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Currently run a d606 on my TE510, not happy, I need a DOT tire since I ride roads sometimes. The problem I have with the D606 is agressive cornering on dirt, the bike wants to slide out on me, I think the knobbs are to big and dont bite on the corners. What would you recomend????????

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What tire pressure you running?

FWIW, I have a 07 TE450, Mich S-12 front and rear with moose heavy duty tubes, 10lbs rear 12lbs front, ride mostly dirt but ride blacktop to get to it.

I have run higher pressures and hated it. I know they are not DOT approved but I have never had my tires checked......ever.

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I run a Pirelli MT16 on the rear and a Scorpion Pro (or S12 would do) up front. Screw the DOT rating, you want a dirt tire. If you MUST have a DOT rear, the Kenda Trackmaster II has a following......

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TE510 as well running the M-16, I also have never been checked or questioned...ever!

If your dead set on using a DOT tire I hear the Pirelli MT21 works well, aleast alot better than a 606. (everything is better than a 606)

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what size are you running? I have the 130-90-18, no rubbing issues, and a 90-90-21 in front

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The Mt-21 is very predictable on the road.

And I agree with the other guys- I have never had the tires checked for a DOT rating either, so I don't worry one bit about it anymore. I buy strictly for off-road performance, especially since I try to limit my pavement miles to zero if I can with knobbies. That's what SM wheelsets are for...

If I did a lot of dualsporting, it would be different. Well, I would have gotten a 610 instead, but it would still be different.

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Kenda Trackmaster rear is DOT and even though it looks like is was designed in the 70's it works very well and lasts nice. I like the Trackmaster rear and Bridgestone M59 front. Love that combo. But, i ride primarily loam and mud (soft conditions) so this might not be that great for you depending on what stuff you ride.

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I agree with Ride, I accidentially ordered track master rears once and had to use them for moto, surprisingly they worked very well.

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Check out the Kenda Parker DT, its a new tire, It's DOT. I put a 90/100-21 on my 07 TE-450 front, and its the best front tire I have ever had, DOT or not. I really don't care on my bike if it is DOT . I just use the road to get to another trail. I run the Kenda front and a IRC M5B rear, very Happy with the combo.

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Just brought my brand new TE510 home today. HATE the Michilin Enduro Competition III tires on it for the road. Like grease in the corners. I ordered a Pirelli MT21 for the rear. It is not the most agressive off road tire, but it far superior in road stability than the Pirelli Scorpions or the Michilin Enduro Comps. I used the Pirelli MT21s on my DRZ and TE250 and found them exceptional as an all around tire.

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IRC M5B rear, very Happy with the combo.

:confused: That's all I ever ran on the rear of my bikes when I was competing in enduro's heavily. Didn't last long for me, but man did they work when new.

Come to think of it, every time I left the starting line it was new:ride: Dunlop 990 up front.........miss that tire....

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