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  1. #31
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Pete View Post
    So you put regular 5's on the the c-14, not the GT series, could you tell any difference?
    No PR5s on my C-14 to date. Again, I do not see a PR5 GT available at this time. Check out that Michelin web page. I have run PR3 and PR4 and PR4 GT. The regular side wall PR4 flat spotted sooner but prolly due to lower air pressure and fully loaded on longer ride. Otherwise, handling and stability were similar. Again, I don't have any experience with the latest gen PR5. The PR4 and PR4 GTs have been good to me. I don't think that I got any better than 8 -9k on my sets. PR5s may well be worth the added entry cost. Look what Herb has done on a set. And, if they don't cup as early that's an added plus.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Pete View Post
    So you put regular 5's on the the c-14, not the GT series, could you tell any difference?
    I can't tell a difference. A local dealer had a deal on Roadsmart 3's, $180/set after rebate (SET!) mounted, that will go on next. I couldn't pass at that price.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX Mitch View Post
    I can't tell a difference. A local dealer had a deal on Roadsmart 3's, $180/set after rebate (SET!) mounted, that will go on next. I couldn't pass at that price.
    Please keep us posted on those Mitch. What a great price & deal you got!

    FYI - I rode out to CO with a friend last year that had a set of Road Smarts on his Versys 1000. He liked them.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX Mitch View Post
    I can't tell a difference. A local dealer had a deal on Roadsmart 3's, $180/set after rebate (SET!) mounted, that will go on next. I couldn't pass at that price.
    Get 'em mounted and point that thing this way and take in Barber Vintage Festival for a couple days and nights.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Get 'em mounted and point that thing this way and take in Barber Vintage Festival for a couple days and nights.
    Wish I could Joe but can't get days off to make it.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Great Kool Trip!

    I'll be getting the GT version for the Connie when they come out.

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX Mitch View Post
    I can't tell a difference. A local dealer had a deal on Roadsmart 3's, $180/set after rebate (SET!) mounted, that will go on next. I couldn't pass at that price.
    Hey Mitch, are you running the 190/50 or the 190/55?

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Duck View Post
    So, is the general consensus stay with Michelin PRs? Any reason to try the Dunlop Road Smarts?
    See post numbers 51 & 53 for mileage comments. Your mileage may vary, as they say.

    http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...dsmarts-for-me.

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Pete View Post

    So, so far I love them, but not the price.
    An inexpensive set of standard Pirellis I ran years ago taught me to view "sport touring" tire cost on a cost/mile basis. These PR5s sound like they may be pretty good bang for the buck.

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Pete View Post
    Hey Mitch, are you running the 190/50 or the 190/55?
    190/55
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX Mitch View Post
    190/55

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    I've been running PRs for 15 years and have the 5s on my RS. I've never been disappointed with the PRs, but I've also heard excellent reports of the Roadsmart 3s and at $180 for a set, I'd give the Roadsmarts a try

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Nice trip as stated above.

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    Miss hap last Sunday on them as the rear being that worn hydroplaned on me. Tires fault no. Speed was to high for condition. I have a new one ready to go.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX Mitch View Post
    190/55
    The 190/55 is a good improvement on the Connie 14. Downside is the center stand is too short now, can't get the front wheel off the ground to change it....
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by BASpro View Post
    The 190/55 is a good improvement on the Connie 14. Downside is the center stand is too short now, can't get the front wheel off the ground to change it....


    Let the air out of it.

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Back wheel off first, then there is room to lift the front up.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Pete View Post
    Let the air out of it.
    You're no fun...

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRX Mitch View Post
    Back wheel off first, then there is room to lift the front up.
    A lot of work if the rear doesn't need changing...

    I'm gonna fire up the welder and add feet to the center stand.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Some of you sure do fuss over the brand and model of tires a lot.

    There was a govt. study some years ago. It came to the conclusion, that as long as a tire is round, black, and made of rubber, you're good to go.

