White Wall tires

rlcorn47
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May 4th, 2018, 6:12 am #1

Does anyone make a whitewall tire in 120/90 17?  If not, are there other tire sizes that will work on a 2001 ACE (front)?

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maxamutt
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May 4th, 2018, 8:48 am #2

You may have a typo.  The front size most use is 130/80-18.  Some use a 140/80-18 rear on the front.  This size is very hard to find and not in white wall.  White walls are available for the front in 120/90-18 from Dunlop and perhaps Shinko.  I looked at them for my jade and cream but three miles of dirt roads to the highway and the thought of keeping them cleaned steered me away.  Here's a good site for comparing tire sizes.  Most run the Valkyrie size rear (180/70-16 or 180/70R-16) or the rear, tire mileage is better.  Edited to add the link.

https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc
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rlcorn47
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May 5th, 2018, 7:08 pm #3

I have checked the owner's manual and looked at what is on the bike, and they are undoubtedly 120/90 by 17".  I can't find whitewalls any where...any thoughts?
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May 5th, 2018, 7:09 pm #4

By the way, that is a beautiful bike.  If i had an 18" front it would not be a problem, but I cannot find any whites in a 17"
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allanbegg
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May 5th, 2018, 9:10 pm #5

I think the difference is an ACE versus an ACE Tourer. Being a forum dedicated to the Tourer, everyone presumes that is the bike that everyone else is talking about.

The Tourer had 18 front and 16 rear....
Not the case for "all" of the other variations of the Shadow.
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May 6th, 2018, 5:15 am #6

When I signed up for this group I did not even notice that it was a "tourer" group.  I have the VT 750CD, Shadow Deluxe, American Classic Edition. Since I am new to this bike and Shadow's in general, I did not even notice the distinction.
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May 6th, 2018, 9:18 am #7

Not a problem.  Sorry, I led you astray.  I have a parts Sabre (had a blown engine).  Though the rear wheel is a 15", it bolts directly to the T which has a 16.  Cleve tipped me off to this on this forum.  Honda has done some strange but often nice interchanges over the years, much like Chevy did in the 60's and 70's. There are lots of friendly folks with tons of information here. 
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May 7th, 2018, 8:45 pm #8

rlcorn47 wrote: When I signed up for this group I did not even notice that it was a "tourer" group.  I have the VT 750CD, Shadow Deluxe, American Classic Edition. Since I am new to this bike and Shadow's in general, I did not even notice the distinction.
Thought that might be the case, Got a couple of 750 Aces myself. Shinko has a 130/80-17 whitewall I believe some on the 750ace.com forum had used, not sure though. it is a hair wider and a hair shorter.

That forum is down right now, some dispute with the isp and the site owner is out of the country and not reachable. hopefully it will be back up one of these days.


Specification  Sidewall  Radius  Diameter  Circumference  Revs/Mile  Difference
120/90-17            4.3in   12.8in      25.5in            80.1in          791          0.0%
130/80-17            4.1in   12.6in      25.2in            79.1in          801         -1.2%

https://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
Cleve

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