The new rims, a 21 X 2.125-inch front and 18 X 5.5-inch rear, were powder-coated gloss black, then pinstriped in red before being laced to the stock hubs (also powder-coated black) using polished, stainless steel twisted spokes. A pair of Avon Venoms, a 90/90 front and 180/55 rear, was chosen to provide the traction. The front tire was available as a whitewall, the rear wasn't. To avoid a fashion faux pas, the rear tire was sent to Doyle Killebrew in Glendale, Arizona, who used his patented process to install one. Besides giving the bike a bitchin' period look, the taller, narrower tires improve ground clearance and augment the handling, while giving the bike a lighter feel.