Rear tire opinions ?


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Rear tire opinions ?

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Hi all .

I just put new Dunlop Elite 4 tire in the front few days ago but i can't find one for the back , all Dunlop Elite 4 ( 160/80-16 ) are back order 'til at least the end of september or early october , since i don't feel like losing the rest of the summer i was wondering if anyone of you had ever ran different brand of tires , like a Dunlop and a Brigestone for example ? or Dunlop and . . . whatever ?

Fortnine has a Bridgestone Exedra G-702 in 160/80-16 size but with an Elite 4 in the front i was wondering if i'd have troubles like . . . wobbling or others ?

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Like many things, motorcycle tires are in limited supply right now. You should be able to run Dunlop front and Bridgestone rear without any issues.

If you can't find a rear tire it might be time to read this thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=55413&start=125
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If you can't find a decent M/C tire right now, put on a CT that has a rounded Profile to it so it acts more like a normal m/c tire.
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Hi all .

I have 2 questions that i'd like your opinion on because i don't know about you guys in the states , but up here in Canada its impossible to get a rear Dunlop Elite 4 for a 1500 .

I found 2 tires that i could buy ,

1 is a Dunlop D417 with the correct size 160/80-16 or ,
2 is Dunlop Elite 3 with half an inch shorter & narrower 150/80-16

Personaly I'd prefer to run with the Dunlop Elite 3 , but since its a tire that must be few years old due to the change to Elite 4 few years ago , i wonder if i shoul get the Dunlop D417 which should be recent but not as good a tire than the Elite ?

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If going 150-80/16 what do you think of the H-D tire?
https://www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com/t ... can-elite/
https://www.amazon.com/Dunlop-American- ... B00HXC6NOK
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ct1500 wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:34 pm If going 150-80/16 what do you think of the H-D tire?
https://www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com/t ... can-elite/
https://www.amazon.com/Dunlop-American- ... B00HXC6NOK
I wouldn't mind the American Elite except that i can't find any in stock nowhere , it's as hard as an Elite 4 to get , so back to my 2 available choices " Dunlop D417 or Elite 3 " i guess ?
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The E3 is a good tire, I'd ask to see the date code on the E3 and if you think you will wear it out before it's 7 yrs old it would probably be a good choice.
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DenverWinger wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:52 pm The E3 is a good tire, I'd ask to see the date code on the E3 and if you think you will wear it out before it's 7 yrs old it would probably be a good choice.
The date is the 38th week of 2015 , so its already 6 years old and i'd have to run another year or so with it , so i think i'll wait for the " back order " Elite 4 to arrive , should be around 2-3 weeks ?


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