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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Chrome triple tree??

Did any of the VN750's come with chrome triple trees or are they all cast aluminum finish? I am looking for chrome ones if they are available.

I'm not a big fanatic of chrome, but all this polished aluminum on my VN700 is stained-dirty-spotted and I am tired of cleaning/buffing it--it's not getting any better looking. Before any one tries telling me a miracle cure to clean it, forget it; I have already been buying chrome replacements-- I'm too far invested in it now to keep the aluminum stuff. I am selling the aluminum stuff as I replace it.
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No chrome that I know of. Clean it, then WAX it.

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I actually got a majority of the rust off the cast triple trees, using steel wool and a brass brush with PB Blaster. A little more scrubbing and they will look like new. I have a chrome handle bar clamp on the way, that's why I was wondering about the triple tree.
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have you looked into the cost of taking them and having them chromed?
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No, but I was thinking of getting them powder coated to match the paint job. I haven't decided on a color yet, I narrowed it to two. I like the old brilliant/electric metallic blue of the 95-2000 Dodge Ram trucks, or metallic black (like I painted my old VN700) but I think it was too much black.
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i would suggest chroming them, just make sure you sand them smooth thought...

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Whether you powdercoat, chrome or even just paint them, watch out ya don't get too much of either in the forktube openings. Otherwise ya may have a tough time getting the forks back in there !


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Thanks guys. I'll rub some liquid mask the tube openings, I think I'm gonna paint them.
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