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  • #10562
    Born2BMild
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    Been thinking about seeing if I can change the colour of the rims on the bike. Havng moved the exhaust up, the wheels look a bit divorced from the rest of the bike from an aesthetic point of few. A picture of it is here somewhere. What d’you reckon?

    1. Leave then as they are.
    2. Change then to orange to match the bikes orange bits.
    3. Change them to blue to match the bkes blue bits.

    Any comments; good, bad or barmy will be welcome.


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    #33095
    Gix
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    Orange.
    The bike I pick up today has orange rim decals, doesnt look good on my bike (too bright) but I will post a pic later so you can see. Pretty sure that you can get them in a more toned down orange which would perhaps be better, but take a look when I post pic and it will give you some sort of idea of what they look like.[;)]



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    #33096
    Born2BMild
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    Thanks, Gix. i though orange as well. though mrs is threatening to divorce me if I do. Any ideas where I can get them properly recoloured if I can’t find the right rims?


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    #33097
    Gix
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    Yeah the place I got the 600s tyres from does them I think, Central Wheel Componants in Coleshill, but to have them powder coated will cost you a fortune![:0]


    LOVE IS GIVING SOMEONE THE ABILITY TO DESTROY YOU, THEN TRUSTING THEM NOT TO.

    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, But rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, VODKA in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming…….WOO HOO, WHAT A RIDE!!

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    #33098
    Gix
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    Close up pic of rim decals for you B2BM…..dont look right on the gixer….wrong colour for a start, but orange would tie in nicely on your bike.

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    LOVE IS GIVING SOMEONE THE ABILITY TO DESTROY YOU, THEN TRUSTING THEM NOT TO.

    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, But rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, VODKA in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming…….WOO HOO, WHAT A RIDE!!

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    #33099
    newk
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    iv seen them decals on ebay about £5 any colour you want

    #33100
    Born2BMild
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    I’ve seen them too. Might give them a try as a cheaper option.


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    #33101
    speedy claire
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    I`d go with the orange

    Don`t ride faster than your guardian angel can fly!….

    Deep down inside me there`s a skinny girl trying to come out, but normally I can shut that b*tch up with some chocolate!…..

    #33102
    Born2BMild
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    Thats what Gix said… great minds and all that!…[^]


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    #33103
    Born2BMild
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Gix

    Yeah the place I got the 600s tyres from does them I think, Central Wheel Componants in Coleshill, but to have them powder coated will cost you a fortune![:0]


    Found a place that will powder coat them for £100. I did wonder about paint and lacquer, but I think powder coting will be more durable.


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    #33104
    katana
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    If you are thinking of powder coat try here:

    https://www.redditchshotblasting.co.uk/coating.htm

    I know a couple of people who has used them with excellent results. Think he is pretty cheap too. I will probably get him to do my wheels over the winter.



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    #33105
    Born2BMild
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    Cheers mate, I’ll look into it. Do you have to take the wheels of the bike or do they?


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    #33106
    katana
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    Rung them today and they quoted me £35 per wheel to blast and powder coat in a standard colour or £40 for a metalic colour. You have to strip down the wheels yourself – but at that price I still think its a bargin.

    I’ll post some piccys of mine before and after when I get them done.



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    #33107
    Born2BMild
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    Cheers again


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