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Good to know. I'll be needing something for the ST3 soon. It's between the Roadsmart 3 and Road 5. I wonder which one smells better?

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It depends on what you're running over(smell that is...)
I vote Roadsmart 3 !!!
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I run Pilot Road 5s, others run the Pirelli Angel's. There's others but I think these are the most popular.
I run higher pressure in the rear since they're softer than the 4s on the outer edge.
34/39 single or 34/41 2 up.

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I want to get a set of road 5's but I don't see 170's listed. Only in the "trail" version. I cant imagine what the hell "Trail" is all about.
Wonder how the Angel GT2's are.
I had real bad experiences with roadsmart 1 and 2. I hesitate to use them again.

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Still a fan of the Pirelli Diablo Rosso IIs and IIIs on my ST4s. Yes, life span is limited, but I mount and balance them myself and appreciate the handling and sureness.
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JimGregory, What bike are you wanting 170s on? The trail tire is for an adventure bike. I ran the Pirellis also for awhile after I first purchased my ST and agree with you but the Michelins have gained my confidence also after running them the last 8 years. It is really amazing how far tires have come since the 80s.

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I just bought some pilot road4s for my st2, the same ones that I mounted to my wife's monster, but I bought them at a very special price.
my father mounted the roads5 on his mts1100s and is very happy.
my next will be pilot road5

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JimGregory, What bike are you wanting 170s on? The trail tire is for an adventure bike. I ran the Pirellis also for awhile after I first purchased my ST and agree with you but the Michelins have gained my confidence also after running them the last 8 years. It is really amazing how far tires have come since the 80s.
My bike is a 98 ST2. For the first time in my 65 years of life I want someone else to mount them.
I have PR 4's on another bike. My heavy 2 up bike the Honda ST1300. I guess I could go with PR4's again but I wanted to try the 5's on the ST2. My rear wants a 170 17 and only the trail version comes in that size, for whatever reason.
Might be time to try the new Angel GT's though. Pure sports tires don't last me long enough. Was thinking about whatever Q's are current. I did love those things on my VFR.

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JimGregory, the 5's have a softer compound on the outer edge and also seems to have more surface area also. It seems they have done this to gain some sportbike customers. The mileage is still there. So the problem with the softer sides is unless your a very aggressive street rider who doesnt leave a chicken strip these new 5s will wear and then leave that edge between the worn portion and the virgin rubber and then when you get over to that point it feels not planted and squirrely. Thus I run higher pressures
In the 5s to keep the heat and wear down. Also you have more lean angle capabilities with the 5s over the 4s. Noticed that right off the bat that I still had chicken strips versus where there would of been none on the 4s. So have had fun with that also scrubbing those off though be sure the road is worthy of that sort of thing. Hope this makes sense.

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You spoke of Qs that are current. Not sure if that refers to Dunlop Q3+ but I run those on my street triple r and get 3600 to 3800 miles with them. Great tire, also is what Reg Pridmore uses in his CLASS riding school.

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Your '98 ST2 will accept a 180. I've been running that set up for 17 years on mine with no problems in clearance or handling.
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