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Author Topic: Copper plated spokes...  (Read 2441 times)

Offline valvesprung

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Copper plated spokes...
« on: Aug 14, 2007, 18:47:25 »
At this point I have a '77 KZ 400. This winter I plan to strip it down, paint the frame glossy black, the tank seat and side covers flat matel flake silver with a black stripe, and having the barrle of the wheels podercoated black.

If I get the wheels coated, I'll be respoking the wheels as well. I gat a wild hare to copper plate the spokes...what do you guys think of that...

Bike to be transformed...

'79 KZ650SR (the show pony)
'97 Buell S3
1980 XS850

Offline Tim

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Re: Copper plated spokes...
« Reply #1 on: Aug 14, 2007, 20:56:03 »
As long as there are other copper accents it sounds interesting.  Of course you could just sand them down and let them rust ;)
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Offline mysta2

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Re: Copper plated spokes...
« Reply #2 on: Aug 15, 2007, 01:39:37 »
copper color? or actual copper? real copper would patina lika a mofo, and if that's what you're going for cool, but keep it in mind.

copper (or gold) looks good on black:


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Re: Copper plated spokes...
« Reply #3 on: Aug 15, 2007, 11:46:34 »
Hey thats Cool...
Im planning to paint my spokes black and leave the rim chrome...
It was suggested that I put black straws on my spokes instead!!.. LOL!!

Offline valvesprung

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Re: Copper plated spokes...
« Reply #4 on: Aug 15, 2007, 11:58:24 »
The nice thing about copper is you can get away with throwing on soem clear coat...that should keep it shiny  ;D
'79 KZ650SR (the show pony)
'97 Buell S3
1980 XS850

Offline Fossil

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Re: Copper plated spokes...
« Reply #5 on: Aug 15, 2007, 12:03:20 »
Brass plating used to be popular on choppers and T Buckets. Copper or brass plated parts could be powder coated clear to keep from tarnishing.

Offline motofiaccone

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Re: Copper plated spokes...
« Reply #6 on: Aug 15, 2007, 14:17:01 »
I think you should go for it. It would look cool shiny or green.

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Offline valvesprung

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Re: Copper plated spokes...
« Reply #7 on: Aug 15, 2007, 17:38:39 »
so very tempting...
'79 KZ650SR (the show pony)
'97 Buell S3
1980 XS850

Offline xcaptainxbloodx

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Re: Copper plated spokes...
« Reply #8 on: Aug 15, 2007, 20:32:01 »
black rim/hub  and brass spokes look soooo good. the black rim makes the tire look like it has double the sidewall.

chrome spokes but...