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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-08-2019, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. I am not good on computers, and new to the forum. Looking for some tips and tricks. I have a 19 plate cb500f. Had to move ship from the big stuff, everything on this bike is a 10 out of 10 for me, other than the power output. I am slowly getting my head around it. Anyway, TYRES, I have about 4,000 on the clock on PR5's not as good for me in the wet as dunlops, I am not keen on the PR5's tread pattern, I find they feather quite a bit. For me they are a bit pricey, can anyone recommend a good cheaper alternative for fair mileage and grip.

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From what i've heard the pr5 tyres are great for handling in wet weather. I'm actually getting a set in two weeks.

The Bridgestone Battalax's have done me great for 23k+ kms, might have had more on them since they were on the bike when I got it. They've performed great in dry and in the rain and lasted me over 20k kms but since i commute they started to square off though. Could probably hit 30k on a set of those.

If I was you i'd stick with the pr5's until they need replacing but that's just because I like to get the full use out of mine
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I second the Bridgestone suggestion. They last much longer than the ORM Dunlop’s did, ride well in all conditions & are not expensive.

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The Michelin Road 5 are amazing! I just bought my second rear! I got 10K out of it with hard riding.


Here are the Michelin videos

https://youtu.be/Znm2cCGB1YY
https://youtu.be/-fH1qvWSUwo
https://youtu.be/_W_bnds8Gxs

There an old thread here https://www.cbr500riders.com/forum/c...mendation.html of course look at the date of the posting. Skip to the end and go backwards would be my advice.
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I'm on my SECOND set of Bridgestone 023. That's saying a lot right there.

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Having just done 19k miles on a pair of Road 5s, including some very wet weather in the last few thousand, I had no problem with them in the wet. And lasting that long means the higher price works out to be an economical one.

But I had no wear problems either, so it sounds like you probably corner much harder than me. Though I am sure everyone does! Maybe it will help if you describe your riding style, that way you can just focus on recommendations from people who ride the same as you.
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I have the most amazing tires.
They are black and made of rubber and I can go fast, and slow, and take corners.
They can go for a lot of miles and they have the best grip.
And they are great in dry, wet, sand, snow and ice.
No one should ever buy any other tires than these!

Did I about cover it!
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I have the most amazing tires.
They are black and made of rubber and I can go fast, and slow, and take corners.
They can go for a lot of miles and they have the best grip.
And they are great in dry, wet, sand, snow and ice.
No one should ever buy any other tires than these!

Did I about cover it!
Unnecessary for those who really want good information!

Why do you bother?
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I used to run perelli angel gt tires which were excellent but to expensive for me so I tried BT-023 and they are great so far and in my price range.I have bad luck picking up nails in my tires.
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Funny, but seemingly true example of Murphy’s Law. I found this true with bicycle tires especially, but also with moto tires. The more expensive the tire, the more likely a nail will find its way into it! The main reason I have a tire plugging kit on the bike.
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