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  • #46
    I hate the blue racer boy look. I have never purchased a new bike before bad I wanted black. Cannot get until April so my only option is to convert. Rims are being coated at hpc coatings. 200 for both. Itís not great but not terrible either.


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    • #47
      $200 for both does seem like a bargain.
      You've gotta lace them back up though.
      It's cheaper that I'd thought... We'll see.
      I'm not anti a go; sorry if I do look such.
      Edit: Maybe they can do the hubs too?
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      • #48
        Originally posted by Jimmy View Post
        You've almost convinced me i will have a go, depending on tool costs. I dont need new spokes, but the OEM ones are known for rusting, since i am having the rims coated to make them black and the spokes have to be out, makes sense to replace them now.
        Isn't this what spoke wraps are for?


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        • #49
          I honestly donít know what they are or what the best way is. I have never done anything except bearings and sprockets and tyres. I just want to change the silly blue rims to black with smallest hassle and longest life On The finish.

          Yes Tmac. I have budget for that stuff. I just cautious about being the newb with all the gear and no idea. So I am going slow. Get lots of riding in. Then a trip.


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          • #50
            Originally posted by Jimmy View Post
            I honestly donít know what they are or what the best way is. I have never done anything except bearings and sprockets and tyres. I just want to change the silly blue rims to black with smallest hassle and longest life On The finish.

            Yes Tmac. I have budget for that stuff. I just cautious about being the newb with all the gear and no idea. So I am going slow. Get lots of riding in. Then a trip.


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            Have you looked into buying new rims only and then swapping the standard spokes, etc over?

            You might be able to pick up rims of any colour for less than the cost of powder coating.
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            • #51
              Yeah. Rims seems to be almost 600 for a pair. Vs this hard coating 220 a pair. Its not powder coating, but i dont know exactly what it is. The next least painful option might be to just buy from JTR or Yamaha OEM complete wheels and then sell these originals.

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              • #52
                I'd still prefer all black...but at the rate these OEM rims are bending (according to online reports), better to embrace the blue for now and buy exel as required. Since i have the black tank, instead of the silly OEM white one it doesnt look too bad...will add a few subtle stickers and keep it simple.

                Anyone ridden one of these? I've only done 400km on it (98% on road), it's crazy how good a road bike it is.

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                • #53
                  Now I get where your coming from: Nice bike but the rims do look shit.
                  You could scrub them back to alloy & then contemplate your options?
                  I think black anodising maybe a thing? Blue's history in prep anyways.
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                  • #54
                    They look even worse with the original stickers and white (they call it ceramic ice) tank.

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                    • #55
                      I reckon you blokes are crazy. The blue rims look good. I know 2 blokes with Teneres. They both love them. Excellent bikes from what I see.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Pete40 View Post
                        I reckon you blokes are crazy. The blue rims look good. I know 2 blokes with Teneres. They both love them. Excellent bikes from what I see.
                        I agree. Black rimes are like butt holes (on bikes and cars).
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