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Hello.

Are the wheels and headlight bucket of the Yellow 1998 the same colour and finish as the frame?

Help me do right by my poor bike

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Yes, but it seems like a pretty hard match due to the matte texture. I've seen a few repaints that just don't look right. Can't go wrong with black.

Found a clean set of black 5 spokes for mine. I prefer the look and they are a little lighter.
 
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Thanks SS904.,,,,,,,,,,thats kinda what i figured having done some reading. l much prefer the 5 spokes over the 3 spokes, but having just sprung for a motor and odds and sods im probably going to wait until winter.
 

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But my 1997 has white wheels. The original owner states these were original. The headlight bucket and fairing stays were all frame matched.

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Yes, but it seems like a pretty hard match due to the matte texture. I've seen a few repaints that just don't look right. Can't go wrong with black.

Found a clean set of black 5 spokes for mine. I prefer the look and they are a little lighter.
Biggest issue is matching the color correctly. To do this, you have to first apply a black primer under the correct gold paint.
 

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I have to admit that I have always liked the bright gold wheels on the 748-916's. Had the magnesium Marchesinis on for a long time but put forged alum OZ's on more recently.
 

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I have to admit that I have always liked the bright gold wheels on the 748-916's. Had the magnesium Marchesinis on for a long time but put forged alum OZ's on more recently.

...............to my eye the stock colour gold 5 spokes are the perfect complement to the design. The older 3 spokes to me appear clumsy by comparison.
 
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