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Old 06-09-2019, 09:43 PM
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Hey guys,
I have a bobber style bike, thug style. Should I opt for whitewall tires? I live in Vancouver where it does rain, but I rarely ride in the rain...since I have no front fender and windshield.

I have never owned whitewalls and do not know the upkeep to maintain them.
 
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:44 PM
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Just more **** to clean to me , nope. On that bike they would look too busy.
 
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:01 PM
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Thin lines may look okay if you must, but the bike looks great as is. Even on the jack.
 
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Ugh, I’m not cleaning ‘em.
 
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White walls look ridiculous on motorcycles.
 
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I have WWW on my Road King Classic and when they are clean they look pretty good. The problem is they are so hard to keep clean that they rarely are clean. Total PITA to maintain. I'm thinking I might lose them when its tire change time again.
 
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WWW - Only on a Heritage or Deluxe
Thin WW - Only on a touring
 
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I have WWW on my Road King Classic and when they are clean they look pretty good. The problem is they are so hard to keep clean that they rarely are clean. Total PITA to maintain. I'm thinking I might lose them when its tire change time again.
Yup what bubba said, I have them as well and are a PITA, they will stain around the outer edges and wont come clean, If your hell bent on getting them plan to scrub at least once a week.

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Riding habits (weather wise)?
Are you a fair weather rider or do you ride as much as possible (or something in-between)?

As much as I enjoy my Deluxe (looks, ride...) I miss my old 01 FLHT.
I like to ride ASAP and that bike was the best for looking great weather it was clean or not.
It was also the easiest to clean, soap and water, dry N GO (quick and easy).
My deluxe is a lot more work to keep looking good.
Living in the northwest and ride as much as possible (with white walls) is not the best mix.
I went from:

To:


Do the white walls look great (YES, when clean).
If you don't mind getting the white wall cleaner and using it on a regular basis go for it.
I have a set of wheels N White walls for sale.
 
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Thanks guys. Think Iíll opt out of whitewalls, I wash my bike 2-3 times a season, max. Donít want the headache if whitewalls are going to force me to clean my bike more than I can ride it.

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