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CBF1000 => Tyres and Wheels => Topic started by: chris goldson on 10 September, 2017, 08:46:26 PM

Title: Different wheels
Post by: chris goldson on 10 September, 2017, 08:46:26 PM
Just a thought - really like my red MK2 but hate the black wheels (on all bikes)

Has anyone fitted nicer better quality wheels to their MK2?


Best Wishes


Chris
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: jm2 on 11 September, 2017, 12:56:19 PM
Different colours can make or break a scheme; I think that's why H use that psudeo black(ish) finish.
You'd have to play with photoshop - or look around the bike meets - to see what may ruin your ride.

A friend's Kwak looks soooo much better with clean gloss black wheels - but they've got to be clean.

I vote you go for the full repsol look (not just the wheels)!  Look, I've been on a painting spree¹ late summer  grab, some halfords finest rattle cans and we'll give it a go.

 :156:

¹ Shed, posts, iron gate and my pièce de résistance - the bird feeder, which does actually look awesome and really was done with the above brand paint.
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 09 December, 2017, 02:22:05 AM
I agree Black on most bikes looks a lot naff IMO, I have had this done, polished rims and gold inner, clear powdercoated, I've another set with silver and red where the gold is on these!!
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: chris goldson on 09 December, 2017, 09:55:49 AM
They look really nice
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: davidjg on 09 December, 2017, 12:50:48 PM
Before you consider the expense of getting different wheels or having the existing ones repainted, why don't you try a very inexpensive alternative (£5.99), which has transformed the look of my bike. I have a black MK11 with black wheels and shortly after I got it 2 years ago, I got a set of red "MOGLO Reflective Motorbike (& Car) Wheel Rim Stickers / tape fits 16-20" via Amazon for £5.99 as an experiment to see how they would look. Every body I know said they would look naff, but once they had seen the change, they all said what an improvement they made, and believe me it really has changed the look of the wheels and bike. Yes, it took a bit of time to make sure the wheel rims were completely clean and grease free and to fit the stickers, but I did not have to even remove the wheels. They have now lasted over 12,000 miles through cold, rain and heat (Over 40c in Spain last year), tyre changes and cleaning, still look like new and have not come unstuck.

Upon reading your post decided to buy another set (just in case) but unfortunately they are no longer currently available form Amazon. However there are plenty of other makes available on the internet.

For the low cost why don't you try it before you spend an awful lot of money.
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: phild on 09 December, 2017, 07:49:47 PM
If you don’t mind me asking, how much does it cost?  :002:
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: chris goldson on 09 December, 2017, 08:37:01 PM
Any thoughts on the best ones to buy and from where?

What is the trick in getting them even on the rim?
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: davidjg on 10 December, 2017, 10:18:10 AM
Hi
The rim tape cost £5.99 in 2015, Can not recommend any other manufacturers, as it was the first time (and last time) I had bought rim tape.. Although Amazon do not sell it anymore, the maker was Moglo Reflectives (http://www.moglo.co.uk/). The tape came in pre-curved sections with some spare sections, and there was a choice of colours to chose from when ordering.

Fitting is fairly easy (especially after you have done the first rim side and have got the hang of it), all you need is patience and a good eye to make sure sections fit uniformly around the rim. I think that I had to cut a very short length  of off the last section on each rim, so that it was the correct length and abutted the next section correctly. As they supplied spare sections, it was okay when I messed up a couple when fitting them -they can be peeled off at any time.

Just make sure that the rims are completely clean and grease free - I used surgical spirit. And do not touch the sticky side of the tape. I also did not use the bike for about a day after fitting the tape -so that the stickiness had time to cure properly.
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: phild on 10 December, 2017, 11:06:08 AM
*Originally Posted by davidjg [+]
Hi
The rim tape cost £5.99 in 2015, Can not recommend any other manufacturers, as it was the first time (and last time) I had bought rim tape.. Although Amazon do not sell it anymore, the maker was Moglo Reflectives (http://www.moglo.co.uk/). The tape came in pre-curved sections with some spare sections, and there was a choice of colours to chose from when ordering.

Fitting is fairly easy (especially after you have done the first rim side and have got the hang of it), all you need is patience and a good eye to make sure sections fit uniformly around the rim. I think that I had to cut a very short length  of off the last section on each rim, so that it was the correct length and abutted the next section correctly. As they supplied spare sections, it was okay when I messed up a couple when fitting them -they can be peeled off at any time.

