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    Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail
    on: Jul 22, 2017, 03.42 pm
    Jul 22, 2017, 03.42 pm

    Wondered if anyone else has these tyres? And if they have an opinion on this

    I recently after the 3rd puncture on my original Scorpion tyres (front was knackered anyhow), rear still had plenty left after 7300 miles. I digress,
    Changed to PR4'S, then got a small panel pin in the new tyre.

    I've been noticing a sound akin to something rubbing, almost like a polystyrene cup stuck in my hugger,  or a whole new wind noise thing going on.

    Told the garage and asked  if they had any idea or could they find anything. I did have some front pads done week before so were they rubbing?.
    they had no ideas.

    This morning, whilst on my way to work, i noticed the noise change from one piece of tarmac to another, leading me to conclude its the new tyres that are giving me the new noise to contend with.

    Really p!55!n9 me off, anyone had similar?

    Thanks Guys

    Manboon


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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail
    Reply #1 on: Jul 22, 2017, 08.33 pm
    Jul 22, 2017, 08.33 pm
    Sounds daft, but are the tyres fitted on the correct way round.  :027:
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail
    Reply #2 on: Jul 23, 2017, 07.47 am
    Jul 23, 2017, 07.47 am
    Never experienced that noise with my PR 4's trail irrespective of road surface. As Pistonbroke said check for right rotation of tyres and any contact with the hugger (what type?) double check yourself just in case.
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail
    Reply #3 on: Jul 23, 2017, 10.23 pm
    Jul 23, 2017, 10.23 pm
    I' m very happy with the PR4 Trail. My second set.
    Tony

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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail
    Reply #4 on: Jul 24, 2017, 09.39 am
    Jul 24, 2017, 09.39 am
    Hi, guys thanks for the responses

    Yes checked rotation is correct. The Hugger is a Pyramid carbon fibre one, strange shape thing it is, although one side is closer to the tyre than the other still plenty of room.

    I even pulled of the rubber bits off the new tyre to check they weren't  in contact with they tyre.

    Noticed again this morning, normal road noisy, ultra flat bit of road or white lines quieter.

    Maybe my lug holes are just sensitive to this pitch.

    Got a few thousand miles to get used to them, with the cost of em i wont be changing them for sure.

    Thanks ALL,


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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail
    Reply #5 on: Jul 24, 2017, 10.40 am
    Jul 24, 2017, 10.40 am
    I have PR4s , maybe a little more noise than original Scorpion tyres.

    Also have pyramid hugger, is equal distance both sides I think. If I remember correctly there are 2 spacers that fit too swing arm, maybe worth checking these are correctly fitted?


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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail
    Reply #6 on: Jul 24, 2017, 01.35 pm
    Jul 24, 2017, 01.35 pm
     :087: what is it with the fronts wearing out before the backs??? My Scorpions did the same...I have seen others too!

    Now on the Michelins and no noise noticed at any speed.....Maybe take the hugger off for a test?
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    Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail
    Reply #7 on: Jul 24, 2017, 01.46 pm
    Jul 24, 2017, 01.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by capobob [+]
    :087: what is it with the fronts wearing out before the backs??? My Scorpions did the same...I have seen others too!

    Now on the Michelins and no noise noticed at any speed.....Maybe take the hugger off for a test?

    Hello,

    After meeting capobob and discussing tyres amongst other things I too am on the Michelins with no noticeable noise. That front scorpion was nasty after 7.3k miles! 500 miles on and I am quite happy with them.

    Not that it contributes to noise in my opinion I run an R&G hugger.

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