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 Post subject: Wheel options?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:17 pm 
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Does anyone have any advice on what alternate OEM or aftermarket wheels I can run on the '15 SR400?

I was going to get the alloy rim anodized black. But after finding out it would cost north of $200 to get the wheels re-laced, I decided to plastidip it black instead.

I'm new to motorcycles, so I'm not exactly sure where to start. It's definitely not as easy as changing wheels on a car that's for sure!

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel options?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:21 pm 
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Lace them yourself. It's not hard. Rims are available on Ebay, different colors.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:24 pm 
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Wash 'em off with laquer thinner a couple times, tape the tire and put cut plastic straws (unless you want the spokes black too) around the spokes and spray paint.
Dont get obsessed with topcoats so it will be easy to repaint/touch-up in the future.
Give it a go, its cheap, easy, and no real downside AND reversible!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:34 am 
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If you're new to motorcycles and have never laced wheels before, then you might want to consider a professional or at the very least do some serious research before trying to tackle this effort.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:40 pm 
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I like gcrank's "non-invasive" rattlecan solution if looking to DIY on the cheap. Simple easy work even for a beginner (just make sure you prep & mask adequately). Re-lacing wheels with factory precision is not.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel options?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:53 am 
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What is wrong with the wheels?

I can imagine a rattle can painted wheel is going to look bad after a few tire changes...
Or are you going to paint the wheels and then park the bike as a display?


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel options?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:57 am 
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Brett, Ive seem some shabby looking powdercoated wheels (high buck and a bunch of work) after a couple of tire changes too.
I'll go with the heavy duty off road wheel rattlecan on the upside and the, what, 14-20000 milles of a pair of rear tires.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel options?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:23 pm 
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What is wrong with the stock wheels?
Steel with chrome used to be easy to care for, strong if heavy, the soft alloy SR wheels will surely be a real mess after being painted.
Hard to paint aluminum and its soft so its not going to look good for long if the bike is used much.
Would old SR500 mag wheels fit?


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 Post subject: Re: Wheel options?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:48 pm 
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A glossy finish will be harder to get right in the first place and will be hard to keep looking good, at least close up, after several tire changes.

Flat/textured black is much easier to touch up "invisibly" (outdoor rattlecan paint made for lawn furniture & bbq grills works good). Now whether flat black would be an aesthetic improvement in the first place is in the eye of the beholder, of course.

My 2 cents is with those who say leave them just like they are if you're going to ride it much.


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the mag wheel and eary spoke wheels use different front hub, calliper and disc to the later 400s, I have not heard of anyone doing it, not saying you can't, need someone who owns both types to have a look and see if it looks feasible, the back drum mag should be a strait foreward swap.


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