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Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2019, 11:43:38 AM »
I'm not a fan of riding in the heat, either.  If I am not comfortable, I am distracted, and that is not safe.  But at least I find the X cooler than my VFR, especially in traffic on a hot day.

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Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2019, 12:15:58 PM »
You guys are speaking to me about the heat. Last week I had a 300+ mile ride with an actual temp of 93, heat index of 104 and I was in a Darien jacket and Klim Badlands pants  :087: To damn hot

About the tires though, I have zero experience with them on a CB, but on my Kawasaki Versys 1000LT I get 8k+ off them. I would have expected that on a CB, 100lbs lighter, half the horsepower, you would get 10k+.

I just ordered a set of Mitas EO7 Dakar's to replace the rapidly wearing Shinko 805/804 combo that I'm running right now. Once I actually finish off these Shinko's, I'll write up a review.
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Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2019, 02:01:22 PM »
26000 km with my set of Road 5. From far the best road tyres I have worn.
Now running Roadtec 01... with regrets.

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Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2019, 09:24:00 PM »
I've just clicked over about 14kkm on the PR5s and I'm still extremely happy with them.  I'm starting to notice some very minor scalloping on the rear (the softer side compound is wearing faster than the hard centre, as one would expect), but I can't feel any difference in how the tires grip in corners (fantastic) or in the wet (brilliant).  The front is still nearly pristine; I've worn the whiskers off but can't see any other signs of wear.

I suspect that if you ride aggressively you'd go through these tires fairly quickly, and they're not brilliant off pavement, but I've been very happy with them and recommend them highly.
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Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2019, 11:12:02 PM »
Tyre wear is a very personal thing. 

I have NEVER had a rear tyre on a bike that has been fit to ride properly beyond 7,000 miles - and to be honest, I don't like using them much beyond 5,000 on any bike - including my CB.  Whether it was still legal is a whole different issue.

I will never understand riders who take pleasure in riding tyres WAY beyond their serviceable life and think it's smart or cool to do so.  It's not smart - it's dumb.

The tiny contact patch between a tyre and the road is all that's keeping you safe.  Why would anybody in their right mind compromise that for the sake of a few pounds or dollars.

Always remember, tyres wear our gradually but improve (when replaced) instantly.  Just like the boiling frog...

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Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2019, 11:50:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by richardbd [+]
Tyre wear is a very personal thing. 

I have NEVER had a rear tyre on a bike that has been fit to ride properly beyond 7,000 miles - and to be honest, I don't like using them much beyond 5,000 on any bike - including my CB.  Whether it was still legal is a whole different issue.

I will never understand riders who take pleasure in riding tyres WAY beyond their serviceable life and think it's smart or cool to do so.  It's not smart - it's dumb.

The tiny contact patch between a tyre and the road is all that's keeping you safe.  Why would anybody in their right mind compromise that for the sake of a few pounds or dollars.

Always remember, tyres wear our gradually but improve (when replaced) instantly.  Just like the boiling frog...

On my last bike I wore the Continental rear tyre down until I could just about see the steel belt 'carcass' at one point - this was 'by accident', but I didn't notice a big drop off in performance, other than slight tramlining on ridges!

I also made sure I got a good few miles (about 5,500) out of the original 500X tyres, even although they were rubbish.... nothing wrong with being canny, if the bike's handling is still OK.   :007:
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Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2019, 01:18:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
I also made sure I got a good few miles (about 5,500) out of the original 500X tyres, even although they were rubbish.... nothing wrong with being canny, if the bike's handling is still OK.   :007:

I did the same thing, then changed my tires to PR5s before my trip this summer. I have 7000 miles on them now, and they look like they have another 3000 left in them.

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Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2019, 06:21:30 PM »
Given some of the claims on here, I think there must be something wrong with my wrist...

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Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2019, 07:38:35 PM »
Got my front changed today. 9000 miles down to the wear bar. 132 fitted.....ouch !
Plenty left in the rear. :305:

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Re: PR5 Tread LIfe
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2019, 07:40:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Longshanks [+]
Got my front changed today. 9000 miles down to the wear bar. 132 fitted.....ouch !
Plenty left in the rear. :305:

I guess on the CBX it's less of an issue but on my GS, I'd be scared witless to ride a tyre down to the wear bars!!

 


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