Opinions on 2018 YZ Rims

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7/11/2017 9:18 AM

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I hate the blue rims, so ugly I prefer black.Opinions?
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7/11/2017 9:23 AM

I like the blue

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7/11/2017 9:25 AM

I dislike the new seat more than the blue rims. That's one ugly butt holster..

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7/11/2017 9:26 AM

Those rims make it look like a Craigslist special

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

7/11/2017 9:26 AM

I hate black rims, love the blue

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7/11/2017 9:29 AM

As Guy B pointed out last month, those rims are most likely photoshopped. They are not that blue. I'm more a regular old silver rim guy myself, but I don't really have anything against the blue that Cooper is running - which is not as blue as the picture you've posted. In the end, does it really matter? They're not going to add any speed, power or tractability.

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7/11/2017 9:30 AM

ThrottleTwistFilms wrote: Photo

I hate the blue rims, so ugly I prefer black.Opinions?

Not a fan of the blue myself.
Black or Silver for me.

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7/11/2017 9:32 AM

Harry Backmon wrote:

As Guy B pointed out last month, those rims are most likely photoshopped. They are not that blue. I'm more a regular old silver rim guy myself, but I don't really have anything against the blue that Cooper is running - which is not as blue as the picture you've posted. In the end, does it really matter? They're not going to add any speed, power or tractability.

Saw a post on instagram my buddy got a 2018 and it did indeed have blue rims

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7/11/2017 9:36 AM

BobPA wrote:

Those rims make it look like a Craigslist special

good thing you'll be lacing a set soon

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7/11/2017 9:36 AM

Harry Backmon wrote:

As Guy B pointed out last month, those rims are most likely photoshopped. They are not that blue. I'm more a regular old silver rim guy myself, but I don't really have anything against the blue that Cooper is running - which is not as blue as the picture you've posted. In the end, does it really matter? They're not going to add any speed, power or tractability.

ThrottleTwistFilms wrote:

Saw a post on instagram my buddy got a 2018 and it did indeed have blue rims

Agreed, they are blue - JUST NOT THAT BLUE. At least that's what I've been told. I've not actually seen one in person. I've seen Cooper's bike on TV and they didn't appear that blue. I like what Cooper is running and what all the pros are currently running on their YZFs.

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7/11/2017 9:36 AM

silver for me. Well I also like the gold rims on honda and suzuki gold rims.

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7/11/2017 9:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/11/2017 9:54 AM

I rode an 18 this weekend. They look WAY better in person. They are a satin blue finish and have the white Excel lettering on them . They look like crap in most photos, but this one is closer:

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7/11/2017 9:37 AM

I like the blue rims. I think those pictures are so touched up they don't look anything like they will in person.

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7/11/2017 9:42 AM

I like them. Everyone has their opinion, but color matched rims are in and black is 2008ish.

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7/11/2017 9:42 AM

twotwosix wrote:

I rode an 18 this weekend. They look WAY better in person. They are a satin blue finish and have the white Excel lettering on them . They look like crap in most photos, but this one is closer:

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You rode an 18 and that's all you got!?? Ride report, man! Come on twotwosixbro!

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7/11/2017 9:47 AM

I'll put it this way: It doesn't work on a blue bike, like yellow rims do on zooks. Quite the opposite honestly.

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7/11/2017 9:47 AM

I like em something different

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7/11/2017 9:48 AM

Harry Backmon wrote:

You rode an 18 and that's all you got!?? Ride report, man! Come on twotwosixbro!

No Sh*t!

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7/11/2017 9:52 AM

twotwosix wrote:

I rode an 18 this weekend. They look WAY better in person. They are a satin blue finish and have the white Excel lettering on them . They look like crap in most photos, but this one is closer:

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Harry Backmon wrote:

You rode an 18 and that's all you got!?? Ride report, man! Come on twotwosixbro!

It was an '18 250F and it's not really any different than the '17, so nothing to really write home about. Great bike and one of the best 250F motors out there. Also the forks are just butter on the 250F. Hopefully one of my friends buys an '18 450F when they hit dealers out here. That's the one I really want to ride.

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7/11/2017 9:52 AM

Blue rims work on the TM

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7/11/2017 10:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/11/2017 10:05 AM

One thing my buddy and I were talking about is how screwed people are going to be early on with these '18s. If you mess up a rim, you currently have ONE OPTION: go to Yamaha and order their OEM part number for a replacemnt. Until the distributors get this new color Excel rim, you are SOL because that satin light blue looks nothing like the current darker Excel blue or Pro Wheel Blue.

I would imagine they will introduce a new part number so you can order one up from your local shop or online retailer who goes through PU, TR, WPS etc. I did notice we finally got a new SKU from TR for the classic Suzuki 'Yellow' Excel Takasago and another one for a new Blue Excel Takasago, but in all of our images the Blue looks glossy and the lettering on this new Blue part number is Gold. Could just be a generic image though. On the stock '18s they are a satin look with White lettering... IDK. Would suck to trash a rim and then have to buy a pair so they don't look silly.

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7/11/2017 10:05 AM

I like. Black is my biggest complaint. They look fine, as long as they're not used. If you actually ride, they look like shat.

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7/11/2017 10:06 AM

dig it

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7/11/2017 10:10 AM

I like them because there different. Here's a 2018 YZ 450F I seen a RedBud a few weeks backPhoto

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7/11/2017 10:30 AM

Vomit.com

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Cheers, Crush
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7/11/2017 10:37 AM

Crush wrote:

Vomit.com

Don't you have some steel bars to bend in half or sumthin?

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7/11/2017 11:17 AM

Crush wrote:

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Classy. But I'm sure Yamaha didn't go the blue wheel route thinking you were their target market. When's the last time you bought a brand new bike off the dealer floor? 2008, or ever?

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7/11/2017 11:28 AM

eric513anderson wrote:

I like them because there different. Here's a 2018 YZ 450F I seen a RedBud a few weeks backPhoto

The blue wheels are dope. I like black too. Silver are just way too boring.

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7/11/2017 11:58 AM

I had blue rims with mag hubs on my '03 YZ 450... Just sayin' #trendsetter





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7/11/2017 12:47 PM

Blue rims look good in person, I got the first one coming in the shop I put the deposit on the 450. Should be getting it in this week! (I hope)

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