I currently have an 09 FLHX and had a issue with water/gravity/oil recently and now have the chance to make some changes to the scooter courtesy of my insurance company. I am looking to go to 7* trees and a 23. My main concern is the safety and drivability aspect of it. I have the blessing/curse of working at a HD dealership so my every move on the bike is being questioned by the mechanics in the shop who are afraid of custom work and deviating from the stock HD guidelines.
So as you can guess, I am hearing that there is a safety issue going from a 17 to a 23 in terms of over/under steer, contact patch changes, rake/trail issues etc. I have read about guys touring big miles on big wheels but before i go against the advice of every mechanic in my shop I wanted to hear from those that have taken this plunge with the 7*tree/23 change.
Thanks in advance for your 2 cents!