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Old 03-29-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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Wheels Decision: Black or Silver

Previous owner painted the wheels white. Getting ready to strip and powdercoat them. Should I go black or silver? Decisions, decisions

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Old 03-29-2015, 08:57 PM   #2
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Silver.

Edit: That's an LSL headlight bracket, no? How did that work out for you? Looks nice.

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Old 03-29-2015, 09:10 PM   #3
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I imagine you're beyond this decision now, but I think I'd leave them white. They look great as-is.

The silver is a solid bet, though. I think black could be better, but is more likely to also not be as good. It's a bit more extreme.

On another note, do you run tubes in those wheels?

...And now I'm slightly leaning towards black, if not white. Still not sure.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:15 PM   #4
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I feel like the black gives too much visual mass to the wheels/tires. Just my humble preference. YMMV.

The white is kinda nice, actually. Bitch to keep clean, I imagine.

Edit: Too black for me:



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Old 03-29-2015, 09:21 PM   #5
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It's your bike, you decide what looks right to you.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:13 PM   #6
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I've always liked the way the black with highlights looked, my 2 cents worth, your bike so any way you like at the end of the day.

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:51 PM   #7
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I was going to say silver until I saw this photo, but now I don't know... This thing looks pretty nice.

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:59 PM   #8
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Just like the RS wheels. It'll look great.

Do you have any plans to paint the bike in the future? Would your colour of choice work with black wheels? Otherwise, silver may be a safer option.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:50 AM   #9
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He was asking for opinions.
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He was asking for opinions.

That was my opinion.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:17 AM   #11
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Photoshop it in both colors to help you decide. I think silver would look best, but black is cool too. How's that for a wishy washy opinion?

I like your headlight ears, and your choice in turn signals too. Very very cool!
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:39 AM   #12
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I think the white looks better than black. But then, I also think that having a rear fender is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also functional. As others have noted (not without some static) - it's your bike so you may do with it as you wish. Good luck!
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:34 AM   #13
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The highlighted rs style are my favourite by a long way, as the highlights are polished
edges it would be the hardest and most expensive option though. Really suits the
white bike.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:24 AM   #14
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The highlighted rs style are my favourite by a long way, as the highlights are polished
edges it would be the hardest and most expensive option though. Really suits the
white bike.
I agree.



Not big on the white wheels. Never cared for them on the R65LS either. Black or Silver is my vote.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:32 AM   #15
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Silver.

Edit: That's an LSL headlight bracket, no? How did that work out for you? Looks nice.

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Yes, LSL bracket. It's very nice. Had to get something when I removed my fairing s while back.



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I imagine you're beyond this decision now, but I think I'd leave them white. They look great as-is.



The silver is a solid bet, though. I think black could be better, but is more likely to also not be as good. It's a bit more extreme.



On another note, do you run tubes in those wheels?



...And now I'm slightly leaning towards black, if not white. Still not sure.

No tubes in the wheels

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I feel like the black gives too much visual mass to the wheels/tires. Just my humble preference. YMMV.

The white is kinda nice, actually. Bitch to keep clean, I imagine.

Edit: Too black for me:



-Henry
Yeah the cleanliness part is really annoying.



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Just like the RS wheels. It'll look great.

Do you have any plans to paint the bike in the future? Would your colour of choice work with black wheels? Otherwise, silver may be a safer option.

No plans to paint. I really like to pearl white tank and stripes. They've grown on me quite a bit. Only thing I plan to change next is the seat. Possibly brown.

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I think the white looks better than black. But then, I also think that having a rear fender is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also functional. As others have noted (not without some static) - it's your bike so you may do with it as you wish. Good luck!

See I find the rear fender practically useless. It blocks 0% water from spraying all over my back when riding on wet roads. I actually can't wait to replace it.


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