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Old 09-10-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Whitewall tires for my Bimmer

It's time to replace the tires on my R1200C. I have gotten right under 20K out of my current set of Metzlers. I am thinking of putting on a set of whitewalls. This is a set of White walls on a bike similar to mine.

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This is my bike.

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I am just looking for opinions.

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Old 09-10-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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Whitewall tires are much higher maintenance to keep looking nice. Dirty ones will make your whole bike look dirty.

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Old 09-10-2011, 12:24 PM   #3
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I love it! The white walls would compliment the seats. It would complete the classic styling on the bike.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:54 PM   #4
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I am looking into changing the rims to a set of K five spoke rims so they are easier to clean.

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Old 09-10-2011, 01:17 PM   #5
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I love it! The white walls would compliment the seats. It would complete the classic styling on the bike.
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I think it would have a nice nostalgia look to it with the white walls...pimp bike too I don't think i've ever seen one of those
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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My K1200RS wheels just got in. I am going for a major tire/wheel upgrade for the C. I will post pictures when I have it all together.

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Old 09-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #7
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Thats nice sum guy off another forum painted the white him self.


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Old 09-27-2011, 04:42 PM   #8
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Man, that bike is a HUGE difference from your old 954. I think the white walls would look pimpin if kept clean.
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your bike would be cooler than the bike you used for an example with white walls
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I think it would look good. Kind of a modern bobber retro look. Different for sure that is a unique bike.
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My K1200RS wheels just got in. I am going for a major tire/wheel upgrade for the C. I will post pictures when I have it all together.

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when will we see pics?
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:48 PM   #12
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when will we see pics?
I get the spacers for the front and rear wheel in on Tuesday, so if all goes well with the mounting, I will have them posted shortly after that. I got the new 190/60r17 rear and the 120/80r17 front tires mounted at Motorcycles Unlimited this past week. The stock tires were 170/80r15 and 100/90r18.

I decided not to go with the white walls simply because I would have to make them myself, so I went with K rims instead.

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Old 10-06-2011, 06:24 PM   #13
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The new wheels and wider tires on the Bimmer.

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Looks good man, I know I have looked at this thread and pics just now realizing its a single sided swing arm. LOL


How wide is the back rim? 5" or 5.5"?? I just bought a 180/55/17 for my harley and not sure how its going to fit.
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It's a 5.5" wide back rim. I don't believe that a 18/55/17 will fit on a 5" rim, but I could be wrong. I had to shim the rear wheel 6mm to get the tire to clear the swing arm.

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It's a 5.5" wide back rim. I don't believe that a 18/55/17 will fit on a 5" rim, but I could be wrong. I had to shim the rear wheel 6mm to get the tire to clear the swing arm.

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I know I am putting a 180 on my harley and its a 4.5" rim. They say thats the biggest I can go on that rim. Obviously its a cruiser might be different on touring or sport bikes.
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sick bike cleaner with white walls.
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