how do the black wheels hold up(on 09's)


10 replies to this topic
  • bud

Posted April 29, 2009 - 04:02 AM

#1

searched, did not find, but my question is how do the black wheels and white plastic hold up? i am looking at a 09 white edition leftover. also i am 180 pounds, would i need to respring, or just adjust the stock? thanks.

  • KJ790

Posted April 29, 2009 - 05:05 AM

#2

searched, did not find, but my question is how do the black wheels and white plastic hold up? i am looking at a 09 white edition leftover. also i am 180 pounds, would i need to respring, or just adjust the stock? thanks.


The same as they hold up on any other bike. They aren't any different than black anodized rims on any other bike.

  • 642MX

Posted April 29, 2009 - 05:53 AM

#3

I've had colored rims since my bike was new. They do scratch, but most of its caused by changing tires.

  • YamaLink

Posted April 29, 2009 - 06:27 AM

#4

180 with or without gear?

My black rims, as 642mx posted, get more scratched from my tire changing technique (or lack thereof).

  • wondermuscle

Posted April 29, 2009 - 09:35 AM

#5

searched, did not find, but my question is how do the black wheels and white plastic hold up? i am looking at a 09 white edition leftover. also i am 180 pounds, would i need to respring, or just adjust the stock? thanks.


It depends on how you ride. What you ride and what you prefer. I would check the race tech website for their spring calculator and check. Maybe one size up but I really know nothing about MX setups. I only use the track to train my fat A$$.

For example, I'm 195 5'9.5" and ride expert off-road. Everyone said to go up to a 5.7 rear. But I like it soft so I opted for a 5.6 and it is just right.

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  • grayracer513

Posted April 29, 2009 - 10:14 AM

#6

I'm 180-185, stock spring rates seem fine.

  • LumpyBoy

Posted April 29, 2009 - 11:22 AM

#7

If you ride trails and a lot of rocks, black rims will get trashed. If you are riding MX dirt, they should hold up fine and as noted above tire changes will be your biggest challenge (you can use plastic protectors or duct tape around the rim when changing tires). KTM has had black rims on their bikes for years.

  • Ga426owner

Posted April 29, 2009 - 11:46 AM

#8

Black Rims hold up better on 06 Yellow SE's :banghead:

seriously if you get colored rims get the rim protectors and the plastic covers for the tire spoons or they will be trashed immediatey during a tire change

  • bud

Posted April 29, 2009 - 01:07 PM

#9

i will be riding mx only. i am 175-180 without gear, c class rider but old-41, took a few years off, time to get back in shape. thanks for the replies, i am looking at a 08 white and 09 white, both new, trying to decide if the 09 is worth 400-500 dollars more.

  • Wiz636

Posted April 29, 2009 - 02:18 PM

#10

Don't worry about black rims...they will get scratched here and there but I just touch them up a with sharpie pen.

  • grayracer513

Posted April 29, 2009 - 02:20 PM

#11

i am ... old-41,


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