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Title: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 18, 2021, 05:21:41 pm
Couldn't get a MotoZ or Mitas E13 locally so bought this for the 890....
Anyone used it on a big bike? I don't care what it feels like on tar, just interested in offroad performance and mileage on a bigger bike?




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Title: Re: Dunlop D606 on a big bike
Post by: VaalBaas on June 18, 2021, 05:23:12 pm
HY sal hou tot hy op is :biggrin:....vra maar weer as jy goeie raad soek :)
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 18, 2021, 05:29:33 pm
HY sal hou tot hy op is :biggrin:....vra maar weer as jy goeie raad soek :)

Wysheid op hierdie forum is verstommend  ;D
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 on a big bike
Post by: VaalBaas on June 18, 2021, 05:36:36 pm
Was n lang dag emn ek wou eintlik net n merker los...  :)

Het dit ook al oorweeg om op n HP te sit, so ek wag saam vir die slimmer antwoord
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 on a big bike
Post by: Cracker on June 18, 2021, 05:42:25 pm
Not many that I know, liked that front tyre. But I did.

It didn't last very long on a KLR but on your 890, it should last forever ..........................  :biggrin:

Joking aside, I liked it for the side knobs. Great for mud and sand. Seemed to climb outta ruts quite well.

On the road it's OK but it's a knobbly .........
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 on a big bike
Post by: LouisXander on June 18, 2021, 05:43:13 pm
Voor gaan hy jou beter km gee, agter?

Tot hy kla is  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 18, 2021, 05:55:59 pm
Voor gaan hy jou beter km gee, agter?

Tot hy kla is  :imaposer:
Wil hom spesifiek voor opsit
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: LouisXander on June 18, 2021, 05:58:08 pm
Ek kan nie sien hoekom nie?

Sal nie hoe spoed doen met hom nie, maar op my XR600 Hou hy al 10k km, teen 120km/h max.

Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: LouisXander on June 18, 2021, 05:59:00 pm
Gewig vd XR is seer sekerlik Baie minder as die 890,so Hou maar dop wat hy doen
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 18, 2021, 06:04:52 pm
Ek kan nie sien hoekom nie?

Sal nie hoe spoed doen met hom nie, maar op my XR600 Hou hy al 10k km, teen 120km/h max.
Is actually gerate vir 170km/h
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 18, 2021, 06:06:31 pm
Not many that I know, liked that front tyre. But I did.

It didn't last very long on a KLR but on your 890, it should last forever ..........................  :biggrin:

Joking aside, I liked it for the side knobs. Great for mud and sand. Seemed to climb outta ruts quite well.

On the road it's OK but it's a knobbly .........

Thanks Cracker.
Did you fit it on your 990?
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Stevie on June 18, 2021, 06:09:13 pm
Used these without problems front and rear on the smaller DR350'S.
FYI - On the advice of Jimbo we ran the fronts  opposite to the suggested direction of travel.
I didn't question his theory he just had too much experience - went with it no probs.

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Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Tabasco on June 18, 2021, 06:14:01 pm
Back in the day ... was dit  606 front + 908 rear vir die LC8
toe kom al die ander makes & daar word ge swop left & right
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: LouisXander on June 18, 2021, 06:15:11 pm
Ek kan nie sien hoekom nie?

Sal nie hoe spoed doen met hom nie, maar op my XR600 Hou hy al 10k km, teen 120km/h max.
Is actually gerate vir 170km/h
Dan is jy gewax

Ek bedoel my 600 het 120km/h max met hom gehardloop vir lank, dele darem so 140km/h ook......
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 18, 2021, 06:17:34 pm
Back in the day ... was dit  606 front + 908 rear vir die LC8
toe kom al die ander makes & daar word ge swop left & right

Thanks
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 18, 2021, 06:52:03 pm
Ek het nou op ons trip n D606 voor en agter opgehad, en alhoewel my bike ligter is, is dit nie so n groot verskil in gewig nie.

