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    Michelin Road 5
    on: Jul 18, 2020, 09.53 pm
    Jul 18, 2020, 09.53 pm
    Good day everyone...

    So quick question for those with more knowledge/experience than me...swapping out my original Angel st's (7,000 miles or so) rear wheel center tread is flat and also notice "bumps", "lumps" etc...on the flat surface and around the ridge that develops on the rear tire.

    Called the dealer and the only complete set he has in stock is the Michelin Road 5's.  For those that have used or using this tire...what's your thoughts?  Getting them installed next Wednesday so I have some wiggle room, lol.

    I typically run interstate...75-85mph pending traffic...and my commute is 100 miles one way, a few times a week.  No top box, and minimal cargo in the panniers...

    Any input is greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Michelin Road 5
    Reply #1 on: Jul 18, 2020, 10.40 pm
    Jul 18, 2020, 10.40 pm
    I hope someone chimes in with some information.  The Road 5 GT's would be the proper ones for the Trophy and I would like to hear some comments about them.  They are expensive, and I think they are too new to be able to get any feedback about the longevity, but knowing something about the handling would be nice.  I've got a rear Storm 3D XM that I just determined from the service receipt on the installation has 13,000 miles on it right now and still has some life, maybe 1-2 thousand based on tread depth remaining.
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    Re: Michelin Road 5
    Reply #2 on: Jul 19, 2020, 12.40 am
    Jul 19, 2020, 12.40 am
    The road 5's aren't coming off to cheap...$340 rear, $240 front...maybe he left of the GT part when he quoted me the pricing, lol.

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    Re: Michelin Road 5
    Reply #3 on: Jul 19, 2020, 12.48 am
    Jul 19, 2020, 12.48 am
    I mounted Road 5's.  They are excellent tires.  Superior grip, smooth ride.  I think that Michelin officially recommends the Road 5GTs for the Trophy, but I got the Road 5 before the 5GTs were on the market.  I read somewhere that the difference being the weight tolerance on the GTs are higher so if you ride 2 up worth considering.  I only ride solo and weigh 170 lbs, so I the Road 5's work fine for me.  Excellent tires for my commute, especially under wet conditions.  Currently have about 3000 miles on them and tread wear is unnoticeable.

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    Re: Michelin Road 5
    Reply #4 on: Jul 19, 2020, 01.31 am
    Jul 19, 2020, 01.31 am
    Interesting that I see that the R5 GT's are available in the States at present. Not yet in Australia. Also I've seen where there has been a problem with the 5 GT's fitted to the 6 cyl. BMW's, rubbing on the inside of the swinging arm I believe.
     At present I have the PR4 GT's fitted [fourth set] to my Trophy. 15200kms, 15400kms, 17400kms and the current set have about 9,500kms on them. Can't see them making 15 or 17 thousand that's for sure. But it is recommended fitting the GT's to the Trophy because of the heavier construction.  :028:
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    Re: Michelin Road 5
    Reply #5 on: Jul 19, 2020, 01.43 am
    Jul 19, 2020, 01.43 am
    I can't really argue with the Storms, but I would be open to the GT's if there was a definite advantage.  13K miles on the Storm with some life left is pretty impressive for a non aggressive rider.
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    Re: Michelin Road 5
    Reply #6 on: Jul 19, 2020, 08.49 am
    Jul 19, 2020, 08.49 am
    Personally, I prefer the PR4 GT.

    I've tried the 4 and 5. The grip on both dry and wet asphalt. Honestly, I haven't noticed any difference.

    The PR5 has a metal sheet in the center of the tire, it is supposed to protect the tire from punctures.
    Well I must be unlucky with that tire, I have also punctured tire twice.
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    Re: Michelin Road 5
    Reply #7 on: Jul 19, 2020, 02.40 pm
    Jul 19, 2020, 02.40 pm
    I just canít seem to justify the premium price of those Michelins. Iím sure that they are excellent tires, but still not worthy of the extra $$.

    Like trophied, I currently have over 10,000 miles on an Avon Storm rear tire, with perhaps another 1,000-2,000 miles of tread remaining to the wear bars. I agree with he and others that itís an excellent rear tire for the Trophy. The problem for me was that the matching front tire developed an uneven wear pattern after about 7,500 miles, producing an annoying vibration in the handlebars at speed. I ended up replacing that tire with a Metzeler Roadtec 01 at the 10,000 mile mark. I have the rear Roadtec 01 on hand for when my rear Storm wears out. I will report on my experience with the Metzelers as I accumulate more miles...

    As an aside, I am probably overboard with my tire monitoring, and based on the recommendation of my trusted Triumph mechanic, I run 39 psi of pressure in my front tire, as opposed to the factory recommended 36 psi, to help mitigate the uneven front tire wear. His recommendation is based on what the Arizona Motorcycle Patrolmen run in their patrol motorcycles, which are BMW RTs, and Honda ST1300s. They use the Michelin tires exclusively, as cost is no object, given that the Taxpayers are buying them...  :164:
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