Well i cant leave nuff alone .. So the GOLD wheels bug has hit me ..I've posted how my bike looks lately with decal stickers and such .. now i came across some new 5 spoke R1 rear wheel along with a R6 front wheel that just so happened to be a perfect match to swap/ugrade my 02's 3 spoke stock wheels .. Ive been seeing these racers with the gold wheels that have an anodized finish but cost in excess of 1,ooo to 3-4,ooo dollars .. i bought these wheels for 120 bucks the rear wheel had a pirelli pilot almost brand new on it .. so i stripped the wheels , found somone to powdercoat them gold for $200 including prep . the front rim had a ding in it so i sent to wheel straighting shop . $50 .. ordered new front and rear bearings all balls $100 and rear cush drive and sprocket for the new rim $20 bucks . ordere new rotor bolts frnt and rear ..i sent them to get PC'd july 3rd/ was told one week . calls me a week later tellin me his shit got broken into .thought my wheels got stolen ..then he tells me he needs 3-4 days blah blah BS . so i say just make sure they are good not in a rush for them anyways .. So today i get a call from the dude to come pick them up .. on the inside part of wheel where surface isnt smooth i see some drip spots and tell him either re do it or knock off some $$$ he says hell take ten bucks off im like nah re do it .. or take $50 .. i guess it was more worth for him to take 50 then redo the wheel ..ANYWAYS ,, heres my new 5 spoke oem yamaha stock wheels powder coated in a goldish color even though i wanted more metallic deeper look ..looks kinda too creamy for me .but for $150 with slight blemish powdercoated cant really beat it ... well see when they get on the bike ..
how they looked when i got them
today after getting picked up lol im sure some would of said keep the rRaven style but that damn red stripe is painted on there or else for sure i would of rocked them like that even though about buying blue tape and putting it over the red but after i seen the blue tape on my stock wheels said WTF powdercoat em
this is kind of the look im shooting for with the wheels ...
so what u guys think ?
2002 R1 9k miles , Hotbodies undertail , Chopped Hindle Hi Mount , Solo Seat cowl,Frame sliders, little yellow yamaha wheel stickers .hehe
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