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Super Fast!
Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Posts: 692
Location: West of the Middle East
Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:24 pm quote
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Super Fast!
Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Posts: 692
Location: West of the Middle East
Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:28 pm quote
Oh ya! The best part of the story!

I bought a wheel balancer from Marc Parnes. I talked to him a few times and ended up stopping by his house to get it. Boy what a beautiful home and cool toys he has. Great guy I might add.

The balancer works phenomenally! (sp?)

I broke the tire off the bead to spin it around the rim to get a better balance and thats when I decided to paint the wheel. What the heck huh?

The balancer is a piece of work! so simple and so precise.
Thats going to be $105 that will pay for itself in multiples.

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Ossessionato
Baart-less
Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4499
Location: 56°58'34.49"N x 111°29'38.40"W
Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:09 pm quote
I love my Marc Parnes balancer too. As you said a really nice piece of work. Simple to use and gives great peace of mind knowing that the job is done right - including placing the weights as close to the center line of the wheel as possible.

Dave
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Super Fast!
Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Posts: 692
Location: West of the Middle East
Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:34 am quote
I finished the rear wheel and balanced it this morning.

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Modératrice
2005 Cobalt Blue ET4
Joined: 13 Nov 2005
Posts: 6952
Location: Portland, OR
Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:32 pm quote
Very sharp, and I like the chrome accents. I've got anthracite rims on my Audi TT-- not quite black, but I like the look of darker rims... a ride on the dark side. Nicely done!

--Deborah
Molto Verboso
99 & 01 honda elite 50, 06 yamaha vino 125, 07 suzuki burgman 400 , 84 Aero 125, 05 Vespa LX 150, 2010 Honda Elite 110
Joined: 17 Dec 2006
Posts: 1372
Location: Maui Hawaii
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:48 pm quote
love it!!! look awesome! I just painted mine black
Ossessionato
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 3220
Location: The Happiest Place on Earth
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:43 am quote
You've done the Rolling Stones proud.
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Super Fast!
Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Posts: 692
Location: West of the Middle East
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:53 am quote
Bryce-O-Rama wrote:
You've done the Rolling Stones proud.
Lol, I take that as a huge compliment
Enthusiast
03 ET4 & 06 GTS
Joined: 08 Nov 2005
Posts: 90
Location: High Point, NC
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:43 am quote
Get rid of the front reflectors....
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Super Fast!
Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Posts: 692
Location: West of the Middle East
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:42 pm quote
Spot wrote:
Get rid of the front reflectors....
I know, I was just waiting to paint it to fill them in. I guess I can paint some plugs in the meantime
Banned
2006 GTS250ie
Joined: 13 Sep 2007
Posts: 117
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:39 am quote
What kind of prep did you do for the stock wheels? I've got a black GTS that would take well to such a wheel treatment.
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Super Fast!
Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Posts: 692
Location: West of the Middle East
Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:24 am quote
First I cleaned them Simple Green then I wiped them well with Acetone. Thats it. I did use the best quality black primer I could but since I was doing it in flat black, perfection was not required. > I actually sprayed them on a piece of cardboard in my backyard and the finish is flawless
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