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Old Yesterday, 01:19 AM   #8101
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My opinion is the D606 is just a shit front tyre, wear had nothing to do with it, but a great rear tyre.

The MT21 front leaves the D606 for dead.

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A lot of guys here in Oz, including myself, are also very happy with the Dunlop D606 on the front, and rear. However I do partially blame my very worn D606 front for my biggest crash I ever had on a decomposed granite road. The main lesson I learned was to never ride off-road with a front tyre that worn again.
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Old Yesterday, 01:36 AM   #8102
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The windscreen mount 12mm as pictured, fitted with the SW Motech rubberised handlebar cross bar mount (also 12mm ) is a good option

https://www.motorradgarage.com.au/gp...meter-crossbar


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The diameter is about 12mm.

I used the handle bar ram mount with the smaller u-bolt and the plastic spacer. Then I had to shim it with a strip of rubber to get a snug fit.
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Old Yesterday, 01:20 PM   #8103
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Ive been using the same tyre combo for the last 4 years
MT21 front and TKC80 rear
front great in the mud good on road
rear allows you steer from the rear and still has enough grip to pull 2nd gear clutch wheelies with no wheel spin
heres a pic of mine from our ride on Sunday
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Old Yesterday, 03:50 PM   #8104
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My opinion is the D606 is just a shit front tyre, wear had nothing to do with it, but a great rear tyre.

The MT21 front leaves the D606 for dead.
Agreed, 606 fronts howl like a banshee and wander constantly - never ever felt comfortable with them.

The MT21 I now have on steers a lot easier and is a lot quieter (almost silent).

Having said that, I have been sidelined for the last month with a broken left ankle when the front MT21 let go whilst slowing down in loose stuff and dumped the Sertao on my left leg.

I think I can probably blame the height of the Sertao as the main cause of the incident though, on a lower bike I would have been able to put a foot down and hold it.
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Old Yesterday, 08:54 PM   #8105
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The MT21 front leaves the D606 for dead.
Yeah, I'm definitely going to have to give the MT21 a go, considering the number of recommendations it gets here.
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Old Today, 07:16 AM   #8106
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Agreed, 606 fronts howl like a banshee and wander constantly - never ever felt comfortable with them.

The MT21 I now have on steers a lot easier and is a lot quieter (almost silent).

Having said that, I have been sidelined for the last month with a broken left ankle when the front MT21 let go whilst slowing down in loose stuff and dumped the Sertao on my left leg.

I think I can probably blame the height of the Sertao as the main cause of the incident though, on a lower bike I would have been able to put a foot down and hold it.
Sorry to hear about your ankle.

At a risk of starting a firestorm, I'll agree that you can blame it on the height of the Sertao, coupled with its hefty 425 lbs, and high center of gravity.

I know I know, many happy owners of Sertaos and Dakars (myself included). I know that it is the bike that does a lot of things well, but none exceptionally well and it is a compromise. I know there are even heavier adventure bikes. All that said, it is sometimes hard to keep it upright in slow speed situations on an uneven ground. Unfortunately your ankle was hurt as a result of all of this.

Heal quickly!
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Old Today, 03:12 PM   #8107
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YZ Conversion: Factory Lowered

Hello All, this may be off-forum since I have a lowered G650GS 2011, but there a lot on the YZ conversions on this thread. I would have bought a Sertao but I like to flat foot it (I'm short).

My main question is there any point in the conversion for the with the reduced range of motion in the lowered bikes.

If there is any point in doing it, can the kits out there for the Sertao be modified for my bike.

Anyway I look forward to any feedback.
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Old Today, 04:41 PM   #8108
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Hello All, this may be off-forum since I have a lowered G650GS 2011, but there a lot on the YZ conversions on this thread. I would have bought a Sertao but I like to flat foot it (I'm short).

My main question is there any point in the conversion for the with the reduced range of motion in the lowered bikes.

If there is any point in doing it, can the kits out there for the Sertao be modified for my bike.

Anyway I look forward to any feedback.
Whether the bike is lowered or not the YZ forks still work a lot better, you simply overlap the upper and lower legs more using a longer spacer to reduce length and travel. The 46mm forks are easier to achieve further travel reduction to suit the lowering
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Old Today, 05:04 PM   #8109
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Thanks for the info.

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Whether the bike is lowered or not the YZ forks still work a lot better, you simply overlap the upper and lower legs more using a longer spacer to reduce length and travel. The 46mm forks are easier to achieve further travel reduction to suit the lowering
Thanks I am going to look into it.
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