- May 19, 2020
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What I found with the 240 wide wheel is that while the bike looks fantastic and you have more traction, the downside is that it is much harder to manage turning especially as the center wears. It takes a lot more effort to lean it over. The wider tire/rim also dynos about -7 HP.Thanks will check him out. Haven't even got the bike yet, supposed to be picked up between 27-29th. Maybe jumping the gun but I know going from a 210 to a 240 on the Raider made all the difference in the world. It handled so much better especially in turns. Raider doesn't have much ground clearance and was scraping all the time but the 240 was a bit taller and gave me more lean angle. Crazy talking about that on a 740 lb. cruiser.
I bought my bike with the 240 kit on it and rode it that way for 8+ years. I finally went down to where its my only bike and put the OEM 200 wheel/tire on that I picked up from a friend. It felt like the bike was transformed from a harley to an FZ-10. It took me about a week to get used to the bike being so much more nimble it is as if it wants to fall over in turns instead of drive straight, I'll never go back.
Having said that, the guy that gave me the OEM rim loves the looks of the 240 and wont ever go back to the 200. For him the harder turning is worth the trade off.