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Old 04-15-2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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I was thinking about installing a fender eliminator kit to my ninja and a rear tire hugger. my swingarm is chrome and my frame is polished and I have the Stainless Yoshi can. I got the chrome ninja heel guards too.
Would polishing the rims lip look ok? What would the motohouston community do for my ninja if you had a couple grand to put into it.. I am going to see patrick about a steering damper and maybe a suspension set-up when I get home. I got about 2 1/2 months to think about what direction to go in. Be nice, I am just thinking out aloud ..really bored at work today. And yeah I work 7 days a week over here. No weekends , no time off. plenty of time to think..... about my bike....:BangHead:
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Would polishing the rims lip look ok? What would the motohouston community do for my ninja if you had a couple grand to put into it.. I am going to see patrick about a steering damper and maybe a suspension set-up when I get home. ...

No Sir!! It's all or nothing on polishing wheels unless you like the look of late 70's, realy 80s wheels. . I prefer the look of powdercoated wheels.

+1 on suspension. Get race-tech'd up front and a new shock if you don't have one.
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:34 AM   #3
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No Sir!! It's all or nothing on polishing wheels unless you like the look of late 70's, realy 80s wheels. . I prefer the look of powdercoated wheels.

+1 on suspension. Get race-tech'd up front and a new shock if you don't have one.
i dont think so. look at my old 01 zx6r (looks similar to the 9r) and check out my polished rim lips. i also have a fender eliminator that allows me to keep the trunk. on most eliminators for this type of bike you need to cut the mudguard all the way and loose the trunk. the swingarm is also polished.

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Old 04-15-2006, 10:38 AM   #4
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I like the bike, but the wheels do nothing for me. I probably would have gone with black powder-coating on your wheels. It's just my personal preference though.

The polished part of the rims just always remind me of my '79 CB750 :eh:
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i vote yes for plishing the lips of the wheels. much easier to clean than a fully polished wheel IMO.
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i vote yes for plishing the lips of the wheels. much easier to clean than a fully polished wheel IMO.
i agree. i would get the wheels chromed over polishing cuz with chrome all you do is whipe off and they keep a bright shine. polishing requires alot of upkeep and elbow grease.

here is my 04 with polished lips but i havent been keeping up with the wheels lately

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nice bike bro, I like the clean look to her.
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Hmmmm.. That does look pretty clean. I think I will polish the rims..
need to find an undertail kit.
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i agree. i would get the wheels chromed over polishing cuz with chrome all you do is whipe off and they keep a bright shine. polishing requires alot of upkeep and elbow grease.

here is my 04 with polished lips but i havent been keeping up with the wheels lately

I think it looks decent on this bike, but then again, black and silver go together better than yellow/silver. :icon_smil
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Hmmmm.. That does look pretty clean. I think I will polish the rims..
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That's a shame.. :eh:
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can you powder coat the center black and polish the lips???
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can you powder coat the center black and polish the lips???

Dunno, but that's still a two-tone retro-ugliness.
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my wheels are black now but i want them powdercoated so they look better... and i was thinking of polishing them like the wheels above...
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Powdercoating just the spokes is no prob
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