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Old 02-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Dunlop 606 tires

Just found a great deal on a set of dunlop 606 tires, complete set for $60. I wanted to get some opinions on the tires and hear any stories about people who have used them. If youve got any advice, Im all ears.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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Its like riding a tractor on the highway.... Not that bad but they are loud pretty much a street legal Knobby 60$ for a set is a steal
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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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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Old 02-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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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.


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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Old 02-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #5
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Rear good, Front bad.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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Rear good, Front bad.
Yeah, a lot of people like the MT21 front with the D606 rear.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:47 PM   #7
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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.
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.

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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Old 02-14-2013, 02:56 PM   #8
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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.
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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Old 02-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #9
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Have heard the front isn't that great...


But for $60...
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:27 PM   #10
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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.
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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Have heard the front isn't that great...


But for $60...
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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Old 02-14-2013, 03:37 PM   #12
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Dunlop 606 Tires

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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Old 02-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #13
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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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Old 02-14-2013, 04:28 PM   #14
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Dang, they want over a hundred bucks for a rear around here!
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #15
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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.
I get about the same mileage on my fire-breathing pavement-ripping KLR.
5000+ out of a front.
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