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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Forged Wheels for THruxton R

Hi Guys,

I started this post to collect some info, advises and thoughts on Forged wheels for Thruxton R

AS we know the Thruxton R is very new to the market and to aftermarket part makers, so there wont be many parts come out for us to choose from, especially wheels.

The stock wheels comes with 5" rear in which we can only up the size of the tyre to 160 and its tube tyre.

I hate tube tyre after i had it punctured on the straight road doing 140 km and had to push the bike to the shop near by, that was hell on the road.

So I have been looking through internet for any forge wheels that may available for the Thruxton R but there is none.

I found that DYmag has returned to the market and built a very good looking forge wheel call UP7x.

I emailed them asking for the Thruxton R specification, hope they have it or can make it fit.

Now what you guys really think of this and any ideas thoughts info for this matter?

Please feel free to share

Thank you
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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 10:37 AM
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Good thread!

I wanted to get the Triumph Black spoked wheels... But then I got to thinking... I would feel stupid for paying an outrageous $1,500 for the exact same wheels I already have, just with a black rim... And that are still spoked and require a tube... I like the wheel design you suggested... it's simple... And not too futuristic or flashy bling-bling looking... I always liked the wheels that Triumph put on the 2007 Milan bike show prototype Thruxton... It's the bike that started me on this whole cafe racer idea... And yes, THAT'S how long I have been waiting for Triumph to make this Thruxton R! (Crazy, right?)... Well here are the wheels they used. I believe Excel makes them... I liked them because they were black, and were mags, but not Sportbike looking, like Norton had on their new Commando Cafe racer around then... They almost resemble spoked wheels. (Notice how that bike had an awesome Arrow 2-into-1... *sigh*)

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post #3 of 54 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 07:32 PM
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Im also very interested in this!! I wonder if the mag wheels will be lighter than the stock wheels. All i can find here in Brazil are marchesini wheels, they need some mods to fit (for now), but they cost like 1/4 of the bikes price, and the rear wheels are mostly 5,5 inches. I think a 180 rear tire will look great on the R, but the handling will suffer.
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post #4 of 54 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 08:28 PM
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Just get some carbon matrix Alpinas.
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post #5 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-01-2016, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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Hi SirCuffsalot, DanielVE, miglan20

The bike in the SirCuffsalot's pic looks really amazing. I did the same with my Thrux 900 but i went with Carrozzeria wheels.
If you want to get yours wheels in black just powder coat them, that is easier and a lot cheaper as you said the black spoke wheels that Triumph offer is the same **** just different colour, Bloody rip off i guess.

Why the heck Triumph didnt deal with Alpina or Kineo to make them a wider kit which really worth for the dime not just bloody same ****. stupid!!!!!

Now back to the Forged Wheels, the Dymag emailed me back.

They claimed that they dont have the 5.5 rear wheel spec at the moment due to short supply on raw material. However, they offered me a set of carbon wheels instead.
The carbon one has the 5.5" set but still they have to work with the fitment. I will ask them again on Monday whether they get the fitment sorted or its the same as previous model or they are gonna make the fitment themselves.

The Marchesini wheels, they are super quality still they need to change the fitment in order to fit Thruxton R. They just offer the wheels for Speed tripple DAytona not the classic line up.

Oh and Canyon motorcycle could be another potential source for mag wheel as they just lunched their billet wheels.

About Alpina, its good i've seen some ppl put them on r9t but it isnt pure carbon its just the colour they probably just wrapped it with carbon but not made it with.

Cheers guys for all your info and Thoughts!!

Keep them coming.........
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I would also like some alloy or cf wheels for mine.
160 would be OK.
Other mods might need to be made to fit 180 rears?


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post #7 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-01-2016, 12:41 PM
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I spoke to BST about this, a fellow member here 'Silverfish' was going to drop in there so they could take some dims, swingarm is close
do not know if anything came of it.
I have BST carbons on my Rocket they are the nuts.
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@ThruxtonTee As far as the carbon matrix wheels, I am not sure but I think they use a thinner aluminum rim and then reinforce it with a ceramic bonded carbon fiber layer, they do claim it is lighter while being more rigid then the other offering, but yes not a full carbon wheel but not just a color either.
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post #9 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-21-2016, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

After a month of searching for Forged wheel, I ended getting nothing.

The Dymag seemed not to bother with my mail after they said they would check the specification for the Thruxton R. Even though i emailed them again last week but there has been no reply.

I also talked to BST, they said they will make it for Thruxton R in couple of months, keep a look on their facebook page. This really gets my hope up. Hope it comes out before new year.

you guys may curious why i turned my interest to BST carbon wheel over forged wheel. This is because after digging watching youtube and some data on testing carbon wheel, the carbon wheel has developed to where it can be saved to use on the road and there has been many testing support . The good thing about the carbon wheel is that you are really get the actual unsprung weight out of the lightweight wheel which is the inertia.

Oh nearly forget the Rotobox the rookie of carbon wheel manufacturer can make me one but the rear wheel has to be 6", so this is out of equation coz our swingarm could handle just 5.5.

Thanks guys

I'll get back here when i have more info...
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post #10 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-13-2016, 12:52 PM
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Just picked up my ThruxR (fairing with high clipons) and I gotta say, and this is speaking from owning several Ducs incl an 1199R, Paul Smart, Hypermotard SP and a Husky 701SM, this is, hands down, the best handling canyon bike I've ridden. I think a lot has to do with ergos and being 51 and not wanting high pegs and low clipons, so I'm sure a lot of younger riders would not agree with my sentiment.

Anyhow, I put Marchesini's on my Paul Smart and frankly, it didn't improve handling significantly. Turn in was a bit nicer, bump compression was a little smoother, but all in all, it wasn't worth the expense for THAT kind of bike - which is very similar to the ThruxR. It DID improve the looks IMO - enough to make that worth the dough.

Personally, I think the Alpinas or a spoked wheel from Woody's would look best, provide tubeless capacity, and maybe help handling. Forged and BST CF's would, IMO, detract from the classic styling. JMO. I'm wondering if there's a way to convert the OEM wheel to tubeliss like we do for dirtbikes. Might not improve weight, but it will improve feel and reliability.
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