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I've been looking around, and thinking about after market wheels for my '06. Has any one bothered to change out your 17's for something else? Either for laesthetics or performance? Also, can anyone tell me what other models might fit? Such as ZX6 wheels?

I'd like some better looking wheels, and thought I'd look for something lighter as long as I was at it. I found the following, but as sweet as the idea is; I'd never be able to justify spending enough money to buy a second bike just on wheels.


Product Options Weight (lbs.) Price Qty. Amount

SKU: 18003.7004
BST Carbon Fiber Front "Street" Wheel: ZX6/636R $1,669.00 $1,418.65


SKU: 18003.8001/3
BST Carbon Fiber Rear "Street" Wheel: ZX6/636R $2,247.00 $1,909.95


Subtotal: $3,328.60

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I believe carbon fiber wheels have their downsides. Like cracking. Make sure you know what they are before you buy them.
 

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BST Carbon Fiber wheels are probably the best ever made. They don't crack and are spectacularly strong and lightweight. If i had the money, that's what i'd buy for My RR.
 

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Knightslugger said:
you'd need a new front end and swing arm to accommodate those wheels.
Well that's way too much bother for me. I was thinking about a better looking wheel, and thought while I was at it, I'd look for something light-weight; but changing out the front & swing arm is just too much for me. I thought the price was bad enough. Tempting.. but resistable. No question if I have to go through such mod's.

No racer's out there with light-weight wheels that don't require excesive modifications?
 

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The stock wheels are lighter than most wheels that hold a 180mm tire, so they are pretty good to begin with. If you want to lose a little weight try changing your sprockets to aluminum. Now they won't last as long as steel but you'd be surprised at how much lighter they will feel in your hands.

If I were you I'd leave everything be. You'll most likely sell your bike next year anyway.
 

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^ Agreed. i thought about finding wheels for my EX when i first got it. I was looking for Magnesium wheels but someone said what Steve said and that's when i pretty much abandoned the idea until i upgrade. and even now that i have my CBR, i'm considering not doing it. It's entirely too expensive.
 
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Spend that much just for wheels for an EX! The bike isn't worth it. Save that money to buy a bigger/better bike.
 
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