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Michelin Road 5 GT
« on: January 08, 2019, 01:26:18 pm »
Looks like the Michelin Road 5 GT won’t be released until much later in the year...

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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 08:28:27 pm »
This is too bad, any links to this info?

I ran the Michelins under contract in the CCS midwest series and have been a fan ever since, from bikes to car tires.

A PR5 GT sounds like a good fit for the heavier STs we enjoy.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 08:35:48 pm »
I will use  something else then $500 a set tires!

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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 02:01:51 am »
I just bought a set of Road 5s this month online. http://forum.cog-online.org/tires-suspension-c14/michelin-r5-review/
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 02:52:57 am »
Road 5 is different from a Road 5 GT...the GT is for heavier bikes...and, is not out yet...

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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 11:17:17 pm »
Thanks CRocker. I will definitely get a set of them when they come out.

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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019, 03:15:13 am »
So just got a set of Road 5s.  Non GT, of course.  The Michelin labels on the tires:
Front 236kgs - 519 lbs
Rear 387kgs - 851lbs

I'm 200 lbs, my wife 115.   When we are together, no side bags and some overnight supplies in the top box.  When I tour with side bags and lots of gear, it is 1 up. 

Both 167mph top speed for those riding down a steep hill.....

BTW - according to one source I found, the Angel GT A spec front is 520 lbs
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 02:53:15 pm »
I have a modded C10 with 17" wheels.
I was pricing a new set of 17" PR4GTs when I ran across the PR5, I am tempted to give the 5s a go at a lower price than the 4GTs maybe worth a try. I believe all the load capacities are on the conservative side and could be used as a comparison between tires when considering weight capacity.
I know the GTs have a very stiff sidewall by the force to get the last one on the rim.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 04:24:06 pm »
All,
Just mounted the new Road5s on my C14, strangely and a good thing I guess when we went to balance them, neither the front or the back needed any weights.  So we removed all weights and they were just right.  Not sure if that means I just got lucky with a highly precise set, or they are just making them really well.  I have about 200 miles on them and they seem to be working just fine.  150 lbs. for me with about 30 lbs. of gear in the bags.  Like the Road 4GTs, they hold a nice line.  More to follow.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2019, 05:43:31 pm »
According to Michelin tire personnel, do not purchase Michelin Road 5 GT currently for our C14s. They told me that Michelin Pilot Road 4 GTs is better right now for C14 owners. The Road 5 GT has been tested/built for wet weather, not for touring. Eventually they hope to improve the Road 5 GT to touring, not just for riding in the rain.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2019, 01:34:01 am »
RW,
Good to know, thank you for the update.  Too late however, not you are too late, rather, I already bought and mounted them.  Been on the bike for a week now. It would be nice if Team Michelin were more openly specific on their website vs. having to speak with someone.  Are you hearing me Michelin? At any rate, I like them and will keep them on unless Michelin announces that they cause inadvertent contact with the ground, like the 737 MAX is reputed to do.

At any rate their specs are identical in as many ways as a consumer is able to determine to the Road4 GTs

They are working well to date, again I am light 150 lbs., and don't do any two up touring or even two up riding.  Have not tried to see what the limits of their leaning stickiness are and doubt that I will anyway and they are good enough for me and my capabilities.  I can say that they are stable at 140+.  They feel the same as the Road4 GTs I just pulled off which by the way lasted for 12K miles. I count this as excellent mileage wear.  I had maybe another 1-2K tread left but picked up a sliver of metal on the front.  I plugged it temporarily until I could mount the new Road 5s.  I ended up putting in three plugs because they kept weakening and losing air...
This AM I noted that that the Road 5s traction is outstanding.  I pulled over to see about a Harley rider on the roadside; turns out he was having a nicotine break.  What is it with HOG Riders and smoking?  When I pulled back on to the roadway at about 2/3 thirds throttle in 1st, the front wheel departed the pavement, not much, about 4 inches, and when I eased off it returned to pavement with no concerns at all, like it was normal.  I love my Connie!

