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Offline lexy

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Michelin Road 5s
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:49:30 PM »
Just had these fitted today - haven't managed to get out on them yet, should do in the next day or so. They replaced the original T30s which at 4000 miles were down to 1.5mm rear and 2mm front.

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Re: Michelin Road 5s
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 07:57:48 PM »
Interesting to read your mileage on the T30s, as I took the decision to take them off at 500miles in preparation for summer holiday.  Sounds like I might just have squeezed the mileage out of them.

If you don't mind - how much were the PR5s fitted?


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Re: Michelin Road 5s
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 07:59:32 PM »
Nice, will be interesting to see what you think of them  :028:

Guess you won't really know for a month or two as it's pretty grim out there generally at the moment.

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Re: Michelin Road 5s
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 08:19:19 PM »
Just under £300 including pick-up and drop off of bike (hence I haven't tried them yet). As long as the roads are frost-free I'll be out on it at the weekend, if not before.

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Re: Michelin Road 5s
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 08:30:57 PM »
Seems a pretty good price....... thanks

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Re: Michelin Road 5s
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 08:52:47 PM »
still have the oem t30 on at the moment with 5300 miles but will need replacing shortly look forward to your report on the road 5s

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Re: Michelin Road 5s
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 01:23:04 PM »
Went out for an hour today - all good. Only 7 degrees C out there today so hard to tell much but they steered very well and even new inspired confidence on some dampish roads. No wobbles crossing the centreline which the T30s tended to do more as they aged (but probably like most tyres tbh).

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Re: Michelin Road 5s
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 07:27:17 PM »
Am thinking of fitting Road 5's, my original T30's are not long for this world, have ~8200kms and maybe another 1500-2000km or so left on the rear, front has more left in it though.
TBH, the T30's have been pretty good and I have been more than pleased with their performance, even did a couple of track days on them and they performed admirably for a S/T tyre. I think most modern tyres are fairly good these days unless you're Rossi or Marquez et al..! Which I definitely ain't..! :034:

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« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 07:39:49 PM by smithy »
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Re: Michelin Road 5s
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 08:12:02 PM »
10,000km?

Jeez!  that's over 6,000 miles, in real money!

That's seriously-good mileage for that tyre-type / bike. :037:

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Re: Michelin Road 5s
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 08:35:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
10,000km? Jeez!  that's over 6,000 miles, in real money! That's seriously-good mileage for that tyre-type / bike. :037:

Yeah, I often get decent mileage from most tyres, I guess I don't ride too hard though, do some spirited riding sometimes but I'm no knee dragger.

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