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PostSubject: i did it !!!!!   2/20/2010, 8:44 pm

bought a set of D606's 3 tire irons, 2 tubes and some rim bands, this is were i wounderd how my day was going to go !






removing wheels from bike was easy, back wheel feel apart when removed, thought i broke it, found out its called a cush drive !





See the 2 pieces, rubber pieces also bounced all over !





i guess this is what a cush frive looks like



so i took about 2 hrs of fidle fadling and i got them on, took my time. every thing went smoothly

(notice the cool fmf Q4 exaust, put that on yesterday) Sounds good !




here is a better pic




and her she is all done, rode a little bit, handles good, need to find some dirt tommarrow. yee haa, this was my x-mas present to my self. and quality time with the bike is always good for one's ego !


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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   2/20/2010, 8:48 pm

Damn she is CLEANNNNN. looken good!

*the wife just now said i can ride tomorrow morning . I'm not ready and i don't think i'll be ready
**My 606's should be here WED.
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   2/20/2010, 8:50 pm


Didn't know the DR had a cush hub, that's pretty cool. That's a sharp looking machine
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   2/20/2010, 10:52 pm

Good work Shane. I always seem to pinch at least one tube when changing tires. I need to slow down when I do it.
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   2/21/2010, 7:40 am

TheFlying"W" wrote:
Good work Shane. I always seem to pinch at least one tube when changing tires. I need to slow down when I do it.

You cannot let a mechanical object know you are in a HURRY!
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   2/21/2010, 10:20 am

i got alot of good tips off of you tube, just type in dirt bike tire mounting, there are a couple real good videos, one factory dunlop guy changed a tire in 3 1/2 minutes from start to finish. ( wheel already off of the bike) made me look slow. used baby powder inside the tire to help the tube from sticking to the new tire, put a little air in tube also. used dish soap for tire lube. used a neibor as my bead buddy ! way better then spending $80 or more at the bike shop for this.
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   2/22/2010, 10:42 am

Lookin' good Shane!

Fresh knobbies are the best..... thumb

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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   2/22/2010, 5:03 pm

Nice Job I need to order a set of 606's this week myself. Nothing like new tire traction....Sweeeet!

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PostSubject: i did it !!!!!   2/22/2010, 6:30 pm

well, those baby's are a good lookin tire. they ought to last you forever! LOL LOL. they will wear out, but ya have to ride to do it. LOL LOL. an hows that spring ride lookin? weathers been pretty nice. we are snowmobiling still on 4 to 6 feet so springs a ways off here.
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   2/23/2010, 9:47 am

big jer, i cant wait for the spring ride, i went out sunday, and didnt make it far before snow and mud brought the trip to a end. still had a good time.
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   3/2/2010, 9:25 pm

ok, its a little slow at work so i modified my front blinkers for free. took the factory brackets off, rotated them 180 deg, then fliped 180 deg. re-installed everything. blinkers moved up about 2 in, and in about 2 in. they are a little more out of the way and i didnt have to by stubby plinkers !


before !







and after.... free farkles rock ! and they are still flexable, did not have to modify the stock of the blinker at all




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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   4/9/2011, 5:06 pm







Ok,I know this is a old thread, just thought i would give a up date. I got a new rear D606 to replace the old one. I got about 2400 miles out of it. There was a little bit of life in it depending on how low you like to run the thread depth. When removing the old tire, I noticed the tube bonded to the wheel. I heard of the tube bonding with the tire. Took no chances and replaced the tube also. The rim strip still looked ok so i left it alone. When mounting the new tire I also used baby powder on the rim. Maybe this will help the tube from sticking. But all and all, when I was done, it seemed to hold air. I like the 606 and the only complaint is the life, but for a nobbie, I think it does real good. The front still has plenty of meat. The nobbies are starting to peak a little but i think I can get another year out of them. So with this done, I am ready for another year of ridding.


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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   4/10/2011, 10:45 pm

nice. that is a good looking bike. mayn
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   4/13/2011, 6:53 am

Thanks for the update! Tire threads are must more useful when someone revisits them and actually lets you know how the tires performed!

How do you like the FMF?
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   4/13/2011, 1:03 pm

congrats on a job well done cheers now your ready for the big time. looks like the babystroler in the background could use new goodyears poser or you could come over and put on the sahara 3's that arrived on my doorstep yesteday Hide
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   4/13/2011, 8:43 pm

Murray211 wrote:
Thanks for the update! Tire threads are must more useful when someone revisits them and actually lets you know how the tires performed!

How do you like the FMF?

The FMF pipe is great. Has good tones but is not to loud. Plus was 1/2 the weight of the stocker. I got mine on sale in the winter last year when FMF was haveing a 20% off sale. they usualy run that sale in the winter months. I noticed they had it again this year. It is a very popular pipe for the DR's.



