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  • #16
    Good news CHARLIE ... Thanks!
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”...Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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    • #17
      The Road 5 on the back of my ZRX1200 handles very nicely, especially in the corners. The softer compound on the edges allow for a nice turn-in.

      A friend of mine has them on his FJR1300 (without the GT version) and thinks they're excellent. However he recommends not to let the front pressure drop below 36psi, or it gets a bit squirelly.
      I suffer from kleptomania. When it gets bad, I take something for it.

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      • #18
        Just to confirm that Michelin still make the PR2. It may not be readily available, but that will be people choosing not to sell it.

        I'll be interested to hear how you find the PR5. The tyre construction is quite different to the previous versions and you might want to fit them as pairs.
        "You don't get slower with age, you just get more cautious." Michael Rutter

        06 Ocean Blue ZZR1200, the coolest colour.
        99 Yamaha R1

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        • #19
          I have 2000 km on the new PR5 and love Them ????
          CARRAS - ZZR1100D1 + ZZR1200C1

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          • #20
            CARRAS - ZZR1100D1 + ZZR1200C1

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Moise View Post
              I'll be interested to hear how you find the PR5. The tyre construction is quite different to the previous versions and you might want to fit them as pairs.
              The rear tyre on the ZZR is a near new PR2, so no point swapping that for a new PR5. So far no conflict, all feels good.
              I'll report more when I get back from my Phillip Island trip (around 8000 km).
              My son has a pair of PR5s on his ZX12R and is doing the trip with me.

              I suffer from kleptomania. When it gets bad, I take something for it.

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              • #22
                From what I've read, the Road 5 has much better wet grip, plus great edge grip from the sticky rubber on the shoulders. Probably OK if it's on the front, but not so good as a rear with an older tyre on the front.
                "You don't get slower with age, you just get more cautious." Michael Rutter

                06 Ocean Blue ZZR1200, the coolest colour.
                99 Yamaha R1

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                • #23
                  My ZRX1200S: PR5 rear, new, BT023 front, almost worn. No problems.
                  I suffer from kleptomania. When it gets bad, I take something for it.

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                  • #24
                    I have around 600 miles on the 5’s as of yesterday. I ran them on the Mt. Cheaha front entrance road which is probably the best bike road in the state. These tires get it done in everything I threw at ‘em. Perfect choice for me and the 02 Zed.
                    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
                    but sometimes it just needs a mod"

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                    • #25
                      Thanks for telling us know how they run. They will be my next choice when it's time to change. It's great that MC tires keep getting better with each new introduction.
                      Sin's a good mans brother.

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                      • #26
                        I have just returned from my (almost annual) sojourn to the Phillip Island MotoGP. I covered 8000km on 9 riding days.
                        This included a section called the Great Alpine Road. This has numeroius twisties, sweepers, tight curves. It passes over Mount Hotham. The northern descent is a 30km non-stop series of swithchbacks.

                        I have previously done that with a PR2 front, a Pirelli Angel front, and now the PR5 Front. I hated it with the Pirelli, could not get a comfortable rhythm going. It was good with the PR2, and excellent with the PR5.
                        I suffer from kleptomania. When it gets bad, I take something for it.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by BillDownUnder View Post
                          I have just returned from my (almost annual) sojourn to the Phillip Island MotoGP. I covered 8000km on 9 riding days.
                          This included a section called the Great Alpine Road. This has numeroius twisties, sweepers, tight curves. It passes over Mount Hotham. The northern descent is a 30km non-stop series of swithchbacks.

                          I have previously done that with a PR2 front, a Pirelli Angel front, and now the PR5 Front. I hated it with the Pirelli, could not get a comfortable rhythm going. It was good with the PR2, and excellent with the PR5.
                          Thanks for the follow-up! We're looking forward to the trip report and photos!!
                          “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”...Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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                          • #28
                            Here's a few ....

                            Before I got back home, I became a grandfather for the first time, a little girl!
                            Last edited by BillDownUnder; 11-04-2018, 12:57 AM.
                            I suffer from kleptomania. When it gets bad, I take something for it.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by BillDownUnder View Post
                              Here's a few ....

                              Before I got back home, I became a grandfather for the first time, a little girl!
                              Congrats Grandpa!!!

                              The guy on the right in that last photo looks like Roger Daltry...
                              “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”...Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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                              • #30
                                Nice pics.

                                Thanks.

                                Congrats on becoming a grand pa as well.

                                I'm "GP" to my granddaughter

                                The wife goes by "GG".

                                I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way.

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