Originally Posted by Gish
Hoping to get some help on a common thread. Iím thinking about going up to a 240. Sounds like most of you like it. Iím just worried about it effecting my turning/cornering ability.
1) I do not plan on lowering my bike. Has anybody else not lowered and added a 240? Is it harder to make turns/curves?
2) My shop guy is hesitant to put the 240 on because he says itís a 7.5 wheel, where as a 240 would require an 8. Any thoughts on this? Safety concerns?
3) My shop guy says Avon is not a good tire. He is recommending Command II or Dunlop. Or, if I stay with original 210, to stay with Bridgestone. Any thoughts?
4) Especially if i go with 240, ... does anyone have an easy fix to mod the license plate holder? I donít mind the blinkers, and I even kinda like the tail light. But all that ugly plastic has to go so I could show off a fatter tire! I also have two side bags, so I donít think I could mount the pate to the side.
Plenty of info/opinions on the forum on these topics so crack a beer and search.
#1, I'm lowered an inch so cannot say for sure. For me turns on the 240 are as easy or easier than stock.
#2, Shop is correct on rim size but literally hundreds and hundreds of Raiders and Strykers have made the switch without any issue.
#3, Avons are fantastic tires. I just purchased my 3rd one for installation after this season. get about 16-17K out of them on my roads(Illinois mostly). C II is a great tire as well. Forum has lots of tire info.
#4, This mod is written up in detail on the forum. I chopped off the crap in the first 6 months. Search.