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Hi Guys,

I bought a Valkyrie from 2001 year and I'm considering to put a 240-300 rear wheel. Can anyone tell me where i could find a change kit that will help me with that modification?
 

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No one makes one to my knowledge.

If you want to do it the hard way, then notch your own swing arm and have a stock tire cut and welded to fit the 240. Then you have to find fenders, etc and so on. More trouble than it's worth probably.
 

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Go to the dark side and run a car tire. I ran one for three years and sold the bike with still more than 50% tread left. look in my album
 

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Yes but half of that edge is wider patch of rubber on the ground than the whole patch of a bike tire. I know it's not for every bike but on the 1998 it fit and handled better on the bad streets around Virginia.
 

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If you run it with less air the side walls flex and you keep about three inch patch on the ground. I found this especially helpful when crossing a road with a lot of crack batches or those black road snakes. On the gas in a turn I would feel the bike slide or slip when you would cross one, with the car tire it stopped doing that. And graystar you and I have shared a lot of info you know your $hit, but have you ever had that type of tire on one of your bikes or even ridden one? The 205/55/16 I ran on that 1998 handled great. And as we all know these aren't sport bikes and don't have a great lean angle to start out with. The new 2014 and up is a lot better. But you could scrap foot begs in a parking lot on the first Valkyrie's.
 

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I never was a fan of the first generation Valkyries myself but the other day I was riding a Goldwing that's in my shop for fork seals/bushings. I didn't realize how radically different it is than the Valkyrie weight wise. You can really throw the Valkyrie around compared to the Wing.

I've never been a fan of car tires on bikes myself mostly for cosmetic reasons. With my riding style (mostly touring, not twisty riding) I imagine it would "do the job." I've honestly never seen any definitive tests or data that show how different they are than a traditional motorcycle tire. I'd be interested in seeing a real test between the two. Personally I've always thought of motorcycles as "luxury items" so buying motorcycle tires every year or so didn't bother me. Although I am a "soldier of fortune" so if I saw proof that a car tire out performed a motorcycle tire then I'd switch. It wouldn't make sense not to.

I think the word "functional" and "better" often get confused in this argument. Does it work? Technically yes, as we know many people who do it. Is it better? Economically for sure since car tires last far longer than motorcycle tires, but I haven't seen any data to prove if it performs better (I also haven't looked since I've never actually considered switching myself).
 

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If you run it with less air the side walls flex and you keep about three inch patch on the ground. I found this especially helpful when crossing a road with a lot of crack batches or those black road snakes. On the gas in a turn I would feel the bike slide or slip when you would cross one, with the car tire it stopped doing that. And graystaryou and I have shared a lot of info you know your $hit, but have you ever had that type of tire on one of your bikes or even ridden one? The 205/55/16 I ran on that 1998 handled great. And as we all know these aren't sport bikes and don't have a great lean angle to start out with. The new 2014 and up is a lot better. But you could scrap foot begs in a parking lot on the first Valkyrie's.
That's DeathStar to you, SurfandTurf! LOL!>:D You're right I haven't ridden with a CAR tire, but I ride with several gents that do. When I ride behind them, their patch is very narrow. If I rode to the Arctic Circle (9000 mi., RT) like 4 in my group have, I'd probably opt for a car tire, mileage wise.
 
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