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Old 03-25-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default Why don't they make the tires I want...

First of all hello! This seems like a great site and I'm glad to be here.

I have a Harley Heritage Softail Classic. Last year I bought a 21" wheel for
the front.

My problem is this: Nobody makes a whitewall tire to fit a wheel 21X3 or
wider. I've seen 21" WW tires that fit a stock Harley (21X2.15") wheel. But,
nothing bigger (120/70-21 to be exact).
Big wheels seem to be very popular among Harley riders. But, there still
aren't many options other than black or having to paint the whitewalls
yourself. Is there just not enough of a demand to make whitewalls in other
widths?
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:45 AM   #2
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Not many people are into whitewalls anymore.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:50 AM   #3
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yep, that's one opinion. In California, it seems to be quite the opposite. I'm from the west coast and like the ol' skool style of bikes.
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If that's the case you wouldn't have a 21" front wheel. Those are not very old skool.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:06 AM   #5
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i don't want to get into an arguement about this. but I do want to point out
that choppers and bobbers have been known to have 21" wheels on them.
You're right about my bike not being "ol' skool" because it doesn't sport a skinny
21" wheel and it was built this century. I should of specified that I like the ol' skool
look and want to use aspects of that look to build a bike of my own.

so, touche i guess.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:18 AM   #6
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You don't want an argument? Then what are you doing here?
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:45 AM   #7
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Not many people are into whitewalls anymore.
Not many people ever were. I've seldom seen them. At least around here. They just get dirty and are a paininthe@ss to keep clean.
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I think fat front tires when I think of ol' skool.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:28 AM   #9
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Have you called around to the different motorcycle parts stores and Harley dealers? Maybe you should call Coker and ask if they know who might have them.
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Have you called around to the different motorcycle parts stores and Harley dealers? Maybe you should call Coker and ask if they know who might have them.
I've actually contacted some of the tire companies to see if they have plans
to make a whitewall tire in a bigger size. They simply said no or there isn't a
big enough demand for them (a lot of guys on another forum said they got
similar answers).
I even contacted wheel makers about it too. They said to contact the tire
companies. So, I decided to pick your brains.
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