Agter weet ek nooit wat ek ophet nie :biggrin: maar voor is vir my belangrik, en my favourite voorband is die Pirelli MT21 Rallycross, maar die D606 het beter terugvoer op grond gegee, en meer sekuur gevoel.

Ek het hom nooit gedruk op teer nie, maar die D606 sal nire so goed kan wees as die MT21, omrede sy meer agressiewe blok-uitleg.

Ek is baie tevrede met die voorband D606.
Title: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 18, 2021, 07:02:04 pm
Ek het nou op ons trip n D606 voor en agter opgehad, en alhoewel my bike ligter is, is dit nie so n groot verskil in gewig nie.

Agter weet ek nooit wat ek ophet nie :biggrin: maar voor is vir my belangrik, en my favourite voorband is die Pirelli MT21 Rallycross, maar die D606 het beter terugvoer op grond gegee, en meer sekuur gevoel.

Ek het hom nooit gedruk op teer nie, maar die D606 sal nire so goed kan wees as die MT21, omrede sy meer agressiewe blok-uitleg.

Ek is baie tevrede met die voorband D606.
Dankie Danie

Was ook gelukkig met hulle op my 701.
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Challa on June 18, 2021, 07:23:46 pm
Laat weet hoe werk die d606 vir jou? Ek het juis hierdie week n bietjie opgelees oor die band.

Tans het ek Michelin Anakee Adventure agter en n Anakee Wild voor wat baie lekker werk.

My volgende kombinasie gaan n Dunlop Trailmax mission agter en D606 voor wees.

Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 18, 2021, 07:29:47 pm
Laat weet hoe werk die d606 vir jou? Ek het juis hierdie week n bietjie opgelees oor die band.

Tans het ek Michelin Anakee Adventure agter en n Anakee Wild voor wat baie lekker werk.

My volgende kombinasie gaan n Dunlop Trailmax mission agter en D606 voor wees.


 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 on a big bike
Post by: Cracker on June 18, 2021, 09:08:54 pm
Not many that I know, liked that front tyre. But I did.

It didn't last very long on a KLR but on your 890, it should last forever ..........................  :biggrin:

Joking aside, I liked it for the side knobs. Great for mud and sand. Seemed to climb outta ruts quite well.

On the road it's OK but it's a knobbly .........

Thanks Cracker.
Did you fit it on your 990?

No, only the KLR.

I'd be a sceptical about the 170km/h ..................... the middle knobs tend to deform a bit  as time goes on
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: steveindar on June 19, 2021, 08:52:27 am
Run the pressure a bit harder than normal so it doesn't deform too much off road and end up tracking. Otherwise should be good.
I'm sure you'll give us feedback. ;)

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Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: petri oosthuizen on June 19, 2021, 09:25:46 am
Noneking soos ek al jou videos kyk het jy basically amper nie eens 'n voor RIM nodig nie, never mind 'n tyre ;) :biggrin:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 19, 2021, 10:02:04 am
Noneking soos ek al jou videos kyk het jy basically amper nie eens 'n voor RIM nodig nie, never mind 'n tyre ;) :biggrin:

Nee wat Petri,

Maklik om net die highlights en goeie comblike op social media te sit...... :peepwall:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: jaybiker on June 19, 2021, 04:42:09 pm
Don't really like 'em on my X Challenge. First ride on them scared me on the tar with a weird floaty feeling above 100kmh, almost as if the bike would go into a tank slapper if I went any faster. The previous Michelin Siracs that I had were perfectly stable. I mentioned it on the forum and was advised that the the feeling would go away after a bit of settling in mileage.
Well, it has to some extent, but only up to 120 depending on the road surface.  A long section of the N2 hereabouts looks like it has been 'raked' and this has the effect of closing the throttle.
Then again, I think the settling effect probably has more to do with me 'nipping' the steering head bearings a little bit.
The front knobs are now beginning to exhibit a bit of wedge shaped wear, and I think I'll be changing it's direction soon when I get that 'round tuitt' that I've been looking for.

