Clean White Ribbons Anytime For Your Black Motorcycle Tires.

Your tires are all black and you dream they would get a white wall for a gangster/hot rod/retro look. Or your tire white walls are yellow and cracked and you wish you could come back to a new fresh look without buying a new set. Or your tire sizes are not sold by the manufacturer in a white wall version.

Here come the Mooneyes Tire Toppers also called Port-O-Walls and Whitewall Tire Toppers. They are a simple and quite economical alternative to full priced white wall new tires. They just hold in place by air pressure between the tire and the rim bead, the inside edge of these white ribbons pressing on the rim lip causing it to lay on the tire. Never used them, but certainly worth a try. Different sizes from 8″ to 19″ and in several widths are available. Sold each at $14.00 a piece for example for a 16″ tire. Jump to Mooneyes Motorcycle Parts.

4 Responses to “Clean White Ribbons Anytime For Your Black Motorcycle Tires.”

  1. 1 Kickstand May 30th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    When I was in high school my dad had a new 1959 Ford pickup. It was a shortbox V8 with a 3 speed stick and was two tone light blue and white. It looked very nice I thought. To make it look better I added Moon discs and port-o-walls. Each was a disaster of it’s own making.

    The Moon discs were the screw on type. You drilled 4 holes through the rim (not the tire bead) and held them on with 4 short self tapping screws. You guessed it, I drilled through the bead on some of the holes and caused a plague of slow-leak flat tires. That problem was fixed by welding up the holes. Now the port-o-walls.

    I had the pickup up to about 85 mph on a two lane highway which was about its top speed. I took my foot off the gas and started to slow down. Something out of the side window caught my eye. To my amazement, a port-o-wall was rolling down the highway passing me and, it was still going 85 mph. The portowalls of those days would stick straight out from the wheel at high speed and would then tear off around the rim. Hopefully they have been improved.

  2. 2 Rogue May 31st, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Kickstand I will admit to having the same issues with the Port A Walls but did not use any moon discs that I remember.
    Air would get between the tire and white wall. Maybe they have added a adhesive or made some changes to the old style.
    I suspect if that happened on a motorcycle it could cause some handeling problems.

  3. 3 Busfreak Jun 1st, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Had portowalls on my 59 vdub looked cool, but there was always a gap against the tire could never get them to lay flat. And about 5 years ago I could get all 4 for around 25 bucks at jc whittney.

  4. 4 Thumper Jun 1st, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    They seem to have every size except 15″. What gives?
    Guess I’ve just got to buy regular old whitewalls.

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