Basically your only hope is to get the widest 17" knobbies you can & hope they fit your rims. I seem to recall that the ones I found were all fronts, but I found a pretty wide one that I thought might work on the KTM's 4.25" rear rim. I believe that BMW has an "enduro" style bike that has a 17" front rim, I think that Michelin, continental, cheng-shen & maybe some of the other "off brand" mfg's. have 17" "knobbies", but again, they're all fronts, & using one on the rear will probably wear quickly.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by chriscap »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why would you want to do this? There is a reason MX bikes have 21" and 18/19" wheels.</TD></TR></TABLE>
My guess is he has the same reason I considered it:
A set of tires is a whole lot cheaper than a set of wheels & tires.
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