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Old 08-12-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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Joined: Jul 2012
From: Klickitat, WA

I Ride: SV650 K6
Do you like chrome on your bikes?
I saw a classified ad for a sportbike with waaaaay too much chrome and wondered why anyone would put a bunch of chrome on a sportbike. I don't get it.

But there are some people out there that think it's a good thing to have lots of chrome....




The owner of this bike definitely should have bought a Harley!!


Link to ad.

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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Joined: Jul 2007
From: Camas, Washington

I Ride: 05 zx12r
not just no... but HEELLLLLLL NO !!!


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Old 08-12-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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Joined: Mar 2010
From: Bainbridge Island, WA

I Ride: 2001 BLUE Ducati ST4
OMG - REALLY???
Would like to see the flip-flops and tank top worn to match it though!!

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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From: Mill Creek, Wa

I Ride: slower than you with a bigger grin!
to each their own.... i prefer my bike to be covered in mud.

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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From: bonney lake

I Ride: BMW S1000RR, Honda Ruckus
eww

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #6
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Joined: Jul 2007
From: Maryland

I Ride: Team Orange

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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From: Selah, Wa

I Ride: 04' Z1000, 91' DR350S, 87' CR500
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OMG - REALLY???
Would like to see the flip-flops and tank top worn to match it though!!

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #8
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Joined: Jul 2008
From: Issaquah, WA

I Ride: '09 Honda CBR1000RR, '04 Aprilia RSV1000R, '98 KTM EXC 380SM
absolutely not

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Old 08-12-2012, 04:17 PM   #9
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Joined: Sep 2008
From: where they don't have lawns.

I Ride: on the storm.
Chrome sucks unless it is on the bumper of an old car or truck.
It always sucks on motorcycles and sucks twice as hard when it is on sport bikes.
Three times as hard when it is on plastic parts.
Destro is cool though.

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Old 08-12-2012, 04:18 PM   #10
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Joined: Aug 2011
From: Panama City, Florida

I Ride: 2011 Speed triple
no way. only thing on my speedie is the chrome engine bolts.

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Old 08-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #11
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Joined: May 2011
From: Everett. WA

I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr, 00 VFR800f
nonononono!!!!


To each their own, but IMO it's for the people that spend more time and money stripping chroming than riding.
I guess it's fine. Paint shit to match, get parts that are alike and so on. I spend more time trying to find bolts that match. Like in a clutch perch. If I use one allen head?, I want two that match.

But then some will say you are a poser if you do anything to your own bike to make it look nicer. Like replace busted body work.


just my 2C.

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Old 08-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #12
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Joined: Apr 2011
From: Portland

I Ride: Yamaha Warrior
Probably this stuff:

http://www.alsacorp.com/strechchrome/index.html

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Old 08-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #13
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Joined: Jan 2011
From: Kirkland, Washington

I Ride: '05 R6 Scooty-Puff, Sr.
Not a chance!! I would be sun burnt in about 2.5 seconds if I had that this between my legs

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Old 08-12-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
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Joined: Nov 2005
From: Pasco, WA

I Ride: '47 Indian Chief, '96 Triumph Speed Triple & '07.5 Aprilia Tuono
You know what they say.

"If it don't go, chrome it!"

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Old 08-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #15
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Joined: Jun 2012
From: nicholasville ky

I Ride: 2009 shadow 750
i like chrome on my bike but damn thats too much if its done with restaint it looks good

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Old 08-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #16
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From: SoKingCo, WA

I Ride: ... here and there
I like it sometimes, depending on the situation:


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Old 08-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #17
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Joined: Mar 2009
From: Spokane Valley

I Ride: Suzuki Boulevard C90, Suzuki DRZ400E, My Wife's Scooter
Chrome (or polished stainless) ftw...





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Old 08-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #18
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From: Hood River, OR

I Ride: 2006 Hayabusa
I'd prefer carbon fiber. Then I can pretend that I did it to save weight, and not just because I love the look!!!

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Old 08-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #19
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr, 00 VFR800f
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I'd prefer carbon fiber. Then I can pretend that I did it to save weight, and not just because I love the look!!!
Save 25lbs if you rap all your body work in carbon.

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Old 08-12-2012, 07:45 PM   #20
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I Ride: Busa, YZ250,RM250.YZ250F
I like chrome but i did it tastefully and didnt over do it.It complements the candy blue but thats way too much but to each theyre own.Bikes are a way of expression for some of us.Building a custom sport bike is fun but i wont do it again.

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