Wheel painting

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    Proving to be a bit more time consuming than i thought but I actually have TIME!
     

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    so............... you are just painting the inside of the wheel? why are you masking it that way?
     
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    Just the unmachined inside. Here's the front finished.
     

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    Finally got around to color matching the hard bags. Got to spend the day adjusting the new DMR suspension. Alot less shock spring (i lost weight) and a bunch more fork preload. Dampening was pretty darn close as delivered. Going to be over 50deg tomorrow so I'll be out!
     

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    ah I see ok. cool
     
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    Let me know how you like the suspension, we just found out our project bike does not have the VFR original shock in it so we will be looking for...........something
     
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    The DMR suspension is night & day better than stock especially if you do both front and rear. I bought my 6th gen shock out right, no exchange. Much nicer piece IMHO. Pretty darn close on the setup out of the box though stiff but thats likely cause I keep losing weight (job stress i guess)
     
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    Be interesting to see this finished as I have polished the rims on my '02, still debating the colour to go with though, the bike is silver by the way.
     
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    Some pictures of the rims off my '02 6th Gen, just need to decide on the colour now.
     
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    What brand are those front rotors and where did you get them? They look sharp!
     
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    They are Ebay, I believe Akashi. Thought I'd give them a try. No complaints thus far. Btw, decided I don't like the silver and black. Tires come off and going all black with a body match brandywine pinstripe. Fine like 3 mm.
     
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    I know all black is really in now but I’m not a fan. I wanted an 07’ RWB 25th anniversary edition but the black frame I didn’t like. I found an 04’ priced really well and bought RWB fairings with the savings. It won’t be a true 25th anniversary so I won’t put the anniversary emblem on the tank but the look is just beautiful.
     
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    I always thought they fucked up that year. The R/W/B needed the anodized "bare" frame and silver wheels and that dark red would have looked killer with the black frame and black wheels. WTF?

    I almost convinced the Sales Manager to let me swap the bodywork on two brand new bikes.
     
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    100% agreed!
     
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