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So I still have the stock 208 sm tires on my 450 and the rear is in need of replacement. I figured I would just do the rear because the front is still like new. However, I have been looking around and it seems that Dunlop has discontinued the 150/60-17 and is only producing the 140/70-17 that comes on the DRZ. Is this for real? I love the lack of traction and the lack feel the 208 offers.. lol j/k. Its just a fun tire to trash on the street. If I can't locate one I'll have to do new set of whatevers. Anyone else in this dilemma or is the general consensus to get rid of these shitty tires?
 

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The old Dunlop D208ZR :poo: was discontinued in 2007 for the newer Dunlop Qualifier. No 150/60/17 size Qualifiers that I can see in my parts book.

You can use any 150/60/17 or 160/60/17 size sportbike type tire on your bike depending on the rim size.

4.25x17" rim size works better with a 150 size tire.

4.50x17" or 5.0x17" rim sizes are good for the 160 size tires.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I really wish I could use the 160/60 on my Husky but I'm plagued with the 4.25 rim. I don't understand why Dunlop discontinued the 150/60-17 but still make the 140/70-17 208sm. I was looking at sportbike tires (as I have access to an abundant supply to the 160/60) but they are designed for a heavier bike thus they don't heat up as quick if ever completely unless on the track. O'well, looks like I may have to either go with the distanzias or just plop a 160/60 on there and hope for the best.
 

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Conti makes a sumo specific tire as well as others in a 150 size. You're not stuck with a sportbike tire, but you may have to do some searching though.
 

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I have a 160 60 17 Dunlop Qualifier on my 06 Husky 450. It has the same dunlop lack of feel and traction that all the dunlops I've ridden before have. ( I hate Dunlops but they do seem to work for tarding ) It is the only size tire I've had on this bike since that is what I bought it with, it works well but I'd be interested to hear thoughts on the 150 on this bike.
 
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