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Offline Simoncrp

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #60 on: December 20, 2018, 04:37:26 PM »
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I bought the anti fog spray after using washing up liquid for ages to see if it works any better - it doesnt. Does just as good a job, but doesnt work any better or last any longer. Will use the rest of the bottle up and then just revert back to fairy liquid. Shaving foam/gel also works just as well :028:
Or you could buy contact lenses, as I did. Much easier.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2018, 05:03:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Simoncrp [+]
Or you could buy contact lenses, as I did. Much easier.

Tried them, couldnt get on with them. Found they made my vision more blurry as they irritated my eyes. Would have been a great solution otherwise.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2018, 06:18:11 PM »
Actually I have no problem at all...
Because my bikes are put up for the winter.  :019:

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2018, 06:20:26 PM »

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #64 on: February 03, 2019, 03:46:02 PM »
The motorcycle police is using Michelin Road 5. I asked one of the police dudes what he thinks about them and in his opinion they are very good all-round tyres. And these guys ride for a living and on any surfaces. The police had three motorcycles in the show, all Kawasaki.



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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #65 on: February 03, 2019, 08:20:34 PM »
Mine are still going well in all weather and are giving very good wear life so far. Cannot complain at all.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #66 on: February 03, 2019, 09:19:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by Greyhairhoon [+]
Mine are still going well in all weather and are giving very good wear life so far. Cannot complain at all.

And mine. So far Ive got about 2,400 miles on them and they barely look worn. No complaints from me :028:
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2019, 09:49:03 PM »
I changed them @8500 kms. Some cheap bastard would have ridden another 1000 km or maybe more with them  :002: MR5s were grippy to the end. There was nothing wrong with the MR5s, but I now have Pirelli Angel GT 2s, just because I want to test different makes. I think Angels are softer and possibly a bit more linear than the MR5s, but I'm not an expert. The bottom line is that you won't be disappointed if you get the MR5s.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2019, 11:06:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by zeta [+]
I changed them @8500 kms. Some cheap bastard would have ridden another 1000 km or maybe more with them  :002: MR5s were grippy to the end. There was nothing wrong with the MR5s, but I now have Pirelli Angel GT 2s, just because I want to test different makes. I think Angels are softer and possibly a bit more linear than the MR5s, but I'm not an expert. The bottom line is that you won't be disappointed if you get the MR5s.

8,500 kms is a little over 5,300 miles. How did you get through them that quickly? At 4,000 miles (6,400kms) I still had 5mm of tread left on the rear!
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #69 on: May 14, 2019, 02:09:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
8,500 kms is a little over 5,300 miles. How did you get through them that quickly? At 4,000 miles (6,400kms) I still had 5mm of tread left on the rear!

Could be because in the winter most people use studded tires and in the spring the roads are (even more) coarse because of that. There was 1 mm left at the minimum (on the left side of the center of the tire). I also had 5 mm left @12200 km (the bike) and now @15200 km only 1 mm.