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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 12:10 AM
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Your options for wheels are Oz and Marchesini, and BST, PVMs too but they're hard to find. But I wouldn't bother with wheels.

Suspension is what you should focus on. Penske, Elko for the rear. Racetech valves, Matris cartridges, Traxxion cartridges <--this, or Penske cartridges up front.

Your brake calipers are fine. If you feel you really need to, pick up a 19x18 Brembo or Accossato master cylinder for better feel.
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Your options for wheels are Oz and Marchesini, and BST, PVMs too but they're hard to find. But I wouldn't bother with wheels.

Suspension is what you should focus on. Penske, Elko for the rear. Racetech valves, Matris cartridges, Traxxion cartridges <--this, or Penske cartridges up front.

Your brake calipers are fine. If you feel you really need to, pick up a 19x18 Brembo or Accossato master cylinder for better feel.
Thanks for an actually answering what I was asking! : I'm fully versed on who makes what and preferences. I was trying to stay away from BST because the roads are rough here and wasn't sure if carbon would hold up. TAW (Marchesini vendor) said they didn't have anything for the Speed Triple after '09. I'll check Oz, forgot about them. Wheels, imo, have always made a bike feel lighter.

My former superbike had a brembo master, and yes, it stopped on a dime, but the feel wasn't the best for me. Might have been the piston size.

I've been friends with a GMD owner for decades so he handles all my suspension side of things, I was just curious what items were swappable or bolt-on. I keep my eyes open for deal on ebay and other salvage places.
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