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post #1 of 14 Old 03-03-2007, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried these out? How's the milage on road? Grip off road?

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looks like a decent tire. What is the price on them?

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kinda pricey,266 a set

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I've run a coupla sets. Average about 7,000 miles on the rear. Decent traction in the dirt, as long as the dirt doesn't turn to mud. For the money/miles/traction the dunlop 606 makes more sense.
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It's gonna be hard to get me off of the mefos.Milage is high and traction is very good on slab and gravel/dirt.Not so good in mud unless you air down a good bit.Always lookin though

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Looks like the mefos will get my next call.

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Its easy to see who offroads and who doesn't by this thread. LOL!

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D606 all the way. Never look back.
Good ...

I'm currently running Pirelli MT21's and in another few weeks will be after a new set of tyres.

Was toying up between Mich's Enduro's or Karoos and the Dunlop 606's and am tending to lean towards the 606's at the moment.


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My 2 cents... In my experience, the Enduro 3 on the front was a great tire. I got 8,000 miles out of it, on and off road it was a great tire.
The Karoo however; was great off road tire, but it lasted a whole 1,500 miles.. Yes, thats one thousand five hundred miles and it was shot. Cupped like a bad habit.
I now have over 5,000 miles on a TKC80 up front, and it looks as though it will be good for another 3,000.
I am using a D606 on the back, and it is wearing faster than the TKC80's I normally use on the rear. It looks like the D606 will last me up to about 4,000 miles. The D606 has excellent off road traction, and seems to bite the dirt better than the TKC80's, but it's a noisy beast on the road. I will be going back to a TKC80 in the rear. I get about 8,000 miles out of the TKC's on the rear.
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Speaking of noise ...

I normally run my MT21's at about 32-33 psi on the road ... (see below) ... when I hit the dirt I air them down to 16R / 14F ... I played around with this a bit until I found some numbers I liked.

But when i get back on the black top with the low pressures they are NOISSSSYYYYYY. So I head for the nearest servo and put air in them. I find the above pressures give me good traction without the noise.


My riding consists of days to work. About 5 minutes each way so not too far. Weekends are play time 30 minutes gets me to the dirt and I play for about 100 odd km before heading home. Via the nearest servo ...


To go a bit further required hundreds (or thousands) of km's before the dirt.



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