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    A Black Trophy Really Needs Black Wheels...and So they Now Are!
    on: Sep 09, 2016, 08.04 pm
    Sep 09, 2016, 08.04 pm
    I am not a fan of silver rims on a black bike.  So when it was time to change tires, I made it right. :002:

    For those interested the gloss black powder coating for both rims was $100.
    Replacement front bearings $20.

    I pulled rims off of bike, punched out bearings, removed rotors, etc and reassembled so there was no expense in that for me.

    I think it is a nice change for $120. :002:

    Next is probably an all black Russell day long seat.  And the winters are long here so maybe powder coated kickstand, clutch & brake levers....who knows :008:










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    Re: A Black Trophy Really Needs Black Wheels...and So they Now Are!
    Reply #1 on: Sep 09, 2016, 08.07 pm
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    Looks pretty damned good and does suit the bike. And at that price, what's not to like!
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    Re: A Black Trophy Really Needs Black Wheels...and So they Now Are!
    Reply #2 on: Sep 09, 2016, 09.33 pm
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    very nice  :047: great job, congrats  :028:
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    Re: A Black Trophy Really Needs Black Wheels...and So they Now Are!
    Reply #3 on: Sep 09, 2016, 10.15 pm
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    Darn.....now I may have to do that myself.....just when I thought I almost had the bike completely finished.  :003:
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    Re: A Black Trophy Really Needs Black Wheels...and So they Now Are!
    Reply #4 on: Sep 09, 2016, 10.22 pm
    Sep 09, 2016, 10.22 pm
    XSV -
    Those wheels look OUTSTANDING and the new tires are awesome, too.
    Have you taken it for a spin, yet?   
    Just wondering if black powder coated wheels make it any faster??   :062:

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    Re: A Black Trophy Really Needs Black Wheels...and So they Now Are!
    Reply #5 on: Sep 09, 2016, 10.35 pm
    Sep 09, 2016, 10.35 pm
    Nice job there!!!    :152:

    I'm not a fan of the deep, battleship grey color on my blue Trophy either.    I wish they were a brighter shade of silver, to make them stand out better.     

    So, when can I get you down to so Cal for the job?!?!?!      :745:      :821:
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    Re: A Black Trophy Really Needs Black Wheels...and So they Now Are!
    Reply #6 on: Sep 09, 2016, 10.37 pm
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    Of course it makes it faster. It's a similar phenomenon to the blue colour. As you travel through the air, the superior powder coat finish astonishes air molecules which naturally move out of the way so they can get a better look at the whole thing as the bike goes by. This reduces wind resistance significantly which improves both speed, acceleration and gas mileage.   :169:
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    Re: A Black Trophy Really Needs Black Wheels...and So they Now Are!
    Reply #7 on: Sep 10, 2016, 08.59 am
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    Nice job Gar  :028:

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