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Wanted: Lightweight set of wheels

Need lightweight wheel set w or w/o tires, sprocket...open to cast/forged.mag/cf, ALUM etc.

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Bought new BST's from motomummy..best price by far I have seen...2990.00.
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Well done - sounds as if Dymag & BST are competing strongly. I went for Dymags, for the Kevlar re-inforcement, but there's not much difference & BST's make prettier designs!

They'll transform your bike's feel. Faster acceleration (less rotational mass to speed up!), quicker steering & better braking. I love Carbon wheels on mine. One of the best modifications done to it. Enjoy!

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yup, I went with bst for price and glossy, thin spokes..saw rotobox and was wondering if the air filled spokes gave them more rigidity or the added golume keeps air temps stable....TKS for the confirmation regarding handling improvements!

Now if I could just get some HRC parts-Ti valves, springs etc and get that motor hummin' I'd be set!
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yup, I went with bst for price and glossy, thin spokes..saw rotobox and was wondering if the air filled spokes gave them more rigidity or the added golume keeps air temps stable....TKS for the confirmation regarding handling improvements!

Now if I could just get some HRC parts-Ti valves, springs etc and get that motor hummin' I'd be set!
First off, that's damn good price on BST wheels!

Second, you can get Ti valves, Ti compatible valve seats, and Ti retainers from Kibblewhite Precision Machining Inc. (KPMI).
HRC springs and spring seats dried up a long time ago.
Spring seats can be easily made, but springs are another story, unless there's an aftermarket set that is compatible with the HRC springs.

You can't run cams with appreciable lift using OEM springs and seats.
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Some time ago I read an article from a tuner in UK who used to prepare VTR engines for race teams. I forget where, or I'd scan it and post here...The tuner was Bob Farnham, who are well known for 4 stroke engine preparation. I believe they also mentioned parts have dried up...

Anyway, it mentioned that for a race engine, reliability & life of the engine would suffer and need regular rebuilding (no surprise there) but mild porting and blueprinting would release a little more power. After reading the article it didn't sound to me as it it was worth it when I read at the time, so I resigned myself to keeping a standard tune. It's quick enough for my needs anyways...

You could call Bob Farnham on Skype and have chat with them. See if they can offer any help.

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