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Will this be better in sand?
« on: October 12, 2009, 09:10:00 am »
Ha, look what got delivered at my house this weekend, a set of previously unobtainable D606's. Compared to the current Scorpion ST's (background in pic), do you thing they will actually be better in sand? :biggrin:

Big up to Konrad Davidtz and his start-up business Dunlop Racing Zone who was able to source and deliver the set within 4 days where many have previously tried and failed

 

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 09:12:39 am »
Brilliant tire, yes it will be better in sand. And I don't know what the hassle is with stock, I walked in and piked up my tire the same day.
 

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 09:24:53 am »
Sot you can ride a bloody Anakee in sand, a Kenda K270 will also work in sand, you start to sound like a kTM rider thats using Dunlop SuperDooper Digger Last Ball Hair grabber tyres, that said, that tyre on a KLR in sand must be a blast to ride.  :biggrin:

You not going to get a moerse lot of miles from that.  ;)
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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 09:27:12 am »
Sot you can ride a bloody Anakee in sand, a Kenda K270 will also work in sand, you start to sound like a kTM rider thats using Dunlop SuperDooper Digger Last Ball Hair grabber tyres.  :biggrin:

You not going to get a moerse lot of miles from that.  ;)

Ag toggie maar dis so mooi. Will look good standing outside Kriges on a Friday afternoon as well
 

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 09:28:20 am »
Sot you can ride a bloody Anakee in sand, a Kenda K270 will also work in sand, you start to sound like a kTM rider thats using Dunlop SuperDooper Digger Last Ball Hair grabber tyres.  :biggrin:

You not going to get a moerse lot of miles from that.  ;)

Ag toggie maar dis so mooi. Will look good standing outside Kriges on a Friday afternoon as well

Agree a KLR with knobbies just looks really cool.

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 09:29:08 am »
What did you pay for it? (If i may ask)
 

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 09:30:33 am »
Just more than R1100 for the set, delivered
 

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 09:35:04 am »
Awesome, i'm getting me some too then.  Seems to be the same price range as Kenda270's, kingskt966 etc.  I got 7000ks on the kings last round, will this give the same mileage?
 

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009, 09:37:21 am »
i have rear 17 and 18's
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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2009, 09:42:58 am »
Awesome, i'm getting me some too then.  Seems to be the same price range as Kenda270's, kingskt966 etc.  I got 7000ks on the kings last round, will this give the same mileage?

I have no idea as this is my first set. According to Michnus, not, but guys like Groenie, who swear by D606's, will have a better idea. The longevity of tyres is anyway very relative. When I still liked spinning it up up to 4th on the dirt, TW42's did not last more than 4000 k's. They way I ride nowadays it will probably last me forever
 

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2009, 09:46:44 am »
Sand is even ok on trailwings.


 

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2009, 10:06:17 am »
Kings KT966 are slightly more expensive but last longer too. Kendas are shite - period!
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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2009, 10:09:38 am »
Sand is even ok on trailwings.


I.m.o. Trailwings are still the best all-round tyres for a 650 if you do a mix of roads with commuting thrown in too. Very good on tar, in the wet and dry and lekker on dirt. But I've never tried serious knobblies before and think it will be interesting. At the price it is worth it, if I don't like it I'll probably go back to TW's
 

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2009, 10:11:32 am »
Sand is even ok on trailwings.




Zonk sure looks "moeg" in that pic.....
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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2009, 01:33:17 pm »
I commute everyday on my KLR with the D606 rear and the T63 front. I recently replaced the D606 with another after 8000km.
 

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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2009, 03:07:32 pm »
Agree a KLR with knobbies just looks really cool.

You mean something like this?
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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2009, 03:08:26 pm »
Still no guarantee that this won't happen though..
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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2009, 05:03:56 pm »
Sand is even ok on trailwings.




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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2009, 05:13:06 pm »
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Re: Will this be better in sand?
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2009, 05:57:17 pm »
Got my D606 thursday,and did some riding/testing on friday - see ride reports (www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=39087.0)

And must say,I faarking love it!! And the DR looks good with some desent knobblies. . .

Did some sand riding,and they ride like a dream.(im a bit carefull now on the tar with them,but that doesnt bother me..)

I realy dont know how many km's im gonna get out of them,Road to Porterville on saturday,and then just outside on the mountain there's sum nice kinda technical roads we did and gravel roads we took to get there. . (Anyway the whole day was kind of a disaster,as I nearly crashed out on the last 30km's of the 400km we did.)

But the D606 is like magic on the gravel,rocks,everything. . They stick moer lekker.

And I got home saturday on the back of a bakkie with my bike >:(

So I have just about over the 400km's on my D606,and I can already see some tear.
Awsome tyre,will get another if this 1 is finished,just wondering how many k's im gonna get out of them ???

Also a HUGE thanx to Konrad Davidts from Dunlop Racing Zone -WC,Organised my D606 aswell,and got it afer 3/4days.

So if you looking for sum Dunlop shoes:
Contact : Konrad Davidts
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konradd@capetyre.co.za :thumleft: (fixed e-mail address)

Sorry if I hijacked your thread Sot ;D

Cheers!
« Last Edit: October 12, 2009, 06:54:40 pm by Sot »
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