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post #1 of 10 Old 03-30-2017, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Help finding rims?!

I've been doing some searching now, and it seems like there aren't very many options for new custom looking rims. Most of what I find are old stock rims or remakes of stocks.
I'm just looking to find where everyone likes to get their aftermarket rims from, or what the best brands are to start narrowing my search.

Thanks in advance, and any info at all helps!
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Aftermarket is too damn expensive
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Custom and aftermarket are 2 different things. Aftermarket are still "off-the-shelf", custom is something that's more unique.

First think of what material you want. You basically have 3 options: forged aluminum, forged magnesium, and composite (carbon).

The good names in the industry are:

- Marchesini (forged aluminum and magnesium)
- Coremoto/Carrozzeria (forged aluminum...and what I have on mine)
- OZ (forged aluminum...they might have magnesium too, I'm not sure)

The ones you typically see for the carbon options are:

- BST (carbon)
- Rotobox (carbon)
- Dymag (carbon)

The carbons will be in the $3000-$4000 range for a set, and you best be careful who you pick to change your tires with those. I've seen quite a few tire vendors who refuse to swap tires for you if you have carbon wheels for liability reasons.

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Aftermarket wheels are expensive but you would be surprised the difference a good set of light, forged aluminum wheels will make in handling. If you just ride street the improvement will be not as noticeable, but on the track where speed are high the bike will transition from side to side much easier.

I have a set on my ZX6R (Carrozzeria) and on my favorite roads I can feel the difference from the stock rims.
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Aftermarket is too damn expensive


And yet... ... ...
What of aftermarket shocks & forks?

It all costs to go faster.

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Aftermarket wheels are expensive but you would be surprised the difference a good set of light, forged aluminum wheels will make in handling. If you just ride street the improvement will be not as noticeable, but on the track where speed are high the bike will transition from side to side much easier.

I have a set on my ZX6R (Carrozzeria) and on my favorite roads I can feel the difference from the stock rims.

I think I would slightly disagree about your comments regarding aftermarket wheels and riding on the street. My experience is they help in most aspects of street riding, from better (quicker) braking, better acceleration from a standing start, and handling of any ilk, but the big-y is side-to-side transitions.

Also, I found on long road trips they returned better fuel mileage... but little/no change with in-town-only mileage.

Below is my CBR 1000RR with Carrozzeria wheels.

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OP,

Another option is to explore adapting OEM rims from other makes and models to your bike..... 17" rims have been around for a good long while now, in the same widths.... it's more a matter of what mounts up on the axles, and how difficult it is to get the braking system to work out.

the wider the market you can look at, the more options there have to be with what anyone has done as far as customizing rims.

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