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#1 Unread post by Henriettaah » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:56 am

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I'm getting my wheels powder coated to match my new fairing which is shown here ---> Image

Question is, what colour to get them done?

I first thought I wanted dayglo yellow kinda colour to match the yellow on the fairing ; but then I thought about keeping the wheels clean and chain oil splatter etc :lol:

So then I thought black maybe with some kind of special finish, with yellow rim tape on - but someone said that black wheels will make them look smaller :? White has been suggested but I'm not into that at all

Any suggestions or thoughts please on what might be the best looking colour to do the wheels? :D

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#2 Unread post by Koss » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:59 am

Probably going to sound absurd or wierd to ya, but I can kinda see the fairing with matching green wheels looking good. The same green as in the fairing.
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#3 Unread post by Henriettaah » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:00 am

Hmmm kwaka green... not sure, as it throws up the same spick and span cleaning issues as the yellow :wink:

Keep the opinions coming though folks as if yellow/greens seem to be the best choice I'll just have to bite the bullet and wash 'em every darn ride :biggrin:

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#4 Unread post by Koss » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:04 am

Yep true, same sort of problems.

But you know what I noticed with Kawi Green? On my bike it dosn't really seem to show dirt all that much... and hey the green colored bugs blend in well too :laughing:
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#5 Unread post by Kal » Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:43 am

On a rarity I will go with style over substance and say yellow to match the fairing...

On the sportsbikes I've seen done like that it seems to be worth the effort, even when they are dirty.
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#6 Unread post by Sev » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:53 am

I;m rather partial to black myself. But I don't think you'd be going wrong with yellow.

I wish I could get clear wheels...
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#7 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:35 am

nice plastics. :righton:

yellow is ok.
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but i like just yellow rimstripes better.
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#8 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:28 pm

I'd say a nice dark blue or black, those would look nice with your plastics... Good luck!
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#9 Unread post by Loonette » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:51 pm

Great examples, Verm!! I agree. If you're wanting a bit of color, go with a red or yellow stripe around the tire. My bike has black rims, and I absolutely love the low level of cleaning required. Even at their dirtiest, you hardly even notice.

By the way - cool fairings, young lady!! Rock on...

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#10 Unread post by Kal » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:00 pm

Just out of interest... How much is the powder coating setting you back???
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Nice bike - I like the yellow

#11 Unread post by rhd » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:15 pm

in addition to being pretty snazzy - it will increase your visibility which is a definite advantage

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#12 Unread post by BAJACRUISER » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:37 pm

The Crimson Rider® wrote:nice plastics. :righton:


but i like just yellow rimstripes better.
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#13 Unread post by rapidblue » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:05 am

Personally I would paint the wheels to mathc the blue in the fairing and then go with a green or yellow matching stripe.
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#14 Unread post by Koss » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:54 am

rapidblue wrote:Personally I would paint the wheels to mathc the blue in the fairing and then go with a green or yellow matching stripe.
Yep, that would be cool
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#15 Unread post by Henriettaah » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:32 am

Kal wrote:Just out of interest... How much is the powder coating setting you back
£12.50 per wheel sand blasting, then £12.50 per wheel for the powder coating, although that price will be dependant on the final colour/finish chosen - about £50 all in for both wheels

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#16 Unread post by Shorts » Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:10 am

I like the dark colored rims...either black w/stripe or dark blue w/stripe

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#17 Unread post by Kal » Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:16 am

£50??? Is that all, its got to be worth doing...
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