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Old 05-06-2009, 07:42 AM   #21
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BabyGirl, when you get ready to buy, I know a great vendor that would give you better prices than that, too.
Okay I will definately check with ya on that! Currently I can get them for a lil cheaper, but $3500 would be worst case senario.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:45 AM   #22
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Okay I will definately check with ya on that! Currently I can get them for a lil cheaper, but $3500 would be worst case senario.
Last I checked (before X-mas), I could get them a lot cheaper.

It's whatever.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:07 AM   #23
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Being that I ride my bike everywhere... how would they handle a pot hole compared to other rims...? Not that I aim for pot holes, they're just out there..
I hit a pot hole a couple of months ago and bent both rims. Luckily I was able to get them repaired for $90 each. I imagine the CF rims would have cracked or splintered and would have been trashed. I would have cried hard knowing that my $3500 rims were no good for anything but a landfill after that.

That being said I would only buy something like that for a dedicated track bike and then only if I were good enough to be competitive and actually raced. I think spending a third of what the bike initially cost just to put on CF rims just for looks is not worth it. Of course it's your money and you worked hard for it and if this is what you want to do to reward yourself then I say go for it.

Sorry if I took any wind out of your sails. That was not my intention at all. Just giving you my view like you asked. Good luck.
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They are very nice, If U must have them BST is the best by far, U can mail order them and get a purdy good rice, relatively speaking
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from what i here they hold up pretty well. one of my customers has them on his zx14 dragbike and loves em. i also heard that if you have an issue with them th manifacturer will be very helpful
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from what i here they hold up pretty well. one of my customers has them on his zx14 dragbike and loves em. i also heard that if you have an issue with them th manifacturer will be very helpful
I've heard the manufacturers will stand behind em for the mos part. Thanks!
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Dayum, I have a job and can't afford carbon fiber wheels. Maybe I need to join the NJFTR club

I bet they'll look great with that paint job you have though.
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Dayum, I have a job and can't afford carbon fiber wheels. Maybe I need to join the NJFTR club

I bet they'll look great with that paint job you have though.
Thanks!

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They are definitely sweet. And aside from looking lightweight wheels will really cut down on unsprung weight, giving you noticeably more agility.

That said, on a streetbike there are lots of other areas that I'd spend $3500 before CF wheels.
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If you're putting these on a street bike, they'd be a colossal waste of money... unless you're a wealthy poseur. Even when reduced unsprung weight is desirable (such as racing), magnesium wheels are still used more than any type - at half the cost of CF. Sure, you'd lose about 15 pounds and steering effort would be marginally reduced, but the cost isn't worth any small gains here.
Where can one find magnesium wheels for half the cost that fit a liter bike? 1,750.00?? I see the magnesiums at 3K.
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Where can one find magnesium wheels for half the cost that fit a liter bike? 1,750.00?? I see the magnesiums at 3K.
See post #4 Duranni wheels, mags for 1600, I,m thinking about having them do a custom set for the Bimota
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Not that this is gonna make or brake my decision but I want some feedback on this. I am looking into getting CF wheels for my bike. (07' GSXR) I really like the way they look and I think it will look awesome on my bike. Before I put aprox $3500 into this does anyone know someone with em? What are some pros/cons? Obviously weight of the bike goes down significantly... What else??? Thanks in advance for all your replys!
how about just get carbon fiber sticky stuff and place around your rim... i seen some donw and your couldnt even telll if it was a sticker or real crbon
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The post says no Durrani mag wheels for liter bikes for another 6 months.

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you're better off with these, at 1/2 the cost, and twice as durable.

We have some good news for you guys. Texas Track Days will be the official distributor for Durrani Wheels which are magnesium and only cost $1600 compare that to $2800 Marchesini wheels. It also comes as a complete assembly with all bearings, internal spacers, hubs, and unique cush drive, all you need to do is swap your existing tires, external axle spacers, and rotors to the new wheels, purchase a rear sprocket that fits the Durrani cush drive (sold separately) and you're ready to roll.

Some of the Benefits:
Front Weight: 7.4 lbs.
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Durrani 510 Series wheels have a Limited One Year warranty
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Advantages gained by lightweight wheels:
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We have 5 sets that are ready to ship so first come first serve be one of the first ones to use this great product. You can find more information about this product at WWW.DURRANIRACING.COM .

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these things are so lightweight it is sick!
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The post says no Durrani mag wheels for liter bikes for another 6 months.
Call them, light a fire under them, so will I, if they see the interest then they might move faster
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BST's are nice and hold pretty well, besides if you add them you my as well just tell the Insurance company so in case something happens you are covered. 3.5k paint job, man i want to see that.

I saw the Durrani ones and they look good, haven't heard of anyone that has them just yet, i know someone ordered a set like 7 months ago or so and they never came, i think lack of financial backing or something. Glad to hear they are back in business.
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these things are so lightweight it is sick!
Pick up a set of CF. You'll yo-self.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:11 PM   #39
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BST's FTW!

Too bad you are only doing it for the looks. Nobody can see them when you are moving

I have seen a lot of posts about CF rims splintering and cracking. Have you seen the BST load test video? They put a stock rim and a CF rim under the same load on the lip where the tire bead is. The CF is stronger!
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BST's are nice and hold pretty well, besides if you add them you my as well just tell the Insurance company so in case something happens you are covered. 3.5k paint job, man i want to see that.
Check sum pix out at:
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I think the pix show the paint okay but in person its awesome - Or so I've been told! Lots of minor detail the pix dont show!
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