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Old 10-04-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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I notice on the Harley web page, the Sportster Custom has a bigger front wheel than the other Sportster models. Is the reason for the larger front wheel just for looks? Does it handle better or worse with the larger front wheel?
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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I have heard the larger front wheel makes cornering a bit more difficult, but I don't know from personal experience. It's mostly for looks.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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mostly for looks...standard sporty runs a 19"..There isnt much diference between that and a 21" as far ride goes...
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I guess it would put you in a slightly different seating position. Like slightly more tilted upwards.
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no diffrent seating because the tire is skinier. They have the same totel diamiter. Small rim fat tire big rim skinny tire.
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Ah, okay, I see
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I only know that because I was looking at getting a custom but I dont like the big rim and investegated a swap and found out it is a direct switch.
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