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Wheels Need a Change
« on: May 02, 2014, 06:13:02 am »
Well I have tried to see if I had an option as to different wheels as Im not a fan of the Stock ones.

So I tried to see if Hydro printing water print, problem is that you cant print the entire wheel so you need to mask half then do it twice...Don't like this as print wont be perfect and that will bother me as I was looking at the carbon fiber look.

Tomorrow I will visit my Powder Coating shop and see what special look we could do.

Thinking Black/Chrome, Black/Blue and even a candy color....now what color will contrast the Silver and be tasteful. 

Oh I have the wheels off and I'm surprised at the quality not bad.... 

Oh all this due to my PR4 are back ordered....

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Re: Wheels Need a Change
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 06:13:50 am »
Does anyone know if I can replace the bearings with better ones or are the stock good??

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Re: Wheels Need a Change
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 11:45:53 am »
If you are going to remove the bearings from the wheels to have work done you should replace them with new. I have not and never will re-use a bearing. I think I would replace them if they are left in the wheel for the powder coating or the hydro dipping. The stock bearings are fine, but I would go to a bearing and seal store before I would buy them from a motorcycle dealer. Same bearings, much less expensive.

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Re: Wheels Need a Change
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 04:57:54 pm »
I agree, get the bearing numbers from the edge of the bearing and go to your local big bearing supplier, I have no idea what the stock bearings are but you might be able to upgrade to a C3 bearing (you're dealer will know what that means.

I would suggest leaving the bearings in place when gettign the powder coating, it's easier than trying to mask off the housings to prevent blast and overspray getting in there. After coating just run a "Craft knife" (I think that's what you guys call them) around the bearing housing edge to create a break to prevent any chipping of the powder coat when removing the bearings.

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Re: Wheels Need a Change
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 04:35:32 am »
Both NavyDad and sin_tiger are right on this one!
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Re: Wheels Need a Change
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 08:42:25 am »
Well, I am awaiting the finished product next week....Thanks for the advise...The Powder C, did drop in some special cones were the bearing go so no paint gets on and taped where the Brake Disk bolt on too so Im ok there, my challenge was the color I went with a deep silver with some crystal flaking, hope it works....

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Re: Wheels Need a Change
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 09:15:35 am »
Sounds great..... looking forward to seeing some pictures!  :047:
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Re: Wheels Need a Change
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 01:28:35 pm »
Look forward to seeing how that looks on the bike, sounds good.