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    Did it originally have white tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Did it originally have white tires?
    I've no idea. Harley Davidson is a subject I need to read up on. I've just seen a photo of Harley and Davidson sitting together on a bike each. I never even knew it was two people. I always thought Harley Davidson was just the one person.
    I have a 1972 Land Rover Series III Truck Cab/Pick-Up and a 1962 Land Rover Series 2a Carawagon Camper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Did it originally have white tires?
    Not an expert (I'm not that old), but originally tires were white naturally. Later black was added to slow rubber decomposition from, I believe sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibdennyak View Post
    Not an expert (I'm not that old), but originally tires were white naturally. Later black was added to slow rubber decomposition from, I believe sunlight.
    Indeed...

    Making Tires Black, Instead of the Natural White Color of Rubber, Produces a Much Stronger and Longer Lasting Tire



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