1986 XL600R Tire Help

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1986 XL600R Tire Help

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A nephew has picked up a 1986 Honda XL600R with bald tires. He asked my recommendation. Recommending TKC 80s is pricey. What recommendation does the brain trust have for such a bike?
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Back in the day, if you wanted a good DOT dualsport tire that is aggressive enough to satisfy, the Dunlop D606 was the go-to.
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Thanks Troy, I knew you would come through.
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i like the pirelli mt 21 , it is not the cheapest one but has good life and traction characteristics . Kenda also makes a very reasonably priced tire, shorter life but very affordable and good handling.
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Kenda Trackmaster II. They are around $50 on amazon, handle great. If you need one fast I keep 21", 18" & 17" in stock at all times. Hit me up.
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hbadventure wrote: 05 May 2021 09:30 Kenda Trackmaster II. They are around $50 on amazon, handle great. If you need one fast I keep 21", 18" & 17" in stock at all times. Hit me up.
I passed that recommendation on. I don't believe he needs anything that fast but thanks for the offer.
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