240mm rear tire on Vmax 1700 ???

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  1. Apr 27, 2014 #1

    saebasan

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    Hello everyone,

    About a 220cv 1700 Vmax.
    I would like to change the rear wheel of the Vmax 1700.
    The original size is 200mm large, I would like to change to a 240mm.

    Of course mounting a larger gummy, normally the handling could be worse.
    However, my friend owns a Ducati Diavel with a 240mm, and the handling is not bad a all on this bike, this is really nice looking as well.

    So, I would like to kwow if someone have tried on the Vmax? Your feelings and recommandations?
    And if possible, do you know a well curved tire in this size? I mean not too flat...
    Which tire model could be the best option (at least not the worriest option) in cornering drive...

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 27, 2014 #2

    Langley182

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    I haven't done this to mine, but I have ridden one. It was pretty nice. The turning takes a bit more, and I have heard that it will drop a couple horses, but I would like to do it to mine sometime. Check out starvmax.com. They have several threads on the 240 conversion.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2014 #3

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    Hello and welcome. What mods have you already done to your bike?
     
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    I have purchased 2009 model and have been browsing for a 240 size tire for rear. Looking for a rear wide rim kit as supplied from Yamaha however it seems to be out of stock. First I want to ask someone what is the width of the original wide rim kit as supplied by OEM. Second please guide me to trusted providers from where i can purchase or have rim widening services. Also what are the recommend tires for 120 and 240 combinations on 18 inch rims.
     
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    We are working to widen some 200 wheels to accept the 240 tire.
     
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    I am interested can you share more details for the same.
     
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    Best to email me at one2dmax@aol.com
    We'll probably be posting pics and information on our Morleys Muscle Facebook page first.
     
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    I was lucky enough to be able to pick up a 240 wide wheel kit and am excited about getting this put on in the spring. But when I picked up my 2010, it had a new 200 on it, and needed a new front tire. I would suggest giving the 130 a try for the front. The bike handles so much better (to me) with the 130 on the front. My M109 came with a 130, 240 michelin combo on it, and I loved the way it handled. I can only imagine how well this bike will handle with the same tire combo. Good luck.
     

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