I had them put on my '06 when I picked up the bike in '06 from Shoeder's Ashville NC. Best thing I ever bought. Polish begining of the season and that's it. Wash up just like any other part of the bike, very easy.Who has been using chrome wheels for 5 years or over and where did you purchase them? My brother is looking to get a set after this riding season. Ideally, he would trade his stock set of wheels in as part of the purchase.