Dunlop 606 tires

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  1. misterjack

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    Just found a great deal on a set of dunlop 606 tires, complete set for $60. I wanted to get some opinions on the tires and hear any stories about people who have used them. If youve got any advice, Im all ears.
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  2. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Its like riding a tractor on the highway.... Not that bad but they are loud pretty much a street legal Knobby 60$ for a set is a steal
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  3. CA Stu

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    Best all around tire for the KLR, I think.
    At $60, that's less than 1/3 of what a set normally costs.
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  4. snoid

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    typical hard compound knobby characteristics. originally spec'd for desert racing, then later DOT certified.


    it's slippery on wet, smooth pavement. decent traction in mud, medium traction in sand. good wear traits on pavement as aggressive knobbies go (2,000 miles if you baby the rear, a lot less if you holeshot, lock the rear on stops).

    in my opinion, it's a really good 90/10 tire. (90% dirt, 10% street).

    at that price, you can afford to hate them and still wear 'em out.
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  5. OrangeYZ

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    Rear good, Front bad.
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  6. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Yeah, a lot of people like the MT21 front with the D606 rear.
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  7. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Just curious. Was this just a one time deal you found maybe on a set someone had or in a shop or is there an actual store that is discounting them that much that you can share with us? I would really be surprised if a store is selling multiple sets that cheap, but gotta ask. :deal

    I'm in the market for a set and at that price that would be awesome. Heck even just the rear at $60, I would be happy.
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  8. bikeslut

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    rear tires are pretty good in the dirt; a bit squirrely on the street

    front pushes a lot on my DRZ in the dirt... I hear the bigger bikes get better results in the dirt. Something about the sidewall being pretty stiff, and the heavier bikes exploit this, whereas the lighter bikes suffer
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    shep546 Been here awhile

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    Have heard the front isn't that great...


    But for $60...
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  10. crazybrit

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    At $60 for a set, why are you asking? Just go buy them, cos that's a great price and because in the end you need to make up your own mind.
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  11. snoid

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    yup. it's overly narrow and the knobs don't wrap the sides very well. i usually run a hard compound non-dot MX up front, whatever's on sale.
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  12. DakotaRon

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    I use a 130/90 18 d606 on the rear combined with a 90/90 21 Kenda k761 front on my 1996 Honda XR650L. This is a great combination I have found for me. I ride a 50/50 mix of gravel and pavement. They are loud but I wear earplugs when I ride, so the noise is not a factor for me. I get around 3,500 miles on the rear tire with 34 lbs of pressure. I could push the mileage further if I really needed to, but I like fresh rubber at the start of my trips.
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  13. JALnSC

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    Take the front down to 12lb on a light bike they will be great. Only problem is you need rim locks and must pump them back up before doing any street home.
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  14. kubiak

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    Dang, they want over a hundred bucks for a rear around here!
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  15. CA Stu

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    I get about the same mileage on my fire-breathing pavement-ripping KLR.
    5000+ out of a front.
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  16. my6

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    Just put a set on mine this week. First ride on them will be this Saturday on the SETX200. :D
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  17. crypto666

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    Love em, mainly on the rear. They last the longest, the exact miles is directly correlated to my level of anger.

    They will run flat too, without destroying a rim if you aren't a whistle dick about it.
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  18. kubiak

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    i get around 2,500 out of the rear on my f650gs but havent run a front 606 in a long time. i remember them cupping on me pretty quickly.
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  19. misterjack

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    as much as i would like to say there is a store selling them for this price, i simply cannot.

    I found them on craigslist
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  20. BlueLghtning

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    I figured as much, but had to ask to make sure. Congrats on finding an awesome deal! :clap
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