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I just purchased a set of 1800 "C" mags to replace my 1800 "S" spoker rims,... They are coming without tires, but with all bearings & rotors. Can't wait!

1) Any suggestions on tires for these rims? (DarkSide, also?)

2) Any suggestions to make the switch easier? (I follow the instructions on Bare's site - thanks, Chicago-Spike.)

3) Anyone using that new "glass bead" internal balancing stuff? Does it work? Where do you get it? How much?

Thanks very much for the input!

PS: I will have a set of "like new" 1800S spokers for sale as soon as the transition is complete / probably about 2 weeks. The spokers have a new set of Dunlops on them (<1500 miles).

SPOKERS (will be) FOR SALE: I have had a few inquiries already, so....

It will be a week or two - at least... I didn't get the new mags yet, (they're on the way)
When I get them I want to polish them, then I need to get tires, and install them.

If anyone is interested, pm me or post here and I will contact the interested parties as soon as
I get the new mags on the bike and rolling, and the spokers are ready to go.

The chrome spokers are in mint condition, polished regulary with nev-r-dull,
only 6500 miles on bike/rims, and only about 1500 miles on the new tires.

I was thinking about $350 + shipping for everything:
Rims, Tires, Rotors, bearings, seals, etc... Just as they come off my bike.
 

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Thanks for the help.

Anyone else here put C rims on an S model?

Got any pictures to share?

Thanks!

Any tips on polishing the aluminum mags to shine as opposed to the stock - dull- look?

Thanks, again.!
 

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Mothers Billet Polish easy/time consuming way

Wet sanding from 400 grit to 2000 grit finished with Mothers hard/hard way

Send them to Handler for polishing or chroming easy/easy way
 

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Thanks, again for the info, Chigago-Spike...

next question:

these C rims come with rotors and bearings, but have 20K miles on them.
Is there a way (OR do I need to) to check if the bearings / rotors? Should I just replace them outright regardless?

Thanks.
 

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Thrill said:
Thanks for the help.

Anyone else here put C rims on an S model?

Got any pictures to share?

Thanks!

Any tips on polishing the aluminum mags to shine as opposed to the stock - dull- look?
Thanks, again.!
Try using White Diamond, fast and easy. Shines like a miror.
 

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Bearings should be good for longer than 20k, rotors should be good for more than that as well. As long as they weren't in a crash, I'd leave them
 

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Chicago-Spike,

How do I get in touch with Handler to check options / prices?

Thanks.
 

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What's the widest / biggest tire (200?) that I can put on a stock C wheel?
Do I need a different height, then?
 

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Thrill said:
Thanks for the help. Anyone else here put C rims on an S model? Got any pictures to share?
Thanks!

Any tips on polishing the aluminum mags to shine as opposed to the stock - dull- look? Thanks, again.!
I put C rims on my S. I went with powder coating. No polishing needed. Just wipe the road grime off and it looks good as new. I went to the darkside, Michelin HydroEdge (205/65/16)



 

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Wow! That's a nice ride, Kevin!

I'm thinking of polishing mine until I can afford Chrome!

Do you have any suggestions for making the swap from spoke to C?
Any pit-falls to avoid? Did you do it or have it done?

And where did you get the bags & fairing,... Looks very nice!

Thanks!
 

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Thrill said:
Thanks for the help.

Anyone else here put C rims on an S model?

Got any pictures to share?

Thanks!

Any tips on polishing the aluminum mags to shine as opposed to the stock - dull- look?
Thanks, again.!
If your wheels are only dull and no major pits they only need cleaning.
A friend was just over and used the White Diamond with little to no work and his shined a little less than new chrome in about a half hour. Why spend mone where you don't have to?
 

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Thrill said:
Wow! That's a nice ride, Kevin!

I'm thinking of polishing mine until I can afford Chrome!

Do you have any suggestions for making the swap from spoke to C?
Any pit-falls to avoid? Did you do it or have it done?

And where did you get the bags & fairing,... Looks very nice!

Thanks!
Bare's instructions are complete...just follow them and you will be ok. You will need a "C" rotor for the rear. That is the only part that will not exchange between the spokes and "C" rims.

My fairing is the Hoppe Fairing and the bags are Tsukayu Leather strong bags.
 

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A friend was just over and used the White Diamond with little to no work and his shined a little less than new chrome in about a half hour.
I see you are a dealer, but that means shipping and waiting,...
Is there anywhere I can get something like that locally?

Polished aluminum is good for me! (if it's done right!)

Thanks, Mark_1bx
 

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Thrill said:
A friend was just over and used the White Diamond with little to no work and his shined a little less than new chrome in about a half hour.
I see you are a dealer, but that means shipping and waiting,...
Is there anywhere I can get something like that locally?

Polished aluminum is good for me! (if it's done right!)

Thanks, Mark_1bx
I'd look local and if all else fails send me a PM and I'll help you out.
I found out about it from my Harley friends 4 years ago and I cleaned up some really bad GW wheels. I only pitch this stuff because it works and it's easy.
 

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Thrill said:
A friend was just over and used the White Diamond with little to no work and his shined a little less than new chrome in about a half hour.
I see you are a dealer, but that means shipping and waiting,...
Is there anywhere I can get something like that locally?

Polished aluminum is good for me! (if it's done right!)

Thanks, Mark_1bx
Thrill;
Try Mother's Billet Polish and a Mothers Mini Power Ball. The Billet polish has a thicker texture that White Diamonds (which is good stuff) so you can wipe it on the wheels and it stays put when the Power Ball hits it. The Power Ball makes the polishing a breeze. The drill does all the work and you just need to wipe off the residue with a clean towel. You can get both at Pep Boys.
Joel
 
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