I dont like chrome

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  1. ArekDeBoss

    ArekDeBoss.040 Over

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    I agree.
    It looks like I'm quite fussy. Don't like chrome don't like carbon. I could do with the bike being whole matt black ;-)
     
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    barbagrisMad Scientist

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    Same with Late 70's Italian bikes.

    Well it starts as chrome but ends up a sort of flakey brown. Matches the white powdery blooms in the alloy to a "T".
     
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    ClavigerHP Junkie extraordinaire

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    I got rid of all my chrome.

    Powder coated the following:
    Crash Bars
    Pedals
    Top Triple Tree
    Headlight Buckets
    Handlebar Clamps

    Then Replaced the rest with carbons fiber or aftermarket items.

    Most bolts are titanium or aluminum black parts so no more ugly Stainless Cheese bolts that rust.

    Waaaay easier to clean and no more rot appearing oh so quickly.
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    Looks bad ass ;-)
     
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    Yeah I'm jealous too
     
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    One day when I grow up, I will have a bike like that ;-)
     
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    ClavigerHP Junkie extraordinaire

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    For gauges, take the apart and spray paint after light sand. Finish with clear. If done well it’ll look factory.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    Perhaps tis kinda like those that wear a girdle . . .
    Just wanna pretend to be light!
     
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    ClavigerHP Junkie extraordinaire

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    Good Carbon is glass smooth and has some crazy depth that fools the eye when looking at it, like Carbon Dry parts.

    There is 100% a significant weight savings, even the Cactus Composites carbon parts come in at less than 1/2 the weight of the OEM parts.

    Combined with the fact it’s repairable easily if you know how.

    Some don’t like the look of CF and I get that, it’s not for everyone, like chrome :p

    In a perfect world, my bikes body panels would be all raw titanium, no paint, no oxidation, lightweight, strong as hell.
     
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