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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #20 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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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #21 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:
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #22 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:

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #24 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
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #25 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.
 

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #26 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?
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #27 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)
 

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #28 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:
 

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #29 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.
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #30 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
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2021, 11:10:55 am »
Never had a puncture in the 10years I've been using D606
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #34 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.
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Harder compound will work in my favour with the heavier bike I would think…..

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2021, 11:24:12 am »
Oh, and they're cheep too. Got that going for them. :biggrin:
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2021, 11:43:36 am »
Oh, and they're cheep too. Got that going for them. :biggrin:

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #37 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:
 

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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2021, 12:20:06 pm »
They've been on the market for jonks. Think the 607 is due to replace them?
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Re: Dunlop D606 front tyre on a big bike
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2021, 12:39:23 pm »
Fantastic tyre