Meantime I guess that I'll just have to live with it until they're worn slick and I'll be looking for alternative replacements. Pity, because they're great off the tar.
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: TrailBlazer on June 19, 2021, 05:40:42 pm
Don't really like 'em on my X Challenge. First ride on them scared me on the tar with a weird floaty feeling above 100kmh, almost as if the bike would go into a tank slapper

This... I put one on the front of my 'Alp and my constipation was cured in 20 seconds.

I did about 30km on it and replaced it with a Kenda... been riding Kenda's since 2009 and felt more comfortable with them than I did with that f%=÷€^ng 606  :o
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 19, 2021, 07:12:33 pm
On the 701 I have never had the front D606 feel insecure, from day one.

I run the front about 1.6bar, tar and dirt.
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Mr D on June 19, 2021, 07:39:05 pm
I experienced the same as jaybiker and TrailBlazer on my 690, don’t know if it’s because my rear was also D606.

Without railroading Noneking’s thread, what’s your rear tyre for interest sake 2SD?
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Johndog on June 19, 2021, 07:55:53 pm
I use D606's on the front on my Xr650l. I will go out of my way to find them. The grip is superb off road, and I have no real complaints on road, though I don't ask much of them, don't go much more than 110 on tar.

(just out of interest my favorite rear tyres are D606 or Mitas CO2's, best value/performance combination)
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 19, 2021, 09:25:49 pm
I experienced the same as jaybiker and TrailBlazer on my 690, don’t know if it’s because my rear was also D606.

Without railroading Noneking’s thread, what’s your rear tyre for interest sake 2SD?

Also a D606, currently, ran at 1.6 bar like the front. I am better at remembering just one pressure. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: IanTheTooth on June 20, 2021, 05:48:37 am
I'm also using D606's here with no complaints on two bikes as I need to have a DOT legal tyre. They are lasting better than the old Michelin T63's I loved in RSA but are more difficult to fit if you do it yourself . They are a bit noisy if you run them at 1.6 bar on tar but they perform OK at that pressure. I would say they are happiest at a bit over 2 bar on the road. Don't panic Noneking, just regard them as black things that stop the rims rubbing on the road.
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Cracker on June 20, 2021, 10:11:57 am
You see, you either love em or hate em .................. I loved them but was naturally never running high speeds - maxed out maybe 150

And also ran low pressures
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 20, 2021, 10:24:23 am
You see, you either love em or hate em .................. I loved them but was naturally never running high speeds - maxed out maybe 150

And also ran low pressures
Yeah, I think they will suit my application just fine.

Thanks all for your input
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: JacoM on June 20, 2021, 10:44:52 am
I had a set on my 501.
It is a harder rubber compound than other offroad tires for plastics.
It lasted longer, but the grip is not that great due to the harder rubber.
Even with the aggressive pattern I still felt less grip due to the tough rubber in offroad conditions.
M 2c's
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: LouisXander on June 20, 2021, 11:10:55 am
Never had a puncture in the 10years I've been using D606
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 20, 2021, 11:13:08 am
I had a set on my 501.
It is a harder rubber compound than other offroad tires for plastics.
It lasted longer, but the grip is not that great due to the harder rubber.
Even with the aggressive pattern I still felt less grip due to the tough rubber in offroad conditions.
M 2c's
Harder compound will work in my favour with the heavier bike I would think…..

Puncture resistance always a major factor we we ride.
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: jaybiker on June 20, 2021, 11:24:12 am
Oh, and they're cheep too. Got that going for them. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 20, 2021, 11:43:36 am
Oh, and they're cheep too. Got that going for them. :biggrin:

For sure... :ricky:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 20, 2021, 12:09:35 pm
Oh, and they're cheep too. Got that going for them. :biggrin:

