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Originally Posted by Awyman18 View Post
Thanks for all the kind words, nice to see some others like the wheels and look of the bike too.
Had a nice spin with some friends too:
Pics below of grill and a quick wash:
|Larzzz||Aabsolutely love the wheels!!|
|Newbeme||Personally, I like rims, but I am loving the exhaust. I've got a Competition Werks slip-on on my St Trip and love the sound.|
|Awyman18||Hey curious where/how difficult was to modify the grill? I have an 08 and love the grill on the 09 lol|
|Xyst||I....Like... the wheels... I have NOT seen something like that and I like the look. VERY different for sure!|
I found it.
Those are some weird numbers. Unless Triumph decided to add weight to the wheels thatís significantly heavier than the wheels from 09 and the rear wheel actually got lighter again in 2012 with the new design. The 09 wheels weighed 8.25lbs/3.74kg for the front and 10lbs/4.54kg for the rear.
I just realized your quoting weights for the BMW wheels. Triumph has the lightest OEM cast wheels of nearly any brand. Even forged magnesium wheels are only a couple pounds lighter for the set. You have to get carbon wheels to get significantly lighter.
Regardless those are very cool wheels. I saw a Triumph Street Triple with them before. Someone made a flat tracker out if it and out those wheels on it. Iíll see if I can find a photo.
The rim is made from CNC billet 7000 series aluminium, spokes are made from high resistance stainless steel and has TUV homologation.
Quoted from Kineo website:
''The rims are perfect for tubeless tyres: the new fine technology considers the spokes being fixed to the rim thanks to nipples parallel to the wheel axle, without any hole. In addition to this, Kineo wheels drastically decrease the weight of unsprung masses and consequently reduce the wheels moment of inertia. That makes the bike intuitive, agile and accurate on entering curves''.
I cant remember the exact weights when I weighed them but another person measured theres from this forum Post no 36 https://www.ninetowners.com/threads/...s.64874/page-2 and here are the weight savings:
Stock wheels weights are:
Front (no discs) :6.1kg
Kineos weights are:
Front (no discs) :4.8kg
Overall I am delighted with them and how they look and the bike does feel very different a lot smoother and turns easier, how much is down to the new tyres is hard to say also.
|MacBandit||Lighter? Iíd have to see them scaled back to back to believe that. Steel spokes have traditionally been heavier then even cheap cast aluminum wheels.|
|beau||I don’t mind the wheels. Definitely unique. I really like all the other mods you have done!|
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