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Offline paperman

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spoked wheels
on: August 20, 2013, 07:26:19 AM
I love my CT, and I like the look of the spoked wheels, but after cleaning them last night I could swear..... :232:
Dont get me wrong, I,m not that dedicated to keeping everything high polished, but trying to clean these are annoying and time consuming, not forgeting skinned knuckles. I notice a wee bit of corrosion on the nipples adjacent to the hubs, nothing serious, but will talk to dealer at next service.
I know the question has been covered before, but has anyone found any cast wheels on the market yet that would fit ?

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Offline Allroadtoad

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Re: spoked wheels
Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 07:56:00 AM
It`s been asked before and the VFR1200 rear wheel fits, front is a problem.  I personally like the look and strength of the spoked wheels but for those who seldom take it offroad it might be a pain...
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Offline whitegloss

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Re: spoked wheels
Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 09:38:39 AM
Im with you paperman, they are a pain and i too would prefer alloys, however as discussed the vfr 1200 front wheel wont fit.

I wonder if any of the aftermarket wheel specialists i.e carbon lightweight items are available?

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Offline SHR61

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Re: spoked wheels
Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 01:10:52 PM
What about the front wheel from other Hondas, such as the Varadero?

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Re: spoked wheels
Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 01:38:44 PM
The spoked wheels take around 10-15mins each to clean, so what is the big deal? They look much better than alloys on this kind of bike anyway.

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Re: spoked wheels
Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 01:50:43 PM
Hi Sunandsea

I don't disagree, I think the wire wheels are good looking, but a pain to clean correctly. Using in all weathers and Scottish winters would see them disolving unless taking care wuth cleaning and protection. Some good cast wheels on the competion though !

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Re: spoked wheels
Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 04:33:24 PM
*Originally Posted by SunAndSea [+]
The spoked wheels take around 10-15mins each to clean, so what is the big deal? They look much better than alloys on this kind of bike anyway.

Not when you lick them clean with your tounge. :164:

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Re: spoked wheels
Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 07:09:29 PM
No prob with the spoked wheels at all...look the part on this bike and I wouldn't change them personally...as for cleaning...simple... I use a standard washing up brush to get at all the nooks and crannies, soapy water after a spray with "Mucoff", then rinse, and spray em lightly with FS365.... showroom finish guaranteed !