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Lol. Yea wealthy alright.

Big-buck race teams - back in the day - actually nickel plated the frames so that any flaws, cracks, could be seen before failure - not to look good. So, perhaps his thinking was misinformed.
 

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An acquaintance spent alot of money having custom bikes built back in the day. We chatted over cocktails on numerous occasions about bikes and life in general. I asked about a bike featured in a well known 80s publication, could I acquire it? A Nickel plated frame ( maybe Honda XR 600 in a CR 250 frame with lights and license?). He was a member of the "Lucky Sperm Club, certified) and he responded, "I only trade my bikes in" to M/C dealers. They absorb the liability. I can't be exposed to a plating hiding a hidden rust fault in a frame joint 10 years later.
Anecdotally, my youngest brother, 15 years my junior is dating his daughter. Lucky guy.
I've known people like that, maybe a little paranoid, maybe not.
 

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Lol. Yea wealthy alright.

Big-buck race teams - back in the day - actually nickel plated the frames so that any flaws, cracks, could be seen before failure - not to look good. So, perhaps his thinking was misinformed.
From what I understand, in the N.H.R.A., the chassis of tube framed cars must be left bare for crack inspection.
 

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Lol. Yea wealthy alright.

Big-buck race teams - back in the day - actually nickel plated the frames so that any flaws, cracks, could be seen before failure - not to look good. So, perhaps his thinking was misinformed.

That's a pretty stout plating if it'll

holdb up while the parent metal cracks underneath....
Stouter'n I ever run across.
I don't know the metallurgy. I know he was one of the sons paid to not "show up" to work and the Ducati dealership knew hin on a first name basis.
 

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Jus' spitballin'.....
Sikorski helicopters I used to work on had the main rotor blades pressurized to about 10-20psi with nitrogen. Was a preflight inspection to check each gauge. Any gauge had low pressure meant no flying today.....
a crack let the pressure out.
 

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