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Pressure really affects mileage, do you recall what you kept it at?
37 PSI unless I'm carrying a passenger or a bunch of luggage. Then I bump it to 40.

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post #102 of 113 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 2019, 8:18 am
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Did a track day on mine. Probably have about 1000k miles on them. I live in SoCal though so, not much in the way of bad weather to speak of. Handled really well on the track. Turn in feels nice and predictable and, you can probably tell I'm leaning the bike over a bit. It's hard to directly compare a squared of PR4 (what I had before) with the new PR5s though.
Your highlighted ending sentence epitomized the "apples vs oranges" comparison.
Most opinions on forums have an inherent built-in bias as you just can't compare an old tire with a new one.

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I am on my 3rd rear on a 2014 Touring S. I typically get 4 to 4.5K out of a rear. I live 2 hours from T.O.D. and make 3 to 4 trips a month (usually on weekdays), sometimes with the bags on. I was running 36F/36R for pressures and would replace a rear tire when it started looking like this:
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I run the Power RS tire on my SF 848 and use 30F/28R. So I started thinking maybe the lower pressures might work on the MTS. I experimented a little and settled on 34F/32R. Here is a photo of the current Road 5 I am running, it has about 3k on it and I went to the mountains on it yesterday. I have not run these pressures with the bags on and would probably bump up the rear to 34 if I did. Bottom line is the wear seems less severe and the grip levels are the same (if not a little better at the end of a long day). Your results may vary based on rider weight(I weigh about 185#) and riding style.
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......I live 2 hours from T.O.D. and make 3 to 4 trips a month (usually on weekdays)........
I'm jealous. While living in Florida has its advantages, good riding roads is not one of them. Can't wait to be able to say something like "I live 2 hours from <insert awesome motorcycle road here>. We are eye balling a relocation to North Georgia in a couple years.

As for your tire pressures, I wonder if the same would hold true on the brutal boring flat roads down here. I always end up burning through the middle well before the rest of the tire is done.

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I traded my 13’ in on a new 1260 s and cannot wait to get the Scorpion Trail 2s off of this bike. I have leaned over far enough to go over the edge of the tread on these. I have found using the 190/50 instead of the 190/55 in the rear provides a little bit more round profile of the tire. This gives me a little more tire on the sides. The 50 series has a little shorter sidewall to allow this.

Try it out for yourself. I usually get about 4K miles out of a rear and about 6 to 8k out of the front. Keep in mind, I do not ride them very far into the wear bars. Tires are cheap insurance.

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I'm jealous. While living in Florida has its advantages, good riding roads is not one of them. Can't wait to be able to say something like "I live 2 hours from <insert awesome motorcycle road here>. We are eye balling a relocation to North Georgia in a couple years.

As for your tire pressures, I wonder if the same would hold true on the brutal boring flat roads down here. I always end up burning through the middle well before the rest of the tire is done.
I grew up in NE Atlanta, my mom still lives there. If you can swing moving to that area you will like it. Choice roads about 80 miles from your house.

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I grew up in NE Atlanta, my mom still lives there. If you can swing moving to that area you will like it. Choice roads about 80 miles from your house.
That is our plan. We are looking at relocating to the Suches, GA area after our oldest graduates high school but may end up living NE Atlanta and just having a cabin in the mountains. We try to get up there twice a year now but would love to be less than 2 hours away.

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That is our plan. We are looking at relocating to the Suches, GA area after our oldest graduates high school but may end up living NE Atlanta and just having a cabin in the mountains. We try to get up there twice a year now but would love to be less than 2 hours away.
If you move to Suches you will be right in the middle of some of the best roads N. Georgia has to offer. See you there!

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If you move to Suches you will be right in the middle of some of the best roads N. Georgia has to offer. See you there!
That is the idea. We've been up there a few times with the bike and I love the area. We are actually heading up there in July and hoping to go back again in September. Will be trailering the bike up there both times.

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After a few rides on the Road 5 GT, I'm really liking them A LOT

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