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Old 18-Dec-2005, 07:50 PM
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WEIGHT SAVING WHEEL OPTION

A mate of mine is having some of thoes BST Carbon wheels fitted to his Blade.

My question is I have original Marchensinis on my 996R.
Would there be a dramatic difference in weight etc if mine were to be fitted with the BST Carbon wheels, or would the weight difference be negligable.
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Old 18-Dec-2005, 08:19 PM
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IMO unless you are planning to go racing the only real purpose it serves is bling factor........but we all love a bit of bling...
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Old 18-Dec-2005, 08:39 PM
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They would weigh a lot less. If you've got the cash - go for it.

I reckon you'd be better off getting the 10 spoke magnesium ones, which are a lot lighter than standard and not much heavier than the BSTs, and then spending the grand you'd save on some other performance mods.

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Old 18-Dec-2005, 09:15 PM
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And carbon wheels do look fine...........

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Old 18-Dec-2005, 10:47 PM
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I remember Shazaam posting an article about self same subject and why carbon are not a good idea for the street, with Mags being far better.

Some one will be along soon with the answer.
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Old 19-Dec-2005, 10:22 AM
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shazaams post, or at least one of 'em mentioend amd listed tyre weights. In effect you get free lightweight wheels if tou change from the heaviest tyre to the lightest!

I vaguely recall that the lightest road tyres were Pirelli supacorsas?

Time for a search

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Old 19-Dec-2005, 06:51 PM
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Here is the Shazaam post I talked about

http://ducatisportingclub.com/xmb/vi...ge=1#pid124993

Read his other article further up the same page.

[Edited on 19-12-2005 by Desmo748]

[Edited on 19-12-2005 by Desmo748]
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Old 19-Dec-2005, 07:58 PM
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Oh god, wouldnt want that happening to me. May just have to travel in front of mates Blade when he has his fitted.
Although he feels he has done his homework. He says the BST wheels are fit for road use. Thanks guys. The great debate continues.
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Old 22-Dec-2005, 12:33 AM
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Marchesini 5 spoke magnesium: Front - 6.8lbs Rear - 8.7lbs

Ducati OEM aluminum 3-spoke, 11.5lbs front, 13lbs rear

Ducati OEM aluminum 5-spoke (996/998), 9.25lbs front, 12lbs rear

NEW 10 spoke forged magnesium wheels : Front: 6.04lbs, Rear: 7.76lbs

BST Street CF Wheels (including 6000 series alloy hub, stainless steel fittings with bearings): Front: 4.62 lbs; Rear: 5.94 lbs

Marchesini Alum Forged 10 spoke: Front: 7.64lbs; Rear: 9.98lbs

PVM 5 Y Spoke Alum Front: 7.26, Rear: 11lbs
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Old 22-Dec-2005, 12:37 AM
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look up whele on here, think he still has some for sale and they were a steal!!
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