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Offline bobw

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
Reply #110 on: May 22, 2020, 07:13:48 PM
Having read all the reviews on here I have had a pair fitted today the original rear oem tyre lasted  only 1900 and now have a new pair of road 5's the ride home was ok although it was in the wet.get a couple of dry days and I'll go and scrub them in.Will report back after scrubbed in with my view of tyres.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
Reply #111 on: May 22, 2020, 08:13:35 PM
*Originally Posted by bobw [+]
Having read all the reviews on here I have had a pair fitted today the original rear oem tyre lasted  only 1900 and now have a new pair of road 5's the ride home was ok although it was in the wet.get a couple of dry days and I'll go and scrub them in.Will report back after scrubbed in with my view of tyres.

Dont worry about the wet, they stick like sh#t to a blanket no matter what the weather is like lol.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
Reply #112 on: May 27, 2020, 10:51:34 PM
So after 12 620km my rear tire is done.. front is still good for a few kms.


Sad note: I still havent found a nice road with a lot of curves near my house to burn to sides tires.

I commute a lot with the bike, and sometimes highway.

So I look like a complete noob that ride only on a straight line lol.


Anyone else saw a straight line appeared on his road 5?

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
Reply #113 on: May 28, 2020, 12:05:03 AM
I can see it on my front tyre, but havent seen it on the rear, or at least not yet anyway. I guess its something to do with the moulding. Still a bit of meat left on that rear isnt there? I can see that the wear bar is just about smooth at the bottom on the right, but have you checked the tread depth? Oh and dont worry about looking like a noob, on each side of the tyre theres a circle with the Michelin man logo. Just touching the edge of that circle is about as far as I ever go. Ive been slightly further than that on a couple of occasions, but not very often. Always good to keep a bit of lean in reserve on the road. The absolute limit of the edge should be reserved for track.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
Reply #114 on: May 28, 2020, 12:20:56 AM
The wear bar on the middle is flat with the tire!

Moving to the sides I still got plenty.


I havent touched the extremity of the tire yet but Im getting close. I found 2 highway exit I can practice there lol


So that line isnt a warning or something like that? I was planning to keep the tire for a part of June
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
Reply #115 on: May 28, 2020, 12:29:36 AM
*Originally Posted by cjskinner [+]
So that line isnt a warning or something like that? I was planning to keep the tire for a part of June

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
Reply #116 on: May 28, 2020, 01:20:02 AM
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
Reply #117 on: May 28, 2020, 06:19:08 AM
Measure the tread depth where the wear bar is. Havent done it with these tyres yet, but theyre normally within legal limit, just a warning that youre close. Might find you can still eek out a few more miles. That said, it would depend on the weather. If I got to the wear bar in winter then Id change, summer Id see if I could get a bit more out of it.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
Reply #118 on: May 28, 2020, 06:37:57 AM
*Originally Posted by cjskinner [+]
So after 12 620km my rear tire is done..

It looks like new to me 😁😁😁😁

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
Reply #119 on: May 28, 2020, 08:14:48 AM
*Originally Posted by cjskinner [+]
Sad note: I still havent found a nice road with a lot of curves near my house to burn to sides tires.

I commute a lot with the bike, and sometimes highway.

So I look like a complete noob that ride only on a straight line lol

Maybe you should consider converting to the dark side?
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