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Old 11-13-2006, 08:07 PM   #21
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If you're seriously considering having that bike polished, you may want to stock up on elbow grease and microfiber cloths. I used to spend one day every 3-4 months to repolish my entire bike. that takes time and patience bro
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:08 PM   #22
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on my bike, if i did anything with the frame, i would paint it black. Would look so much better
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here is a friend of mines 98 R1 with a polished frame
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Polishng aluminum gets old after a while. Low maintenance is worth keeping. If you polish you will be setting yourself up for more work.
On the other hand chrome is a hard metal/ alum is soft. When the frame flexes the chrome will eventually start to crack and flake.
So, the question is what to do? I say go for a ride and for get that poser . just my thoughts
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:20 PM   #25
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if u can ride in style why not? my biek was chromed out yet i still knew how to ride the thing.
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If you're seriously considering having that bike polished, you may want to stock up on elbow grease and microfiber cloths. I used to spend one day every 3-4 months to repolish my entire bike. that takes time and patience bro
It takes me 20 minutes to polish the ninja. I use an electric drill with the polishing wheel attachement and its done.
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lol @ carbon. first you bash him, then give him lots of pics.


polished frame...hmm. i dunno, some bikes I like, others, ehh.
To me, its one of those things that only looks good when moving, and only on right colors (like dins yellow) and even then, just stopping at the frame does not look good, you need to do the swingarm as well.

I admit though, those 98 R1s are freeking rare, I dont like messing with raritys like that.

I wont drop a V8 into a RX7, but I sure as will turbo the out of a civic, run it into the ground, and not show a bit of remorse.
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My frame is easy to polish. But I guess thats just me.
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I can see the haze in your frame from here^^^^ no wonder it only takes you 20 minutes.
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I can see the haze in your frame from here^^^^ no wonder it only takes you 20 minutes.
It was a hazy day
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chrome/polished = ugly IMO
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BTW, how much does it cost to get a frame polished and where would you take it? Mine came polished so I only had to keep it shining with some elbow grease every couple weeks.
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I loved the way my R6 looked.

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That is some highquality h2o, right there. if it looked that goood on my bike, I would do it. Only reason I wont, is because I dont want a dull polish, and dont want the maintence of always polishing ot.
I might as well powdercoat it "chrome" which is really just a dull polish.
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With all those pics i didnt see one i liked but hey I dont have to ride it.
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Well I was just asking opinions I probly wouldnt have done it cause I dont want to keep up with it all the time. THanks for all the input. I cant wait to get the bike back from Motorcycles Unlimited. Gettign the undertail on and I think that will make a difference. Calm down James not going to mess up a classic!!!!
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Well I was just asking opinions I probly wouldnt have done it cause I dont want to keep up with it all the time. THanks for all the input. I cant wait to get the bike back from Motorcycles Unlimited. Gettign the undertail on and I think that will make a difference. Calm down James not going to mess up a classic!!!!

just effin with ya.. don't get excited.. it truelly is alot of work, my gixxer 600 had a polished frame and wheels, it sucked, i just got tired of dealing with it and let go eventually, looked like when i sold it, but some sucker gave me more than what i payed for it so who cares... i rode the out of that bike put about 12000 or so miles on it and sold it with leaking fork seals and made some money on the deal. :notworthy
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you sure you dont mean 1998 r1 you make a steal on!!!!

Is that the one with the leaking seals haha
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