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I'm  replacing my standard 16" front rim on a 2002 RK Classic. I am thinking about going to a larger custom wheel from Hogpro. Someone told me that going to a 21" on a RK really hurt the handling of the bike. I live in a place with curvy mountain roads that make for great rides.  My RK is not nimble now but I also don't want to wrestle it through every curve. How much handling do I have to give up with a 21"?  Would you recommend going to an 18" instead?

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I wouldnt go with a 21 inch wheel. You will change the way the bike handles and you will raise the front end and the bottom of the bike wont look square to the ground. The 18 inch would be better if you need to change. Personally I would stick with the 16 inch and get a 16 inch custom wheel.
Good luck and happy riding
Mike

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PLEASE READ BEFORE ASKING A QUESTION!!! I CAN ONLY ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT HARLEYS !!! I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT OTHER MODELS!!! IF YOU ASK A QUESTION ABOUT A NON HARLEY BIKE IT WILL GET REJECTED!!!I have a Harley only shop with 30 years experience located in Ohio. We specialize in complete and total repair, restoration, hi-performance, and custom bike building. I can work on Flat Heads to Twin Cams. Please, dont ask how much somthing is going to cost to fix. Labor prices differ all over te country as well as shop to shop!

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If its broke on a harley we can repair it. We do complete restoration from the frame up, engine and trans rebuilding, remapping and custom bike building

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