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Old 11-24-2012, 04:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I used Dymag magnesium wheels for many years in the 1980s on various project and standard bikes and was pleasantly surprised when they started trading again.

I have ordered a set of their CA5 carbon fibre wheels for my S1000RR together with some Brembo HPK floating rotors and new ABS rings.

I intend to weigh these wheels assemblies before fitting and then weigh the OEM BMW wheels c/w discs, ABS rotors etc and post the data on this forum.

Has anybody else used CA5s on their S1000RR?
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Not used them, but have been looking at them.

Would love to read your findings, and what you think of them when fitted.
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I found this "Dymag vs BST" thread while looking at them:

DYMAG vs BST CARBON RIMS : Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums: Gixxer.com
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I found this "Dymag vs BST" thread while looking at them:

DYMAG vs BST CARBON RIMS : Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums: Gixxer.com
I'm pretty sure Dymag wasn't making that model of wheel when Cycle Cat (a former importer) was still in business. I remember Dymag selling a really dated-looking three spoke carbon wheel back then.
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I'm pretty sure Dymag wasn't making that model of wheel when Cycle Cat (a former importer) was still in business. I remember Dymag selling a really dated-looking three spoke carbon wheel back then.
That makes sense. The current Dymag stuff that I'm seeing today looks pretty nice.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I dont see how you can call the dymag three spoke wheels dated, even back in the 1980s the looks of the three spoke Dymags gave more street cred than any others, remember that back then the alloy OEM wheels had only been common place on the UJM for a few years, had Campagnolos originally on my Ducati back then and they really were poor but looked nice.

If it were not for carbon fibre wheels I would buy three spoke aluminium or mahnesium Dymag wheels immediately
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I dont see how you can call the dymag three spoke wheels dated, even back in the 1980s the looks of the three spoke Dymags gave more street cred than any others, remember that back then the alloy OEM wheels had only been common place on the UJM for a few years, had Campagnolos originally on my Ducati back then and they really were poor but looked nice.

If it were not for carbon fibre wheels I would buy three spoke aluminium or mahnesium Dymag wheels immediately

Thats exactly why they are dated. Makes a bike look like a 1980's bike.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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And the eighties were the best, no traffic helicopters, no speed cameras and cops that would have a laugh and not just book you if you were going fast but riding well.

Jap bikes had just started to handle a bit better.
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And the eighties were the best, no traffic helicopters, no speed cameras and cops that would have a laugh and not just book you if you were going fast but riding well.

Jap bikes had just started to handle a bit better.
I'll take now, dynamic damping, 193hp, launch control, traction control all for less that 30 grand. What would a bike like that cost in 1985?

I do hear the part with the cops laughing if you were going fast and riding well, I got pinched this summer for over 200k around a corner and got off with a heavy slap on the wrist.
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I'll take now, dynamic damping, 193hp, launch control, traction control all for less that 30 grand. What would a bike like that cost in 1985?

I do hear the part with the cops laughing if you were going fast and riding well, I got pinched this summer for over 200k around a corner and got off with a heavy slap on the wrist.
Yep my monoshock Ducati 974 (from a 860 bevel engine) cost me 27 000 to build in 1985, hell of a bike but no comparison to my S1000RR.

Dymag wheels arrived yesterday so will be fitting the discs, having new tyres fitted then the weighing exercise before fitment to the bike this afternoon.

Only 2 degrees C here and the roads have been salted/gritted so theres no way I am scrubbing in new tyres on these roads tomorrow.
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