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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Custom Chrome wheels!

So finally got my bike back together yesterday and took my first ride for the season. I bought a pair of Chrome wheels and a chrome pulley through a Chrome Exchange program with Surf City Chrome/ClassicComponents. Their service and quality is excellent, and pricing was very reasonable. I called and ordered wheels from them on a Friday and they were at my door on Tuesday. I also ordered new tires. I went with the Michellin Commander II 80/90 for the front and the Pirelli Night Dragon 200/70 for the rear. I had to carve up my inner fender with the dremel bc the tire was burning right through it. I Love the new look and wanted to share some pics...







2007 Vulcan 900 Custom
Scootworks lowering kit
Ram-Air Intake
K&N Air Filter
Fully Debaffled
Cobra FI2000R
Smoked Lenses
Polished Forks
Chrome Wheels & Pulley
Pirelli Night Dragon 200 Rear Tire.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 05:40 PM
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Nice rims! I also have a 200 on the back. It's a great ride. Did you get an overdrive pulley or just go for chroming the stock part?

2008 Vulcan 900 Classic LT

HID lighting 35 Watt White
Chrome Slotted oval Mirrors
Leather snake skin grips
Chilhowee Tank Bra
Barons Big Air Kit
Vance & Hines Twin Slash staggered
EJK Gen 3 Electronic Jet Kit

Installing from vulcan 750

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Dag-on... Just one comment? I thought people would be all over Chrome Wheels... I stayed with the stock pulley. The overdrive pulley's IMO are about 3x more expensive than they should be so I held off.

2007 Vulcan 900 Custom
Scootworks lowering kit
Ram-Air Intake
K&N Air Filter
Fully Debaffled
Cobra FI2000R
Smoked Lenses
Polished Forks
Chrome Wheels & Pulley
Pirelli Night Dragon 200 Rear Tire.
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Dag-on... Just one comment? I thought people would be all over Chrome Wheels... I stayed with the stock pulley. The overdrive pulley's IMO are about 3x more expensive than they should be so I held off.
check out this video. Not that you need it but I bought a couple bottles to try. I haven't had a chance to use it yet but I'm looking forward to applying the polish.

2008 Vulcan 900 Classic LT

HID lighting 35 Watt White
Chrome Slotted oval Mirrors
Leather snake skin grips
Chilhowee Tank Bra
Barons Big Air Kit
Vance & Hines Twin Slash staggered
EJK Gen 3 Electronic Jet Kit

Installing from vulcan 750

Stybel Air horn
Electrical Connection-Accessory Power Distribution Plate
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I like the chrome wheel look and talked to the company that does it out of LA, they look sharp and its a show quality chrome finish, my issue is that I never know when I'm in the La area, they could sit there for a month before I can get them picked up and take me even longer to get mine back to them.

In envious, they look sharp.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 04:43 PM
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I do like the chrome wheels/pulley, nice addition.

question about the tire tho. it looks like your bike is lowered? is that the reason it's rubbing on the inner trim? haven't heard too many complain about rubbing issues, was just wondering for myself.
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I do like the chrome wheels/pulley, nice addition.

question about the tire tho. it looks like your bike is lowered? is that the reason it's rubbing on the inner trim? haven't heard too many complain about rubbing issues, was just wondering for myself.
Thank you! and yes it is 2" lowered. I wish I had an understanding of why it rubs so bad... I am about 250lbs, but even at that I have the shock on setting 6. When I hit a bump, my chrome belt guard and swingarm slams into the FENDER. It has taken the paint off the swingarm and is almost worn through the belt guard. I also ride two up often, and you can only imagine... I am wondering if my rear spring is shot... I have yet to hear or see of another 900 owner with such problems.... and even though I am far from a featherweight, I can't be the heaviest guy riding one that is lowered.... I made a thread a while back looking for ideas and I dont think anyone responded.

2007 Vulcan 900 Custom
Scootworks lowering kit
Ram-Air Intake
K&N Air Filter
Fully Debaffled
Cobra FI2000R
Smoked Lenses
Polished Forks
Chrome Wheels & Pulley
Pirelli Night Dragon 200 Rear Tire.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 07:29 PM
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The chrome wheels look sensational!
I might have to do some investigating around town here ...
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