nemesis.ie wrote:Anyone interested in trying to get a group buy arranged on these?
Does anyone have the weight of the stock wheels?
GeeBee wrote:Alex, good point. What about the BMW HP wheels? They're not carbon but significantly lighter than the stock ones. Is there a bigger risk on damaging them?
nemesis.ie wrote:There are specific road (street) versions of the carbon fibre wheels (did someone change the spelling of my topic to the US spelling? ) and as mentioned, if they are TUV approved they should withstand potholes etc. just as well as cast alloy (which I would also think could be prone to breaking/cracking (see the suspension linkage dog bone ....).
There are aircraft wings etc. made from CF, so as long as it is made to the right spec, I can't see it as being a problem versus metal alloy.
jw wrote:In the US carbon fiber wheels are approved by CCS ans WERA.
Blackstonetek takes into account the extra weight of the K-bikes.
Without knowing the histroy of those pictures, you cannot draw ANY conclusions. I can post pictures of catastrophic aluminum and magnesium wheel failures as well.
One thing is carbon fiber cannot be heated with the usual tire warmers. This weakens the epoxy and can cause it to delaminate.
Carbon fiber while not a product for EVERY motorcyclist and motorcycle, is a fantastic product. And one whose improvements are felt RIGHT AWAY. Rotational inertia increases with speed and becomes significant in quick side to side transitions. This is a situation seen MANY times on the twisting roads. There is a very noticeable improvement in transitions with the magnesium wheels I have. Whether or not it's worth $4000 is up to you.
But to dismiss this new technology (and it's really hardly new), would be a major loss for you.
jw wrote:Honestly, in my opinion, with this light of a wheel, MOI while admittedly better on the CF wheel, probably means little.
These wheels are spaced for the ABS ring and are bolt and go.
The major improvement is the rear wheel...
nemesis.ie wrote:They would have to be black.
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