So I had been thinking of powder coating the mags on Victoria gold since it's going to be one of the colors used on the bike. Besides, who doesn't love black with gold accents? It's a timeless combination.
However, whenever I think of the perfect gold set of rims, I always think of the gold Boomerang Comstars, aka the Boomies.
Don't get me wrong, the mags look good, especially when they're all cleaned up and looking their best, but I just can't get the image of a black and gold 'Wing with gold boomies out of my head.
I know, I know, let them have their one victory while we enjoy on of the smoothest engines Honda has produced for a motorcycle. I've lost count of how many people come up to me while I'm putting in gas and tell me they regret ever getting rid of theirs. There's still a part of me that says, "put on the gold boomies."
That little voice in my head, sometimes known as the Good Idea Fairy, told me just to look around the internet and see what I find. Low and behold, there was one model range of Hondas that used the gold Boomerang Comstars (also silver) that could work. The CX500/650. Stateside, there was only one that sported those wheels, and there weren't a lot of them produced, the CX500 Turbo.
Jackpot! Rare, but a rear wheel that could potentially mount up does exist. This lead to a bit more digging, a dose of frustration, and a few beers being consumed. However, it paid off. I couldn't find anything about Gold Wing owners swapping for CX500 wheels - because who would do that? - but I did find instances where CX500 owners put Gold Wing wheels on their bikes to get wider tires.
This brings me to the grand question, what should I do about tires if I pursue this option? Victoria currently wears a 140 out back and a 120 up front. The CX500, on the other hand, only has an 18x2.5" rear wheel. So to put on a wider tire I'd have to find another Boomerang Comstar and either swap the hub or the rim between one or the other. Alternatively, I could put on a 130/80-18 instead of a 140/70-18. But then should I go with a 110 in front instead of a 120? This is where my mind's clutch slips and doesn't want to progress.
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