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View Poll Results: Which colour?
All black 6 46.15%
crimson hub/spokes with buffed lip 1 7.69%
Black hub/spokes with buffed lip 4 30.77%
Stick with the original colour 2 15.38%
Another option? 0 0%
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Old 22nd June 2006, 13:03   #1
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Default Painting my bike's wheels. What should I go for?

Thanks to our lovely roads, my front rim got bent and I had to fix it. Consequently the paint has discoloured, forceing me to get my rims painted. I was never fond of the stock graphite colour that came with them anyways, so using this as a chance to switch to something a bit better looking.

My bike is crimson/met. red/maroon (whatever is called).


The options I'm thinking off are:
1. All black, with a semi-gloss finish (so its easier to clean)

2. Crimson hub/spokes with buffed lip like this


3. Black hub/spokes with buffed lip.

4. Stock colour

5. Suggestions?
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Old 22nd June 2006, 13:10   #2
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Hey,

Paint the rim black and keep the hub/spokes in crimson red. Should look hot or paint the spokes the colour of your bike.

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Old 22nd June 2006, 13:12   #3
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Hmmm...interesting idea Viper. Never thought of that combo. Need some kind sole here to do some photoshopping now!!
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Old 22nd June 2006, 13:43   #4
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Here you are!!!!

I have also cleaned the dirty-looking tire (lol), and added a black crackle finish to the engine cover, along with the mod you have requested.





To understand the full effect, I suggest you open both the images in adjacent tabs and then compare them side by side.
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Old 22nd June 2006, 13:52   #5
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Heres another one,
(darnit islero!!)



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ps - i would like to avail of the taxi service please

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Old 22nd June 2006, 14:26   #6
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I vote for the Black hub with the buffed lip.
Red n Black... you CAN'T go wrong!!
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Old 22nd June 2006, 14:27   #7
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Whoa! Thanks Islero and Rehaan. The black frame and engine casings have got me thinking now....!!
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Old 22nd June 2006, 14:30   #8
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Another version with black alloys :


Or if ur too bored of red, try the all black color or the Kawasaki racing green.
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Not all black.....black wheels - red spokes ...awesome
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Thanks for that pic V12. You've just helped me rule out the black/chrome combo. I don't like it at all.

the more I look at it, the more I like Viper's idea of the black lip and red spokes!
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Red spokes & Black Rim would be my choice!
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OFFTOPIC : hers my bike with buffed lip and black spokes , the alloys are after market 18" wheels and came like this .

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That looks nice on the pulsar bacause you can see more of the spokes. On my bike, the brake discs cover up most of the wheel, so black spokes will not show up at all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2L8uLoose
I vote for the Black hub with the buffed lip.
Red n Black... you CAN'T go wrong!!
I second you on that. Black hub with lip buffed to look shiny like chrome.
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Old 23rd June 2006, 00:49   #15
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dude go red n black would look nice for sure n while youre at it take mine too get it done in all black
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