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I like wide white walls on Hogs but not Sporties.

Just my opinion.

By Hogs I mean the heavy Harleys.
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I've got a 05 1200 C that is Glacier White Pearl with Full White Wall Avon Cobra tires....Looks pretty sweet in my opinion. Have to be cleaned every once in a while, a scotch brite pad, hot water and dawn followed up by some bleach white spray....good to go.

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back in the day, they guys who rode whities were named sue. seemed they always had to prove themselves. hummmm, perhaps johnny cash rode whities.
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Personally, I don't like em.
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Depends on a lot more than color, Some look great, some dont.
I dont have to cleanem, Im happy
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I am toying with the idea of making my 1980 xls look kinda like this. Not exactly. But close. The tank,oil tank, on mine will be solid color as well as both fenders and SS Teardrop air cleaner. My pipes will probably be wrapped with white wrap. Tire and rim is 19" on mine.

It is a runner/blank canvas that I can throw some time/cash into later on.



But none of my scooters are whitewall yet.

Edit. Not my style. But aint that special.

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I get a lot of compliments on the white walls. I like the old school look. I have tried many different suggestions on cleaning them, but for me S100 works the best.



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