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|Jun 17th, 2019 6:05 am|
Originally Posted by hutchingsnoel View Post
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|
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
|May 15th, 2019 3:13 pm|
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|
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|
Originally Posted by PACABADA View Post
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|
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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