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I have an ‘05 Gen 1 with a gorgeous set of BST Carbon Fiber rims. I don’t ride the bike much at all, sits in my garage, so here I am putting out a feeler if anyone would buy the Rims for $2,900 shipped to U.S.. If so, I will pull the BST’s off and install the stock wheels to sell the bike locally.

The wheels are in perfect beautiful condition, have less than 300 miles on them. Come with the BST’s upgrade Ceramic Bearings ($350) easy direct bolt on for a Gen 1.
3.5” front, 6.0” rear.

Installing these CF wheels was unquestionably the single most effective upgrade I have done to the bike. It was like adding 15 hp. Accelerates and stops and flicks incredibly with these featherweight wheels.

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This would be overkill for such an old bike, but my biggest concern is sending off the money, and getting nothing in return. What's the guarantee? This is a private transaction, after all...
 

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This would be overkill for such an old bike, but my biggest concern is sending off the money, and getting nothing in return. What's the guarantee? This is a private transaction, after all...
I'm not sure how much this helps, but Don Sholand bought an old Akrapovic Slip-On for his 1st Gen from me last year, we discussed it via email and we agreed on price, he paid and I sent off the pipe...No Issues. Seems like a good guy in my book, he even sent me some pictures of the bike after he got it installed and his 1st Gen looks gorgeous!
 

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Hi guys

been away for a few days….. I have bought and sold many items on this and the GSXS 1000 and FZ-09 Forums, all same Username, if you go to the Suzuki Forum post a thread asking for a reference on “Rapido1” (just an idea).

I always require PayPal for payment (not friends and family) so both buyer and seller have protection.

Thanks Ninja Life for the good word! Still have your Akra on the bike! made a”shorty” out of it.

As far as “overkill” for the bike …. Yes it is, but man the huge reduction in rotating mass the Carbon Fiber wheels provide will absolutely blow your mind. It truly feels like 15 hp was added, and handling/braking hugely improved. Worth every penny!
 

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I'd put them ebay that will give you alot more opportunities to sell them .IT will.make buyers feel more secure as well plus it will help.with price you can do a Buy it Now or Bid with a Reserve you will get the opportunity to sell world wide and for what they might be worth .
 

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Don, doing the PayPal thing with eBay would alleviate pretty much any purchase hesitation. And no offense intended in any post above. I've been away from the forum for years, and haven't interacted with many newer members. Those rims, are pure bike porn.. absolutely beautiful.

I've bought a used Gen 1 (again!) and I intend to keep this one until the wheels fall off...

Unfortunately, I'm not ready to invest $2900+ on CF rims when I have a few issues to work out with a bike that had 15.5k miles and a few worn items, when purchased. Only had it a week, as of this post.

I'll keep this thread in mind, should I win a lottery.. !

Edit: Please keep me in mind if you have any other Gen 1 bits that need a new home.. I don't have any specific wants/needs at the moment, but your Gen 1 looks mint, and a guy like you is probably as obsessive as I am at keeping a bike tip top! I'm sure I'd be happy with anything you discard.. Cheers!
 

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I say “rare offer” because finding a pre-owned set of CF BST’s in mint condition, direct bolt-on for Gen1 for sale is rare.
 
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