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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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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.

Get what you want, ride how you want and enjoy your bike how you want.
 

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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!
Today is a beautiful day!
 

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Thanks everyone for your opinions! Going for whitewalls. :shock: 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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I just replaced the tires on my 2012 boulevard and i too had the option of black tires or whitewalls, i have to say it was worth the extra few bucks to me to have the whitewalls, i dont know if they are any better, but the cosmetic value is incredible!
 

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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.
I just replaced the tires on my 2012 boulevard and i too had the option of black tires or whitewalls, i have to say it was worth the extra few bucks to me to have the whitewalls, i dont know if they are any better, but the cosmetic value is incredible!
Those Magic Erasers are...nothing short of amazing. They work on much more than kitchen counter tops. Tlparent take note of WayCoolDaddyo's tip here for long lasting cosmetic value and enjoy!!
 

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just a little p.s. about tires...i have gone double black with my bike...meaning...i have an auto tire on the rear and a spitfire rear tire on the front...no difference in the handling that i can detect....ride to live/live to ride
i have rode on a car tire and loved it on another bike i used to own.if i can get the brand and size to fit my 05 c50 i sure would appreciate it !!.....i will be converting to a non spoke wheel as well

edit nvmd i found it.195/65/15 general altimax hp with a m50 rear wheel..excellent
 

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ride while you can because you will be wrecking soon with a auto tire on the rear the auto tire is not meant to be used on a bike check out the darkside bikes available from the bike scrappers:surprise:
i rode over 10k miles with a car tire and never wrecked.actually the car tire saved me from wrecking once from a idiot pulling out in front of me.talk about some serious stopping power.thats the only way i prefer to ride is with a car tire.
 

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I hate whitewalls on any vehicle (to me, distracts from the vehicle itself). I usually run Pirelli mt66 or Shinko SR777 on the C50.
Sorry, but there are a few vehicles that just look right with white walls. Very classy and classic. (see below) Car white walls are harder and harder to find. I'm less enamored with white walls on motorcycles. I wish there were some thin white wall choices, as opposed to the big, wide suckers. I might buy a set if they did make them.
 

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I'm liking the new Shinko 777 WWs thus far. They are broken in and working well... Not too dirty yet. I initially just cleaned them with a HD de-greaser.
 

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i have rode on a car tire and loved it on another bike i used to own.if i can get the brand and size to fit my 05 c50 i sure would appreciate it !!.....i will be converting to a non spoke wheel as well

edit nvmd i found it.195/65/15 general altimax hp with a m50 rear wheel..excellent
Darksiders - the Antivaxxers of the motorcycle world! :biglaugh:
 

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just a little p.s. about tires...i have gone double black with my bike...meaning...i have an auto tire on the rear and a spitfire rear tire on the front...no difference in the handling that i can detect....ride to live/live to ride
you will detect handling difference when you wreck, auto tires aren't made for bike riding the sidewalls don't hold up so its been nice knowing you.
 
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