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Old 02-21-2018, 09:12 PM
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Just ordered them for my '15 MS. 398 shipped to my door. Anyone else have these on their bike?
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Re: Michelin Road 5

Have a look here..

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Old 02-21-2018, 10:24 PM
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I read that. I was the last post on that thead asking for an update.
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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..

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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.
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Re: Michelin Road 5

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Confidence inspiring for me. Haven't tried them in the wet, but can't see why they wouldn't be great.
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So then John. Does this mean you’ll get faster than 60kph on the rally this time?
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Re: Michelin Road 5

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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.
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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.
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About 500 miles in, I like them. Good grip, little wear, stable.
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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!!
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Re: Michelin Road 5

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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...
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