I have searched and read most of the tire discussions that I could find but the problem is that most of them concern themselves with mainly dirt riding. I just bought a 2001 XR650L with 4700 miles and the stock rear tire is pretty much shot. The front looks good at this time. My plan is to ride this bike as much as possible. To and from work, erands and joy rides, and off road after work and weekends. Trails, rocks, sandpits, mud - whatever is available - as often as possible. Work is about 7 miles each way from my home. I guess I'm looking for a real dual sport tire. Something that will last on the road because my bike will see road in sun and rain but something reasonably aggressive that will handle all of the off road stuff and not turn into a slick. I dont know, is 5,000 miles a reasonable tire tread life? IMHO the Dunlop 606 looks like it might not be great on the highway, cornering in the rain. Thats just a guess - can someone confirm? I'm leaning torward the Maxxix M6006. Is this tire any good off road or on? Does anyone have any experience with this tire or can anyone recommend somethiing? Thanks for your input.