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Carbon wheels for the street?

I really, REALLY think a set of carbon fiber wheels would look and *HANDLE* SWEET on El Poco Loco but I'm hesitant about rolling on carbon on the street. Any thoughts on this? I wonder how susceptable to damage they would be when changing tires and such as well...

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Carbon wheels have never done much for me due to always wanting some sort of color (does BLOO come to mind) to liven the bike up but i have used 2 sets of Mag and 1 forged set of PVM's for street use and never had a problem.

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I really, REALLY think a set of carbon fiber wheels would look and *HANDLE* SWEET on El Poco Loco but I'm hesitant about rolling on carbon on the street. Any thoughts on this? I wonder how susceptable to damage they would be when changing tires and such as well...
I've had and still do have plenty of people and myself included that have used them on the street and trust me indiana is not the best places to have them. I've gone over pot holes and had a highsided and they held up fine, if you saw the bike flip end over end you couldn't see how they could.

Its a huge controversy but i'd say the same thing about mags. I've infact bent my pvm rear on the ducati but never on the bsts

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I really, REALLY think a set of carbon fiber wheels would look and *HANDLE* SWEET on El Poco Loco but I'm hesitant about rolling on carbon on the street. Any thoughts on this? I wonder how susceptable to damage they would be when changing tires and such as well...
I have a set on one of My ZX10's I'll post a pic. They are well worth the $$ and very strong. I think as long as you take precaution on the street stay away from big bumps you'll have no problems damaging them.
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I really, REALLY think a set of carbon fiber wheels would look and *HANDLE* SWEET on El Poco Loco but I'm hesitant about rolling on carbon on the street. Any thoughts on this? I wonder how susceptable to damage they would be when changing tires and such as well...
FWIW, I had a set of BST carbon wheels on my RC51. They are absolutely INCREDIBLE. If you have the $$, get them. They are absolutely georgeous, and they have more than withstood minimum safety requirements. Check out blackstonetek.com.

I had several sets of tires mounted and NEVER saw a mark on them. They are VERY strong and tough.

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I really, REALLY think a set of carbon fiber wheels would look and *HANDLE* SWEET on El Poco Loco but I'm hesitant about rolling on carbon on the street. Any thoughts on this? I wonder how susceptable to damage they would be when changing tires and such as well...
Check out my Carbon BST Wheels go to the below link.

http://www.psychobike.com/cgi-bin/ik...;t=13806;st=12

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I would like to see a close up of the wheels on the bike. Looks real nice.


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They are past the European standard which far exceeds the U.S.'s. I wouldn't be afraid to loose some or most of that rotational mass! Hell yah!
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As long as you have someone who will change the tires on it for you...

I personally wouldn't do it unless I had a lot more money and it was track only. But I couldn't afford it if I messed one up....

But I dont know nothin about it really other then that look really SICK!




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I change them by hand with two spools.. The new powers are real soft so i just spray them with honda polish, and push down and they slide right on like a condom ;)
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