Until everyone start fitting them........... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: LouisXander on June 20, 2021, 12:20:06 pm
They've been on the market for jonks. Think the 607 is due to replace them?
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: 73 Peanut on June 20, 2021, 12:39:23 pm
Fantastic tyre
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Saddle Up on June 20, 2021, 03:52:50 pm
Something about the 606's me scare me a little, we all become accustomed to certain characteristics of the various tyre brands and thread patterns, but I would much rather fit a Kenda K784 to the front for your type of riding and conditions.
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: sidetrack on June 21, 2021, 09:36:03 am
Something about the 606's me scare me a little, we all become accustomed to certain characteristics of the various tyre brands and thread patterns, but I would much rather fit a Kenda K784 to the front for your type of riding and conditions.
Indeed the 606 seems to be a love them or hate them tyre for many. I know of a couple of people who do not like them up front. I like the MT21, T63's I found very soft and prone to getting cuts on rocky tracks.
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: mtr89 on June 21, 2021, 02:02:04 pm
Been running D606's on my Tenere for years now, front and rear. I am often 2 up with wifey on the back so run 2.2 bar front and 2.5 bar rear. Had a few punctures but every single one of them has had a big piece of wire or screw through the tyre. They are  noisy on tar but that doesn't bother me. They don't last as long as some of the other brands but the good thing is that thy are cheap so you just get a new tyre without wincing at the till.
I'm pretty happy with them and probably wont change to another brand unless forced to do so.
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Stroke Her on June 21, 2021, 03:48:43 pm
Been running D606's on my Tenere for years now, front and rear. I am often 2 up with wifey on the back so run 2.2 bar front and 2.5 bar rear. Had a few punctures but every single one of them has had a big piece of wire or screw through the tyre. They are  noisy on tar but that doesn't bother me. They don't last as long as some of the other brands but the good thing is that thy are cheap so you just get a new tyre without wincing at the till.
I'm pretty happy with them and probably wont change to another brand unless forced to do so.

Couldnt agree more. XT660Z 2.2-2.5bar regardless of terrain. I can normally stretch 1 front for two rears...just barely...but I do ride my tires until there is very little left. Even once ragged I find the on tar performance just fine. Franshoek pass on worn down D606 is lotsa fun :thumleft:

Normally get about 5500-6500km on a rear...but cheap enough that it doesnt matter.

And on std XT660z rims I can change the D606 tyres with my std bike toolkit by the roadside...no need for beadbreakers etc.

They work very well on sand for first half of their wear life as well.

Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 21, 2021, 04:02:03 pm
Been running D606's on my Tenere for years now, front and rear. I am often 2 up with wifey on the back so run 2.2 bar front and 2.5 bar rear. Had a few punctures but every single one of them has had a big piece of wire or screw through the tyre. They are  noisy on tar but that doesn't bother me. They don't last as long as some of the other brands but the good thing is that thy are cheap so you just get a new tyre without wincing at the till.
I'm pretty happy with them and probably wont change to another brand unless forced to do so.

Couldnt agree more. XT660Z 2.2-2.5bar regardless of terrain. I can normally stretch 1 front for two rears...just barely...but I do ride my tires until there is very little left. Even once ragged I find the on tar performance just fine. Franshoek pass on worn down D606 is lotsa fun :thumleft:

Normally get about 5500-6500km on a rear...but cheap enough that it doesnt matter.

And on std XT660z rims I can change the D606 tyres with my std bike toolkit by the roadside...no need for beadbreakers etc.

They work very well on sand for first half of their wear life as well.

Lewe jy nog???   Storie loop hier in die bos Covid het jou.... :pot:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Stroke Her on June 21, 2021, 04:15:32 pm
Moenie alles glo wat jy op die bos se rumour mill hoor nie...

Gesond en werk my moer af.

Jou mos gese D606 is befokte tyre O0

Sal een van die dae jou ketel kom toets...
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Knucklhead on June 21, 2021, 04:32:37 pm
Couldn't get a MotoZ or Mitas E13 locally so bought this for the 890....
Anyone used it on a big bike? I don't care what it feels like on tar, just interested in offroad performance and mileage on a bigger bike?




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Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: LouisXander on June 21, 2021, 07:50:58 pm
Moenie alles glo wat jy op die bos se rumour mill hoor nie...

Gesond en werk my moer af.

