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    Is it to Late for Forged Wheels?
    on: November 01, 2021, 08:19:43 am
    November 01, 2021, 08:19:43 am
    I have recently discovered that forged wheels make a massive difference on the bike. But how can I get them? It was a purchase option with the bike for the cost of $1,375, but if I try to source the parts it costs $ 5,282.97. Do dealerships allow you to add packages later for the original price, or am I going to have to sell a kidney? I was told the package included 5mm thick disks, is that not the usual, do they make a diffrencel? Could I achieve a similar feel with something aftermarket? If so where?

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    Re: Is it to Late for Forged Wheels?
    Reply #1 on: November 01, 2021, 08:44:06 am
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    Carbon wheels and even carbon disks are available and will be even lighter. They are also a bit expensive though.

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    Re: Is it to Late for Forged Wheels?
    Reply #2 on: November 01, 2021, 09:07:50 am
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    Is there a go-to for after-market wheels, I know dyomag wheels are popular but I have heard of issues with some ruffness due to cush drive being thinner?

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    Re: Is it to Late for Forged Wheels?
    Reply #3 on: November 01, 2021, 10:32:45 am
    November 01, 2021, 10:32:45 am
    *Originally Posted by ROKIN [+]
    I have recently discovered that forged wheels make a massive difference on the bike. But how can I get them? It was a purchase option with the bike for the cost of $1,375, but if I try to source the parts it costs $ 5,282.97. Do dealerships allow you to add packages later for the original price, or am I going to have to sell a kidney? I was told the package included 5mm thick disks, is that not the usual, do they make a diffrencel? Could I achieve a similar feel with something aftermarket? If so where?

    This seems to indicate that the original/standard wheels have a value of $3907.97 which seems a bit high 😁? If you bought the bike new could the dealer help you out in some way? Can a customer buying a new bike order 2 sets of wheels?I know it sounds daft but you never know 😊. I have no idea if Marchesini make wheels for the S1000XR but I had good experience with them albeit on an R1.

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    Re: Is it to Late for Forged Wheels?
    Reply #4 on: November 01, 2021, 01:05:45 pm
    November 01, 2021, 01:05:45 pm
    A quick google - lists Titax and OZ Wheels as being possibilities - maybe.

    I also found this thread from a few years ago -   https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,1765.0.html


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    Re: Is it to Late for Forged Wheels?
    Reply #5 on: November 01, 2021, 06:36:47 pm
    November 01, 2021, 06:36:47 pm
    Up until 19 i’d Had no dealings with electric sus, that was until I bought a KTMGT , almost as part of a ritual, it was exhaust system,PC, and aftermarket wheels, in this case Dymag Carbon, the benefit from the wheels i’d Say was not as good as on a bike with aftermarket sus, 70% at best, for the simple reason you are unable to separate the front from the back in how the suspensions works, of course sus set up is a personal thing...

    I’m sure at some their will be a solution to above, and while the bike is still more that able to perform, I don’t get the same feel as I do from the non ESA X/R.

    Never heard any complaints about Dymag, i’ve Bought 3 sets mag/alloy and 1 carbon, many years ago Dymag actually went bust so I bought a pair of carbon BST’s which have also been very good and they are still on a bike I have.

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    Re: Is it to Late for Forged Wheels?
    Reply #6 on: November 02, 2021, 07:28:00 am
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    Too look at a variety of options and they are not the only ones...

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    Re: Is it to Late for Forged Wheels?
    Reply #7 on: November 03, 2021, 01:39:31 pm
    November 03, 2021, 01:39:31 pm
    I had a look at this as well. In the UK the Gen 2 Forged wheel are about £1400 when buying new or £3,500 as an upgrade after - but do come with all ancillaries such as the 5mm disks, spacers, ABS ring, bearings etc. to go straight on.

    I was also told that the RR "M" Carbon wheels also fit the Gen 2 but for some reason aren't approved:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393637839310

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    Re: Is it to Late for Forged Wheels?
    Reply #8 on: November 05, 2021, 10:00:27 am
    November 05, 2021, 10:00:27 am
    I've already pulled trigger on titax. Do you self a favour and hold up, I'll give my review when I'm all sorted out.
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    Re: Is it to Late for Forged Wheels?
    Reply #9 on: November 10, 2021, 01:54:12 pm
    November 10, 2021, 01:54:12 pm
    To answer the original question. Yes you are too late. And The second one about the Cush drive. The Hp wheels use the same design as dymag. Or dymag uses the same style Cush drive as HP. It’s lighter. That’s why they do it.