 2009 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=24292
Dad & daughter Ride 2011 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=35470
André Slabbinck 1957-2014 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=50135
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-08-2018, 10:02 PM
Louis's Avatar
Louis Louis is offline
I-BMW Rider of the Year 2009
Post: 16,325 Thanks: 1,252
Thanked 1,659 Times in 1,179 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Rossland, BC Canada
Send a message via Skype™ to Louis
Re: Michelin Road 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by jargon
Yeah, this series of tires is nice for the first half of their tread life, (3’s & 4’s for me) the last half, they’re just too greasy...dealbreaker for me.




You need a sturdier tyre...
__________________
Louis



There's never enough time to do it right... But there's always enough time to do it over!
This is only a good thing when applied to riding... or sex!
Ride West 2008
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?p=191559#post191559
Ride West 2009 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=24292
Dad & daughter Ride 2011 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=35470
André Slabbinck 1957-2014 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=50135
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-11-2018, 07:39 PM
madtownmaxx madtownmaxx is online now
Site Contributor
Post: 25 Thanks: 7
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Re: Michelin Road 5

I've been a heavy user of the Michelin PRx series for years on my Ducati ST4S and K13S bikes typically getting 7,000 - 7,500 miles per set (Pilot Powers before that but couldn't handle 3,500 - 4,500 miles per set). I went through at least 7 or 8 sets in a row of whatever the latest Michelin PR version was. My only gripe was the 'squirrelly' feeling at turn-in that'd develop with the PRx series after 4,500 - 5,000 miles so the remaining 2,000 - 2,500 miles was less enjoyable / less confidence inspiring in the bends. I felt this happened regardless of the tire shape that was developing; some sets were all weekend blasts and stayed sharp while others saw more highway miles and squared off. I've noted similar comments from others here and elsewhere.

So this spring I tried Pirelli Angel GTs and really like them all the way to the end. Very comparable performance-wise when new to new PR4s but they didn't seem to degrade as much in the final third of their life even though I squared them off a bit on some long highway trips. Pretty consistent feel/response throughout the tire life (there is always some degradation, right?). But I only got a total of 5,000 miles out of the GTs which I wasn't thrilled with.

So mid-summer I'm back to Michelin mounting the PR5s just prior to a 3,700 camping trip from WI to Acadia NP and back. Lot's of speed touring through northern PA, upstate NY and on across northern VT, NH & ME. 1-up but with camp gear. A lot of great fun in the mountains on state/county hgwys with some occasional slab mixed in. My last day was 12 hours of gas-n-go from Buffalo back to Madison, WI. Since that trip I've done a few ~500 miles jaunts and some weekend blasts so now I'm hitting the 5k mile mark and am happy to report the PR5s are hanging in there very well - no pronounced 'squirrelly-ness' developing despite their shape being noticeably (not extremely) more square than new. I was out 2 weeks ago putting the sipe-less edges to good use without any hesitation. And, it's looking like I should make 7k miles with them as they're a ways away from the wear bars yet.

So I'm a happy camper even though these tires aren't recommended for our K13S. I guess they're still recommending the PR4 GTs over the regular PR5s for larger 'touring' rigs. But I've always run the non-GT PR4 version. I may try the PR5 GTs eventually if mileage increases are reported though I doubt I'll ever see the 10k miles reported by some (....how do some of you folks get that kind of mileage?)

In addition to this personal experience I can also relate that a Michelin rep explained to me the PR5 had a completely new sidewall construction that he suggested would improve stability and consistency throughout the life of the tire. Maybe he was right?

Anyhow, I'm impressed so far and recommend them. I will only update this entry only if something drastic changes before 7k miles.

Happy riding,
__________________
Madtownmaxx
'02 ST4s (r.i.p.)
'09 K13S (r.i.p.)
'12 K13S (r.i.p.)
'11 K13S
IBA #47605
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10-12-2018, 11:02 AM
jargon's Avatar
jargon jargon is offline
Deplorable and Still Rides
Post: 9,210 Thanks: 6,094
Thanked 2,802 Times in 2,073 Posts
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NJ, U S A
Re: Michelin Road 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by Louis
I've gone Shinko's!
How are they doing for you?
__________________
John

Don’t confuse me for someone who Gives a Fuck

‘Narcissism is the gift for the unhappy few.’ Unknown


Current Bikes-The Perfect Combination
'15 R12GSAW 'The I-BMW Pussy Bike'
'09 K1300S 'fits me like a glove' with Wilbers
Handy Motorcycle Lift

Past Bikes
'04 K1200RS with Ohlins (traded for GSA)
'11 F800R (traded for GSA)
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-13-2018, 12:13 AM
Tyson Tyson is online now
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 547 Thanks: 336
Thanked 245 Times in 151 Posts
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cushing, OK USA
Re: Michelin Road 5

I am mounting PR5's onto the Triumph 955-i for next week's AHR. They are a bit pricey. The Angel GT's that are on the bike now were a good experience, too. Purchased the Angel GT's after years of experience with PR3's, based on price and many good reviews.

I am aggravated with myself for poor planning. The Angels are only about 1/2 way through their life cycle with about 6000 miles on them and decent tread left. But, AHR is next week and chasing those knuckleheads around the Ozarks while 2-up will peel off tread pretty quickly. I couldn't find any Angels on the rack in Tulsa, so I went back to the Michelins even though more than adequate tread remained for regular use. I guess I will leave something on the table this time.

This will be my first PR5 experience. If anything of interest occurs, I will post about it.

Tyson
__________________
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”


Hunter S. Thompson
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools..
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads (a database pull of similar subject matter)
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Michelin Road pilot 4`s Axit "K13GT" Tire 14 03-04-2016 05:25 PM
Michelin pilot road 2 "B" rear lecomte38 "KRS/GT" Tires 12 12-16-2010 09:00 PM
Michelin Pilot Road 2 190/55 available? dave hendy "K13S "Tires 9 05-31-2010 10:21 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:38 AM.


I-BMW.com is via vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1998 - 2018, I-BMW.com LLC .
Page generated in 0.84724 seconds with 16 queries