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oceanjake

where to buy black wheels cheap?

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I'm looking to buy a complete wheel set for an 00 426. I want to update the bike with black wheels, black swing arm, etc. Being that the whole bike is worth 2k I really can't justify 1k for shiny new excels. Where can I find black wheels for as little as possible? Thanks for the help.

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If your just looking to replace the rims themselves i would recommend the Moose rims. Best quality and good price. If your looking for complete wheel sets i would recommend the DNA sets. I have seen them for around 500 a set.

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I'd definitely want complete wheel sets. DNA 's would be great, but I haven't seen them for less than 800 or so. Does anyone know of a specific site or dealer I can call to order these? I've already looked at the TT store and I only saw excel wheels.

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If you're just looking for black and don't need new wheels why not get them powder coated?

Nate

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The only problem with powder coating is you have to remove the spokes and tire yourself or you going to pay a shop prob 50 bucks a wheel to remove and relace. I got quotes on powder coating and it was about 160-200 a wheel for the rim and the hub. But once powder coat gets a chip it starts chipping all over

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The Warp9 are a good set of rims. I think JAT has run them in Baja and they held up well. If you just want to change out the rims get the Pro Wheels. Seach on the site for Warp9...

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EBAY....There is a nice set of black rims with blue hubs right now for 450.00

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My buddy just got some black DNA rims for $399 ea. (normally $450)

Not an amazing price, but good for a new, complete rim...

Came laced with thick spokes, hub, bearings...just no rim lock or band...

Can't vouge for the quality, but they look sweet...

DNA Specialty Inc.

1415 W. 178th St. Gardena CA, 90248

Tel: (310) 767 - 4070

Fax: (310) 767 - 4091

World Wide Toll: (800) 608 - 4446

e-mail: info@trydna.com

web: http://www.trydna.com

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this is him...if he trusts them to withstand this type of stuff, I don't think most of us have to worry...

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Rocky Mtn. has Warp 9's in black for $399 so far mine our holding up but only run the blacks in the sand. My buddy runs warp 9's everywhere and they are holding up but they don't feel near as strong as excel

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Three of my friends have been running Warp 9 complete wheel setup as their spare with a paddle on it for the dunes. All three have loose and broken spokes, and or mounting tabs for there discs. My opinion is once again you get what you pay for. All three of these bikes don't see to much air time either, we are all getting a little to old to huck anything to big.

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those wheels on ebay would have been perfect for me. I was watching them and JUST missed the close. I was installing some parts on the bike and lost track of time. I'm pretty bummed about it. Any additional sources for wheels like those would be appreciated. $800 for wheels (plus the cost of mounting tires to them) doesn't compute for a $2000 bike. Plus I just finished tricking out my streetbike so I'm not really ready to plunge into major expenses on the dirtbike immediately either.

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Don't waste your time with all those discount wheel shops. Check this guy out http://wheellacing.com/html/hub_polishing_.html scroll down to the racer package for details.

He is the best in the business, a true Pro race quality wheel builder. Torco Fuels Honda team uses his wheelsets, Windham, Grant, Canard, Weimer etc..

Cheap sucks, and you usually get what you pay for :thumbsup:

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look at there ebay store they always have them for sale just wait for the blem wheels all they are is slight color diff. on the hubs but really who cares

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In that case, you get what you pay for, too.

You could say that again. I have personally seen Warp 9's trashed very easily. Also the build quality is bad. I laced a pair for a customer and when i went to true the wheels the runout where the rims are welded together, <the seam> was very bad.

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Black wheels on a tight budget. You really don't have many options. Keep your eye on ebay religiously and you may be able to scrounge something up but not likely with out damage. Just a note if you don't own a warp 9 don't hate on them. Wheels can last if you maintain them. How about running the right tire and pressure for your terrain and tightening the spokes on a regular basis. My point is there are a lot of factors including neglect that can give wheel brands a bad rep. I can screw up an excel just as fast as a warp 9 if I run my tire at 8psi in the rocks and never check the spokes.

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Black wheels on a tight budget. You really don't have many options. Keep your eye on ebay religiously and you may be able to scrounge something up but not likely with out damage. Just a note if you don't own a warp 9 don't hate on them. Wheels can last if you maintain them. How about running the right tire and pressure for your terrain and tightening the spokes on a regular basis. My point is there are a lot of factors including neglect that can give wheel brands a bad rep. I can screw up an excel just as fast as a warp 9 if I run my tire at 8psi in the rocks and never check the spokes.

Look at the build quality between an Excel and a warp 9. It's not even close. Especially where the seam is.....And i have personally seen them crack there. You are correct about wheels lasting with proper maintenance....starting with a better quality wheel helps though. I have seen the Moose brand rims hold up extremely well and they are priced right.

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I got my SET (DNA) for 550.00 from TX motorsports black with blue hubs looks so sick. I posted them on here a while ago...

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