Michelin Road Five

Shinko SE890 Journey Touring Front Motorcycle Tire 150/80R-17 (72H)1582060001$148.541$148.54
From Rocky Mountain ATV. I usually get tires within 2 - 3 days of ordering. This is a pretty good tire, not amazing but great for the price and does what I need it to do in various conditions....
 
Well I think I’m a bit disappointed in the Road five mounted backwards on the front of my Roadster. I don’t recall the mileage when i put in on but it’s not over 6k I’m sure. It’s the unevenness of the wear that is the issue. The center has tons of tread on it like it’s close to new but the sides are trashed. I run 36-38 lbs. in it and check it frequently. What’s the deal? Is this normal for this tire? I’m wondering if it being a rear has very different compounds in the center vs the sides?

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Curious about the tire pressure you use. My front and rear Chromes need 42 in front and back. It feels like riding a truck and I don't care for having my teeth rattling as I ride. I realize proper tire pressure is better for back road hooning but I'm not digging the stiffness and hard ride. I put 40 lbs in the rear and 38.5 to the front. Constantly trying different pressure has lead me to this for backroads and freeway miles. The tires wear evenly so I'll keep it there. I understand the physics of having underinflated tires and the heat build up although I have gone a ton of miles on my 14 and 2020 with the same tires and same setup and the 14 Rocket of course weighs more. My suspension is setup to my liking also. Just a thought on tire pressure and even wear. Cheers. :thumbsup:
Opps. You run 36-38 in the front. Got it.
 
Shinko SE890 Journey Touring Front Motorcycle Tire 150/80R-17 (72H)1582060001$148.541$148.54
From Rocky Mountain ATV. I usually get tires within 2 - 3 days of ordering. This is a pretty good tire, not amazing but great for the price and does what I need it to do in various conditions....
Would you recommend going one size smaller like 140/80/17 for better handling? I recall someone mentioned that smaller Diane made handling much better?
 
Would you recommend going one size smaller like 140/80/17 for better handling? I recall someone mentioned that smaller Diane made handling much better?
Shinko SE890 Journey Touring Front Motorcycle Tire 150/80R-17 (72H)1582060001$148.541$148.54
From Rocky Mountain ATV. I usually get tires within 2 - 3 days of ordering. This is a pretty good tire, not amazing but great for the price and does what I need it to do in various conditions....
The pictures show the west after May bae max 3000 miles
 

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I meant wear
I wish I got those kind of miles, but doesn't matter which tires- it's the terrain. I run the Exedra Max on the rear (excellent) which sits taller, so I don't feel the need to lower the front. I think it might be too much with the two combined.

Curious about the tire pressure you use. My front and rear Chromes need 42 in front and back. It feels like riding a truck and I don't care for having my teeth rattling as I ride. I realize proper tire pressure is better for back road hooning but I'm not digging the stiffness and hard ride. I put 40 lbs in the rear and 38.5 to the front. Constantly trying different pressure has lead me to this for backroads and freeway miles. The tires wear evenly so I'll keep it there. I understand the physics of having underinflated tires and the heat build up although I have gone a ton of miles on my 14 and 2020 with the same tires and same setup and the 14 Rocket of course weighs more. My suspension is setup to my liking also. Just a thought on tire pressure and even wear. Cheers. :thumbsup:
Opps. You run 36-38 in the front. Got it.

I've been going with the recommended pressure. I'm afraid anything lower would just add fuel to the fire burning through tires.
 
I use the Michellin Road 5 GT on my FJR1300. The rear does see some scalloping of the tread going out from the centre tread however I also usually see around 10,000 to 15,000km (6000 - 9000+ miles) before it gets twitchy and below legal tread depth. A lot twisty and high speed roads where I live, mainly bitumen. Different surfaces do give a different wear - maybe this is affecting the longevity of your tyres?
 
I’m thinking I’m just going to keep using the Road 5 on the front. I’m just going to buy a dozen to last me for the next three years.🤣
 
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