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Old 05-03-2011, 08:50 AM   #36
EvanADV
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Originally Posted by shu View Post
Don't know.... but I have these questions:
-Wouldn't that raise the bike barely a half inch?
- Would that make much difference?

.........shu
I realize it's only 1" more than stock rim diameter, so half of that comes to 1/2", but I wasn't sure if the tires made a difference as well or if they were the same height as 17" options.

If an 18" rear wheel really raises it 1", that could make a big difference for me. Right now I feel like I am sliding backward at freeway speeds (wind is a factor, but the bike is squatting a good bit with me on it). My hands start to get tired after 10 or 15 miles because I am holding myself up toward the front of the bike rather than just sitting in place.

I'm gonna install raising links and a stiff rear spring first and see what happens from there.
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