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black rims spokes and hubs 2005 wr450

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Those rims are pretty nice looking. I've done my bike up almost all black. I haven't done black rims yet because they are so F$%*# expensive. What did it run you for your set of rims or did you just have your stock ones anodized?

I would be heckled heavily if I showed up for the next ride with black rims and still no radiator guards. :) (I'm ordering the rad guards this week Indy :D )

Your rig looks really sweet. Curious of the cost.

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sweet!!

Hey digital soldier, have any pics of your bike, I was planning on eventually doing the same thing to mine - all black.

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Nice lookin bike! Do you ride it? My plastic looks 5 years old from all the nasty stuff up in the sierras and my bike is only 2 months old.

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that is sharp. I am assuming that you powder coated them?

Nice looking pics, thanks for sharing

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I wanna grow up to be just like you...how'd ya do it? New rims, or pwdr coat. :)

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Nice lookin bike! Do you ride it? My plastic looks 5 years old from all the nasty stuff up in the sierras and my bike is only 2 months old.

I was thinking the same thing! That bike looks way too fresh. I had two races on mine in its first month and it looked ready for new body work.

Those wheels do look good though. :) I'm jealous.

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Those are all nice. But those blue ones are friggen AWESOME!!!!!!! I love the way that looks. I have a blue exels coming, I hope they are the darker blue like that. :applause:

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I went with black Excels on mine, but a guy in our trailer park at the Colorado River went with red, and it looks really good!

ps. My bike looks like hell compared to all of your bikes!!! :applause:

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Im gonna try and do a home made version of anodized rims in the next month or so. You can buy the dyes or even use food coloring. Now all I need is some basic chemicals and a battery charger.I'll post up pics.

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Black and Blue,

That dark blue was done by stripping, polishing and reanodizig my stock wheels I think the excels are close in color but a little lighter.

Nuckingfuts,

You really dont want to try that you also need sodium hydroxide to strip the original anodize buff and polish set up and a nickel acetate seal to preserve the color. It really is quite a big set up and I dont think food coloring would yield the results you're looking for.

Phil

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My supermoto wheels are blue Excels, and the anodising's pretty dark. The dirt rims will be the same colour. (there's a pic in my garage)

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Black and Blue,

That dark blue was done by stripping, polishing and reanodizig my stock wheels I think the excels are close in color but a little lighter.

Nuckingfuts,

You really dont want to try that you also need sodium hydroxide to strip the original anodize buff and polish set up and a nickel acetate seal to preserve the color. It really is quite a big set up and I dont think food coloring would yield the results you're looking for.

Phil

Ive got access to the chemicals Im just not sure about dyes. You can be sure I'll be experimenting on small parts first. New hobbies are always fun to try regardless of initial outcomes. We'll see. :applause:

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Ive got access to the chemicals Im just not sure about dyes. You can be sure I'll be experimenting on small parts first. New hobbies are always fun to try regardless of initial outcomes. We'll see. :applause:

If yor not carefull you'll end up with a garage that looks like this

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