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Just received my Dunlop 606 for my 2006 TW200. Realized that I did not order a tube. Do I need a different tube to mount this. I am currently running TW203 on the front. Was planning on using the tube I had.

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Tom

Miami, FL
 

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Check your tube though... They're only like $14 or so new, and will give you good piece of mind...

I've gotten lazy and have paid to have my last few tires installed. I've done it myself and I cary spoons, but for an $15 bucks, it's nice to just have it done...
 

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Check your tube though... They're only like $14 or so new, and will give you good piece of mind...

I've gotten lazy and have paid to have my last few tires installed. I've done it myself and I cary spoons, but for an $15 bucks, it's nice to just have it done...
Good advice. I'd get a new one too because if you are unfamiliar with mounting a tire, you may pinch and puncture the tube.
 

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If the tube is in good shape and not more than 3 years old I'd use it.
 

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Greetings Tom,



You've probably already taken care of this...but, yes - you may use the stock tube. I have this tire now and have for nearly two years....beware of the tires extremely uneven wear pattern that will happen. This is my only complaint of the D606.



-Adam
 

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Adam, I just ordered this tire D606... You've got me scared now... What tips do you have to keep the wear right? What should I look out for?
 

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The D606 is non-directional. In fact so are most of the popular choices such as the K270 and SR244.



ALL of them will slope after awhile when used on the front. You'll see this as an angle worn in the lugs in a direction opposite of tire rotation. It's primarily caused by braking forces and will be far more pronounced and will happen much sooner on disc brake front ends than with drums because discs have no "feel".



The key to getting a zillion miles out of them is to reverse them on the rim as soon as the sloping becomes apparent, then run them a few more thousand miles.



Lather, rinse, repeat.



The stock front and most other directional tires will do the same thing, but since their tread is directional flipping them on the rim isn't a real wise option.
 

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^thanks! Do you have this tire? If so do you like it ? I'm 50/50 street / dirt ... Will this be a harder noisier ride on street compared o the stock tire?
 

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If you are truly 50/50 you will probably like the tire.



The stock rear howls so much that you won't even hear the front......
 

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I have this tire and agree: it ramps very fast!



On-road manners are just OK. Cornering and braking are a little better than the stock tire, but grip on uneven surfaces is much better than stock.



And it gets a little noisy at highway speeds and under heavy braking.
 
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