Wheels for 09 Street Glide

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by haun, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. haun

    haun New Member

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    I'm hoping some guru/experienced riders can shed some light. I'd like to know what a larger wheel size (front wheel) will do to a touring model in term of handling, braking. Specifically, going from the stock 17 to 21. Thanks.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    On a touring bike, most are 16" but going to a 21" will effect the braking because of a smaller contact patch. I wouldn't do it myself but that's just me.
     
  3. haun

    haun New Member

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    That's what I thought. Thanks, Glider!
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The 21" also doesn't ride as good as the 16" does. Had both on different bikes and there is a noted difference in ride harshness with the 21"
     
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    glider Veteran Member

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    Thanks Lew, hard to keep up with the changes on the new bikes.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You're sneaky, didn't realize that at the time.:D