Jou mos gese D606 is befokte tyre O0

Sal een van die dae jou ketel kom toets...
Wat meen jy? Ek staan nou die dag by Dux en praat oor jou en die 650R wat ek destyds by jou gekoop het, maar kon net ni op jou naam kom nie
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: mtr89 on June 21, 2021, 07:53:22 pm
Been running D606's on my Tenere for years now, front and rear. I am often 2 up with wifey on the back so run 2.2 bar front and 2.5 bar rear. Had a few punctures but every single one of them has had a big piece of wire or screw through the tyre. They are  noisy on tar but that doesn't bother me. They don't last as long as some of the other brands but the good thing is that thy are cheap so you just get a new tyre without wincing at the till.
I'm pretty happy with them and probably wont change to another brand unless forced to do so.

Couldnt agree more. XT660Z 2.2-2.5bar regardless of terrain. I can normally stretch 1 front for two rears...just barely...but I do ride my tires until there is very little left. Even once ragged I find the on tar performance just fine. Franshoek pass on worn down D606 is lotsa fun :thumleft:

Normally get about 5500-6500km on a rear...but cheap enough that it doesnt matter.

And on std XT660z rims I can change the D606 tyres with my std bike toolkit by the roadside...no need for beadbreakers etc.

They work very well on sand for first half of their wear life as well.

Lewe jy nog???   Storie loop hier in die bos Covid het jou.... :pot:
@2StrokeDan ,yessir, alive and well. I reckon the D606's will run well on your 701....and you'll live to tell the tail ;) :biggrin:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 21, 2021, 09:44:07 pm
Been running D606's on my Tenere for years now, front and rear. I am often 2 up with wifey on the back so run 2.2 bar front and 2.5 bar rear. Had a few punctures but every single one of them has had a big piece of wire or screw through the tyre. They are  noisy on tar but that doesn't bother me. They don't last as long as some of the other brands but the good thing is that thy are cheap so you just get a new tyre without wincing at the till.
I'm pretty happy with them and probably wont change to another brand unless forced to do so.

Couldnt agree more. XT660Z 2.2-2.5bar regardless of terrain. I can normally stretch 1 front for two rears...just barely...but I do ride my tires until there is very little left. Even once ragged I find the on tar performance just fine. Franshoek pass on worn down D606 is lotsa fun :thumleft:

Normally get about 5500-6500km on a rear...but cheap enough that it doesnt matter.

And on std XT660z rims I can change the D606 tyres with my std bike toolkit by the roadside...no need for beadbreakers etc.

They work very well on sand for first half of their wear life as well.

Lewe jy nog???   Storie loop hier in die bos Covid het jou.... :pot:
@2StrokeDan ,yessir, alive and well. I reckon the D606's will run well on your 701....and you'll live to tell the tail ;) :biggrin:

I will always live to tell the tale......mos soos n ratel. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 25, 2021, 07:32:45 pm
Fitted the D606 and went for a quick spin. Feels like….. a knobbly tyre

Will test it properly on dirt this Sunday




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Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Saddle Up on June 26, 2021, 07:04:23 am
Daar is net 'n ding met 'n nuwe tyre op 'n fiets, 'n hunkering om saam avontuur te beleef
Geniet dit
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 26, 2021, 08:53:47 am
Daar is net 'n ding met 'n nuwe tyre op 'n fiets, 'n hunkering om saam avontuur te beleef
Geniet dit
Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 27, 2021, 10:43:46 am
Behaving very well!


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Title: Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: IanTheTooth on June 27, 2021, 02:05:12 pm
Can't see a rim lock on that front wheel for what looks like quite big balance weights in the bottom of the picture. Did you do a static balance it after you spooned the tyre on or is that the previous tyre's balance weights? I've got one that's so far out of balance with the rim lock that I think I'm going to take it off and rotate it though 180 degrees to see if that helps - or get a lighter rim lock!
Title: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
Post by: Noneking on June 27, 2021, 02:35:41 pm
No rim lock
Tyre was fitted and balanced by KTM dealership