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post #1 of 29 Old 03-26-2010, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Whitie's solution to the Blackness.

I just couldn't take the black wheels any longer, took them off and PC'd them White! What do you think?











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post #2 of 29 Old 03-26-2010, 04:38 PM
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Makes the bike look 50lbs lighter, where are the cool 90 degree valve stems?


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Makes the bike look 50lbs lighter, where are the cool 90 degree valve stems?


They are exactly 90 degrees from the surface of the wheel!

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Absolute night & day difference! Good job!

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WOW, Really ties the bike together...shoulda been done that way from the factory!! Nice Call!!





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.shoulda been done that way from the factory!!
Yes it should have, but Honda would never be so smart as to actually give the Americans everything they want all in one go. Most of the time they neglect us entirely and give all the cool bikes and best color schemes to the Euro regions.

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My 86 VFR had white wheels, the were horribly hard to keep clean, but they were painted not powder coated. Coated should be easier to maintain.


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Damn, that vfr looks sexy!

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post #9 of 29 Old 03-26-2010, 05:23 PM
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Million times better for that scheme, should have came that way to begin with.

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Yep, looks pretty darn awesome all right!

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Loks great! They should've been white from the get go.

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i agree even if you are a traitor your bike looks great and i wish i had 1

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I don't usually like white rims but that looks great. Good call!

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And they said once you go black you never go back...............guess they were wrong, looks good!

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Great look. Nice call

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A red and a blue pinstripe on the rim edge would look good.

The sounds the viffers make is of exceptional quality.

I always wonder why they did not bump that style to 1200cc+

For an 800, I always thought they were really powerful. And it is kind of cool when those valve click in and you feel the extra 'umph -

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nice move. really does wonders for the bike

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Wow. that looks amazing.

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Nice job. Looks good. What's next?

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I'm not usually a white wheel fan as they usually end up looking dirty.

BUT

Man-o-man that is a serious improvement. Well worth any effort cleaning off brake dust. Add a layer of polish to help keep clean.

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wheels look very nice. I do have a question that some one may be able to answer. How does the powder coating process ( sandblasting, spraying and heat treatment) effect the wheel bearings, dust seals etc. do you have to remove these parts before powder coating? or can you leave them in place?

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wheels look very nice. I do have a question that some one may be able to answer. How does the powder coating process ( sandblasting, spraying and heat treatment) effect the wheel bearings, dust seals etc. do you have to remove these parts before powder coating? or can you leave them in place?
that is only a issue on the front wheel.... as the rear on a interceptor is more like a car rim..... the front however either needs the wheel bearings removed or do a REALLY REALLY GOOD job of taping them up and sealing them off to keep the abrasive out *(which honestly i don't think you can do a good enough job to keep it out so your better off removing the bearings, then cleaning them really really good... repacking them and after the rim has been powder coated put them back in or replace them...)




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that is only a issue on the front wheel.... as the rear on a interceptor is more like a car rim..... the front however either needs the wheel bearings removed or do a REALLY REALLY GOOD job of taping them up and sealing them off to keep the abrasive out *(which honestly i don't think you can do a good enough job to keep it out so your better off removing the bearings, then cleaning them really really good... repacking them and after the rim has been powder coated put them back in or replace them...)
Thanks PACO.

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big improvement, good call.

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I would pull the bearings out and not take the chance.

a long time ago someone here ran their motorcycle frame through our powdercoat line and didn't strip it down to bare bones and some grease that remained contaminated a whole bunch of other stuff. they lost there job over it and made it quite difficult for anyone else that works here to run personnal stuff through the line anymore which really sucks.

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Wow. that looks amazing.
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