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Old 11-11-2013, 04:22 PM
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Gold or black wheels?

Just ordered the Q2's and was going to get my wheels painted. Which color, black or gold to match the brake calipers? The bike is black with polished frame and I think it would be too much black. The wheels are currently black with polished lips, which I don't like.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:25 PM
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I would definitely go with a gold or titanium color. The later model year black hawks with gold wheels look trick IMO
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:35 PM
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+1 agree
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:41 PM
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Go for the gold
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:39 PM
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Black, unless you're 65 and up. In this case, you can go with the gold.
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Lol Jack, just turned 45 but I think it will be too much black.
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Have you put any thoughts on any other color in this case ? Perhaps gunmetal or grey ? Or really create a contrast, white. A little more maintenance to keep clean, but, looks hot. IMHO
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:12 PM
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Or, how about a bright yellow? That will get ya noticed! I always thought an electric blue looked cool on a black bike too.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:20 PM
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Yellow wheels are faster, too.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:30 PM
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I saw where a guy had his rims painted as if sliced in half. Vertically, not in the same plane the rims roll. You could do half black half infinity metallatic silver. That's the color I painted mine. A bright silver and its eye catching
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Originally Posted by jerryh View Post
I saw where a guy had his rims painted as if sliced in half. Vertically, not in the same plane the rims roll. You could do half black half infinity metallatic silver. That's the color I painted mine. A bright silver and its eye catching
Actually white will go well with a black bike with few white stripes on teh bike it will even look more slick.
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Originally Posted by NHSH View Post
Actually white will go well with a black bike with few white stripes on teh bike it will even look more slick.
Yeah you could play around with those vinyl pin stripes all day. Rolls of that stuff are pretty cheap at auto parts stores.

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Yellow wheels are faster, too.
I painted ALL of the circles yellow on my bike. Can't take any chances with that sort of thing.
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Originally Posted by Jack Flash View Post
Have you put any thoughts on any other color in this case ? Perhaps gunmetal or grey ? Or really create a contrast, white. A little more maintenance to keep clean, but, looks hot. IMHO
Never go white.. my bike has white wheels... impossible to keep them white if you actually ride it
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by insulinboy View Post
Never go white.. my bike has white wheels... impossible to keep them white if you actually ride it
Are yours painted or powdercoated?

Reason I ask is my yellow wheels get dirty real quick, but because they're powdercoated they are deceivingly easy to clean.
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Painted. Its a good sturdy paint though. I believe it was baked on but its not quite strong enough for me to believe it to be powder coated unless it was a cheap botched home job. I've scratched the lips of them up some changing tires
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Originally Posted by NHSH View Post
Actually white will go well with a black bike with few white stripes on teh bike it will even look more slick.
I believe the bike I'm trying to find belongs to an Aussie who purchased it this way. Might be a street fighter VTR.
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Mike's bike is black w/white:

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Thats a good looking superchicken you got there.. I really do like the way the 6 spoke wheels and USD forks make the bike look.

Edit: I wish I wasn't so lazy to take up a project like that. I just know I will get it started and be without the bike for 6 months because I won't want to finish it
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That's one's not mine, that's 8541Hawk's bike, or at least one of the paint scheme's he's run.

But a front end swap is relatively easy... you just have to do a lot of prep work and purchasing of all the components. The actual swap can be done in a day (if you go with a documented one so you know which spacers/bearings/etc you will need).
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Or I could go with the Yellow Hi-liter look that my friend paints his race bike!

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Now we're talkin'!
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Originally Posted by 7moore7 View Post
Mike's bike is black w/white:

Yep, that is what I meant, Mikes bike!!!
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8541 Hawk's bike is not only a good lookin' Superhawk, but probably has the most perfectly tuned carbs ever
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Originally Posted by CruxGNZ View Post
8541 Hawk's bike is not only a good lookin' Superhawk, but probably has the most perfectly tuned carbs ever
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Yep, that is what I meant, Mikes bike!!!
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Mike's bike is black w/white:

Man!! You have no ideal... Mike's bike handles like a dream... hes suspension is by far the best I've seen, it also sounds really good and for 95k miles the engine couldn't be in better shape.. I wanted to take his 1997 home and leave my 2002 that has 15k miles with him.. He really, really knows what hes doing.... I live an hour a way and when ever I need help I dont mind driving back and forth at all... he also made my cousin 03 r6 running like new again. And mine.. who ever had a problem with him here really messed up..

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^ ..+1, or 2, or 3. But back on topic, I have gold wheels on mine and I like it
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Go with white, black will be too much.

The bike pictured looks classy, clean and well cared for.
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Sorry late to the thread but I bought gold Marchesini's for my red bike, I'll sent in pic's when the rebuild is done.
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My vote is for gold or bronze
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Sorry late to the thread but I bought gold Marchesini's for my red bike, I'll sent in pic's when the rebuild is done.
+1 Gold on red bike goes well
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