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Just like the older Road 3's I've ran, these tires are nothing short of impressive as I've come to expect from Michelin. Here's some video of my first ride and impressions on them, along with some later talk about the Ninja 650 build and progress.


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Do they sell any new tires you don't have to break in? I would think so for race tracks unless they break em in before race day.. Brand new to riding, only been on a bike A few times now, sorry if the Q is kind if a Lame one!
 

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All tires need to be "scrubbed in", in some form or another, even the set that came stock on the bike. Race tires are a different animal, but still need to be prepped before hitting the track.
 

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Just like the older Road 3's I've ran, these tires are nothing short of impressive as I've come to expect from Michelin. Here's some video of my first ride and impressions on them, along with some later talk about the Ninja 650 build and progress.

How are the Michelin Road 5's holding up? Are you still as impressed as you put miles on them? I'm having them installed next week, I debated between the 4's and 5's. I'm a huge fan of your Youtube channel, keep it up!
 

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What is the predicted milage for the 5s? I like soft sticky tires as well....but my wallet needs them to get at least 5K miles and in the past I've found that some high level performance tires start to fade away pretty quickly after 3-3500 miles. I've been using Metzler Z8s for more sports-touring milage on my Hawk-GT and still on the factory tires with the Ninja.
 

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Just about to order myself some road 5s on yours (and Fortnine's RyanF9s) recommendation!

The stocks have been fine over summer, but this week we've had wet weather in the uk (well, technically it's always wet weather in Manchester, UK) - there's definitely been a big difference with the cold and wet weather, had the back wheel skid and slip a few times.
 

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I'm wondering what pressures you guys are running in the Michelin tires. For the stock tires, I lowered the recommended pressure down to about 32 psi front and rear to get better grip when braking and cornering. I am a light-weight rider (~130 lb), so lower pressure is probably advisable.
 

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Put 13k on the Dunlop D214's now I'm trying these out. Winter is coming John Snow. Anyway I've got lots of work to do to the Z . Still trying to figure out these rear sets and how to swap them. Looks like the shock and swingarm gets removed. https://youtu.be/485ciPRTFPU
 
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