Hey Guys! I've been viewing this board for awhile and thought it was time to chime in. I've been a V-Max rider since the early 90's (2 diff. bikes -- a '90 and a '97). I love them to death, but I'm going on 60 and need a more laid back ride. I love Yamahas and I loved the Raider since I first placed eyes on her. I'll be buying one in about a month. Just waiting for the right exhaust, windshield, lowering package and rear tire so I can put it all in one loan. I haven't seen any discussion on this board on the rear tire. It looks great from the back but looks kinda 'spindly' from the side -- too low profile for me. Any suggestions for a meatier tire -- a standart profile Metzler 240 or something like that? Look forward to your posts.