View Full Version : Wheel Color Changes - What do you have?
05-26-2003, 02:12 PM
If you've changed the color of the wheels on your Mille, what did you change them to?
I'm considering a different color then the stock dark gray!
05-26-2003, 02:31 PM
just wondering why you grouped the colors like that? I mean if I pick Black/White catagory how would this help you? you still would not know if they were black or white. I did however like the idea of asking because I for one have not changed the color of my stock wheels and thought it might be nice to do it. Not ment to be a flame, just curious.
05-26-2003, 02:44 PM
there's no place for no change of color
05-26-2003, 05:22 PM
For those that are curious I set the color catagories to only distinguish between stock colors, bright colors and black/white. I know kinda stupid, huh!
If you've done you wheels in red/orange like where "APRILIA" shows on the fairing, I'd like to see a photo.
05-27-2003, 09:53 PM
I have a 00.5 red/blk RSVR and the blue wheels look silly IMHO. The matched black just looks right to me.
<img src="http://members.cox.net/angrybob/images/milleR_new_right.JPG" style="border:0;"/>
oh yeah...the wheel ;)
<img src="http://members.cox.net/angrybob/images/milleR_frontwheel.jpg" style="border:0;"/>
05-28-2003, 04:11 AM
Bob, great looking bike. What else have you done? Could you post some more pictures please. More detail. Higher resolution. Thanks.
I currently have a set that are getting stripped and sand blasted. They will go to the painters next month. Maybe I'll post some pictures, too.
Anyone else out there with cool wheels?
05-28-2003, 07:47 AM
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05-28-2003, 09:36 AM
I actually like the Blue Wheels with my 2000 RSV-R color scheme, so I just pin-striped them like the MotoGP bikes to match the factory red-orange. Some may say cheesy, but it's cheaper than powder-coating/painting and it was raining a lot that week <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">
<img src="http://home.nc.rr.com/jeffspics/wheel.jpeg" style="border:0;"/>
<img src="http://home.nc.rr.com/jeffspics/wheels.jpeg" style="border:0;"/>
It looks better with the stock bodywork than with my silver/black race glass
<img src="http://home.nc.rr.com/jeffspics/oaktree%20exit%20small%202.jpeg" style="border:0;"/>
05-28-2003, 11:06 AM
Looks great. From more than a foot away you can't even tell it's strip tape, good job.
By the way JNG, what brand of race glass is that?
05-28-2003, 11:19 AM
Thanks, it's amazing what a solid week of rain and a Pep Boys nearby will drive you to do :rolleyes:
The race fiberglass I have was bought from a MRA racer in Colorado, and he told me that it was the factory Aprilia race bodywork that came available when the Mille was first introduced in '99 in the USA. I'm not really sure if that's true, but it does fit very well and is significantly lighter than the stock plastic. Pretty good deal for $450 shipped.
You can see more pictures of my bike in the race fiberglass here: <a href="http://pub165.ezboard.com/fapriliaforumfrm20.showMessage?topicID=175.topic" target="top">2000 Mille R Track Pictures - VIR South Course</a>
05-28-2003, 01:02 PM
jng1226, I will only say chessy to that warning label on your swingarm:x
Damon Slowpoke Baumann
05-28-2003, 01:22 PM
mine are matched to the red on my 2001 rsv mille and they look real good actually
05-28-2003, 03:36 PM
LOL Rodney - yeah, I did get lazy with that one and left it there after taking the others off. I'm going into the garage right now with the blow dryer and Goof-Off...
05-29-2003, 09:50 PM
I had mine powder coated to match the red in the Aprilia logo, tell me what ya think:
<img src="http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-5/195531/leftsidebikeandhelmet.jpg" style="border:0;"/>
<img src="http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-5/195531/rightrearbike.jpg" style="border:0;"/>
05-29-2003, 09:57 PM
A bit loud for the street, but definately attractive on the track. Nobody will miss you.
Every lap, "Hey, there goes Mike"
05-29-2003, 09:59 PM
almost forgot about my first Mille...
<img src="http://members.cox.net/angrybob/images/mille_right2.JPG" style="border:0;"/>
that was as purchased. a little 'bling' for my taste.
05-30-2003, 03:01 PM
My rims are off and now being powdercoated gold. I have the 02Silver... we shall see 8o . I'll take pics... should be back together Tuesday. Anybody willing to post the pics for me.
I can post them for you (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. Gold on a silver bike, hope it works!!!!!!!!!
06-09-2003, 05:42 PM
There is a silver 03 MilleR here at my local dealer, the gold rims look surprisingly good. Good luck with your rims and get those pics posted, I'd love to see it.
06-10-2003, 12:04 AM
Was looking at the poll and 14% have other, could this mean that out there ppl have polished them, just curious if anyone has pics of a set polished without all the other crazy bling mods. Not that there is anything wrong with that....
06-10-2003, 05:29 AM
Hey, you boys have some cracking looking bikes. Incentive for the weekend now, I'm gonna sort my wheels out too. I like the Metzeler writing in yellow on the side of the tyre - makes it even more racey.
06-10-2003, 04:19 PM
Finally complete... the gold powdercoat looks awesome on the silver02, along with the Haga replikas full system exhaust... she looks like serious machinery... very aggressive looking. :D
Dutch Royal T
06-10-2003, 04:59 PM
Have it chromed or color the spokes and have the rim edges polished.
06-11-2003, 06:33 PM
What does it cost to do powder coating for wheels?
06-23-2003, 09:58 PM
Mine were around $100.
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