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Old 10-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #16
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this one, curiosity got me

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:46 PM   #17
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This was my replacement for a D606, Pirelli MT21. Trying to stay with a DOT tire.
Have about 800 miles on the Pirelli at this time and shows some wear but what I consider normal for a knob that gets about 25% street use but no freeway running.


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Old 10-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #18
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oh yeah forgot about the DOT thing, sedona not DOT so iffin yer lookin for that little stamp,,, i have actually never run a mt21, they look like good mixed tires with those large knobs, i hear good about the rear but not so much for the front.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:10 PM   #19
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I ripped a D606 knob like that on my KLR and I think it was from a rough landing on a rocky trail. The tire was pretty new when it happened so I just cut the flap and the tire was fine for the rest of its lift.

I think the newer the tire, the taller the knob and the more likely this might happen. I'm now on my 4th set of D606's and love them.

Strange tidbit. The previous set was made in Japan. The set I just installed was made in Thailand. I hope they ride as well as the Japanese made ones did.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #20
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These big bikes on the 606, let the damn thing warm up before you give her hell. It will last longer.

At least on pavement anyway.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:39 PM   #21
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908rr

If it can last on a 950 you should be fine. Are you riding sharp rocks?

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NOO NOO NOO, ok my opinion that was the worst tire I have ever had on my 640 no traction either accel or stopping I could not wait to get that thing off!
I have a T63 now so much better but I can tell that life span is not as high as MT21 but much much better performance!
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:30 AM   #22
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i have actually never run a mt21, they look like good mixed tires with those large knobs, i hear good about the rear but not so much for the front.
Opposite hereabouts. MT21 front is almost the de facto tyre of choice. Rears not so good.

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I have a T63 now so much better but I can tell that life span is not as high as MT21 but much much better performance!
Many folks - including me - get better out of the T63, and it grips for 50% longer than the MT21.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:41 AM   #23
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Opposite hereabouts. MT21 front is almost the de facto tyre of choice. Rears not so good.

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ah maybe i remembered it wrong, and i am remembering it was just street performance folks were complaining about, dirt was ok.?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:44 AM   #24
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NOO NOO NOO, ok my opinion that was the worst tire I have ever had on my 640 no traction either accel or stopping I could not wait to get that thing off!

thats true, bigger knobs less traction in general, also less wear and less tearing in general. the OP wants a tire that is going to hold up better in our desert conditions. i had real good exp with the 908, traction and lack of was very predictable.

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:18 AM   #25
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I've put about 200 dirt miles and 400 street miles on a brand new set of 606's. It ripped the back of a knob down to the carcass of the tire. I'll just trim it off with a razor blade for now, but I need to order a new tire soon. I'm trying to decide between an MT43 trials rear or a T63. I'm worried the 640 will tear up the MT43.
Stay away from the trials tire as yes its lifespan will be very short on the 640 especially if used on pavement runs...

The T63 is a good tire, especially at the low price they're going for... The T 63 also has a low profile which lowers the bike a smidge and makes it easier to touch the ground...
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #26
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Thanks guys. I think I'll give the T63 a try.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #27
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I love my Michelin T63's riding in your area. It's good in your rock gardens, sand, mud, and decent on the highway. Quiet too. But I use them on a Yam WRR. I think your bike would ruin those, even if you could get a big enough tire (130 is the biggest). My 690 wears MT21's, and I like those too. A 140 on the back. But it's pretty expensive and mine is about done at 2800 miles. Come to think of it, the T63 only went about that far on the little Yam.

I may try a Mefo Explorer on the back of my 690 and use T63's or MT21's in front. I've had great longevity with the Mefo rear on my old 950. Seems like it would be similar to a DOT version of a trials tire, but I am guessing.

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I refuse to spend over $200 on a dirt tire. Yes to sharp rocks. Also sand, mud, creek crossings, etc.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #28
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what tire pressures are you guys running?

the t63 is a great all arounder and the price is right

maxxis desert IT last quite a bit and are harder compund than the t63 and others...quite good

the only bad thing about the t63 is they have a very round profile(rear) and make getting traction in turns a bit too much once you are halfway down on tread life...

on the street they are evry bit as good as the famed tkc80s but better offroad

youll like them

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Old 10-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #29
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+ 1 on the MotoZ

The new batch is DOT and they wear really well.

Plus, they hook up great in the dirt and do well on the street. They were made for the Australian outback to run long distances and are 100% natural rubber.

Worth a look!!!
http://www.motoz.com.au/shop_content.asp?p=tyrerange
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #30
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+ 1 on the MotoZ

The new batch is DOT and they wear really well.

Plus, they hook up great in the dirt and do well on the street. They were made for the Australian outback to run long distances and are 100% natural rubber.

Worth a look!!!
http://www.motoz.com.au/shop_content.asp?p=tyrerange
Who sells Motoz in the US?
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