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Old 01-08-2018, 08:48 PM   #21
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Not sure if I'll grab a "matched" set or go similar to what I have now, sport tire up front and sport-tour at the back. i.e. Pilot RS (front), Road 5 (rear). Being that the PP3 front last just as long as the PR4 rear, I kind of like that extra grip up front, just in case!
I'll might consider doing the same sometime down the road(pun intended).
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Wet weather performance.

Okay, so I rode about 30 miles in the rain today just for sh*ts, for the thrill of it, and to cure some boredom this afternoon.

I rode pretty darn spirited down PCH, around town, and they stick like glue. I only really needed to start slowing sooner when coming to a stop due to my brakes being wet.

I then rode to a super-secret, large, fairly empty, very wet parking lot to play with ABS, traction control, riding modes, etc...
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Okay, so I rode about 30 miles in the rain today just for sh*ts, for the thrill of it, and to cure some boredom this afternoon.

I rode pretty darn spirited down PCH, around town, and they stick like glue. I only really needed to start slowing sooner when coming to a stop due to my brakes being wet.

I then rode to a super-secret, large, fairly empty, very wet parking lot to play with ABS, traction control, riding modes, etc...
Where is the secret parking lot? I have a race bike to test

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what race org are you in? Test it on test/practice days. Or just do a track day. Can't imagine what a parking lot is going to do for you unless you just want to make sure the brakes/suspension works?
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what race org are you in? Test it on test/practice days. Or just do a track day. Can't imagine what a parking lot is going to do for you unless you just want to make sure the brakes/suspension works?
I built it: just want to give it a shake down to make sure all systems are AOK. Would hate to pay for track time just to find out the bike wasnt ready (no fun). Or have a mechanical on track and ruin everyone's day.

Not looking to play joe rocket in a parking lot.

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Little Road 5 Update.

For those that might be considering trying the new Michelin Road 5..... thought I'd give a little update seeing as I have about 600+ miles on them now.

In my humble opinion, it is an excellent spirited road riding tire. It handles and grips much better than the PR4 and loads better than the Dunlop RS III(RSIII has a much rounder profile, is much slower handing, is a very heavy tire, and the rear steps out under hard acceleration).

Ive had the Road 5 at 90% lean, in 50-60 mph(prob closer to 50 ha ha haha) hairpins, and they stick like glue. They feel planted and change lines well mid-corner.

When really warmed up, I stopped to take a look/feel and noticed that the edges of the tire are much softer than I initially thought they were .

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For those that might be considering trying the new Michelin Road 5..... thought I'd give a little update seeing as I have about 600+ miles on them now.

In my humble opinion, it is an excellent spirited road riding tire. It handles and grips much better than the PR4 and loads better than the Dunlop RS III(RSIII has a much rounder profile, is much slower handing, is a very heavy tire, and the rear steps out under hard acceleration).

Ive had the Road 5 at 90% lean, in 50-60 mph(prob closer to 50 ha ha haha) hairpins, and they stick like glue. They feel planted and change lines well mid-corner.

When really warmed up, I stopped to take a look/feel and noticed that the edges of the tire are much softer than I initially thought they were .

Here's a couple of photo's for your viewing pleasure





Nice. I just mounted a set for my 09 VFR but have not installed the wheels yet, hoping to do that when I get the new brake pads I ordered. Hopefully, I'll get them this weekend.
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What pressures were you running the Road Smarts at?

I run mine around 30 cold and never had the rear step out on my v twin, just fat dark lines.
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What pressures were you running the Road Smarts at?

I run mine around 30 cold and never had the rear step out on my v twin, just fat dark lines.
At the time, I was running about 25-27 cold.
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