I think having the stock lower legs chromed is way better than installing a chrome cover, but that is just my opinion.I haven't seen any but most everyone I know around my area has had them chromed with the exchange program. You drop off your bike and for $500 they break it down and install a set of chrome ones and your off any running. I'll probably eventually go this route myself in the future.
Man, I'm passing around the ideal in my head to purchase some Honda Fury parts, fork tubes, front & rear brake cylinders, rear drive and ring covers and have them chromed. Then use those to get chromed and have the parts as core exchange parts and resell them.
Sounding like a good side business opportunity.
Problem is demand and getting stuck with a bunch of parts.
Fork tubes are $215 each, front & rear brake cylinders at $100 each..etc
dba.. Tony_Fury Exchange .... lol
There you go assuming...Unless you own your own chrome plating facility you'll get priced out of the market as some chrome shops already do this type of work. Assuming your not doing this out of the kindness of your heart and looking to make a profit.
Gateway Xtreme has been successfully doing a VTX exchange program for many many years now. I'm sure they are building up their supply of Fury parts as we speak.
Gateway is a chrome plating company not a middle man so I don't know how you can beat their price unless you skip on quality. They get their parts for a number of sources: eBay, forums, buy new OEM, parts people send in for cores, etc..There you go assuming...
You saying I don't have a kind heart? Well are ya?
Yes I'm aware of Gateway Xtreme and their prices..
I have a local chromer that would work a decent price, and no I'm not looking to get in the exhange program..
But in all honesty these exhange places are just middle men.
The VTX1300 has been around quite a while, while they are ripping the new production bike parts for more margin.