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Has anyone fitted these rims to their Thruxton or Bonneville? They claim a 40% (23lb) weight saving. A usefull reduction in unsprung weight.

Any comments regarding the installation and improvements in handling would be appreciated.

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Really nice forged wheels can be featherlight. Its pretty easy to confirm, has anyone weighed the stock wheels?
 

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I haven't weighed my rear wheel, but the "Back-o-meter" says it's the heaviest dang thing on the bike 'cept the motor, and the motor is sprung weight.

I can believe you could save 20lbs off it!
 

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Forged alumunim wheels are light, forged Magnesuim is the ticket though if your looking to loose weight.

If the front rim is a 17 incher the bike will feel a lot lighter.

Unsprung weight makes a huge difference. I have know idea how much spoked wheels weigh though, aren't they just as light?

If you want your bike to feel lighter you might consider have the hoop changed on the front wheel. Come down to a 17incher on the front.
 

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I have weighed my front wheel. The weight of my front wheel with tube and tire, and including the weight of all wheel spacers and bearings, but not including the front brake rotor or the axle, is 10836 grams, or 23.89 pounds. It was weighed on extremely accurate equipment (my front tire is not new, so it has lost some of its original weight).

The Carrozzeria V6 front wheel weighs 8 pounds, by their own claim on their website, and that includes spacers and bearings, but not brake rotor or tire.

If anyone knows the exact weight of a 17 inch tubeless front tire, add that to the 8 pounds of wheel weight, subtract that amount from about 23.89 or so, and you can figure out how much weight is saved on the front wheel alone...
 

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On 2007-02-27 08:50, TBSstunta wrote:
Really nice forged wheels can be featherlight. Its pretty easy to confirm, has anyone weighed the stock wheels?
yep. it's not hard to beleive at all. Rotational weight and unsprung weight loss is a HUGE benefit.
 

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Dude, you need to calm down. You've jumped from this thread to several other threads in different forums to voice your displeasure, which according to AUP is cross posting and illegal. Pick a thread and stay there. Just because you've got problems with your application doesn't mean that someone with a Thruxton or other bike will. If you got a gripe with the product then take it up with manfacture or the distributor. This isn't a place to solve these type of problems. Looks like BC is still working on trying to get you an answer. Geez, maybe you need to excercise some restraint and patients, which will go allot farther in solving the problem, especially since you've already modified the wheels and been running them on your bike for over a month!:rolleyes:

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Just because you've got problem with your application doesn't mean that someone with a Thruxton or other bike will.
Jeff

It's not about my application, it's about the dishonesty of Cazzo.

If you got a gripe with the product then take it up with manfacture or the distributor.
I have and they refuse to do anything. That's why I'm left posting in the forum. It's my last resort.

This isn't a place to solve these type of problems.
Sure it is. Bringing a problem that is getting no resolution from the parties involved to light in the open forums educates other potential customers what they are in for if they choose to do business with the companies involved.


Geez, maybe you need to excercise some restraint and patients..
If you noticed the dates on the posts, you'll see I've been dealing with this since the beginning of November. I've been more than patient. You make it sound like it happened yesterday and I'm here complaining today.

I'm sorry I offended you, $1600 may not be alot of money to you, but it is to me. If someone had posted their problems with BC and Cazzo before I bought these wheels, I would've decided not to buy them.

Knowledge is power, the more knowledge you have helps you make a more informed decision.

If I can prevent even one person from going through the grief I did, then it's worth it.

Again, I'm sorry I bothered you.
 

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especially since you've already modified the wheels and been running them on your bike for over a month!:rolleyes:
I think you need to re-read the post. What you've just stated is not the truth.

Cazzo is the one that suggested modifying the wheels, I didn't take it upon myself to do this.

And I haven't been running the wheels on my bike for a month. They were put on last week for the first time.

You should get your facts straight before you start to criticize.
 

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It's not so much that you bothered me, because you haven't. I don't want to see you get banned for an AUP violation. I realize that you've got problems and Carrz should be on top of it to assist. I think Alex is trying to be fair to you based on the circumstances, let him try to assist and don't alienate the one person you need on your side to help with a possible resolution. There are other avenues beyond here which are far more effective. Sorry, I misunderstood but that's probably one of the issues Alex is trying to deal with. I think that if you give him an opportunity he'll do right by you. I'd stick with the post in the Triples Forum.;)

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i'm glad he did to,hes not goin to get banned for cross posting,,btw skull crusher,,sounds to me that if your on a first name basis with ALEX then your reasons for being perturbed are seemingly more than just the guy posting in various forums
sometimes your left with nowhere to go other than public with your problem
of course you should also post whatever the outcome is
 

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He should have every right to post what happened to him here.He paid good money for what should of been like it was sold .It wasnt.We all need to hear this so we wont get screwed to.Sounds like to me they should make it right by giveing him all the extra money he is out they sold the wheels ,he shouldnt even have to fool with the guy that made them or wait for them to get it stright.That would be doing all they can . They are not doing all they can .
 

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I'm not disputing if he has a right to or not. It's the manner in which it's being done. The foul signature is inappropriate as Welsh Rob has already pointed out. This can be accomplished in a civilized manner. Neither of you are helping him out or offering sound advice. In fact, your doing more harm than necessary but that seems to be your nature at this point. Lastly, if he decides to do something about it on a legal note, posting his dispute here is doing nothing but harm in the long run. I've already talked to Jimmythehead in a PM and he understands my intentions. So neither of you know anything except by your wrong assumptions. I'm more concerned that he goes about it the right way, instead of listening to the side bar lawyers here. He has a legitimate gripe and needs to deal with it in a manner of civility with those directly involved, unlike yourselves. I don't know Alex from squat but I do know that you'll get more accomplished with cooperation and self control than you will with public chastisement, ridicule, and disdain, something both of you should think about before you assume others intentions. This type of retaliation never accomplishes anything, how would you like to be on the receiving end as a business man. It only takes a little thought to comprehend why it's a feudal gesture which stems out of anger. Going about this in an irrational manner thru anger won't accomplish anything. Sounds like a lynching more than a problem solving gesture. JTH, I hope that this is resolved to your satisfaction but please remember our discussion.;)

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its not about voicing your displeasure but opening up threads that have been quiet since 2007!!!

Dont make this some sort of vendetta! Its not going to turn into a bash fest here.

Stew
 
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