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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #40 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.
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #41 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.
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #42 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.
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #43 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.

 

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #44 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:
 

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #45 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

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #46 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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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #47 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

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #48 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:
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #49 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:
 

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #50 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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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #51 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
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #52 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
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2021, 10:43:46 am »
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #54 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!
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Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2021, 02:35:41 pm »
No rim lock
Tyre was fitted and balanced by KTM dealership
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