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Old 08-20-2012, 10:37 AM   #41
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Re: Dymag Carbon Fibre Wheels anyone have positive experiences?

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Waitwut??? He has my old Marchsini's on his bike,they got damaged?
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^Yep. Also note Motomummy's comments about magnesium wheel longevity.
Dinged the front in a pothole that I hit really hard (felt really hard anyway).

Sent it out to Will's Rim repair and it came back good as new. This happened in 2009 I think. Fixed it and took it to the track and it's still been rock solid since. Nice thing about a metal rim is they can be repaired like that. CF if it goes past it's limit and cracks it's pretty much done.

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http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240366

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #42
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Nice!!!
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #43
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He does great work.....just a bit of a PITA ass to get a hold of lol
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #44
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Dymag CA5’s ordered – 1687 + 130 delivery (insured) to Australia. 500 saving from normal price.

Watch this space for feedback.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:43 AM   #45
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Dymag CA5’s ordered – 1687 + 130 delivery (insured) to Australia. 500 saving from normal price.

Watch this space for feedback.
Congrats..

Can't wait to see um on bike, ride report, fitment, etc.

Funny that you showed my rig but I'm not sure it's a good example cause that wheel slammed into a 14" thick wooden support post

I could not justify replacing it (1500.00) cause I'm way overdue for a new machine. If and when I get it, Carbon wheels and suspension will be my first project.

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:44 AM   #46
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Re: Dymag Carbon Fibre Wheels anyone have positive experiences?

While true that your bike did go straight into a solid post it does illustrate the potential spoke weakness of the BST's. Not saying any other wheel would have survived intact but there my have been a chance that your lovely & pretty much priceless CMC rotors could of survived if the spokes didnt fail so catastrophically.

Lets hope I never put the Dymags to a similar test!

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:31 AM   #47
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I'd give my left nut for a set of carbon wheels.........
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I'd buy another pair right now if I had the money
I'd give you both of Buster's nuts for 1/2 of the money you claim not to have OG.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:33 AM   #48
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Dymag CA5s ordered 1687 + 130 delivery (insured) to Australia. 500 saving from normal price.

Watch this space for feedback.
Hi Kenny,

Input about Dymag?
Pics?
Thanks.

Ride safe!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:45 AM   #49
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Wont have them until the end of October I'm afraid....

Am going on holidays next week so have deferred the shipment a month until I get back. Will put up some feedback then
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #50
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Hey King Kenny.
How did it go with your Dymag??

I really thinking of buying a pair also for my K8 trackbike
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:06 AM   #51
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Should be getting them later this week guys so can give you some initial impressions then!
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:50 AM   #52
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Hurry up

Kenny, Have you looked at the latest "Fast Bikes" UK mag ?

They've gone Carbon Crazy..running them on some staff bikes and a good test on track with Burger Al on ZX-6.

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Old 10-30-2012, 02:47 AM   #53
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So if anyone wants to take a jab at me for picking the BST's just because I thought they looked better, then just so you know, I wipe my ass with $100 dollar bills....
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:12 AM   #54
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Yep read the latest issue last month when I was home in Dublin (Ireland). Good test & results with the wheels being the same weights as the BSTs & saving almost 5kg off the stock ZX6R wheels which should be quite light as stock wheels go. I have the article on PDF & must post it up & link it somehow... They also did a similar test a few years ago with a ZX10R (2004 model) where the lap time difference was even more stark (3 secs if I recall). The tester basically said that the bike braking & accelerated better (higher speeds on the straights & later braking points) but most noticeable allowed the tester to flick the bike onto its side much later & harder than stock wheels which effectively shortened the corners. All sounds very promising!

Yeah with Fast Bikes the then editor Bertie (he’s left now) put BST’s on pretty much every sportbike they got as a longtermer. You would swear that they had shares in BST’s with all the advertising they did for them!
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:16 PM   #55
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Just had to fork out $330 to customs – love that part. Should get the wheels tomorrow so from FedEx.

All in all it will come in under $3200 AUD delivered which is a little bit more than I expected but $400 of that can be attributed to Customs Duties & Paypal/Bank/Currency change fees. BST’s would be around the $4000 mark at a minimum I reckon....

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Well I just got a call from FedEx & got my parcel delivered

They arrived well packaged & all in one piece I am pretty happy. I weighed the wheels on my bathroom scales (digital) & got 2.6kg for front (minus brake disks & wheel spacers – not included in package) & 4.9kg for the rear (minus brake disk) so that’s exactly as Dymag have quoted which is good to see. The Carbon Fibre seems unbelievably strong & stiff for its weight. It almost doesn’t seems real & it’s obviously not cold to touch like metal – weird. The bearings are all included in both wheels & the front hub section appears to be glued to the CF spoke/rim section. The wheel-spoke joints look very strong with a lot of material at this critical junction. From handling the wheels they don’t seem a whole lot lighter than stock wheels to me (although the scales says otherwise) but you can feel the weight concentrated to the hubs with the bearings & sprocket/brake disk carriers. The finish is a little industrial at close inspection though with small rough section, visible joints & visible sections of glue. Definitely not as bling as the BST’s but that has no bearing to me – function over form in my case. Also got right angle valve stems fitted which help no end when inflating the tyres. Didnt go with ceramic bearings because they were a $500 upgrade but maybe will in the future if the price comes down significantly.

Will try fit over a set of tyres over the weekend & get a test ride in. Unfortunately I currently have Michelin Pilot Road 3’s fitted which are a heavy tyre so that will dull the full effect of the carbon wheels somewhat (but will still obviously be a big difference compared to the stock wheel with the same tyre). Am sure these babies would really shine with a light tyre like a Michelin Pilot Pure or a race/slick tyre!

BTW: I assume that the Suzuki GSXR1000 K8 wheel is fully interchangeable with the K6 model (can’t imagine why they wouldn’t be) as I don’t have the K8 on the road yet so need to test the wheels on the K6 first.



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look really sweet.
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Sexy....more pics please!!!
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #58
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Re: Dymag Carbon Fibre Wheels anyone have positive experiences?

They look good from the pictures. But the BSTs... I have torture tested mine for yet another year. Other than a stone chip or two ( $%^# ) they are as good as the day I bought them. There are NO smooth roads where I ride on the street.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:01 AM   #59
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Just realised that my K6 uses the standard 530 chain & the K8 has a 520 chain which I matched the Dymag Talon sprocket to. Drat & Doh!!

Won't be in a position to give any feedback for a while boys as the sprockets aren't interchangeable on the Dymags (different bolting pattern). Will have to get my K8 on the road pronto so...
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:50 AM   #60
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See if Superlite has a sprocket for it. Not quite as light as an aluminum sprocket, but it will last a lot longer. My 180whp bike chewed up two aluminum sprockets in a summer (street)... screw that.
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