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post #1 of 9 Old 02-03-2019, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Michelin Road 5 Tires?

Curious about these. Calendar says it's time for new tires. I don't ride offload. My DL650 is basically an SV650 that fits me so cornering grip matters. Anyone try these new Road 5 tires? I guess they're new, haven't read a review on the 19" yet. Not cheap but I'd guess they might last longer than cheap tires. Maybe grip better?

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Fantastic.

I have PR4's on a DL650 and PR5's on a 1000 and the PR5's have amazing levels of grip wet or dry and are wearing spectacularly well. I have over 10,000k's on the PR5's now and no where near needing replacement and are far better than the PR4's, I keep wishing the 650 had TC when I swap back because I keep sliding the rear on that where the rear on the 1000 stays glued down. They also have some gravel capability where the PR4's have none. Not a LOT of gravel capability but enough that I'm not slithering all over the place.

I don't think you'll find grippier tires unless you go to the full on squid road-racer tires and those are useless in the wet. They also match the geometry of the 1000 well, no chicken strips and that's without me making any real effort.

Overall impression: Far too good for a mere DL1000
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Thanks, I'll get the PR5s put on this week.

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I've had PR5s on my 2011 650 since last summer. 10,000 miles so far...maybe 2 thirds worn. Superb grip in the wet - very confidence inspiring on Scottish highland roads.
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Michelin PR5 - My first...

Ordered and received a new PR5, rear, recently.

The PR4 rear now on the bike is well worn. It's approaching 6K miles, and is nearly worn out. My bike's approaching 43K miles, and I hope to postpone PR5 install until bike is at 43.5K miles (that would put the next tire install, probably, right on 50K miles).

I like the looks of this PR5 tire. Am anxious to get it installed.


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I recently upgraded to the PR5, replacing worn and cupped 705s. Feels like a totally different bike. So far I'm extremely impressed, but I only have a couple hundred miles on them so far, and no rain experience on these. I'm very happy with this tire choice.
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So, this weekend I installed the new PR5 I mentioned earlier. With experience I'm gaining in installing so many Wee tires, I think I'm getting quite a lot better at it. Other than it being really hot and humid outside, things went quite well.

While I had the tire off, I balanced only the wheel. When I then installed the new PR5, it took only two (1/8-ounce?) weights to balance it. I remembered, this time, to equally distribute the weights on both sides of the wheel.

I changed it at 43,850 miles (wanted to push it to 44K miles, even, but the cords were starting to show). Anyway, that's 6,850 miles on the PR4 that was on it. Pretty good for me. Will plan next rear change for 50K miles, and probably check the engine valves, again, then, while the rear wheel's off the bike. (This assumes I haven't traded bikes, by then).

Bike's running great though. Riding it to and from work is often the highlight of my day.


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So, this weekend I installed the new PR5 I mentioned earlier. With experience I'm gaining in installing so many Wee tires, I think I'm getting quite a lot better at it. Other than it being really hot and humid outside, things went quite well.

While I had the tire off, I balanced only the wheel. When I then installed the new PR5, it took only two (1/8-ounce?) weights to balance it. I remembered, this time, to equally distribute the weights on both sides of the wheel.

I changed it at 43,850 miles (wanted to push it to 44K miles, even, but the cords were starting to show). Anyway, that's 6,850 miles on the PR4 that was on it. Pretty good for me. Will plan next rear change for 50K miles, and probably check the engine valves, again, then, while the rear wheel's off the bike. (This assumes I haven't traded bikes, by then).

Bike's running great though. Riding it to and from work is often the highlight of my day.



Itís really just an R5. I hope you get more mileage than that.


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Itís really just an R5. I hope you get more mileage than that.
Road 5 it is. I was unaware Michelin dropped the "pilot". Thanks for pointing that out.

As for mileage, I have no real hopes for significantly more. I've pretty much given up on that, after having tried Anakees and several versions of PRs. The PR4 rear I've just removed really should have been removed at about 5K miles. The tread was essentially gone, then. I wrung nearly 2K more miles out of it, but most sensible riders would have changed it at 5K.

I ride mountain roads all the time. I'm rough on tires. The PR4 was bald edge-to-edge, with a bit of cord beginning to show on the left edge. I slow some, when I know I'm on well-worn tires.

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