Just read the item on powdercoating R1 wheels in this weeks MCN. DON'T DO IT!! I got my wheels done a couple of years ago and thought they looked great! 6 weeks ago I got a new tyre fitted to the back wheel. I took the wheel home to fit it to the bike and decided to give it quick clean before fitting it. I found major cracks around the base of 2 spokes (at the hub) and more cracks around the rim on the 3rd spoke!!!
I don't recall hitting any mega potholes lately so can't explain what has caused the damage. I've spoken to a few mates and the guys at the tyre fitters and they all say the same thing - POWDERCOATING!
I'm off to buy a lotto ticket - THIS WHEEL WAS READY TO COLLAPSE AT ANY TIME!
Check the pics.