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Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2017, 01:47:32 PM »
I wouldn't hesitate to ride on those. Not even sure I would notice cracks/cuts like that if I inspected my tires.
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Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2017, 01:59:47 PM »
Try spraying some soapy water on the crack to see if you notice any bubbles.
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Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2017, 06:09:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by drjack [+]
I wouldn't hesitate to ride on those. Not even sure I would notice cracks/cuts like that if I inspected my tires.

Thanks! They are petty small, and probably was just luck that I saw the one the rear. Then I used a bright light on the front.

*Originally Posted by HerrDeacon [+]
Try spraying some soapy water on the crack to see if you notice any bubbles.

OK, no bubbles came up.

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Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2017, 07:26:04 PM »
No bubbles, no air leak. You should be good to go!
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Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2017, 06:51:44 PM »
Lots of cracks on mine, started to appear, and two days ago i noticed a nail has joined us.





So i replaced them with Bridgestone Battle Wing BW501. A friend has them on the NC750X, After 16.000 they still look and feel great.

So i turn the key to write down at how many kms, i changed them :



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Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2017, 05:58:50 PM »
I, of course, have these as the stock tires on my 2016.  Have almost 1600 miles on them now and have been happy with them..... until a couple days ago.  It was the first time I have ridden with them on wet streets.  It was immediately after a heavy downpour and there was water standing on the road.  At a major intersection I made a right slightly uphill turn at about 5 mph on asphalt.  The front tire slipped sideways a couple inches and gave me a scare.  Had I been going much faster I would have likely dumped the bike.  As it was I just had to get my blood pressure back under control.  Since I do 95% paved road I will like be switching to PR4's soon.
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Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2017, 01:38:38 AM »
I just replaced my 609's with 6200 miles on them. Front was gone while rear still had some miles left on it...    :305:
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Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2017, 01:43:58 AM »
Do you use the front brake a lot?
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Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2017, 03:30:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by SnowOwl [+]
Do you use the front brake a lot?
No, that didn't do it. /it's that the roads are crowned and wears more on the left side of the tire. I was down to the wear bars on the left side.
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Re: Dunlop Trailmax d609
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2017, 06:56:41 AM »
After gladly getting rid of the 609's a pair of PR4's improved the wet weather handling of the 500X no end.  A long distance rally in the Alps that I entered earlier this month was going to be too risky for a pair of half worn tyres so after a great deal of research I replaced the PR4's with........ Metzeler Roadtec 01's.  The route that I took involved hundreds of hairpin bends over alpine passes, often in the wet.  These tyres never budged an inch, never have I had so much confidence in a tyre.  Roadtec 01's are 20 a pair more than PR4's, but my recommendation for a street tyre is now these.  As for wear, with over 4000 miles on these at the moment they look good for at least another 4000.

 


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