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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2019, 12:15:46 am »
Come to think about it, you can tell I spend much more time in the vertical position than at extreme angles.  I had about 13K on them when I pulled them off so I think I got my money's worth.  I rode in a moderate rain session today and the Road 5s performed just fine.  I can't really tell the difference between the R4GTs and the R5s since I am more conservative in the wet for some unknown reason...they both seem to handle the water well both straight and with some leaning.  We still had some sand in the road crowns from our Feb. snows so I am glad for the rain to wash most of it off the road surfaces. 

Now though, I will need to wash the bike...
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2019, 01:16:11 am »
I want to know how you got road grime INSIDE the tire?!?     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :great:
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2019, 11:10:17 pm »
I've been looking for tires myself.  One thing I've noticed...the tread patterns seem to change over the years...but keep repeating from one brand to another.  It makes me wonder if they really know what tread pattern will give the buyer the most traction and long life.  If the PR4 was so great...why did Michelin ditch it completely and go to the Road 5? 

As an example, the Continental Conti-Motion has this tread pattern with the tread pattern that .



It's similar to that of the Pirelli Angel GT, Michelin PR4, PR2, Metzeler Roadtec 01, Bridgestone T30 EV and the Pirelli Angel.  The difference seems to be the number of tread cuts.

But then you get a change from that type of tread design to something different.  Like the Continental Road Attack 3.



Which is very similar to the Metzeler Roadtec Z6...an older tire.  And the Continental Road Attack 3 is a top rated tire.


Do the manufacturers just rotate through the designs that have been used before, in the hopes of having something new?  Is this like going to the local fishing store and deciding which fishing lure to get based on what looks good to you?  And the design has no relation to how well it actually performs...whether on the road or in the lake?

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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2019, 11:23:12 pm »
Ijust put on a RS3 on the back. We'll see how that goes.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2019, 04:31:59 pm »
MtnRider,
If only, lol. That was from the trauma of the Bandsaw cutting and then pulling it out of the garbage can to take photos of it.  I am still cleaning out little bits of rubber and cord from the tool and off the garage floor...
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2019, 04:37:04 pm »
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that ever since I put plugs into the old tire my front TPMS sensor is acting jinky.  I get a good reading, then it goes blank for maybe 2-3 minutes, then it is back, then blank.
I suspect that when I put the 2d or 3d (final) plug in with glue maybe some of the glue got stuck to the TPMS assembly and is causing it to intermittently lose its mind.  It could also have been the previous plugs (that started leaking) banging around inside the tire. Just not sure, but I need to pull the tire and TPMS and put a new battery in it and check it out thoroughly to see if I can get it working correctly.
The first few times I noticed it was concerning.  To see my rear reading correctly and the front showing two flat lines, and no error or warning...
Always something fun to work on, that is for sure.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2019, 01:41:53 am »
I just bought a set of Road 5s this month online. http://forum.cog-online.org/tires-suspension-c14/michelin-r5-review/


i have a set of road 5s on my aprilia futura and they are just plain exciting! they are amazing in the rain and have tons of grip, when i burn through my stock tires, i plan on getting the pr5 gts when they come out! you cant go wring with michellens! you get what you pay for from those tires!

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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2019, 06:02:55 pm »
I am running the PR5's on my C-14. Love them, sportiest of all the PR's 2,3, 4 and 4GT's.  :)