17-21 inch spoked front wheel? - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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17-21 inch spoked front wheel?

What do you think?

How does a larger front wheel add/reduce handling performance?

For example, larger/thinner wheel/tire is better for cruising but diminishes turning ability?

Do the spokes add anything besides looks and maintenance?


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 07:35 PM
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What do you think?

How does a larger front wheel add/reduce handling performance?

For example, larger/thinner wheel/tire is better for cruising but diminishes turning ability?

Do the spokes add anything besides looks and maintenance?


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Spokes add a tube, which can go flat. Now you need a jack instead of just pluging the tire. I had a spoked tire fail in the middle of Wyoming nearest town was 50 miles. Tough place for a flat tire and no way to fix it. For me it is cast wheels only. As for diameter it is what ever you like.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 07:45 PM
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I like the laced wheels but I like a short fat front tire with no front fender.

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