Dunlop 606 ruined after 600 miles

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  1. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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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.


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  2. ADVNCW

    ADVNCW Banned

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    Sorry to see that. My 606s are doing ok, but I have a smaller little dog motorcycle.
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  3. Navin

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    If it can last on a 950 you should be fine. Are you riding sharp rocks?
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  4. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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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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  5. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    I just got one for 186 @ RMATV shipped and know it'll last longer than any other knobbish tire so price per mile is about the same or better. 606s just dissolve under heavy bikes in my experience.
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  6. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Been here awhile

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    Looks like you may have been sold an old tire. Or possibly one that was stored in a high-heat area (Phx. can happen quickly) Did you check the date code?
    I had a 606 that looked like that but it was about 8 years old ! ! !
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  7. Bronco638

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    Pirelli MT-21?
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  8. Jan from Finland

    Jan from Finland Been here awhile

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    The T63 is my favorite, but last time I got the bad one. After 150 miles on street it looked like this.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/teu7cPSFgBG1M3uMZPMSGtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u0u9P0RCCyQ/UG33OOW32EI/AAAAAAAAAJA/_LyqtmairSk/s800/T63.jpg" height="450" width="600" /></a>

    The tire was manufactured less than a year ago. The 640 has got too much power... [​IMG]
    Not sure if this is the aftermath of the last year's flooding in Thailand.
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  9. DaveStockwell

    DaveStockwell Rock Fodder

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    I love my TKC80s. They seem to handle the rough and freeway speeds with ease. While my KLR doesn't have the HP that the bigger bikes I know a few folks that use them on the big bikes and love them. Worth a look.
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  10. jules083

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    Does the 640 have that much power? Maybe bad batch of tires?

    I have a 606 on my xrr, I'm at around 300 street and 50 or 75 of hard dirt riding, still looks almost new-ish. First time with this tire for me, but looks to be good so far.
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  13. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    How is the wear on that Motoz?
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  14. 2 SPOT

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    the 908rr was a great tire on my 640a. i think the money per mile thing is legitimate on those. i had a set of michelin baja tires that held up pretty well also.

    dont have that bike anymore but i have the ATK and it can rip knobs off a tire at will if i want it too, i am mounting up a new rear tire to test, a sedona, $70 to my door, fingers crossed.
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  15. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    Which Sedona?

    This one? http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...-Intermediate-Rear-Tires.aspx?WT.ac=SLIsearch
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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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  18. 2 SPOT

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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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  19. Fishyhead

    Fishyhead Eremikophobic

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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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  20. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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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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