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Offline stlee29

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Re: Road 5's in stock
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2018, 04:12:23 AM »
*Originally Posted by stlee29 [+]
:008: let us know how she feels  :007:  :1:

Talking about the bike. She should handle great.
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Re: Road 5's in stock
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2018, 02:25:49 PM »
Good on you Crosshairs ...
I have the PR4GT  on my V1 , only 4000km on them so far but a great tire in the corners and great feel in the wet as promoted, looking forward to your impressions on your new skins
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Re: Road 5's in stock
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2018, 07:48:09 PM »
Are the new skins fitted yet   :question:   

Is it too soon to expect any feedback yet Joe .....yeah I know I'm impatient   :008:   
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Re: Road 5's in stock
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2018, 08:30:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Are the new skins fitted yet   :question:   

Is it too soon to expect any feedback yet Joe .....yeah I know I'm impatient   :008:

Im probably not gonna mount them till spring....I have a Roadtec 01 on the rear that only has 2500 miles on it, and I have an M7RR that is destined for the front as soon as I get off my butt and mount it.

and now the story behind the mismatch.....I replaced the rear before my Georgia trip because I had 5500 miles on the one that was on there and I didn't want to leave for a 2500 mile trip with that tire so I grabbed a new rear....now that Im back, the front is worn out ...so I just grabbed a cheapo to mount ..my thinking is the M7 will last about 3k miles so at that time Ill mount the road 5s.....and that should be right around the end of April.


does any of that make sense..:)

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Re: Road 5's in stock
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2018, 09:22:55 PM »
That makes perfect sense to me   :028:   

I'll just have to be patient and wait till you fit the 5s   :whistle:     
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 09:25:20 PM by TYKE »
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Re: Road 5's in stock
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2018, 06:28:38 PM »
Just checked my favorite tire supplier:

Michelin Road 5           $346.90
Avon Storm 3D XM      $259.98 (close out?)
Bridgestone EVO T30   $213.98 (close out?)
Dunlop RS III              $298.11

Now I pay around $150 to have them mounted and balanced so I need to figure that in for costs if a tire doesn't last over 8000 miles as my OEM T30s did, and it appears my Dunlops will do.

Michelin Road 5s seem rather expensive to a average motorcyclist as myself.

Edit: Not sure why Jake Wilson (now Riders Domain) is showing the T30 EVOs and the Avon Storm 3D XMs as closeouts. Both tires still on the manufactures web site as active tires, and the Avon Storm 3D XMs are in this months Rider magazine.
I am thinking of buying a set of either one.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 06:38:31 PM by jackthebiker »
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Re: Road 5's in stock
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2018, 07:11:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by jackthebiker [+]
... Not sure why Jake Wilson (now Riders Domain) is showing the T30 EVOs and the Avon Storm 3D XMs as closeouts. Both tires still on the manufactures web site as active tires, and the Avon Storm 3D XMs are in this months Rider magazine...

Bridgestone Releases Five BATTLAX Motorcycle Tires https://www.bridgestone.com/corporate/news/2017121502.html

Avon Spirit ST tyres replace Storm 3D
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/new-gear/avon-spirit-st-motorcycle-tyre/
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 07:13:44 PM by peter73 »

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Re: Road 5's in stock
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2018, 08:15:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by peter73 [+]
Bridgestone Releases Five BATTLAX Motorcycle Tires https://www.bridgestone.com/corporate/news/2017121502.html

Avon Spirit ST tyres replace Storm 3D
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/new-gear/avon-spirit-st-motorcycle-tyre/
I knew about the Avons, but not the Bridgestones. Never been a big fan of Bridgestones. So the new Avon Spirit ST are $347.98 a set, right there with the Road 5s. But the T31s are only $271.36 a set.
Still makes me want to get a set of discontinued Avons or Bridgestones. Great deal and not many left.
I do however have a new set of Road Smart IIIs to put on soon in the basement. Paid $198.11 with a $100 rebate last fall.
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Re: Road 5's in stock
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2018, 10:16:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by jackthebiker [+]
now I pay around $150 to have them mounted and balanced so I need to figure that in for costs if a tire doesn't last over 8000 miles as my OEM T30s did.

Thats exactly why I bought my own tire machine and balancer... not a small investment at $800.00 for both, but with 3 bikes in my garage, it  made sense to have it, and it's just about paid for itself already.....

I can mount and balance a set in just under an hour if Im relaxed and  35 minutes if I hump it .




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Re: Road 5's in stock
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2018, 08:47:04 AM »
With 3 bikes to keep maintained I can see why you might need your own equipment Joe..

Maybe some of your biking buddies will call on you to get their tyres changed, that way a full return on your investment will be quicker   :002:   
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