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Highway9Rider
04-02-2009, 11:29 PM
Just switched em out.

stock rims on 08 sxv550 rear 26 pds / front 17 pds with pirelli scorpion sync tires.

marchesini rims with the stock 207 tires rear 21 pds / front 15 pds.

total weight savings of 5 rear 2 front 7 pds total.


take off the passenger pegs etc your looking at about 270 pds dry.


After riding all winter on stock rims I instantly noticed the difference. bike LEAPT forward through all gearrs

Kuneff
04-03-2009, 07:52 AM
Whats the difference of wheigh between the tires??? Isn't it possible the Stock Dunlops could be slightly lighter than the Pirelli's??

I would love to know the actual weight of both rims bare...

proslider
04-03-2009, 08:03 AM
Can't imagine there would be more than a few ounces difference between tires of the same size. But I agree we should have the bare weight for both sets of rims so we are comparing apples to apples.

RZRob
04-03-2009, 09:00 AM
I seem to recall Amauri posting the weights with pics of each on the scales. As well, someone on here posted a link to a site that listed the weights of all the tires out there. I learned on my dirt bike it was worth it to pay a couple bucks more for the much lighter Dunlops vs. the cheap Kenda/Maxxis I was running.

RZ Rob

duc slayer
04-03-2009, 09:21 AM
Yeah I posted up a thread about a web site, that someone else provided, (actually I think it was a fellow forum members site) that had most tires and their weights. I shall dig for it

here ya go link is in this thread

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145560

tac2745
04-04-2009, 08:47 AM
Ummm, PICS!

RXV_Poor
04-04-2009, 09:49 AM
Ummm, PICS!

:plus: It would be nice.

SPEEDxNASTY
11-26-2010, 10:30 AM
Does anyone know if the stock speed sensor works with the front Marchesini wheel?

SXVINWA
11-26-2010, 11:20 AM
I have seen some documentation on the Marchesini website (I think) that said the speed sensor would not work... works fine on mine, though. As far as I can tell, if you can use the stock rotor and bolts, it will work fine.

amauri
11-26-2010, 12:15 PM
Photos of stock sxv rear with tube and Marchesini sxv rear.
Both weighed without tire, no disk and no sprocket.

The Marchesini rear is 1.5 lbs lighter than the stock wheel and tube.

amauri
11-26-2010, 12:21 PM
I have seen some documentation on the Marchesini website (I think) that said the speed sensor would not work... works fine on mine, though. As far as I can tell, if you can use the stock rotor and bolts, it will work fine.

:plus:
As long as you use the stock ferrous bolts and stock frt rotor bolt pattern, the speedo works fine.

popik
11-26-2010, 01:11 PM
Cast Mags it is then haha

wilmar13
11-26-2010, 01:35 PM
The Marchesini rear is 1.5 lbs lighter than the stock wheel and tube.

The tube weighs 2lbs so apples to apples the wheels weigh the same (same with Husky SMR wheels). I sealed my spoke holes with silicone and dropped almost 2lbs, but more noticably have a more supple tire. Marchesini's are sexy but no lighter than a decent tubeless spoked wheel setup.