Just make sure that the rims are completely clean and grease free - I used surgical spirit. And do not touch the sticky side of the tape. I also did not use the bike for about a day after fitting the tape -so that the stickiness had time to cure properly.

Sorry, I meant for the repainting.  :001:
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: chris goldson on 10 December, 2017, 11:14:09 AM
*Originally Posted by davidjg [+]
Hi
The rim tape cost £5.99 in 2015, Can not recommend any other manufacturers, as it was the first time (and last time) I had bought rim tape.. Although Amazon do not sell it anymore, the maker was Moglo Reflectives (http://www.moglo.co.uk/). The tape came in pre-curved sections with some spare sections, and there was a choice of colours to chose from when ordering.

Fitting is fairly easy (especially after you have done the first rim side and have got the hang of it), all you need is patience and a good eye to make sure sections fit uniformly around the rim. I think that I had to cut a very short length  of off the last section on each rim, so that it was the correct length and abutted the next section correctly. As they supplied spare sections, it was okay when I messed up a couple when fitting them -they can be peeled off at any time.

Just make sure that the rims are completely clean and grease free - I used surgical spirit. And do not touch the sticky side of the tape. I also did not use the bike for about a day after fitting the tape -so that the stickiness had time to cure properly.

Many thanks Phil that is extremely useful. Will order some tape and see how I go on.

Best Wishes


Chris
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 10 December, 2017, 02:20:13 PM
*Originally Posted by phild [+]
If you don’t mind me asking, how much does it cost?  :002:

Sorry Phild, just saw this, I had the wheels powdercoated via a prize run on the bird site, but my eldest has had his done and they were about £50 a wheel, each Powder coater has a price and dependant on where you are, it's normally around that price, or you can try and do a deal with them, most want work at this time of year,  and as Davidjg says tape is a lot cheaper, as it's not just just the powder coating, it'll be the replacing bearings "a good time if your bike's done that many miles to get scabby wheels as well" paint however can be done with tyres in situ, deflate the tyre, mask, and off you go!!
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: phild on 10 December, 2017, 02:23:51 PM
Many thanks.  :028:
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 10 December, 2017, 03:12:23 PM
*Originally Posted by phild [+]
Many thanks.  :028:

I had my painting done by "Taffy" that lives in Caldicot South Wales, he has done many many bikes paintwork and servicing for our group as well as custom paint, I can let you have his number if it helps, via pm!! 
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: phild on 10 December, 2017, 03:16:05 PM
Not thinking of having it done immediately, just having a look around at prices etc. :028:
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: chubbleybear on 17 December, 2017, 12:39:41 PM

Well, I think this looks smart and being hi-vis, the rim tape shows up really well.

I have experimented with both the curved section type and the continuous type on a reel dispenser. I can very much recommend the latter type. There are plenty of you-tube videos showing how to do it. My tips would be

1. Make sure the rim is REALLY clean.

2. Make sure the tape and wheel are warm as it will come off the reel better and stick better too. Right now is not a great time to do this unless you have a heated garage or can bring the bike indoors. :114: :231:

3. Get someone to turn the wheel while you put the tape on. It's a helluva lot easier with two people.

4. Don't pull the tape off the reel too hard; it'll stretch and you'll make a mess of it. Be gentle and patient.

4. If you get halfway round a wheel and make a mess, just cut it and restart.

5. I recommend overlapping joins as there is always a little relaxation of the tape after fitting and if you do a butt joint, you'll likely end up with a gap :023:

6. There's usually enough tape on a reel to do about 4 and 2/3 sides (17" wheel), so don't worry if you waste a few inches getting started.

7. Use a paddock stand or a weight on the pillion seat to lift the front wheel off the deck. It's so much easier.

8. Don't buy really cheap stuff, it'll do your blood pressure no good at all. I've found Oxford pretty good.
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 17 December, 2017, 11:33:04 PM
That looks quite good actually,  :028: I think I'll give some a go on the boss's bike, silver hornet with black wheels, silver trim should set it off well, and having practised on hers  :015: if I like it may go for Red on my red bike!! :156:
Title: Re: Different wheels
Post by: KTM AL on 06 February, 2018, 06:35:03 AM
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 Hi As many have suggested the change of colour to the wheels can transform the bike like my old SRAD 750, best not go too mad on a CBF though.