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    I am finishing a modest build on my 2014 Roadstar. While the style will not a duplicate of anything from the 1950's is intended to be evocative of tha decade. Large whitewall would be ideal but Avon has Stopped producing their Gangster 2 3/4 white wall. Does anyone.know what is the largest white wall I can get in a good riding tire?
    Sincerity is the most important thing in life. Fake that, and you've got it made


    ...........Groucho Marx

  • #2
    Metezler 888, Shinko 777, Continental Legend. Just look on Dennis Kirk, JP Cycles or any other site.

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    • #3
      I Buy mine from dennis kirk, the one I just put on was the shinko hd, best price I can find.

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      • #4
        I use a Dunlop Cruisemax wide white. great tire

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        • #5
          Shores, You seem to be a very knowlegeble guy about all things Roadstar. I checked out all three selections. Continentals are out. So its down to the metzlers and Shinko.
          Metzler = $350 for both
          Shinko _ $208 For Both

          In your opinion do the Metzlers warrant the additional $150. Will the last twice as long or is their ride that superior?
          Sincerity is the most important thing in life. Fake that, and you've got it made


          ...........Groucho Marx

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          • #6
            Metzler has a bad reputation for big chunks of the tire separating from the tread. Google it. the 880's and 888's. Some love them and never have an issue of separation but many do have issues with tread separation. Many on this site. You never know which one you will be. If you are the one with the tread separation you could go down on the bike. Take it for what it's worth. ignore if you want. here is 1 hd forum conversation about it.
            https://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/4329529-post2.html

            here is a goldwing forum about the 880's with a pic of the issue.
            https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37981


            Me and a few others have had issue with Shinko 777 HD's on the rear of the bike. They have weak sidewalls and some wobble like the death wobble at high speeds. I had 2 of them. I returned under warranty with less than 20 miles on them.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Do Something View Post
              Shores, You seem to be a very knowlegeble guy about all things Roadstar. I checked out all three selections. Continentals are out. So its down to the metzlers and Shinko.
              Metzler = $350 for both
              Shinko _ $208 For Both

              In your opinion do the Metzlers warrant the additional $150. Will the last twice as long or is their ride that superior?
              I don't know shit but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Why not the Continentals? I currently have them on my bike but only have about 2,000 miles so far. I have had three pair of metzeler tires with no problems. I got 19000 miles out of one pair.

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              • #8
                As i mentioned in my original post I was looking for a Wide White wall similar to the discontinued Avon Gangsters. The Continentals are standard white wall while the Metziers and Shinko.are wide whitre wall close to the old Gangster Avon. I will probably have to pass on the Metziers. I live to ride but never ride to die. I dont know about the shinko's. Maybe for the Front. Some thing else maybe the Continentals for the back. The with of the white wall on the back is not as significant since it is mostly obscured by hard bags and pipes.
                Sincerity is the most important thing in life. Fake that, and you've got it made


                ...........Groucho Marx

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                • davej
                  davej commented
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                  I had issues with the rear shinko but I do have a Shinko 777ww on the front and it has been a decent tire. I would just never put another on the rear.

              • #9
                I am on my 3rd set of Shinko 777HD with no problems. I ride solo and 2up periodically. I may go the Michelin route next but love the look of the white walls. I run 38psi front and 40 rear.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Do Something View Post
                  As i mentioned in my original post I was looking for a Wide White wall similar to the discontinued Avon Gangsters. The Continentals are standard white wall while the Metziers and Shinko.are wide whitre wall close to the old Gangster Avon. I will probably have to pass on the Metziers. I live to ride but never ride to die. I dont know about the shinko's. Maybe for the Front. Some thing else maybe the Continentals for the back. The with of the white wall on the back is not as significant since it is mostly obscured by hard bags and pipes.
                  I’ve had Mets and Contis and both WWs are the same width. DK what image you are looking at.

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                  • #11
                    I kinda like the american elite whitewalls that came on mine when i got it, ill probably stay with them for the next change

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Pauli466 View Post
                      I kinda like the american elite whitewalls that came on mine when i got it, ill probably stay with them for the next change
                      Who makes those?

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                      • #13
                        Dunlop

                        https://www.motosport.com/dunlop-ame...all-tire-combo

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                        • Shores
                          Shores commented
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                          Thanks. I don’t see a 150 rear available.

                        • SuperG
                          SuperG commented
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                          Yep. I decided to check the D404's - they got a rear whitewall in 150, but no 130 WW front. Strange.

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