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Re: New Michelin Road 5 split
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2018, 07:16:59 AM »
Give these guys a bell and send photos - I expect they should get it sorted fairly rapidly.  Also surprised at your dealer they should have collected the bike and resolved ASAP.  It looks to me like a fitting error.
Time for a fairly firm phone call or visit in person as its keeping you off the road.

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 split
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2018, 12:33:10 PM »
Thanks everyone for helpful words of advice. Dealer is going to replace tyre tomorrow. I'll ask them to be very careful as I have been advised (here) that fitting error could be reason for tyre splits.
I will check the new tyre very carefully before I leave the dealership!

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 split
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2018, 05:54:52 PM »
Got my replacement tyre fitted today and it's in perfect order. All set now for my European trip in 2 weeks time!

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 split
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2018, 07:42:25 PM »
Result, now enjoy your trip, ride safe  :830:

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 split
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2018, 01:47:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by ed [+]
Got my replacement tyre fitted today and it's in perfect order. All set now for my European trip in 2 weeks time!

Good stuff. Enjoy. Where are you off to?
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Re: New Michelin Road 5 split
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2018, 08:18:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by JMW [+]
Good stuff. Enjoy. Where are you off to?
Planned Alps trip and booked all hotels on free cancellation basis. Might be glad of that - the weather is grim there at the moment!

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 split
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2018, 12:52:57 AM »
Glad you got it all sorted in the end, take it they didn't admit any error...

How did trip go?

Did the Road 5's perform well?

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 split
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2018, 12:47:47 AM »
Thanks yes trip was perfect. Didn't get any rain for once. Tyres faultless (in the dry) including unplanned emergency stop. Stayed in some beautifully located hotels in Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria - almost all with garage parking for the z1000sx!

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Re: New Michelin Road 5 split
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2018, 03:23:43 AM »
Good, glad to hear you had a nice time, and tyres performed well.

Last time we stayed in Luxembourg, we were forced to eat in a Chinese restaurant. We arrived at our hotel late and after we'd satisfied our thirst at the bar, the Chinese place was the only restaurant oepn, and willing to serve a group of tipsy bikers.

The owner allowed her two little dogs roam free around the place, and when one of them did its business in the middle of the floor, she thought it appropriate to pick it up with a tissue. And then serve our food straight away... :oh_no: :004:

Naturally, we walked out!

Still, Luxembourg and Belgium is a lovely way to return back to Calais from the continent, beats the usual slog across northern France!

Just talking about touring, means I'm looking forward to getting these R5's on Monday and even more about getting some decent miles on them.

Going to start planning a short weekend trip to Wales I think. Should be able to squeeze it in before the weather turns nasty again.

 


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