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post #1 of 23 Old 08-07-2010, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Still lots of riding left this year but I'm already thinking about making some changes on my bike over the winter. I have a Maroon/red/wine whatever it's called 06 919. I've put gold renthal bars and gold grips like these on it

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I'm thinking about powder coating the wheels gold too. I'm not sure if I should do the entire wheel or just the outer lip that you usually see polished. I'm afraid it might be too much gold. I'm also planning to get some carbon parts too. Been trying to get in touch with the guy that does the carbon windshield but I haven't heard back yet.

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to much gold in my opinion, I'd maybe go to the 900RR wheel and do a Gloss Black?

I use to do the carbon wind screens, no more though. You can get one at www.carbonpartz.net guys name is Mark.

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I have been thinking about stripping and polishing the wheels. Leave the spokes and middle black the strip and polish.

I haven't seen another 919 like that and I do not know what the finish under the paint is like.

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I was also thinking of doing some painting to the bike this winter, its currently silver which im not really a fan of, ive been thinking alot of what combinations would look good.

I was thinking of painting it white with some kind of stripe and not to sure for the wheels.

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I was thinking of painting it white with some kind of stripe and not to sure for the wheels.
Maybe some kind of Evel Knievel motif?


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Maybe some kind of Evel Knievel motif?

I actually like that Idea!

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I have been thinking about stripping and polishing the wheels. Leave the spokes and middle black the strip and polish.

I haven't seen another 919 like that and I do not know what the finish under the paint is like.
I just stripped the paint of the outer lip of my wheels this past weekend. I have a red wine 919. The finish under the paint is a machined polish that looks nice. IMO I'll try to take some pictures tomorrow.
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Brute, that acually looks quite good. Didnt think it would but it does look real good.

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Hey Brute - what's that little zippy up bag thingy on the rear seat and where are they available from?

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I actually like that Idea!
You?? Naaahhh.......Who'da guessed????



(Great bike, BTW...almost got one, but went for the 9'er instead. Seeing that gorgeous bike kinda makes me wish I'd gone that way. . .maybe it's the difference between the ones you date and the ones you marry....

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Hey Brute - what's that little zippy up bag thingy on the rear seat and where are they available from?
http://www.thecycleguys.com/default....&CategoryID=17

The fast pack is a little pricey, but it works great for my lunch sack everyday. I can even put a small bag a groceries in there if need be.

Brian - Its not to difficult to do, just takes quite abit of time. I used Kleen Strip Aircraft Remover, then used some Mothers polish on them.

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Still lots of riding left this year but I'm already thinking about making some changes on my bike over the winter. I have a Maroon/red/wine whatever it's called 06 919. I've put gold renthal bars and gold grips like these on it

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...fCatId=&mmyId=

I'm thinking about powder coating the wheels gold too. I'm not sure if I should do the entire wheel or just the outer lip that you usually see polished. I'm afraid it might be too much gold. I'm also planning to get some carbon parts too. Been trying to get in touch with the guy that does the carbon windshield but I haven't heard back yet.

You mean like mine?
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What about gold spokes and a polished lip?

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Brian - Its not to difficult to do, just takes quite abit of time. I used Kleen Strip Aircraft Remover, then used some Mothers polish on them.
Oh I've stripped my share of stuff in my day......

The aircraft stripper is the ticket.

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(Great bike, BTW...almost got one, but went for the 9'er instead. Seeing that gorgeous bike kinda makes me wish I'd gone that way. . .maybe it's the difference between the ones you date and the ones you marry....
Me likes it, maybe I can do white wheels blue tank,fenders and tail and a red raceing stripe.

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You mean like mine?

I like that. More than I thought I would. You have different wheels but still. Hmmmmm.

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Also, what wheels are those? Direct fit?

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Mine are a CBR wheel conversion, which is fairly popular round here. The rear is a direct fit from '96 CBR900 and the front is a reasonably close fit with a '96 CBR600F3. I can provide the details if you go that way.

If you don't like those wheels here is an idea what the 3 spokers will look like.
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Mmmm... Thats such a sexy VFR. I almost wish I would have traded my 919 for the one i test rode. I'd miss the I-4 thrust... Threadjack over.

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You mean like mine?
Damn.... I was thinking about doing gold wheels and those look way better than I ever imagined.... wish I had done that!

Can you post some more pics for us?

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I have to say that I was wrong... The gold wheels look good!

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Somehow the 5-spokers in gold look better than the 3's.

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Damn.... I was thinking about doing gold wheels and those look way better than I ever imagined.... wish I had done that!

Can you post some more pics for us?
Sorry, wasn't home this weekend and pics won't load from work today. Will do it when I get home.

*EDIT* my picture from above seems to be gone and my pics won't load from work today. Upgrade changes from yesterday?

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