I think ya'll are missing someone's point. He has an R model. They are higher than all other models. None of those had a 240 for a reason. The year is not the point. I have an 04 with 240 stock swing arm.
Yeah I like the look of a wide fat tire on a bike but, in my opinion the R models has the thinner tire for a reason. All other V-Rods are made to go fast in a straight line whers the Rs are made to go fast in every line. Also in my opinion only the thing I'd do is keep the tires the way they are and find another different V-rod and make it a drag bike or show bike if that Fat tire is what you're looking for. Only my 2 cents.