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|02-21-2012 10:56 AM|
Originally Posted by shmorris09 View Post
|02-20-2012 11:50 PM|
With paint you need to be very careful when removing and reinstalling tires. Powder coating is much more durable. I would consider having mine powder coated if it didn't have so many miles on it. At 72,000 miles, I'm just going to keep riding and maintaining it, until the engine blows up.
Even if I make it to 100,000 miles, it will still be an expensive ride. For twice what I paid for it back in '02, including all the expensive Kawasaki accessories, I could have bought a cheap new car and gotten 200,000 miles, weather protection, room for cargo and passengers, A/C, no spline lubes, cheaper tires, batteries, etc.
Anyone who buys a motorcycle thinking they will save money on transportation is in for a surprise. Motorcycles are strictly expensive fun machines.
|02-01-2012 04:30 PM|
|shmorris09||Thanks! Mine is an '86 with black centers. Going to repaint in gunmetal gray and thought it would look better with all black wheels.|
|02-01-2012 02:36 PM|
Originally Posted by M_Angell View Post
|02-01-2012 02:27 PM|
|M_Angell||Strip the clear coat off with aircraft stripper. Then make sure the surface is properly prepped for paint and have a go at it.|
|02-01-2012 01:11 PM|
Originally Posted by denny6006 View Post
|02-01-2012 01:01 PM|
I think this member did and I seem to recall one or two more,But I agree with KM here,most have painted theirs(including yours truly).here is a link to some pics of the one I think was powder coated
Painting actually works quite well and I found Krylon BBQ and Stove Paint to be quite durable,especially if black is what you are after.
|02-01-2012 12:54 PM|
I don't think anyone has, but quite a few have spray painted them.
85 models came with black wheels BTW.
|02-01-2012 11:31 AM|
Anyone ever powder coated your wheels?
Thinking of powder coating my factory rims in wet black. Anyone had experience with this?