Instagram     

Go Back   PNW Moto > Washington > Seattle > Bellingham

Bellingham Rides, meetups, regional discussions | Bellingham, Washington

Like Tree9Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Dec 13th 2018, 05:46 PM   #16
 mjh937's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
I have had the Road 5's on my FZ-07 for a few months and really like them. I replaced my front fork internals the same time I got new tires so I do not know how much of the handling impotent was due to that or the tires. I would buy them again.
Dec 13th 2018, 10:18 PM   #17
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Quote:
Originally Posted by Transported
Daily commuter through the winter. Hardly call that riding though.
That's what I call "survival"...
Portland in the winter is nasty.
Dec 13th 2018, 10:20 PM   #18
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
Been riding my commuter (scooter) almost daily. Pretty hard to not rub it in that a scooter is the only bike in the motorcycle parking when it is nasty out. Got to say after having one (2015 Yamaha TMAX 520) with the great rain protection and the auto trani when in stop and go traffic, it is my 'go to' for commuting. That used to be my 1000 VStrom, but arthritis and clutch work in bad traffic is not as easy as it used to be...
Just saying,
The Africa twin has an auto clutch!
Dec 14th 2018, 05:26 AM   #19
DGA
 DGA's Avatar
Moderator
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
Quote:
Originally Posted by Transported
Daily commuter through the winter. Hardly call that riding though.
I believe it's called a slog...
Dec 14th 2018, 07:31 AM   #20
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Here

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjh937
I have had the Road 5's on my FZ-07 for a few months and really like them. I replaced my front fork internals the same time I got new tires so I do not know how much of the handling impotent was due to that or the tires. I would buy them again.
Swapped a front PR4 for an R5 just before riding to Baker City in September, so got in a 900 or so mile weekend right out of the box, almost all of it on secondary roads in every kind of pavement condition. It's night and day from a handling perspective, much more willing to turn in and change direction, very secure in the curves, and I get distinctly more lean out of it. I like that the sipes don't wrap around to the sides, because mine always scalloped on the PR4s, which led to some walking around when hard over, which meant I was paying more attention to that and less to other things; not ideal. A huge improvement that for me actually changed the character of the bike for the better.

Michelin decided that owners won't lean as far in the rain so the rubber's much plainer on the edges. I haven't done a lot of road in the rain this year so I can't speak to that.
Dec 14th 2018, 02:17 PM   #21
 
  Mar 2018
  Gig Harbor

  2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Daily commuter from Gig Harbor to Seattle (I take the ferry). Hit ice a couple times, but was careful and not a big deal.

It sure beats the hell out of trying to catch the ferry with a car.

Riding on Avon Trailriders the past few weeks after the metzler tourance I had on before. Not complaints so far. If anything, they’re holding better than I expected.
Sentinel likes this.
Dec 14th 2018, 03:50 PM   #22
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Quote:
Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
...mine always scalloped on the PR4s...
why i went to Angels.

thx
Dec 15th 2018, 10:56 PM   #23
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
No issues cupping on my pilot 5's. I personally enjoy the traction on Michelin tires.
Dec 16th 2018, 06:54 AM   #24
 GPD323's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
why i went to Angels.

thx
Yup I took the PR4's off my bike at 4K miles, hated them. slow steering and weird wear. Went to Avon Storms last 3 sets and now on the Dunlop RS this last set on the C14. The Angle GT's, I can't get more than 3K miles out of a front so stopped using them.

The new 5 tread pattern looks like a lot less siping for sure. I may try the Metzlers next time when the Dunlops wear out.
Dec 16th 2018, 07:24 AM   #25
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Weird.

I will get like ten thousand miles from the Angels on my C14.

I already have like 8 k on them and there is a lot of rubber left.

I don't accelerate really hard most of the time, and I brake as gently and as early as possible most of the time.

I think that matters.

I was actually thinking of going back to a 50 on the rear (from the 55 on there now) since it is a flatter profile it might suffer less from squaring-off.

Dunno.

Waddya think?

Also, I tend to run my tires on the high end of pressure.
Dec 16th 2018, 09:28 AM   #26
 GPD323's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

I am staying with the 55 due to the speedo correction although I use a GPS for watching my speed mostly. I run 42 psi ft/r cold
Dec 19th 2018, 09:21 PM   #27
 
  Sep 2016
  Ferndale

I haven't posted in a long while. But unless it's below 32 degrees, Im out on a bike at least once a week. But it will be even more often with the new ride. I just picked up a 2014 BMW K1600GTL and it is absolutely magical. I cannot sing the bike enough praise. The noise the inline 6 makes has no comparison . And with heated grips AND seat, it's hard not to be comfortable even in cold weather.
Thumperpilot and Chrishil54 like this.
Dec 19th 2018, 10:49 PM   #28
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benjam97
I haven't posted in a long while. But unless it's below 32 degrees, Im out on a bike at least once a week. But it will be even more often with the new ride. I just picked up a 2014 BMW K1600GTL and it is absolutely magical. I cannot sing the bike enough praise. The noise the inline 6 makes has no comparison . And with heated grips AND seat, it's hard not to be comfortable even in cold weather.
Sounds like a limo of a ride! My cousin liked his of the same... My buddy in Ferndale just bought a yellow BMW GS800. He's a year-round commuter to the 'ham, so you might bump into him up there on the hill.
Dec 20th 2018, 06:48 AM   #29
 
  Mar 2016
  Bellingham

  Frieda
Been riding about 1-2x a week in the Ham. Mostly just commuting on Bakerview Rd. So I guess that doesn't really count.

Not used to riding in the wet and dark and where there are tar snakes (can't see them sometimes when there are oncoming cars). Managed to keep the rubber side down so far, but still scary!
Dec 20th 2018, 07:39 AM   #30
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle

  DL650A
Yep. Saturday. But Christmas traffic is a bear.
Reply

  PNW Moto > Washington > Seattle > Bellingham

Tags
riding



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone riding? el jefe Bellingham 2 Oct 14th 2018 03:08 PM
How the riding were you're at? CaptainAwesome Motorcycles 23 Dec 21st 2017 04:21 PM
New to riding Jay New Users 3 Sep 5th 2016 07:41 PM
New to the Fam. and new to riding. eMan New Users 14 Jun 21st 2016 03:00 PM
Motorcycle Ride: New to riding Yamaha Angelo Portland 3 Mar 29th 2016 10:25 PM




Copyright © 2019 PNW Moto. All rights reserved.