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post #71 of 78 (permalink) Old 01-31-2020, 06:09 PM
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I like the write up and ideas behind the design so we'll see in the long run as I hope it lives up to the expectations as it was expensive.
I too like Michelin’s words but experience with the Road 5 says the PR4 is the better tire. That no longer trust what Michelin is saying. But this is something you should find for yourself. Seems there are two extremes, those who get excellent service form their Road 5, and those who are greatly disappointed. As if there are 2 different tires being sold.

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There's been a set of PR5's on my FZ1 for 4k miles and they're doing and looking great. It's my opinion that if front tires are properly balanced at the time of installation, no funky wear patterns will ever start and the life of those tires will be as expected. Once the cupping starts, there's no stopping it.
I may try those balance beads next time. Anyone used those?
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Well being a Michelin guy there is a set of the PR 5 GTs at the shop waiting for me to make an appointment after I finish off this set of 4 GT's. I'm close.

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Well being a Michelin guy there is a set of the PR 5 GTs at the shop waiting for me to make an appointment after I finish off this set of 4 GT's. I'm close.
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Well being a Michelin guy there is a set of the PR 5 GTs at the shop waiting for me to make an appointment after I finish off this set of 4 GT's. I'm close.
If you have a set of PR 5 GTs then you have the only set in the world.
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If you have a set of PR 5 GTs then you have the only set in the world.
Sorry, habit. Road 5GT's.
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The PR4GTs on my '09 are at 11,500mi and while there's tread left, the steering's getting hinkey, so I called the local dealer, Rich's Yamaha in Lockport, IL. They have several sets of 4GTs on hand as they have a good FJR clientele.
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Reading along here..
I'm the fortunate receiver of the screw in the rear tire of my 2009.
Current tires are Dunlop Road Smart units.
Installed by prior owner.
I did notice some weird tread patterns on the front one.
Decided to give the PR5GT a try.
Got the rear mounted and next awaiting the front to be mounted.
Will have to await the results as I've decided to do the lube maintenance while its apart.
I'll reply after reassembly

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