|Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 10:28 am: ||
I am going to change my rear wheel for a 2010 3-bearing wheel and am considering what cosmetic changes I can/should make while I'm at it. I currently have silver w/ polished lip wheels. I can't buy a 3-bearing wheel with the factory silver finish to match my front wheel so I'm left with these options:
1. Have the new rear wheel re-finished to match the factory silver w/ polished lip. The finish may not match the factory finish though.
2. Have the new rear wheel and my current front wheel both refinished to match. I'm considering chrome plating, a bright fun color, or just a matching silver w/polished lip.
I am also considering swapping my silver front forks for a newer set of the black anodized forks.
I really like the current black and silver combination and I am always apprehensive when it comes to cosmetic changes. I have no problem deciding on mechanical upgrades but I fear regret with cosmetic investments. Help me decide!! Photoshop may be a good way to see how things would look, but I don't know how to make that happen. Here is the bike now:
|Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 10:46 am: ||
The black and silver is pretty sweet looking.
I have always been a little partial to the black with amber/orange wheels, even thou they are a PITA to keep clean.
Chrome would look good, easy to keep clean but might get pricey to have them chromed.
If it were Mine I might get crazy with the powder coat and do something like 90% black but one Bright Red spoke on the rear and pair or spokes up front.
Or the hubs and hoops one color and the spokes another.
What ever you decide, I might be interested in what ever you have left over, be it just a 2 bearing rear or a rear and front. Could use some spares.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:06 pm: ||
I love the look of your bike. I have thought about striping the black off my wheels, doing a light polish, and then anodizing clear ... assuming that is possible.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 02:20 pm: ||
I've got Hyper Black wheels on my car:
(Not mine but similar)
its like a black chrome, that would look sick on this bike.
|Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:26 am: ||
Love following your posts, and the progress you're making with your bike. Such a sweet ride! I think it would look great with Cherry Bomb Red wheels - that's one of my favorite features on my 12R!
|Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 04:14 am: ||
Personally, I think you've got it exactly right!
Maybe a reflective striping one the rimlips to aid visibility.
So I would stay with the silver rims.It is understated and all business!
|Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:23 pm: ||
In keeping with your aesthetic vision:
Consider polishing both wheels to a high luster.
Then have them clear powder coated.
Beauty of sparkle with durability of powder coat.
|Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013 - 03:52 pm: ||
I don't know why but I vision powder coated in Baby Blue. The same color as on the Rizla Suzuki Moto GP bikes. Nothing else coated that color.... just wheels.
|Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013 - 08:01 pm: ||
Just my opinion but no chrome, the satin finish looks great!
|Posted on Saturday, March 02, 2013 - 05:50 am: ||
a black wheel rear and a silver wheel front, to match your engine setup ( turbo with a black propeller on the exhaust side and a silver one at the intake side ).
|Posted on Saturday, March 02, 2013 - 06:20 am: ||
Half & half side-to-side like the HD VR1000?
|Posted on Saturday, March 02, 2013 - 06:23 am: ||
"I really like the current black and silver combination..."
So do I Ericz. Your bike looks so good the way it is. Tastefully classy. Match the wheels as they are and keep the silver forks.
Thanks for the video.