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    Road 5gt end of life review
    on: May 09, 2022, 03:09:40 am
    May 09, 2022, 03:09:40 am
    Got 3900 miles from the rear with cupping starting at 1000 miles. At 3700 miles the cupping was so severe that riding on fresh paved road made a high pitched whine that hurt my ears. 42psi.

    Front tire had probably about 75% life left but they were starting to cup pretty badly and I didn't feel like dealing with that ear piercing thing that my rear was doing a second time so I just replaced it too. 36psi.

    The break in period was pretty short, they were grippy from the start and were very reliable through turns. I didn't get to test them in rain but they seemed just fine  handling wet surfaces and I didn't need to change my riding habits very much the day after a storm.

    For reference I'm 290lbs without gear and usually carry about 10-15lbs of stuff in the luggage. Haven't weighed myself with gear on. The guy at my shop told me one of his heavyweight customers that has me by almost 75lbs  has had better milage from roadsmart3 on his concours so I went with roadsmart4 that was in stock. I'll talk about those too, once I wear them out.
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    Re: Road 5gt end of life review
    Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 04:51:18 pm
    May 09, 2022, 04:51:18 pm
    Im not sure what you mean by cupping but if your referring to the rubber forming a lip by the cuts It can be cause by too slow or too fast rebound depending on if its the front or back edge of the cuts. I get about 7k out of the pair on mine, I don't rag it but like a good pace.

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    Re: Road 5gt end of life review
    Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 05:12:43 pm
    May 09, 2022, 05:12:43 pm
    Yes, that is cupping..chopping... might depend where you're from. If my back could tolerate sitting on a sport bike for more than 30 minutes I would honestly be better off on one of those with the way I ride. I guess I left that out of the first post, I ride pretty aggressively but not to the point of being a hazard on the road.

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    Re: Road 5gt end of life review
    Reply #3 on: May 09, 2022, 09:27:40 pm
    May 09, 2022, 09:27:40 pm
    I just put Road 6's on the bike as I only got 6K  :006:  out of the stock tires. Looks like heck of a good rain tire with all the grooves. (I don't ride in rain if I can help it!)
    They say they will get a little better mileage than the 5's. Hope that's true.

    My Super Tenere would get 8K on rear and 12K on the front, rode it the same way I ride the V1K. Doesn't make sense.  :notsure:

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    Re: Road 5gt end of life review
    Reply #4 on: May 09, 2022, 09:41:28 pm
    May 09, 2022, 09:41:28 pm
    Super Ten is a completely different bike in so many respects (I  owned one in 2014)

    Different engine, different  wheel sizes, different  suspension,  very different characteristics

    I would struggle to make an accurate comparison  with the Versys 1000

    Hope my opinion  helps
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    Re: Road 5gt end of life review
    Reply #5 on: May 09, 2022, 11:31:29 pm
    May 09, 2022, 11:31:29 pm
    *Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
    Super Ten is a completely different bike in so many respects (I  owned one in 2014)

    Different engine, different  wheel sizes, different  suspension,  very different characteristics

    I would struggle to make an accurate comparison  with the Versys 1000

    Hope my opinion  helps
    I put 20K on my S10 and I really don't think they are that different overall, especially when I rode them the exact same way, but got twice the mileage on the front.
    I suspect the biggest difference was tire type.

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    Re: Road 5gt end of life review
    Reply #6 on: May 09, 2022, 11:43:49 pm
    May 09, 2022, 11:43:49 pm
    It's the suspension and geometry of the bike.

    Not to turn this into a suspension thread but can anybody direct me to a thread or tell me a company that makes aftermarket rear suspension for our beast? I ride a 2015 and the stock stuff can't be properly tuned.

     



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