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Old 01-18-2020, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there guys I’m an absolute rookie so was hoping you guys could help me out with what I’ll need once I slap a 240 rear tyre on as far as lowering the beast. I’ve seen some posts talking about some kind of links, and then I’ve seen a lowered spring for $250USD on low and mean? What would be the best way once the 240 is on to get the bike back to its original height when it had the 210 on it? Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-19-2020, 01:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try the PCS lowering links. I dropped mine 1" and find it very comfortable with the 240. I have a 29" inseam so increasing seat height presents a problem.

https://www.pacificcoaststar.com/pcs...wering-kit.htm

Easy install and for $50 USD, a very cheap mod. I have had mine on for 4 years and no issues.
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Awesome thanks for the info muskie!
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Good day! I made a set of links to lower mine. Very easy to install and works just fine. Fits well with the 240. Super easy way to lower your bike. If you are making a link kit, note that a 1/2" longer link will drop your bike 2" at the wheel.
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I'm 5'9". After 240 install I found no need to lower. Awesome as is!
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The 240 makes the bike a bit harder to control. It takes much more effort on the rider to get the wider tire to lean into the corner. The 240 makes the tire more then an inch wider. So at the center line of the tire you have more then a half inch of rubber to lean over. Doesn’t sound like much but it takes more time and distance to get the bike to turn.
Don’t get me wrong I’m on my second 240. All I’m saying is make use you have the confidence to strap a leg over the beast that will fight you in the twisters.
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The 240 makes the bike a bit harder to control. It takes much more effort on the rider to get the wider tire to lean into the corner. The 240 makes the tire more then an inch wider. So at the center line of the tire you have more then a half inch of rubber to lean over. Doesnít sound like much but it takes more time and distance to get the bike to turn.
Donít get me wrong Iím on my second 240. All Iím saying is make use you have the confidence to strap a leg over the beast that will fight you in the twisters.
Good luck.
Hmm, my experience is different. The 240 tire doesn't "fit" entirely on the standard 210 rim, it is squeezed on it, which results in a more rounded tire.
The bike is easier to put into the corners and as it stands slightly higher, you do not hit the pegs quite as quick.
See post below for a lot of input:
https://www.yamahastarstryker.com/21...-question.html
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Im with teg on this my stryker got a lot more flickable with the 240. And for the reasons he stated it should. If its not then your air pressure must be low
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Old 01-31-2020, 02:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The air pressure on my first 240 was too high. My second 240 I’m running 36 psi.
I’ve been riding 45 years now. The Stryker does not like the twisty roads. It’s the hardest bike I’ve ridden on in the twisties and the 240 makes it harder. Yes it’s a half inches taller and the pegs don’t scrape as Quick. But I like the ride at 85/90 mph keeps the rpm a bit lower.
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If going to a 240 makes the bike HARDER to lean into a turn youre doing something wrong whether that be air pressure or technique. The 240 on the factory rim gives you a taller height yes but also a more rounded tread allowing the bike to flick side to side easier not harder. Thats the physics of the situation nothing more nothing less. Now if you went to the wider rim to go wuth the 240 then yes it would a flatter contact patch and be harder to lay over into a turn.

Ive riden a lot of bikes. A LOT of different bikes. Few cruisers lean as easily as the Stryker with a 240 mod in my experience. Especially with the length taken into account.
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