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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-05-2011, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Default Black Vs Chrome

Getting close to buying an 8 Ball. Torn between two directions.
1. Like the Ness Iron Cross wheels that are silver and black. If I do them I think a Chrome exhaust plays off the wheels better.
2. Black RC custom wheels maybe the Nitro. In which case I would do a black exhaust.

So Two tone or all black.

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over the course of my bike's life - it will become ALL black. I am not a brushed aluminum or chrome fan. At least anywhere that I can reasonably get the parts black.

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When it is chrome you have to polish it!
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Here is an example of de-chroming. Personally a little chrome to accent the black is what I like.
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I'm with Diamond on this one. Just enough machined/billet or chrome items to compliment the black bike. I prefer machined/billet over the chrome, and will probably have my speedo housing black powder coated this next winter, along with my floorboard pans.

My first two bikes I chromed out big time. I spent many hours cleaning and polishing all that chrome.

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Like its been said...black is new chrome...gives a bike that edge!
Go all black but just enough machined to accent!

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Two tone
All black gets boring and if you have chrome one ascents the other for real beauty
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I'm with the rest.
You need to break up the black, just a bit, or it starts to look cheap.

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I like the Black, with just a touch of chrome look myself

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I like the Black, with just a touch of chrome look myself

If you could just get rid of the SHINNY black!

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