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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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wheel material on 02 rc51

does anyone know if honda made wheels from anything but aluminum? i was gonna polish the lip on my wheels so i started wet sanding, went through the paint..then the sealer, or primer, then the wheel turned black, i couldnt sand through the black so i stopped.
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they made steel rims on other bikes... are you sure you have OEM wheels?
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Correct me if I am wrong but it should be regular A380 aluminum. Not sure why yours turned black



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dont know if its stock, it is same foreward slanted spoke that ive seen on other rc's,im lost. magnesium looks similar to aluminum but this is black, kinda plastic looking..
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dont know if its stock, it is same foreward slanted spoke that ive seen on other rc's,im lost. magnesium looks similar to aluminum but this is black, kinda plastic looking..
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If they look like stock SP2 wheels, but don't have the ridge down the center of the rim for attaching wheel weights, they are the old cast marchesini magnesium wheels.




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