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finally pulled the trigger on a set of BST wheels for my 08 ZX10

ordered new with ceramic bearings & should be here next week

I will give Ride report and also plan to do a weight comparison like for like same tires etc....

supposed to be a great mod due to big reduction in unsprung weight :bump:
 

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It's a different world, you won't regret it. Good call on the ceramics, we need to send ours back to S.Africa to be fitted, they won't accept anything else...:eyecrazy:
 

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going to be like riding a 600 now for sure...unless that said 600 has bst wheels.

I am really interested ins eeing what these will look like on a newer bike since i have not seen them yet...pics for sure!
 

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Hey wiegh them right when you take them off the bike with the spacers and everything. They do the same before you put them back on ready to ride. My wheels are 2pds lighter then stock completey ready to bolt on. I really want to know how much the difference is.
 

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I want some BST's soo bad for my track bike, but i can't see putting 5 grand into a set of wheels that if you crash one bad time there pretty much done for.
 

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BST's should be arriving by the end of this coming week ! I will give a ride report & also pics , weight difference vs stock with pics of both sets of the wheels on the scale
 

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I want some BST's soo bad for my track bike, but i can't see putting 5 grand into a set of wheels that if you crash one bad time there pretty much done for.
seriously it"s kinda funny how people think these BST wheels are so weak !

BST wheels are both lighter & stronger then the OEM stock aluminum kawi wheels ......

a stock wheel will bend , way before you ever will break a BST :bump:
 

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Ive heard nothing but fantastic results from the BST rims . what im curious about is the ceramic bearings? Ive not heard anything good or bad .
 

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seriously it"s kinda funny how people think these BST wheels are so weak !

BST wheels are both lighter & stronger then the OEM stock aluminum kawi wheels ......

a stock wheel will bend , way before you ever will break a BST :bump:
Yeh, but the big difference also lies in.. Aluminum wheels can be fixed and bent back for use unless major damage has been done... whereis a carbon fiber wheel gets one little crack in them, they are done and you may as well through them in the trash!:sad:
 

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where did you get your bearings from?
 

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Yeh, but the big difference also lies in.. Aluminum wheels can be fixed and bent back for use unless major damage has been done... whereis a carbon fiber wheel gets one little crack in them, they are done and you may as well through them in the trash!:sad:
im gonna call :bs: ... we do nondestructive testing at my school for all types of aircraft parts... and if we find stress fractures on parts, depending on where they are, they are still serviceable.
 

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im gonna call :bs: ... we do nondestructive testing at my school for all types of aircraft parts... and if we find stress fractures on parts, depending on where they are, they are still serviceable.
Might wanna do your homework then:wink: I've done TONS of research on carbon fiber wheels for my race/track bike, and from what i've found. There's no way to repair a damaged carbon fiber wheel back to where it's safe to ride on. Now, i'm not saying you can't fix it, but it will be very weak at that certain spot wherever the crack, bend, etc. had to be fixed compared to before, which in return would make for a dangerous ride on the race track!
 

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Might wanna do your homework then:wink: I've done TONS of research on carbon fiber wheels for my race/track bike, and from what i've found. There's no way to repair a damaged carbon fiber wheel back to where it's safe to ride on. Now, i'm not saying you can't fix it, but it will be very weak at that certain spot wherever the crack, bend, etc. had to be fixed compared to before, which in return would make for a dangerous ride on the race track!

if you are interested in BST wheels, do more investigating because not all carbon fiber construction is created equal

call BST & ask about their carbon fiber construction it's not the same process as other wheel mfg use , but instead similar to what US military specs on certain carbon fiber material projects

BST had a booth at a race here & the guy was throwing the wheel against the concrete track surface & the wheel did not bend break or chip try that with a alum or mag wheel.....
 

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if you are interested in BST wheels, do more investigating because not all carbon fiber construction is created equal

call BST & ask about their carbon fiber construction it's not the same process as other wheel mfg use , but instead similar to what US military specs on certain carbon fiber material projects

BST had a booth at a race here & the guy was throwing the wheel against the concrete track surface & the wheel did not bend break or chip try that with a alum or mag wheel.....
I have, but what your talking about and what i'm talking about are two seperate things... Your talking about how well they hold up, which i agree with you, but i'm talking about what happens if they get a crack or something in them from a bad crash.:wink:
 

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Actually a forum member here had his BST wheel damaged by the shop changing his tires. 3 evenly spaced cracks around the lip of the wheel right where the tire machine holds the wheel. He sent the wheel back to BST in South Africa, they "repaired it" free of charge and shipped it back at no cost when they shipped the next load of wheels to the us distributor. All of this is well documented on this forum.

Whether or not a wheel can be repaired is of no actual concern of mine when it comes to making a purchase decision.

BST's are the lightest, strongest best wheels in the world, IMO!
I wonder if they actually repaired it or just sent him a new wheel.. I would like to read where that is documented on this forum if ya know where it's located?
 

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