Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: south africa, in a house with a pet lion.
Motorcycle: Gsx-r 1000 K7 (obviously)
Re: Dymag Carbon Fibre Wheels – anyone have positive experiences?
Throwing my 2c in the pot here.
Local guy was running BST's on the street. He went up to our home away from home being the '22' in the Eastern Transvaal as we know it. The '22' is similar to your dragons tail. In 22 kilometers there's something like 80 different turns or something like that, I don't bother counting. I just go there to ride the damn road and enjoy it for what it is.
Back to the story:
The local guy at about 200 km's per hour hits a pothole, eberything feels fine until a few bends later tips into a right hander, he feels a shudder from the rear and the next moment he gets dumped. Not sure about specifics.
The rider following him saw the rear rim come apart right before the local rider went down. Sure, they shouldve stopped to check the rims and make sure all was fine after hitting a pothole. But on the same token, a standard rim might buckle but won't come apart.
Another local racer bought a fully fettled K5 with carbon rims, raced the bike hard for few seasons and then sold the bike. He kept the rims before selling them on to someone else, the new owner had them checked and found that the rear rim was cracked in multiple places. Most likely comes down to poor fitment.
This is by no means a bad reflection of the products but most likely a reflection of how aware one muct be when changing tire's and using carbon rims on street.
Having said that: a set of BST's still tickle my heart strings on a nicely put together bike.
Food for thought:
The BST's come from South Africa, they're made less than 30 kms from where I stay. Its cheaper for me to import them from the states than to buy them here locally.
Screwed up much?
Theres never any fun to be had in a straight line.