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jimku

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Reply #30 on: December 08, 2019, 10:51:30 pm
The wheels are made by PARADO in India.
Here is a video I found on Youtube showing these wheels, but the ass doesn't provide any information for where to find them or buy them other than a reference to a mickey mouse Instagram link that is about as useful as a gob of fresh goose doo-doo on a pump handle.
https://youtu.be/KIhB82QaUNs


I cannot find them on their website.  After I saw this video I spent many hours trying to find where to buy them with absolutely no luck. 
But as a dealer, Ryan has his own sources of information and people he works with routinely, and he found these wheels.  When he showed me a pic of the wheels he had found, I recognized them as the same wheels in this video.


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Reply #31 on: December 10, 2019, 03:52:19 am
RE has recently announced alloy wheels for the interceptor. Given the quality of the OEM alloy wheel for the 500s, as well as the extras provided with these in the front and rear unboxing videos, I will definitely be taking a close look at the 650 wheels.

https://youtu.be/lkeKST5bhSw
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Reply #32 on: December 10, 2019, 07:19:43 am
RE has recently announced alloy wheels for the interceptor. Given the quality of the OEM alloy wheel for the 500s, as well as the extras provided with these in the front and rear unboxing videos, I will definitely be taking a close look at the 650 wheels.

https://youtu.be/lkeKST5bhSw
There is nothing in this video to indicate that these wheels are for an Interceptor.  RE Alloy wheels for their 500cc line of Bullets have been available for some time in India where they are VERY BIG on Bullets, but none for the Interceptor.  The wheels hanging on the wall are obviously for a Bullet because the rims are different sizes commensurate with Bullet wheels whereas if they were for an Interceptor they would be the same size.  If you can find anywhere to get alloy wheels for an Interceptor, where it says they are for an Intercetor, please post it.  And preferably with something better than a worthless Instagram link for where to obtain them?  Well, worthless to me anyway because I have yet to be able to actually contact anyone through Instagram.
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Reply #33 on: December 10, 2019, 07:33:26 am
There is nothing in this video to indicate that these wheels are for an Interceptor.  RE Alloy wheels for their 500cc line of Bullets have been available for some time in India where they are VERY BIG on Bullets, but none for the Interceptor.  The wheels hanging on the wall are obviously for a Bullet because the rims are different sizes commensurate with Bullet wheels whereas if they were for an Interceptor they would be the same size.  If you can find anywhere to get alloy wheels for an Interceptor, where it says they are for an Intercetor, please post it.  And preferably with something better than a worthless Instagram link for where to obtain them?  Well, worthless to me anyway because I have yet to be able to actually contact anyone through Instagram.  If this is your first forray into this search, I don't blame you for thinking you found pay dirt.  So did I when I first saw such videos, only to be sadly disappointed upon further research.


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Reply #34 on: December 10, 2019, 12:36:54 pm


Wow! A decade on this forum, over a 1000 posts, and a YouTube video showing classic 500 wheels being unboxed.....as an example of what to expect for quality when the recently announced 650 wheels start getting sold.

And I get chastised by a newbie  ::)
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Reply #35 on: December 10, 2019, 01:18:43 pm
Wow! A decade on this forum, over a 1000 posts, and a YouTube video showing classic 500 wheels being unboxed.....as an example of what to expect for quality when the recently announced 650 wheels start getting sold.

And I get chastised by a newbie  ::)

I understood perfectly well what you said and I agree. I wouldn't know if I'm gobsmacked or not till I've actually had them in my hands though, but I agree from what I see.
I have no reason to think that they'd be less precise than anyone else's wheel!

I already have new Ducati Scrambler rims if I choose to go that way. If the new RE rims aren't wide enough to fit a good selection of radials I wouldn't be interested regardless

Does anybody know it the O.E.M. Royal Endfield cast wheels are JWL marked?
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Reply #36 on: December 10, 2019, 01:54:37 pm
I hope the new 650 rims will be at least as non-decorative as these Street Cup ones?

So sick of all this decorative shit, especially on classically styled bikes!!

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Reply #37 on: December 10, 2019, 09:12:43 pm
Wow! A decade on this forum, over a 1000 posts, and a YouTube video showing classic 500 wheels being unboxed.....as an example of what to expect for quality when the recently announced 650 wheels start getting sold.

And I get chastised by a newbie  ::)
I apologize for coming off as if I was chastising you.  I really didn't intend that.  Give me 50 lashes for not respecting my elders.

It's just that the same types of videos cost me nearly three months of very frustrating searching, emails, etc. to determine that RE only offers alloy wheels for their Bullets.  Just don't want others to be duped by such videos and get hopes up only to be dashed.  I even managed to contact RE directly and they told me they have no plans to ever offer alloy wheels for the Interceptor.  That doesn't mean they never will, just that it won't be in the near future.

It would be nice if RE eventually pulls its head out of its butt and offers wheels that look like that for the Interceptor.   But if they ever do make alloy wheels for the Interceptor there is no guarantee that they will look like those for their Bullets.

Also, it REALLY IRKS ME when people make videos showing some new gee whiz product and don't include a good link for where to obtain the product.  The video is worthless if you can't buy the #%@! thing or find where to buy it.  I don't want a damned Instagram link to the Bozo, send him a message and have to keep checking for two weeks to see if he answered my question.
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