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I have a 06 red warrior which I think would look great with some chrome rims. My delema is weather to go and get my stock rims exchanged with some chrome ones now or save my money and get the chrome 240 much later! It would be a easy decission if the 240 was cheaper but unless the price comes down, it maybe a long wait. What do you all think??
 

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I say get the stock chromed now and then when you want to get the 240 kit, sell them on ebay or in here. They would probably sell quick! And then you would have extra money toward your 240 purchase! Just my opinion! It seems to me that you wouldn't get Jack out of your stock wheels(unchromed), so you invest a little into them now and make them sellable for later?????
 

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Your stock rim chromed should have some trade in value. I got mine from Cycle Image. The rear was a trade in for a 240.
 

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I'd go for the stock rims chromed if that is what you can afford. Sounds like you will get a couple of years out of them before the 240 mod.
 

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I always look at what my final vision for the bike is, and work towards it. If you wanna be a FatBastard, put the money for the chrome rim away and work towards that, it'll come much sooner.
 

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quote:Originally posted by coreshot

I always look at what my final vision for the bike is, and work towards it. If you wanna be a FatBastard, put the money for the chrome rim away and work towards that, it'll come much sooner.


I agree, I was thiiiiiiis close to going 240 or 260 this year but decided to polish the stockers, mod some other stuff, then go 240 next fall. Good luck with the decision......it was burnin' me inside for a while[/emoticons/emotion-4.gif]
 

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Argh!!! You are not the only one man, I want chrome wheels I can taste it...but on the other hand I want a 240 even worse...hard to save the money when your lookin at $700 or so today or $3k a year or so from now. The way I look at it, That $700 is a good start to my goal....My .02
 

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Personally I am waiting to see what comes out for billets. Then I will do them and the fat ******* at the same time. I want chrome billets. Where I live I'd probably be the only one...Unless kevin reads this...He'll beat me to it!
 

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Actually, this is what you should do. Get the stock finish 240. That's about $1200 maybe??? Then when you can afford it, get the front and rear wheels chromed.
 

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Get the chrome rims first. CI on Ebay has em now for the 06 -07. Then as said above you can seel the rear stock easily and save up for the ALL chrome fatty of your choice.

If I had the $$ I get me those!!!
 

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I went with the stock chromed from Reza, cycle Image(good man to do business with ) I went stock cause I figured I would Get the 240 later, I want to do other chrome mods on my 02 first, either way you go, the Beast will be sweet,he he
 

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quote:Originally posted by DragonRider

Where the **** can you get the stock finish 240 keit for 1200 bucks?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yamaha-Road-Star-Roadstar-Warrior-240-kit_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ35601QQitemZ200084235727QQrdZ1
The above ebay link has a buy it now price of $1295, but doesn't include a tire.

If you piece together a kit yourself, you can go with Kosman Specialties to widen your stock wheel. They charge $595. Cycle Image has on their website a listing for modifying a stock swing arm to fit a 240 for $335, but I believe it is now $400 or $450. Performance Edge has on Ebay swing arm modification for the Warrior for $475. Now, that just leaves a tire, and you can find that for $200. So, $595 + $450+ $200 = Approximately $1200.

I went the DIY route, and got my wheel from Kosman($595), modified my own swing arm($30), and went with a Dunlop 240($135).
 

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I really like my stock chrome rims from Performance Edge. However, if you won't be bothered by the handling difference of the 240 then I would save for that. Isn't that what plastic is for?!!
 

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quote:Originally posted by RaySDF250

I say wait for the chrome 240. How much is it these days to chrome stock rims?


Chromed stock wheels are about $695. If you get the chrome pulley too it about $215 more and a hub for $115. Yes it adds up fast!

DragonRider, I too want it so much that I can taste it. Hope to decide one either way or the other soon.

Thanks all for your input! Hope others will still chime in to show off their chromies. [/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]
 

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I had the same problem deciding what to do 2 years ago except I hit a pothole and bent both of my rims. Insurance paid for the rims and tires but i just went for the stock chrome instead of the 240 kit. I'm kicking myself in the ass now!!!
 

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quote:Originally posted by kichigai

quote:Originally posted by RaySDF250

I say wait for the chrome 240. How much is it these days to chrome stock rims?


Chromed stock wheels are about $695. If you get the chrome pulley too it about $215 more and a hub for $115. Yes it adds up fast!

DragonRider, I too want it so much that I can taste it. Hope to decide one either way or the other soon.

Thanks all for your input! Hope others will still chime in to show off their chromies. [/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]


I modified my own swingarm, so all I spent for that was $30 (price of the angle grinder). The price of getting my wheel widened was $595, from Kosman Specialties. I purchased a Dunlop Elite 3 240 for $150 installed. You, too can tackle this mod. So far, total spent is $30 + $595 + $150 = $775. Not much more than chroming your stock wheels. If you don't think you can tackle this mod yourself, Performance Edge will mod your swingarm for $475. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yamaha-Roadstar-Warrior-240-Swingarm-Road-Star_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ35591QQitemZ180079527154QQtcZphoto

If you chrome your rims first, you will need to trade your rear rim in (if a vendor will do that), and still re-chrome your widened rim. Get the stock finish 240, then chrome.
 
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