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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-11-2005, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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what do you guys think of this? instant chrome...only $500 for the kit. i'm waiting to see if they'll offer a kit for my bike. they said around january maybe.

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-11-2005, 01:40 PM
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I don't get it, are they plastic covers that go over the parts? How does that work on the wheels?
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that's the impression i get, they just bolt on over the stock pieces. sounds complex when you get to the rotor covers, gotta take the wheels off. othere than that pretty simple. saves us po' folks some $$ on chrome. so do ya think it's cheesy? i haven't quite decided yet.
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Personally I would not want them. I'm not sure how much I like the look of a "Chromed" out bike.. Some can pull it off but if it's not real that just seems to me to be really 'gah'. I mean a little bit in certain areas or something but I definetely (personally) don't like the idea of covering my bike with 'fake' plastic chrome.. A little too cheesy for me.. If you can't do it right don't do it at all.. It's like those bright chrome "plastic" wheel rims for cars.. Or the extremely loud, but worthless and slow exhausts on foreign cars..
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Yeah its a cover especially molded for your bike. Made of plastic to look like the metal is chromed. Its actually a neat idea. $489 for the entire busa kit.... WAY cheaper than real chrome... I wonder what it looks like in real life?




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Yeah its a cover especially molded for your bike. Made of plastic to look like the metal is chromed. Its actually a neat idea. $489 for the entire busa kit.... WAY cheaper than real chrome... I wonder what it looks like in real life?
I'm not much on chromO bikes. I hope for the sake of the people spending the money on these covers get better fitment than most Carbon Fiber junk I have seen.

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I'd like to see them in person. $489 is still pricey if it cheapens the look of the bike. The photos look great.
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post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-12-2005, 08:54 AM
 
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I like the smooth...

finish of the pieces, especially when installed on the bike ! I just wonder if the chrome finish will peel off the plastic like I have seen happen on other plastic/chrome parts ?


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finish of the pieces, especially when installed on the bike ! I just wonder if the chrome finish will peel off the plastic like I have seen happen on other plastic/chrome parts ?


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I'm sure it will eventually. Chrome wont stay on metal for ever.

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glue/bolt on plastic chrome? that sounds kinda cheesy to me. Although I'm pritty sure it's lighter then the real thing.
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finish of the pieces, especially when installed on the bike ! I just wonder if the chrome finish will peel off the plastic like I have seen happen on other plastic/chrome parts ?


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well, you get a 2 year warranty, so i guess that means it won't peel off for at least 2 years. you know how it goes, nothing ever craps out until after the warranty is dead.
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well, you get a 2 year warranty, so i guess that means it won't peel off for at least 2 years. you know how it goes, nothing ever craps out until after the warranty is dead.
Ya no crap... at least we know that the Kawasaki's won't do that to us!




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Ya no crap... at least we know that the Kawasaki's won't do that to us!

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Nice idea, but I can't see how it would look right.

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I think it looks good in photos. Not sure how cheese'e it would look in person.


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Another 200 bucks and you can get real chrome.
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I think it looks good in photos. Not sure how cheese'e it would look in person.

Like most "fake" items, I bet it probably looks good, until you get right next to it and can tell right away. Kinda like a fake Rolex
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Another 200 bucks and you can get real chrome.
Not for the frame, swingarm, controls, rotors, ect....

Not that I'm saying I like it... I think it sucks but "A" for effert in thinking of something new!




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The place down the steet from my house does the whole bike for 1000 bucks.
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Did you pass that info onto Cale?




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