Questions on wheels
Hey guys. So I have some work planned for my 03 Honda Shadow Ace VT750, but I'm not sure where to start. As mentioned in my 3rd introduction thread I'm having an issue with my front wheel where, particularly at lower speeds, my front wheel feels like its bouncing. I know that this could be one of several things. The wheel may not be properly balanced, the rim could be slightly bent, the tire or inner tube may be warped or bulging. Beyond this both rims have rust that has eaten past the chrome.
I have tried at length to find affordable replacement wheels, thinking I could get a more custom look, and I wanted to go tubeless, but none seem to be available for this bike.
So I've been looking into options to make the stock wheels into what I want them to be. But to have them powder coated, trued, and converted to tubeless is going to cost far more than my budget will allow. Around $600 per wheel before tires and balancing...
So I've formulated a plan and I'd like your opinions on it.
First I'm going to remove the wheels, tubes, and tires from the bike and take them to a Local shop that will test them to see if they need straightening. They can do the work if needed. Then I'm going to have them sandblasted inside and out to prepare them for paint. I'll paint the rims and hubs in the same manner I painted the lower forks. Its spray paint, true, but if it holds up on my guns it will be fine here. Then, after the paint has had a couple of weeks to cure, I'll send them to Woody's to have them respoked and converted to tubeless. Then, once I have them back, new tires, new bearings, and I'll balance them myself.
I'm also considering rhino lining the rims to make them match the tank...
So my questions are... does this sound like a solid plan? Do I need to paint the inside of the rims? Is there anything I am not considering? How should one go about picking new tires?