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    Bit of Bling
    on: Dec 22, 2018, 12.58 pm
    Dec 22, 2018, 12.58 pm
    Has anyone "chromed" any parts of their bike at all.
    I was wasting time in a dealers the other day looking at Harley Davidson type  :164: bike's and it got me thinking of our make, what could be finished in chrome, apart from the crank case cover, clutch cover, what else could be done.

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    Re: Bit of Bling
    Reply #1 on: Dec 22, 2018, 02.24 pm
    Dec 22, 2018, 02.24 pm
    I kind of prefer the stealthy look on a sport touring bike.

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    Re: Bit of Bling
    Reply #2 on: Dec 22, 2018, 03.43 pm
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    I think you need to stop visiting HD dealers if that's the sort of thoughts it stimulates  :008:
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    Re: Bit of Bling
    Reply #3 on: Dec 22, 2018, 11.00 pm
    Dec 22, 2018, 11.00 pm
    I heard the more chrome you carry, the faster you can make it to the next tavern....
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    Re: Bit of Bling
    Reply #4 on: Dec 23, 2018, 03.28 am
    Dec 23, 2018, 03.28 am
    janfmiller. No, it's the more chrome you have, means it doesn't improve the handling.  :821: :158:
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    Re: Bit of Bling
    Reply #5 on: Dec 23, 2018, 09.15 am
    Dec 23, 2018, 09.15 am
    .... the more chrome you carry, the faster you can make it to the next tavern....

    That's probably true for riders of a certain Shiny make of Bike - they'll relish the Break !

    Riding a Trophy though, the last thing on you're mind will be wanting to Stop !   :001:




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    Re: Bit of Bling
    Reply #6 on: Dec 23, 2018, 11.11 am
    Dec 23, 2018, 11.11 am
    I generally steer away from chrome parts nowadays, yeah they make a bike or car look really nice when just cleaned/polished but it's a pain keeping it looking that good.

    Remember when the majority of cars had chrome parts, not just the bumpers but trim around the windows etc, that's all old hat now.

     



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