RENO wrote:
congrats on a job well done cheers now your ready for the big time. looks like the babystroler in the background could use new goodyears poser or you could come over and put on the sahara 3's that arrived on my doorstep yesteday Hide


You throw-in out a chalenge ? GGGRRRR frikin tires Swear ! I do it for the adventure. That was the last time that babystroler was seen alive. I triped over it one to many times.
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   8/27/2011, 4:17 pm

OK, here is another tire up date. The 606 on the front is ready to be replaced. I got about 3700 miles out of it. I do like the 606's but a little bit spendy. I found a T63 for the front for $67.00 shiped. So i decidded to try it. I am hopeing it will last a bit longer, we will see. I hope I didnt make a mistake. I do like the way it handles so far. Noise is about the same on the pavement.

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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   6/8/2012, 9:13 pm

OK. I am revisiting this old thead of mine again. Yep, wore out another D606 and was time for a new tire.I got another 2400 miles out of this rear again. With my wallet being thin I went with a Kenda K270. I mounted it up and took it for a spin and put a brown stain in my pants. This tire is super greasy feeling on the pavement, I hope it just needs to be broke in. My 606 felt funny when it was new but never gave me the pucker factor like this tire did when I rounded a few corners. It doesnt feel stable. Has anyone ran this tire before, and if so, does this feeling go away. I only have a few miles on it and will try to put more on it tomorrow. I hope I didnt make a mistake by getting this kenda. I like the tread pattern and hope with the pavement pounding I have been doing that it holds up better, I will see.

( I think I am going to miss the 606)

I looked at he T63 and the Kenda Big block tires too, but they were sold out of them or on back order when I orderd this one. But at $55.00 plus shiping, I will see how it works.



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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   6/9/2012, 7:59 am

Bummer to save all that money on the Kenda vs. the 606 only to be spending it on extra laundering costs. Troy341

Shane wrote:
OK. I am revisiting this old thead of mine again. Yep, wore out another D606 and was time for a new tire.I got another 2400 miles out of this rear again. With my wallet being thin I went with a Kenda K270. I mounted it up and took it for a spin and put a brown stain in my pants. This tire is super greasy feeling on the pavement, I hope it just needs to be broke in. My 606 felt funny when it was new but never gave me the pucker factor like this tire did when I rounded a few corners. It doesnt feel stable. Has anyone ran this tire before, and if so, does this feeling go away. I only have a few miles on it and will try to put more on it tomorrow. I hope I didnt make a mistake by getting this kenda. I like the tread pattern and hope with the pavement pounding I have been doing that it holds up better, I will see.

( I think I am going to miss the 606)

I looked at he T63 and the Kenda Big block tires too, but they were sold out of them or on back order when I orderd this one. But at $55.00 plus shiping, I will see how it works.



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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   6/9/2012, 8:19 am

Shane, I have been running that Kenda for 2 years, and the feeling doesn't go away. I bought 3 for a little over $40 each to get the free shipping from Rocky Mountain 2 years ago. The front is OK, the rear is squirrelly around corners, and not real excited about wear. I got 1600 miles out of the first rear, and have about 1300 miles on the one now. It will probably go to 1800-2000.

Oh, I have new T63's waiting to go on...
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   6/9/2012, 11:19 am

Well, it sounds like it will wear out quick..... I didnt hear any stability complaints when I was resurching it. It got good reviews. The T63 is what I wanted. I am sure I will get use to it.
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   6/11/2012, 12:50 pm

Shane wrote:
Well, it sounds like it will wear out quick..... I didnt hear any stability complaints when I was resurching it. It got good reviews. The T63 is what I wanted. I am sure I will get use to it.



You get used to it. I think it might actually be the knobs flexxing more than sliding. It is a really soft tire.

I have been hard on the throttle, so my tire life is shorter than normal I would guess. A buddy got a lot more miles on his KLR than I got on the Husky.

And I actually like it in the dirt because it is a soft tire, it seems grippy, almost like a trilas tire.
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   6/11/2012, 1:37 pm

OK, I have about 60 miles on it now, and it does feel a little better. I can live with it I think. Need more time in the dirt, which will happen this weekend on the dirty face ride ! I also think it is do to how soft the tire is. lots of flex.
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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   6/18/2012, 2:37 pm

I also had the Kendas on my DR650 and hated them to begin with when on the pavement. The bike would oversteer and fall into a corner. However, it either got better in time or I just got used to it.

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PostSubject: Re: i did it !!!!!   6/18/2012, 4:00 pm

Guy I road with at Dirty face just had his XR Dual-sported up by Coyote. Had those tires. He liked them. (Or course he has never DS'ed before, but he is definitely not new to dirt riding)
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