Finally, I live in the Seattle area which, according to the rumors that everyone NOT from here says, "it always rains"...lol
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2019, 02:17:28 am »
According to Michelin tire personnel, do not purchase Michelin Road 5 GT currently for our C14s. They told me that Michelin Pilot Road 4 GTs is better right now for C14 owners. The Road 5 GT has been tested/built for wet weather, not for touring. Eventually they hope to improve the Road 5 GT to touring, not just for riding in the rain.
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Was not aware any Road 5 GT tires were even being produced yet...

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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2019, 02:30:57 am »
CR, they are not producing the GT version of the Road 5, yet.  There are only rumors and indications that they may, might, could, maybe, someday, possibly.  Nothing official that I have seen or heard of.  I got tired of waiting...
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2019, 09:50:07 pm »
Spooning on my 2nd set of R5's. Put close to 10k on the 1st set. Michelin is CYA'ing on the weight ratings IMO. My only snivel on this tire is the skip on the paint feeling I got. I like 'em. :)
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2019, 12:59:48 pm »
OMC,
Whew!  I was feeling like a voice in the wilderness, glad to hear you have the R5s and happy with them.  I cut open the Road4GTs yesterday to see what the cord structure looked like.  They looked like cords to me; the steel around the bead is hard stuff, had to use my 24" bolt cutters to get through that part of the tire.  I will take a photo of the cross section and publish here if anyone is interested.  Have to wait on the R5s however, lol
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2019, 07:35:11 pm »
I've been running the PR5 for about a month and 1500miles or so. Best tires i have ever run on this bike. I have tried PR3's,4's,4GT's. They are by far the stickiest in the rain and dry. IMHO.

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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2019, 12:27:46 am »
BradMan (CRocker) is my back pocket Michelin rep. I trust his push from corporate and feedback on what's coming. Been bonding since a simple breakfast in Durango CO about 10 years ago (and yes I think you still owe me). But then sometimes you just gotta push the envelope. That's where paper cuts come from. I hate paper cuts.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2019, 12:56:08 am »
Damn..I am still trying to wear out the Power RS tires  on my ZX-10, they stick like glue and are wearing super well for a track oriented tire... I would not bat an aye at putting them on the Connie, or the road 5's for sure, as they felt great on the Bandit 1250.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2019, 01:41:20 am »
Ive had the 5 on for about 3,000 miles  Just wanted to try it  Seems to be holding up well. No touring just to and from work
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2019, 12:21:26 pm »
Thanks all for the updates, I did not realize that several drivers were using the Road5s, of course how could I unless I was Amazon, or Google, etc...
I am happy with them so far, and cannot think that I will be disappointed based on my + experiences with the Road4 GTs.
See the Road 4 GT Cross Section Photo attached to this note.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2019, 01:35:22 pm »
I friggin' Love that you band-sawed that tire in half!!  :D

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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2019, 10:32:11 am »
Ok had to settle for a PR4GT front tire yesterday. Guess I'm going to wait a couple more thousand miles to see what you guys think of the PR5GT before I need a new rear tire.
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2019, 11:00:25 am »
Ok had to settle for a PR4GT front tire yesterday. Guess I'm going to wait a couple more thousand miles to see what you guys think of the PR5GT before I need a new rear tire.

It'll be towards the end of the year for the Road 5GT...they aren't even being produced for sale yet...PR4GT is still the recommended tire for your bike...

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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2019, 03:19:23 pm »
Yeah, had an old blade on the Band Saw so I thought, why not I always wanted to see what they look like.  Not as easy as I thought it would be but got through it.  If anyone does it just make sure to cut the beads with bolt cutters, unless of course you happen to have a metal cutting band saw...
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Re: Michelin Road 5 GT
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2019, 10:39:43 pm »
That one photo and effort is some awesome information that you can never get from a brochure. It also clearly shows the wear on the tire and how much meat is left on the tread. Good job.  :beerchug:
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