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2,500 miles on D208 stocker rear tire - what to replace it with?

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My DRZ has the stock Dunlop D208's and the rear is almost ready to be chucked after only 2,500 mi. Crap.

Front tire looks all right and I don't want to replace it until I have to - any 140 or 150 rear tire that has similar sidewall profile as D208's that I can run until a new complete set is needed? Or not worth it?

Was thinking Pilot Power 150 or 160 if it can fit...

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Mixing and matching is a common practice and okay. Pilots are a great replacement. Both sizes will fit just fine but 150/60 are the most common among the SM riders.

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Thanks - I thought so. From searching the forum it looks like running 160s won't work or there is no point? I ask because options for 160 are many more than 150.

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Theres a ton more in the 160 and if you live close to a track you can find heaps of takeoffs perfect for street duty. I have run 160's and no real

Complaints but there not all created equal so I just got lucky I'm sure

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Continentals are good or you could probably find a new Dunlop that someone took off to run untill your front is shot. Some 160's will fit, but you have to be careful with the profile change. Putting a really round tire on the rear with a steep profile front can lead to some really odd handling.

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