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    I got my wheels chromed and finally found time to put them on. For those of you who did the install yourselves, do I have to sand down the outside of the rear wheel bearing housing to get the rear flange to seat properly? TIA for any and all input.

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    just a guesis on my part but the plating process only adds a extremely thin layer to the existing metal I wouldn't require any sanding
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    Quote Originally Posted by locodude View Post
    just a guesis on my part but the plating process only adds a
    extremely thin layer to the existing metal I wouldn't require any sanding
    Shouldn't the flange just slip on without any force?

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    Useless wit out pictures, we need to see pictures !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fla.Cableguy View Post
    Useless wit out pictures, we need to see pictures !
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    Ya know how the new members are, so we have to train them early. I hope he won't make this mistake again. Smitt
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    I replied to your pm, so I won't bother posting here unless you want me to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon's1800VTXC View Post
    I replied to your pm, so I won't bother posting here unless you want me to
    Thanks. I'm gonna follow your instructions tomorrow.

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    For those of you who love to look at pictures.
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    Now I need more info, I'm sure others do as well. Who did it, how do they look and how much. Their been many talks on here about doing this. If you don't know about the chrome popping off these wheels. Some of us have had problems with that, some of not. So you will have to keep us posted on how they wear. In closing, lol. They look great. Smitt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fla.Cableguy View Post
    Now I need more info, I'm sure others do as well. Who did it, how do they look and how much. Their been many talks on here about doing this. If you don't know about the chrome popping off these wheels. Some of us have had problems with that, some of not. So you will have to keep us posted on how they wear. In closing, lol. They look great. Smitt
    They look great. They were done by simmonsmotorworks.com in Georgia. I did an exchange, so I didn't have to wait. I also had my final drive done. The wheels and final drive came with New bearings already pressed in.

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    Really nice. Gotta get some. The exchange will be my way also.
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    They really do look great. I need a few more mods an paint and will be looking into them. what's their warr on them, Smitt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fla.Cableguy View Post
    They really do look great. I need a few more mods an paint and will be looking into them. what's their warr on them, Smitt
    One year.

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    Default UNrequested Testimony...

    I know the owner of Simmons Motorworks personally... I can vouch for him, not that he needs me to, as a first class honest to goodness stand up guy who stands behind his work 1000 percent. If the product doesn't come out PERFECT, it doesn't ship. PERIOD. If you want VERY HIGH quality work done, don't hesitate sending him your stuff. You won't be disappointed. He does ALOT of work on the Suzuki M109's all around the country, has a vast inventory of parts ready to be shipped and is SUPER nice when it comes to customer service. Being local to me, I've stopped in there many a time, and he will be installing a set of his rims on my 1300R soon, without reservation.

    If this post is out of line, because he is not a sponsor here, please let me know. I believe he's been considering sponsorship here, but doesn't want to step on other vendor's toes in the process. He really is THAT nice of a guy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon's1800VTXC View Post
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    Got the flange on. Thanks a bunch Jon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikif158 View Post
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    Got the flange on. Thanks a bunch Jon.
    Glad it worked out
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