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Maxxis M6006?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Hudman, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. Hudman

    Hudman Adventurer

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    I just wanted to know if anyonw has ever run the Masxxis M6006 on their 640 adventure. Looks like a good tire and at $45 for the front and $65 for the rear that's not a bad price either. I run Maxxis on all my dirt bikes so I thought I'd give them a try on my 640. Any thoughts?
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  2. djchan

    djchan Long timer

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    Hey HUD,

    Just ordered a set for my KLR. Look like a great 50/50 tire at a really great price - I paid $104 shipped for the set at Southwest Mototire. Sorry - no experience yet. guess we'll both find out in a week or so.
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  3. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Yep... they work fine on a 640. Good on wet asphalt, good in most dirt. I got 3K out of a set and could have milked them a bit longer. I'll probably get another set when the Michelin Baja "experiment" runs it's course.

    Oh yeah... the front sticks better than it looks. :lol3

    C
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  4. Hudman

    Hudman Adventurer

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    Thanks for the support,,, I should get my set on Friday. Creeper: 3,000 miles is more than I would have thought out of a set. That's great news. As I've said I run the Maxxis IT's on my 06 450XC and I get 700-900 miles out of them which is about twice what any other tire our there gets for a true dirt bike. So 3000 miles out of a tire like the M6006 is great. Thanks again
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  5. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    I ran them on a R100GSPD, Liked 'em a lot :thumb Took me a little getting used to though. I hadn't run a tire that was that aggressive on the road for a while, like 20 years :D Pucker factor in the corners on pavement when they were new
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  6. Spode

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    I have the 6006's on my KLR, very nice tire, great offroad, good road manners, and you can't beat the price.
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  7. mogwai

    mogwai humorless prick

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    Mine are still new on a KLR and I haven't gotten over that pucker factorl :eek1

    I really like them on trails, though.
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  8. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    This will make Creep's day. Another look at my favorite Maxxis shot. I too like 'em, I'm just a little less convinced about the front than Creep, but I'd likely run them again...

    [​IMG]
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  9. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Oh noooooo, not that pic again!

    Fine... two can play that game. How about 3 seats and two paint jobs ago?

    [​IMG]

    2 seats and 1 paint job ago...

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    Take that you executive transvestite you! :ksteve
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  10. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    How's that going? I had to cut my Baja "experiment" short about the second time I found myself power sliding to a stop at yellow lights. I took it off the big bike, and now I have it on the light bike.
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  11. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    They're OK. Better in the dirt than the Maxxis... but not by much.
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  12. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh God-King of Ur

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    I have 'em on my KLR - they are suprisingly good on pavement for a 50/50 - I inflate to 30 psi font and back during the week for my commute and I can easily get over far enought to drag my footpegs and there's no slippage or fading...

    Not a very good pic of the tyres but....

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  13. witzgall

    witzgall Goin' South

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  14. Spode

    Spode Malcontent

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    [​IMG]
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  15. arroyoshark

    arroyoshark Needing some space

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    Hey Creep, tell me more about your experience with the Maxxis 6006 up front on loose or muddy trail roads. I've been curious about these tires for my bike, but had heard from someone the fronts don't stick so well off road.

    Thanks.
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  16. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Never was in a situation where it just flat out went away. It did have a "disconnected" feel to it at times though. I don't think it's so much an issue of hooking up as the sometimes vague feel that people have problems with.
    At first I didn't like it much... but every time I thought it was going away, it didn't. :dunno

    I'd buy a set again. I think of them as "econo Saharas" that work better in the dirt but don't last quite as long. Fair trade to me.

    C
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  17. Hudman

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    Thank you all for the pictures,,, I like pictures :)
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  18. witzgall

    witzgall Goin' South

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    Creep, you are right on. I would add that when trail riding, the front is quite apt to break loose at inopertune times, unless you drop the pressure down quite a bit. Just remember to bring it back up once on the tarmac! I got a dualmaxx front tire from Maxxis so I could try it out in combination with the 6006 rear, but I have not gotten around to trying it yet.


    Chris

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  19. Crud

    Crud Rider of Many Things

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    I have been running the 6006 for a couple years now and in the last year or so I have been running the Maxxis M7000 up front which I think they call the dual max. I love this combo for both dirt and street, I have found the M7000 to be a real good road tire as well. Later, Crud
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  20. Cycletroll

    Cycletroll Catastrophe Specialist

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    Put some 6006's on the Dakar y'stday. For a fairly aggressive DOT tire the are very well mannered on the street; even rode them in the rain today with no probs. In-line acceleration traction on loose dirt is not as good as full knobbie but I climbed out of a sandy arroyo yesterday without problem. They corner pretty well at speed on dirt and start to slide very predictably: countersteer + more throttle= big grin. As noted by someone else, they do howl on the pavement above about 40mph. I have run 'em up to about 75 but have not had a chance to wring them out on the highway. For ~ $100/pair they seem like a decent 50/50 tire. I'll update when I have ^ miles.
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