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Just fitted a set of Dunlop 606 front and rear along with 14/52 sprockets and a new chain as well, I cut the chain off at 110 links, that just gives me clearance with the rear shock mud guard and sets the axle back on number 5 on the snail cams

INTRO

I had full Michelin knobbies on before and the ride even on smoothish dirt roads was quite uncomfortable and on the tar was awful at anything less than 80kph, and they always felt like hey were going to go out from under you on any sort of medium to tight bend.

NOW THE 606's IN GENERAL

By the way, I'm also running Michelin 4mm extra heavy duty inner tubes, hopefully I will never have to worry about a flat, the tyre cases are heavy, probably close to twice that of the Michelins, with 14PSI in the tyre and my 90+kilo's they hardly distort, I'm going to drop to 12 rear and 14 front on the next ride, the rear tyre is non directional, the front is directional, I was able to fit the front tyre myself with out any trouble, took about 15min once I had cleaned up the rims, I also added a new hole for a new rim lock almost opposite the valve

The rear was a different story, I couldn't even get the rim inside the case it was so stiff so back to the dealer the next day, free fitting anyway but I wanted to clean up the rim as well and also installed 2 brand new rim locks in the rear spaced evenly apart

THE DIRT

You notice streight away less grip in the dirt than the michelin's, only a bit though and certainly not enough to be any problem, after a ride on the w/end I was able to maintain my usual average speeds on the firetrails without any problem, Smooth dirt sections were a pleasure too ride, once I get used to them they will be very good tyres in the dirt.

THE TAR

The grip is excellent on the tar, I didn't once fell like they would slide out and dump me on my arse, and the ride is smooth and comfortable, what more can I say, I don't really care much about there road performance but they are a pleasure after the michelin tractor tyres I had before

CONCLUSION

I have tried them on the tar, smooth and rough fire trails, tough rocky hill climbs, muddy hill climbs and tight sandy and rocky single tracks an they seem to handle it all with out any nasty surprises.

Cheers
Steve  biggrin



-- Edited by BM Steve on Tuesday 12th of June 2012 03:02:31 PM

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Thanks for the excellent feedback - looks to be a good trail tyre smile



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I have been using the 606's for 3 months now and reckon they are a great allround tyre. Having a play on the macclesfield strathalbyn road it almost feels like a motard. The only issue I have has is on damp sloping pasture. I did a 360 spin on the spot coming down the hill and it spat me off. I may have been laughing too much a lost concentration though

-- Edited by JuJu on Saturday 16th of June 2012 12:14:55 AM

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I have been looking for these tires for ages. Anyone know where they're available in the UK?



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606 ,s have been a great all round tyre for me also over the years, I find the front once worn 3/4 starts to feel a little vague and wander a bit.

When fitting my tires I leave them out in the sun for a couple of hours to soften them up, or you can sit them if front of a heater if the wife is cool with that, or you could cheat and use a heat gun if it's cloudy.


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TTpower wrote:

When fitting my tires I leave them out in the sun for a couple of hours to soften them up, or you can sit them if front of a heater if the wife is cool with that, or you could cheat and use a heat gun if it's cloudy.


 Or you can go bugger that and have Suttos fit them for free  biggrin

What part of Sydney do you live in TTPower ?

Cheers

Steve



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BM Steve wrote:
TTpower wrote:

When fitting my tires I leave them out in the sun for a couple of hours to soften them up, or you can sit them if front of a heater if the wife is cool with that, or you could cheat and use a heat gun if it's cloudy.


 Or you can go bugger that and have Suttos fit them for free  biggrin

What part of Sydney do you live in TTPower ?

Cheers

Steve


 Yeah I like your option better, Im the only tyre changer in our group so bit of practice helps and they charge 20 bucks per tyre to fit at most shops.

Im in Ramsgate Beach in Sydney, southside of the city.



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Thinking of giving these a try...I assume you're going with the 90/90-21 and 120/90-18? These are the closest in size that I could find.

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I've never heated my tyres before, but the Pirelli XC Mid Hard tyres I am using are 6 ply, nearly beat me the first time, after heating the last rear tyre up I was shocked how easy it made it. I like the look of the D606's and they have been popular for many years.

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hi im in australia also and thinking of the D606's, im going for 120 / 90/ 18 REAR, 90/ 90/ 21 Front


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i have for sale on ebay a new dunlop rear tyre 120/90/18 on ebay start bids £25.00 if anyone interested leeds yorkshire 07961904435 john

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I had 606's on my WR250F as OEM standard and found them a great all round tyre regardless of street/rego approval etc etc.

Mucho BS is written and spoken about tyres and tyre pressure but it is normally only valid for very specific riding situations. Unless you know you are only going to ride in wet pine forests or sand beaches you need an all round tyre and that is only doubly so on a TTR trail bike (ie an all round bike for all round use). The 606's are probably the most aggressive all round tyre but they are exceptionally good. Watch them on a wet tar road though - the lack of rubber in contact with the surface really shows - but not an issue in the dry.

I would go for the 606's again.

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