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best wheels? - January 12, 2009, 10:16 PM

what's the best after market wheels to put on a 08 r1? carbon? mag?
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budget: $3000 to $3500
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yo for 3500 you can do alot that would benefit the bike more then wheels...


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if you want a different color or something just get the factory ones powercoated/painted/polished what ever ur preference is.....i would rather do stuff like air filter/powercommander/exhaust/dyno tune and have some cash left over for that amount of cash.


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Mag baby! Or carbon...!


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$3500 won't buy Mag, but it will buy carbon. The retail price of Mag is now at $4200
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$3500 won't buy Mag, but it will buy carbon. The retail price of Mag is now at $4200

thats not true!!!!!!
here a link for some Marchesini Mag for $2650
http://www.motomummy.com/store/produ...cat=260&page=1


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im getting ready to do the samething


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thats not true!!!!!!
here a link for some Marchesini Mag for $2650
http://www.motomummy.com/store/produ...cat=260&page=1

Try again, that's an aluminum Marchesini, not magnesium. Hence the term.. MAG
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yo for 3500 you can do alot that would benefit the bike more then wheels...
very true, have you already redone the suspension? maybe sign up for Cornerspeed, many better ways to spend your $$
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Compare the weight of those high dollars wheels and it is very small, only a few pounds and unless you are simply going for looks you will probably never see a benefit on the street, track or dragstrip.
For that kind of money a full suspension setup will result in real time differences more than wheels.
Of course if you just want bling my vote goes for carbon Marchesini!


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January 13, 2009, 09:43 AM

it's rotating mass though, so the effect is considerable. A magnesium or carbon fiber wheel will change the way you brake as there is less rotational mass to carry you forward and also affect corner entry. It's definitely a worthwhile investment, but as others have stated, there are plenty of other things to do first.
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it's rotating mass though, so the effect is considerable. A magnesium or carbon fiber wheel will change the way you brake as there is less rotational mass to carry you forward and also affect corner entry. It's definitely a worthwhile investment, but as others have stated, there are plenty of other things to do first.
your suspension setup correctly to deal with sprung mass will be cheaper and give better results. The few pounds less in lighter wheels may still have the suspension not giving you any better results!
you may accel faster (and be able to counter steer with less in put)true but I still say a lighter wheel to give better times is the last thing you do after skill, suspension!


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