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Old 09-04-2009, 07:06 AM   #1
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Default 1975 CB550 Rim help

Hello.. I am a total newbie, with bikes and bike mods..

I want to replace the stock chrome rims with black ones.

I have been searching quite a while, and while finding some info, I am not sure what I find is correct.

Does anyone know what size rims on a 1975 CB550, and/or where I can get the correct size rims in black ?

Thanks for any info you can provide !
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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Powdercoat - or, if you're cheap (like myself!), DIY with a rattlecan........

Other than that, it's unlikely you'll find "specific" rims for something that old (it's not impossible, just unlikely). If you can find something in the size you want, rims from other bikes could be modified to fit.

Good Luck: you'll need it.
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Following Hawk's suggestion: powdercoating is widely available and affordable. The finish is very durable; you can get a flat or glossy look. Fixing up your existing wheels is a lot easier than the crap-shoot of buying possibly warped or damaged wheels from whomever. While you're re-finishing you can refresh your bearings as well.
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Eighteen inches in the back, a nineteen incher in the front. What would look a lot better would be some ridged alloy rims & stainless steel spokes. A set of those will set you back around $500.00.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:33 PM   #5
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Eighteen inches in the back, a nineteen incher in the front. What would look a lot better would be some ridged alloy rims & stainless steel spokes. A set of those will set you back around $500.00.
The rest of the bike could probably look like shyte, and that would still look F'n HAWT.........
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:46 PM   #6
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there´s so many junckyards there...why don´t you try to find some aleation type rims like cbf 750 81...it could be cheaper than any option and if you want black...power coating.
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