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those motorcycle jacks from harbor freight are just what the doctor ordered...i have one and it works great even with my HD ultra classic...i use the jack for serious cleaning...it is so nice to be able to sit on my garage stool while cleaning instead of getting on my knees to clean the under carriage...i use it for oil changes also
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^^^ That's 15 minutes that you could have been riding, instead of polishing your sidewalls...
It rains occasionally and gives me something to do when I'm sippin whiskey and won't be riding
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those motorcycle jacks from harbor freight are just what the doctor ordered...i have one and it works great even with my HD ultra classic...i use the jack for serious cleaning...it is so nice to be able to sit on my garage stool while cleaning instead of getting on my knees to clean the under carriage...i use it for oil changes also
It's a little tricky but I use it on my Spyder as well. But for cleaning, you can't beat it!
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I ran through 2 sets of WWW Metzelers on my Volusia years ago, and finally decided that dirty whites on my bike looked worse than blackwalls. No matter how clean the bike was, if the tires were dirty, I didn't like how the bike looked. So to get rid of that annoyance (because I was riding on average a bit more than 10,000 miles a year) I went back to blackwalls.
But that being said, what anyone else thinks is irrelevant. If you want whitewalls, pink tassels, an orange seat, and multicolored spokes, who cares? It may not be my choice, but if that is what you want, go for it. You don't need to answer to anyone else here. So if you want WWW, go for it. If you don't like them, quit cleaning them and ride. They will be grey soon enough, and after about 12,000 miles (give or take a few) you will be ready to put another set on anyway.
Now that I got that off my chest, what oil should I be using???

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I like the WWW on these bikes, adds to the over-all look. I didn't spend a lot of time obsessing over the whiteness of the tires. Some people spend more time getting/keeping their bikes spic and span...good on them; I love looking at clean and pristine bikes. For me, I would rather ride and riding through a nice rain can clean some things up...lol.

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White Walls give a great Classic look.
I've always thought white walls were sharp looking on my C50T.
I've replaced my tires twice since owning my bike and got white walls both times.
True they are a pain to keep white,... but well worth it in my opinion.

In either case, white walls or black walls,... get out there and ride!
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I love my white walls! Easy to keep clean with some Bleche White, warm water and a magic eraser. Takes 10 minutes tops.
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Thanks everyone for your opinions! Going for whitewalls. I have been busy lately and still need to get some new rubbers. What is your opinion on how to go about doing so? I was considering mounting them myself (should have access to bead breaker, etc.) and try to find someone to balance or buy cheap static balancer... Decided against. Anyways:



Get a couple quotes and drop the bike off best bet? Pull wheels myself? Buy tires online? I'm happy to pay a shop some markup on tires. I mount and balance all of my own tires, except M/C...
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