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Old 10-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #31
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #32
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it makes their fat asses look smaller.


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Old 10-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #33
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Its a looks thingy. Guys will argue about 5HP and adverse handling, and ride quailty. It all comes down to looking cool and nothing says badass sheep like a 240.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #34
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I did mine for $620.
Do you happen to have a list of the parts you need? Did you just get parts from ebay?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:41 PM   #35
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Do you happen to have a list of the parts you need? Did you just get parts from ebay?
All parts came from forum members or "the bay", with exception to the belt. It Came from an online HD parts dealer. It's pretty simple really. You'll need an AW wheel, a 240 tire, an 07 narrow pulley or have your stock 180 pulley machined (the 2nd one is what I recommend) and an SE belt. You will need to notch the brake key on the swingarm and notch the belt gaurds, or replace them with narrow belt gaurds. You will also need to modify the sides of the inner fender for clearance. Other than what I mentioned above, the parts you took off go right back on the bike. PM me if you have any further questions.

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:42 AM   #36
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If you want performance than look at what they run in moto gp where the fastest bikes in the world play. If you want to look cool, then go to main street and you will see that fat is in.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:28 AM   #37
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If buying a v rod used you have two basic choices:

Older bikes have the 180 tire, 3+ gallon tank and 1100cc motor.

Newer bikes have the 240 tire, 5+ gallon tank and 1200cc motor.

Lean angle depends a lot on the tire crown, front and back. Mismatched tire sets will change the handling. Different manufacturers offer different tire crown. A wide tire set can have a good lean angle if it has a lot of crown. A flat or less crowning, narrow tire will have poor leaning performance.

I have a 180 and I only wish it had the bigger gas tank. Oh well, I'll just have to put a kit in.

You asked a question with many variables, hopefully I addressed something the previous posters did not.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #38
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Different size tire = different everything measurable. Will you notice the difference?
Fatter rear tire = Badass looks = Cooler lookin bike. How cool do you wanna look?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:06 PM   #39
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Entirely looks. But what's a bike for?

To go fast and give you a thrill.
To look cool and make you feel good.
To get you from one place to another, in safe'y and comfort.
To cut out the parking and traffic hassles of a car.

Pick any one of those, and you can forget the V-Rod. It's not remotely as fast as my sports bike, not as cool as my heavily modified Softaiil, nowhere near as practical as my KTM.

Yet it tends to be first pick in the garage when I choose a bike for my day, because it is a quick enough for the real world, and making it go quickly is fun rather than mad, it is cool enough to give me a sense of occasion when I ride it, and it gets me there just fine.

It would be more practical but less cool with a narrow tyre.

I like it as it is. Barring all the mods I have done to my 07, the only thing I really miss is ABS (available from 08).
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If buying a v rod used you have two basic choices:

Older bikes have the 180 tire, 3+ gallon tank and 1100cc motor.

Newer bikes have the 240 tire, 5+ gallon tank and 1200cc motor.

Lean angle depends a lot on the tire crown, front and back. Mismatched tire sets will change the handling. Different manufacturers offer different tire crown. A wide tire set can have a good lean angle if it has a lot of crown. A flat or less crowning, narrow tire will have poor leaning performance.

I have a 180 and I only wish it had the bigger gas tank. Oh well, I'll just have to put a kit in.

You asked a question with many variables, hopefully I addressed something the previous posters did not.
You could put a 180 rear tire on the newer bikes and get your five gallon gas tank. In 2007 all the bikes except the R received new frames and swingarms. Of those, the plain Jane Night Rod, the VRSCD kept the 180 rear tire even though it had the same frame and swingarm (same part numbers) as the wide rear tire VRSCX, VRSCDX and VRSCAW. Wheel spacers, rear pulley and rear pulley isolator bowl differ between the D and the wide rear wheel bikes, but you could if you wanted put the narrower rear tire in the new frame. You can even use the narrower D rear fender and inner fender on that frame because that is how they came in 2007. 2007 Ds had five gallons and a 180 rear tire.

Of course you could always buy an R too. Just saying ............
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:24 PM   #41
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Holy crap it works!!!
That's "cool" looking?
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Cooler looking than a R or F.
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I had an affinity with older GSXR 1100's. The first upgrade I would do would be to widen the rear rim. I had issues with the back end kicking out when accelerating hard when on a lean. I have not ridden a v-rod with a smaller rear tire so I'm am not sure that it would apply but I would imagine it would...
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I had an affinity with older GSXR 1100's. The first upgrade I would do would be to widen the rear rim. I had issues with the back end kicking out when accelerating hard when on a lean. I have not ridden a v-rod with a smaller rear tire so I'm am not sure that it would apply but I would imagine it would...
Even an R at full lean won't kick out the rear below about 6,000 in a second gear corner. In third I can't get the rear loose driving out of a corner no matter how much lean or throttle. Traction (with an Avon Cobra) is no issue with a 180.
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