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Jun 17th, 2019 6:05 am
JimGregory
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Originally Posted by hutchingsnoel View Post
ST2 tyres - I just finished off a set of pirelli angel GT and put on a fresh set of the new Michelin road 5.
After 2000+ km I absolutely love these especially in the wet, not as Slippy as the Angels and the rear is wearing well so far
I got 10000 out of the Angels, Michelins look like they will equal this or better.
Highly recommend them so far.

This is how I run them

Front (34 psi)
Rear (37 solo, 39 with panniers and 41 with panniers and pillion)
If it is raining steadily I drop pressures 2psi
Front 120/70ZR17
Back 180/55ZR17
I just put a set on finally. They had them at 34/34 and after about 10 miles I noticed the front warm and the rear VERY warm. So smooth though. I like them a lot. I believe I will bump the rear up 38 and give that a go. I have some scrubbing in to do..

EDIT: Actually the installer had them at 36/34. I went to 34/38. Awesome ride. These are some nice tires.. Everything is effortless.
May 17th, 2019 5:17 pm
hutchingsnoel ST2 tyres - I just finished off a set of pirelli angel GT and put on a fresh set of the new Michelin road 5.
After 2000+ km I absolutely love these especially in the wet, not as Slippy as the Angels and the rear is wearing well so far
I got 10000 out of the Angels, Michelins look like they will equal this or better.
Highly recommend them so far.

This is how I run them

Front (34 psi)
Rear (37 solo, 39 with panniers and 41 with panniers and pillion)
If it is raining steadily I drop pressures 2psi
Front 120/70ZR17
Back 180/55ZR17


Back 180/55ZR17
May 15th, 2019 3:13 pm
grimah1w
Tire size

Yep, 180/55ZR17 since the beginning on my ST4s
May 15th, 2019 12:34 pm
flynnmon Yes, 180/55/17 is what I've been running for years.
May 15th, 2019 12:03 pm
JimGregory Michelin does not show a 180/60/17 for the road 5. There IS a 180/55/17 though. I am not well versed in changing tire size.
May 15th, 2019 9:36 am
flynnmon 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.
May 15th, 2019 9:03 am
PACABADA 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.
May 15th, 2019 8:57 am
PACABADA 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.
May 15th, 2019 5:22 am
JimGregory
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Originally Posted by PACABADA View Post
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.
May 15th, 2019 4:35 am
desmojob 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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