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Offline Neox

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Re: Ordered Michelin Road 5 Tires
Reply #20 on: November 10, 2019, 09:05:11 PM
*Originally Posted by timur [+]
What pressure you put in your tires? With my 65kg of weight 2.4 Bar front and 2.7 rear works fine.

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When i bought it, 2 front and 2.4 rear :086:, and now after control 2.5 and 2.9 like honda say.
same weight when equipped.

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Re: Ordered Michelin Road 5 Tires
Reply #21 on: November 10, 2019, 09:15:43 PM
*Originally Posted by Neox [+]
When i bought it, 2 front and 2.4 rear :086:, and now after control 2.5 and 2.9 like honda say.
same weight when equipped.
2.5 front and 2.9 is too much if you ride without pillion. Try to put 2.7 rear and you'll be more comfortable and with lot more grip in corners :016: 

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Re: Ordered Michelin Road 5 Tires
Reply #22 on: November 10, 2019, 09:23:04 PM
*Originally Posted by timur [+]
2.5 front and 2.9 is too much if you ride without pillion. Try to put 2.7 rear and you'll be more comfortable and with lot more grip in corners :016:

I agree. I run mine 34lbs front and 40lbs rear.

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Re: Ordered Michelin Road 5 Tires
Reply #23 on: November 10, 2019, 09:28:23 PM
OK thanks.
I remember that the sticker is curious on the swing arm, the same pressure with or without pillion...

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Re: Ordered Michelin Road 5 Tires
Reply #24 on: November 11, 2019, 12:16:29 AM
I found the michelins more sensitive to over inflation than the stock tires. When my so put on the PR5s, they over inflated them by a couple of points front and back, and I found them very squirrelly. A couple pounds under, and I love them.

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Re: Ordered Michelin Road 5 Tires
Reply #25 on: November 11, 2019, 12:20:12 AM
I would go even lower for Michelins.
I run 32psi/34psi. The carcass works differently from other tyres. That's for single rider, unloaded and cold measuring.
Continentals or Dunlops I would run up there, but not Michelins , especially the control carcass tyres.
A Michelin should feel compliant. If it feels harsh you have too much air. I get good mileages out of my tyres and no bad wear patterns.
My TR650 I used to run 28/30 in PR4's and they did about 10000km and were still very serviceable ( the front very little wear indeed) when I sold it. That bike weighed about the same as the CB500X.
Last Edit: November 11, 2019, 12:21:01 AM by gregjet

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Re: Ordered Michelin Road 5 Tires
Reply #26 on: November 14, 2019, 11:46:48 PM
Snow fall, salt on road...
No time to test with less pressure.
It's dangerous to wake up a motorcycle in hibernation :086:...
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Re: Ordered Michelin Road 5 Tires
Reply #27 on: November 15, 2019, 12:41:56 AM
What's snow?

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Re: Ordered Michelin Road 5 Tires
Reply #28 on: November 15, 2019, 08:42:29 AM
*Originally Posted by Neox [+]
Snow fall, salt on road...
No time to test with less pressure.
It's dangerous to wake up a motorcycle in hibernation :086:...
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Past winter tested PR5 with snow and some ice. Very scary experience. And a terror story on highway. Near zero grip  :110: Never will do it again.

That day I also rode electric scooter with City Grip tyres and was surprised - they worked quite good in this conditions. Lower weight of a scooter and electric motor smoothness helps a lot though.
Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 08:43:28 AM by timur

 



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