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Old 12-17-2009, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, i don't post much so don't flame me.......just looking to help my son out. Has anyone found a wide white wall tire that'll work on the front of an 03 ACE. OEM tire is 120/90-17? Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only WWW tire for the front of my bike is made by Dunlop. Metzler makes them for the rear but not front.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was randomly searching WWWs the other day for another project and ran across a site that shows how to sand the sidewall down on narrow whitewalls or white letter tires to make wide white walls because the white wall is usually wider than what shows. Probably not much help as I don't think they make narrow white walls for motorcycles (do they?). Will try to refind that sight and post a link.
Here is a link to a video, couldn't find the other sight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkcm3rh60p0
Don't know that I would do it, though.
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Not made. I had to use a 1.5" brush and a can of sneeker white for mine.

Actually have Dunlops on mine. Front and rear are not the same model but can't remember off the top of my head what they are. I'll look tonight along with the size.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Kenda makes www tires.

Not sure if the size is right though.
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Here ya-go. Found it in an old thread.

Front: Dunlop

Model: D404

140/80-17 69H

Rear: Dunlop

Model: K555

170/80-15 M/C 77H


The 120/90-17 front is the original size on my Aero also. The 140/80-17 fit without a problem.
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http://750ace.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...ighlight=tires Check this out these guys know all about the 750 ACE.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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whoa! boy! no need to run off to other sites for the answers...

You'll see in threads what some of us "Ace" riders have done. You just go with the Dunlop that is just a tad lower and wider. Check the threads for the size. But in some cases there will be a very slight rub that occurs in which you'll have touch the metal fender bracket with a angle grinder to rid you of any rubbing. Piece of cake and they look great!

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Ok, i don't post much so don't flame me.......just looking to help my son out. Has anyone found a wide white wall tire that'll work on the front of an 03 ACE. OEM tire is 120/90-17? Thanks for your help.
Basically you're going to use a front tire for the 1100 Aero.
The 750ACE front tire is a 120/90-17 while the 1100 Aero front tire is a 140/80-17.

The Aero tire is a bit wider and has a slightly lower profile than the 750ACE tire. You might have to deal with some minor clearance issues because the Aero tire is slightly wider.
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...You just go with the Dunlop that is just a tad lower and wider. Check the threads for the size. But in some cases there will be a very slight rub that occurs in which you'll have touch the metal fender bracket with a angle grinder to rid you of any rubbing. Piece of cake and they look great!
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