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I just installed a set of new tires about 300 miles ago (Michelin PR2 on front and PR3 on rear), I'm using dynabeads to balance them. They make a lot of noise, lots of road noise. They ride fine, seem to be balancing well but they are very noisy on the road. At speeds of 25 and up it's a constant rrrrrrrrrrrr. I can hear it echo off of buildings and cars when riding in town. This is my first experience with Dynabeads but I can't think they are making noise.
I've never noticed new tires being noisy before. Is this a Pilot Road thing or what?

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Do you have the tires on backwards? Is the arrow pointed in the direction the tire travels?
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I had a rear Avon Storm that was very noisy for about 2500 km. Now I'm on PR2 front and rear and they are quiet.
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I just installed a set of Pilot Road 4's and they are very quiet.
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I ride w/ ear-plugs, but I've never noticed a sound from the "Dyna-Beads" over many miles!

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Somethings wrong. These tires don't normally make a sound.

Check chain alignment and tension. Also check rear brake was put on correctly and correct rotation of tires. They are directional.
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They are mounted with arrows in the correct direction, The chain tension is good and the alignment seems good because there's no unusual wear or shininess on the sprocket, air pressure is what I've always run (32/35). I guess I'll just triple check everything again.
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They are mounted with arrows in the correct direction, The chain tension is good and the alignment seems good because there's no unusual wear or shininess on the sprocket, air pressure is what I've always run (32/35). I guess I'll just triple check everything again.
I have the PR 2s, I am now running 38/40, with 32 you will eventually get cupping.Up until this year I was 36/38 , both had signs of cupping partially from my highway riding, more so the rear.

Noise can be the chain, if it is you will find out soon. Only tires that changed in sound were knobbies I ran on my DRZ, they got progressively worse as they wore, and it became necessary to wear ear plugs.
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Make sure your rear wheel is aligned with the front. I used a straight edge on rear sprocket, and found out my rear wheel was pointing well off to the right when relating to alignment marks on swingarm.

Maybe the PR2 is incompatible with the PR3's harmonics? One of them is singing off key from the other.
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