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Was looking at purchasing a set of BST Carbon wheels however 2 well known & respected (in the U.K.) race tuning shops have said the same thing; TYRES SLIDE ROUND ON THE RIMS !
I have searched this site and the net but can't find anyone complaining of this issue. Anyone ?
Thx in advance Ergo
 

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Have not heard that one before, but sooner or later maybe i can tell you as i put some on my zx6r.

would ask 9er to 10r he might have more feedback
 

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My buddy has them on his R1, Stock wheelbase he ran 9.89, i have never heard him say he thought his tire was spinning on the rim. Thats all i can offer.
 

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Thanks for the replies, MagicMavis sounds like a logical answer, would like to read the Psychobike post if you can find it dreday.
I don't have a high HP Drag bike, but do a lot of slightly frowned upon road racing on tight narrow twisty roads over here :wink: ( Well the majority of guys in our group have Gixers so what else is gonna happen :dontknow: )
Thx Guys
 

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THe inside lip of them is not that slipery, it is not polished smooth resin like the front side of the rims, it is just the bare carbon, almost porus. I do not see how it would be any more slipery than any other rim, if they are sliping, I would think it to be a lube issue more than a rim issue. The lube I use for my mounting machine is live a non petroleum based lube, almost like the conscitency of vasaline. Pretty slipery, but once I get the tire over the rim I go back and wipe out the excess lube.
 

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in the last cycle world, the cbr 1000 drag bike they did an article on has bst's. doubt they'd run them if the tire was slipping that bad.
 

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I have had mine on my bike for 3 years now and have been on the dyno many times and have had no issue's with at all , If you can get a set then go for it :thumbsup:
 

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That makes my mind up then

Thx 4 the replies, as soon as my engine work is done (Intake race cam-degreed, 0.5 gasket, TRE, full Arata system, pc3 tune up on dyno etc) I will put a set on.
I still believe the reports of slipping are due to either the wrong and/or too much lube.
Thx Guys
 
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