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post #1 of 16 Old 03-12-2017, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Carbon Fiber Wheels

I have a 2016 ZX10R ABS and I am going to be putting BST CF Wheels on it. I am probably going with Bridgestone RS10 tires. I think I am going to switch to a 200/55 back tire. I am wondering if you guys would recommend staying with a 6 inch back wheel or switch to a 6.25 back wheel? I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you in advance.
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post #2 of 16 Old 03-13-2017, 08:35 AM
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What ďproblemĒ are you trying to solve going to the 200/55? Itís best to answer this question before tackling which wheel to get.

New hoops are a good idea with the new wheels, but I tend to think itís best to make as few changes as possible at one time to make any post upgrade troubleshooting just a little easier.

If youíre upgrading wheels for the handling benefit and weight savings, how much of that will you give up going to the 200 rear and 6.25 wheel? Will the change alter the handling characteristics of the bike ( this is a rhetorical question ) and in what way(s)?

I went with the 6Ē and 190/55 rear. Iím happy with the results.
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post #3 of 16 Old 03-16-2017, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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There is no 'problem' with the bike that I'm trying to solve. Just want CF wheels and as long as I'm getting new ones I thought I would go with 6.25 and a 200 tire. Little more contact patch and looks better. Going up two teeth in the back. Hardly any difference in weight between the 200 and the 190. Wheels are about the same too. Graves Works Cat Elim pipe and Graves flash with auto blip. Removed the red and yellow sticker off the pipe and BST is going to leave the red and yellow stickers off the wheels when they clear coat them. Hopeful will be a nice street bike, don't have time for the track anymore. Also putting the factory green stripes on the wheels.
smurfslayer, thank you for taking the time to get back to me.
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post #4 of 16 Old 03-17-2017, 09:10 AM
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Running Bridgestone 200/55 on standard rear rim on my Gen 4. No issues at all aside from more grip.

Been running 200/55 for a while now on litre bikes and really like the tyre size on these bikes. Horses for courses though but over time I have seen many espouse no need to change rear tyre size from OEM as manufacturer knows best but if that was the case, then I would never have left the bus feeling 190/50 size Honda shipped the older Fireblades with.
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post #5 of 16 Old 05-02-2017, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Still waiting for my wheels. Hope to get them any day now
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post #6 of 16 Old 05-02-2017, 05:53 PM
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I use a 200 rear slick on my oem gen 5 wheels with out issue. No idea what the oem wheel width is tho.
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post #7 of 16 Old 05-15-2017, 10:38 PM
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i run a 180/60 slick and 200/55 slick on my Gen 4 stock wheels no problems as well.
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post #8 of 16 Old 05-17-2017, 02:41 PM
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When u get the BST wheels. Post how much weight difference there is.
I'm looking into getting a set of DYMAX Carbon Fiber wheels myself. But it probably won't be till winter time.
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post #9 of 16 Old 07-05-2017, 03:40 AM
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I'm also curious about their quality and actual weight. Pls post a short review when you can.
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post #10 of 16 Old 10-21-2017, 08:20 AM
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Although I dont know anyone who had put CF wheels on a ZX10, I do know lots of people who have put them on other liter bikes and they said the handling and feel difference is like night and day.
More more nimble and eager to tip in apparently. Hope this helps
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