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Hi all,
New to Kawasaki's, I sold my R1 and kicked myself over it and am picking up a 2015 ZX10R to replace it.
The bike has BST CF rims front and back. I am nowhere near a good enough rider to need the weight reduction from stock rims, and it seems like these are pricey (~3000$ a pop on their website).
Are these desirable wheels on the secondary market, and if so how much are used CF rims worth? They look to be in immaculate condition.
 

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Yes, they're highly desirable and if you're not too attached to them then you'd certainly earn some cash by selling. They would take some time to sell since the 2011-2015 is getting older and owners aren't very willing to spend 1/4 - 1/3rd of the value of their entire bike to upgrade. I think 2016-2022 BST wheels would sell very quickly at 60-65% of MSRP but our bikes have different spacing so they aren't directly compatible with either the 2016+ or 2010-. This is what I've observed from tracking aftermarket wheel listings for the last 10 years. I would say that if you had the right local buyer, you should get 50% of MSRP for perfect 2011-2015 wheels. If the wheels are older and the weave is starting to go yellow from UV exposure that would affect the price further. Yours seem to look fine though. If the stock wheels didn't come with your bike already, I'd suggest that you simply keep the BSTs since the cost of buying used OEM wheels offsets the cash balance too much to make the swap and sale worth it. Your most likely buyer would be local to you since you're a new member on the forum. BTW, you've got quite a sick bike there. Welcome.
Yea I think what you’re saying makes sense, i wonder if CF rims are as structurally sound for regular bumpy roads as alloy? I’d be heart broken to crack these on a Michigan pothole… Appreciate the welcome, looking forward to bringing it home and seeing how it compares to my old R1.
 

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My Gen 4 also came with BST's


Also has the OEM wheels as well.

I'd rather use the BST's than the OEM's.

To note, they can take the mileage and abuse.
I appreciate the input, how long have you run the BSTs for? Noticeable difference from the stock wheels or fairly minor?
 

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I've run them for almost two years now?

There is a noticeable difference in my opinion.

I am a bit more cautious of potholes, where there may be...... Other than that, I just run them.

I am cautious of who works on the strip and fit though. That much is certain.


Other than that, a ZX14 clocked over 120 000 kms already on the street with BST's. No issues.
It sounds like I will plan to keep them on the bike and enjoy that carbon fiber beauty then!
 
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