    I wish FRAM made tires.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by dano View Post
    Some of you sure do fuss over the brand and model of tires a lot.

    There was a govt. study some years ago. It came to the conclusion, that as long as a tire is round, black, and made of rubber, you're good to go.

    I wish FRAM made tires.
    But of course, it was funded by tire companies...

    There's Shinko... Ask CaPete about them...
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by dano View Post
    Some of you sure do fuss over the brand and model of tires a lot.
    There was a govt. study some years ago. It came to the conclusion, that as long as a tire is round, black, and made of rubber, you're good to go.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    I may need to try PR5s one day.

    For those asking about Roadsmart 3s, I'm running a set on my '04 Touring Rex. About 5K miles so far this summer, great steering response, never twitched even over on the edges (but I don't usually throttle hard out of corners), and they railed a very wet Spearfish Canyon road in the Black Hills when I was there on June. I was following a BMW S1000XR that was running PR4s. One of our group commented after the ride "I never knew it was possible ride so fast on a wet road!"

    Roadsmart 3s are a great tire especially for the price. Here are mine at about 5K. Slight squaring off due to a lot of highway miles on my trip to the Black Hills, but they look to have at least half their mileage left.

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike L View Post
    I may need to try PR5s one day.

    For those asking about Roadsmart 3s, I'm running a set on my '04 Touring Rex. About 5K miles so far this summer, great steering response, never twitched even over on the edges (but I don't usually throttle hard out of corners), and they railed a very wet Spearfish Canyon road in the Black Hills when I was there on June. I was following a BMW S1000XR that was running PR4s. One of our group commented after the ride "I never knew it was possible ride so fast on a wet road!"

    Roadsmart 3s are a great tire especially for the price. Here are mine at about 5K. Slight squaring off due to a lot of highway miles on my trip to the Black Hills, but they look to have at least half their mileage left.

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    That is pretty much my experience with the RS3's.
    I am running a set on my S1000XR and have a set to install on the ZRX next.


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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by zrx24 View Post
    See post numbers 51 & 53 for mileage comments. Your mileage may vary, as they say.

    http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...dsmarts-for-me.
    Thanks Chris! Good info and feedback on that thread.

    AND, thank you Mike and Joe for your RS 3 experiences. Joe, did you have them on your XR1000 last year when we rode in CO? I know Jay did on his Versys.
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  25. #55
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Sounds like an epic trip Herb! Now that you're living in Havasu City maybe we can get together when I'm over there to visit the grandkids. I'll PM you next time we're coming over.

    I recently put 2100 miles on the Metzler Roadtech tires I put on my Versys and they have performed very well so far. Long road trip up to Yellowstone which I discussed in a post elsewhere. We'll see how the mileage goes on them but these Michelins sound good and would probably work on the Versys.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    I mounted up some new Road 5s this spring after my Road 2s were a bit on the slippery side. Night & day difference . I love them .

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickrides View Post
    We'll see how the mileage goes on them but these Michelins sound good and would probably work on the Versys.

    Rick, I've got PR4s on the big V and the 5s on the RS. The 4s are great on the V, and last a lot longer than the 2s. Only have 1,000 miles on the 5s so can't comment on how long they last, but with 6,000 miles on the rear of the 4s it still looks good.

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikenut View Post
    Rick, I've got PR4s on the big V and the 5s on the RS. The 4s are great on the V, and last a lot longer than the 2s. Only have 1,000 miles on the 5s so can't comment on how long they last, but with 6,000 miles on the rear of the 4s it still looks good.
    That's about as far as the stock rear tire and the Avon I then put on lasted--just over 6K.

    Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    Just a follow up, I just returned from a run to Bigfork Montana which added a little over 3,000 miles to the tires. Here is what they look like now.

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    I am very impressed. The rear is a bit flat spotted and the front scalloped but all within reason for the amount of miles on them.

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5s impress the hell out of me

    So Herb, are you saying those tires have 13,000 miles on them?!?
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