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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-18-2014, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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240 tire on raider

Anyone notice a power loss on acceleration after installing a 240 rear tire compared to the stock 210. I've read a couple people have noticed it. I need a tire shortly and would like something a little taller sidewall.
My dealer says they won't install it on a stock 7.5" rim for liability reasons. anyone else run into this or is my dealer just being a P.I.T.A
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I recently put a 240 on mine. I noticed no change in performance. The dealer I bought my bike from installed it on the stock rim.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-19-2014, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Does the kickstand still work properly? I've seen on another forum, someone stating they had to alter theirs. It may have been a bigger tire though.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2014, 11:37 AM
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your dealer is being lazy. There are tons of people running a 240 or even a 250 on a Raider. Only issues people run into is if their Raider is slammed and has a 240, then it bottoms out easily, this has the tendency to alter the state of the wires that run under the fender to the tail light :P

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I put a michelin commander 240 on my Raider in July. It feels a little less snappy out of the hole. I think it is because the 240 is taller and the Metz 210 squats when you gas it. Once you get rolling, i did not notice any performance loss. I also like the fact that bumps in the road we're cushioned better, and the speedometer was only off by less than 1 MPH.


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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-16-2014, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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240 tire vs 210

Thanks for the reply. I was starting to think no one looks at posts or just doesn't care. That's kind of what I figured about the initial take off power being slightly less. How is your 240 wearing, can you tell yet? Actually I have almost 9000 miles on the stock Metz. and still have a little left maybe 500-1000mls I'm guessing. Most of my riding is 2 people, which by the sounds of it is pretty good. I like the idea of having a slight bit smoother ride over bumps. The dealer told me he would not install it for liability reasons but I have found another shop that has no problem with it. He did mention that the wear miles would not be as good being the tire balloons a little due to squeezing it on a stock rim though. It's probably too early to tell on yours yet?
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9000 miles on the Metz riding 2 up is great. I only got 6000. I also ride 2 up most of the time. The main reason i went to the 240 was to smooth out the bumps some for my wife. What i have read from fellow Raider owners the 240 tire life is much better. I have 1400 miles on the Michelin and i can still see the parting line from the mold in the center of the tire. A Lot of Raider riders like the Avon 240, I believe it is not as tall as the Michelin. Time will tell, if I don't get 10000 miles out of the Mich, I will try the Avon.


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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-17-2014, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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What model Michelin tire did you put on? The aspect is the same as the stock 240/40/18"?

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Mak, It is the commander 2, 240/40ZR-18.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-18-2014, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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tire size

Thanks for the info. Looking forward to getting a taller and wider tire this spring. I hate the thought of another winter!! Hopefully it's not like last year. Still trying to enjoy whats left of the fall but getting a little chilly and intermittent rain.

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