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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2004, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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How do you feel about chrome?

I was just wondering how most people felt about chrome on a sportbike.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2004, 08:45 PM
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Re: How do you feel about chrome?

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I was just wondering how most people felt about chrome on a sportbike.
Unless it a pure show bike (which sportbikes should never be, arent they built for performance?) it screams poser.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-23-2004, 08:15 AM
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Chrome is for regular bikes, to choppers, to Hardleys & anything like them, to cruisers, but not sportbikes.
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I have polished some aluminum on my bike to appear somewhat like chrome. But I think actually adding chrome just adds weight. And I thought the whole idea was to get rid of weight, not add it. So, I personaly would not add chrome to my bike. I do like the way it looks though.

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I think it can look good on sportbikes, but have seen only a few cases where it actually did. As far as people worried about adding weight....who cares?! I'd be willing to bet there are very very few on this board (or in the sportbike riding community as a whole) who can actually push their bike to its limits (the bike's limits, not the rider's) so adding a few ounces or even a pound or two in chrome will make absolutely no difference in the performance you see out of your bike.

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-24-2004, 07:19 AM
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I've seen it look good and bad. I've seen some really nice sportbikes with chrome, and others that I was like eww.

And as far as weight goes it is no big deal, since most people that are doing chrome aren't racing the same bike.

I know I can't push my bike to the limits of it. My limit comes much earlier.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-24-2004, 07:43 AM
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I haven't had any pieces actually chromed, but I have polished my frame and wheels. Personally, I like the polished look on a bike, but I wouldn't go as far as to stretch the swingarm and all that shit.
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-24-2004, 08:37 AM
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leave chrome to the SUV wheels

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None for me, thanks!
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-24-2004, 01:09 PM
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Only a few yrs ago so many wanted true alloy frames like the Deltabox on the road racers of Yamaha & others, so out comes Yamaha with a silver painted frame, but not good enough & people would avoid the YFR600r for that VERY reason.

Still the white wheels were driving some riders nutty so they would have them chromed, which weakened the wheels, to powder coated. FINALLY most bikes were coming out with BLACK wheels & alloy frames.

So newest fad was to polish the frames along with polishing the wheels, only note that many of the factory bikes are with PAINTED alloy frames to even new bikes coming onto the market are with painted frames & many are sticking with painted wheels.

All of this in just a few yrs of when sportbikes started to arrive in early 90s to most makers or even a bit later. Proof that some of the sportbike riders are so keen on appearance compared to others.

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