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post #1 of 20 Old 01-20-2007, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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919 Polished Wheels

I finally got around to posting a picture of my polished wheels on my 06 919. I did this back a couple of months ago but haven't had time to post until now. It was pretty easy when you got the correct kind of paint remover. The back wheel took foreever using just paint stripper from Advanced Auto Parts. I decided to go to an automotive paint store to get the Aircraft Remover for aluminum and it may have taken 2 hours on the front wheel. I haven't seen this on an 06 red bike yet so I thought I would let you guys see what it looks like.
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post #2 of 20 Old 01-20-2007, 05:15 PM
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Nothing I would have the guts to do.... but looks really nice

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Ummm, you are brave. Looks really really good. Think you could post some closer pictures? Please please

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Nothing I would have the guts to do.... but looks really nice
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Ummm, you are brave. Looks really really good. Think you could post some closer pictures? Please please
It's a piece of cake to do. Just take your time and tape it all off real good.

Nice job, looks great!




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Can you do the entire wheel (spoke and all)? - One big shinny alum rim?

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Props man, I want to do this but I need to find a good weekend to do it because she's my commuter. Looks great bro!

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No, you can only do the the outer edgrd of the rim. There is a ridge about 1 inch from the center of the rim on both side that you can do. That area is rough aluminum. That is why you should tape it off. Believe me because I tried. It is really easy and if you use the Aircraft Remover it doesn't really take long. Once you have the paint stripped you just use an aluminum polish of your choice to get it to a high gloss. I used Mother's Aluminum polish and then just waxed it with car wax.

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Thump that looks great. Good job man.

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I finally got around to posting a picture of my polished wheels on my 06 919. I did this back a couple of months ago but haven't had time to post until now. It was pretty easy when you got the correct kind of paint remover. The back wheel took foreever using just paint stripper from Advanced Auto Parts. I decided to go to an automotive paint store to get the Aircraft Remover for aluminum and it may have taken 2 hours on the front wheel. I haven't seen this on an 06 red bike yet so I thought I would let you guys see what it looks like.
Bling Bling baby!

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I did my rims a while back. I liked the look. But now that i'm powder coating all of the bike, I'm going to do the rims. I had about 8 hours into getting the paint off of my rims. But it's a good look!!!

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As requested by Simpson, I have added a couple of close ups of the front wheel. It was dark outside this morning when I got home from work at 3:30, so I took them in my garage. Hope this helps.
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No, you can only do the the outer edgrd of the rim. There is a ridge about 1 inch from the center of the rim on both side that you can't do. That area is rough aluminum. That is why you should tape it off. Believe me because I tried. It is really easy and if you use the Aircraft Remover it doesn't really take long. Once you have the paint stripped you just use an aluminum polish of your choice to get it to a high gloss. I used Mother's Aluminum polish and then just waxed it with car wax.
I meant to say can't above where I had can. I tried to edit the message but it doesn't allow me to edit a message after I have saved it.

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Looking good Thump! All those shiny bits look good together.

But, why did you do the rear turn signals but not the front? Wouldn't you want them to match?

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Would have never guessed it would come out that shinny! I'd do it in a heart beat if I could do the entire rim like that.

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post #15 of 20 Old 01-22-2007, 11:17 AM
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I've thought hard about doing this on my bike, but the timing doesn't work well in WI. I'd be all over doing it now, but I'm not going to mess around with paint stripper in the house in the middle of winter. And by the time it gets warm enough to do outside, I would rather go ride than screw around with the wheels.

Looks hot! Nice work.

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Looking good Thump! All those shiny bits look good together.

But, why did you do the rear turn signals but not the front? Wouldn't you want them to match?
I have been hoping someone would come out with 3 wire fronts. Looks like I will have to do like everyone else and make 2 wire work.

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Hey Thump,
I noticed the black mirror mount extenders -where did you get them? I can't find a single after-market mirror that will allow me to see past my elbows, so I went with the CRG barend mirrors, but don't like the way they look (although they work just fine).
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Hey Thump,
I noticed the black mirror mount extenders -where did you get them? I can't find a single after-market mirror that will allow me to see past my elbows, so I went with the CRG barend mirrors, but don't like the way they look (although they work just fine).
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these mirrors give a great view

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MDToney, they are made by SW Motech. I purchased them from here. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/2533/197/ The mirrors are from a 06 599. They give much better view. I too could only see my elbows but now I have a much greater viewing range. I got the mirrors from Ron Ayers for something like $17 each incase your were wondering.

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these mirrors give a great view
Thanks Kendog - I've actually been considering the Rizoma Dynamic mirrors, but I'm not sure how wide they would be on the bike.

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MDToney, they are made by SW Motech. I purchased them from here. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/2533/197/ The mirrors are from a 06 599. They give much better view. I too could only see my elbows but now I have a much greater viewing range. I got the mirrors from Ron Ayers for something like $17 each incase your were wondering.
Thanks Thump! This part is exactly what I'm looking for just in case the Rizoma's don't stick out far enough.

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