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ThisEndUp
05-28-2009, 06:34 AM
Just pulled my wheels for a tire change....and Holy Crap! You've got to be kidding me.....these wheels weigh more than the ones on my '04 Mille Factory for God's sake.

Does anyone know of any other, lighter rims, that are compatible with the RS?
I don't mind making spacers or doing a little machining to get 'em to fit.

I'm going budget minded here. BST or other big $$$ wheels are not a possibility (at least not new).

:cheers:

Gman2005
05-28-2009, 12:25 PM
these are the weights in grams of all the wheels of the wheels

-3 spokes front : 4830g
-3 spokes back : 7500g

-5 spokes front. : 4845g
-5 spokes back : 7650g

-OZ Style (06-) front. : 4800g
-OZ Style back(06-) : 7632g

-Marchesinis (SP) front : 3630g
-Marchesinis (SP) back : 5200g

ThisEndUp
05-28-2009, 01:11 PM
these are the weights in grams of all the wheels of the wheels


:cheers: for that.
I would imagine it difficult to find those Marchesinis.

What are on Honda RS250s' ? Dymag?

Hmmmm......'gotta get lighter rims. This is ridiculous.

Gman2005
05-28-2009, 01:52 PM
this might help mate

http://www.crescent-suzuki.com/pages/shop/category.aspx?id=170&pid=26

ThisEndUp
05-28-2009, 02:35 PM
this might help mate

http://www.crescent-suzuki.com/pages/shop/category.aspx?id=170&pid=26

Yeah, 'saw that while searching ....... I'm afraid to even ask about the cost of those puppies. BST carbon rims are what? Something in the $3000 range.

I'm going to have to take up bank robbery as a hobby if I'm to continue day dreaming about owning such rims.

:cheers: for the link m8t

Gman2005
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
best thing you can do is see if Marchesini still make the SP wheels. Mag for the word mate

odie_trackie
05-28-2009, 07:09 PM
Putting Marchesinis on this bike would save almost 7lbs (3kgs). That's quite a bit. Can ya'll imagine how flickable this bike would be with light wheels.


Nuts.

ThisEndUp
05-28-2009, 09:27 PM
Putting Marchesinis on this bike would save almost 7lbs (3kgs). That's quite a bit. Can ya'll imagine how flickable this bike would be with light wheels.


Nuts.

Aw, man....that's what I'm talking about.
You're getting me going again......

It was a crime to put those wrought iron rims on that bike. Absolute crime.

ThisEndUp
05-28-2009, 09:34 PM
best thing you can do is see if Marchesini still make the SP wheels. Mag for the word mate

'Checking the options out there for sure.

Hey, AF1...any insight into lighter rims?


:cheers: all.

random0082
05-29-2009, 06:54 AM
Doubt the SP rims are still made. They do come up on Ebay every so often. i found 3 within a fairly short timescale. Problem is there wont be any in the US, youd prob have to ship em from UK or Germany etc and thats not cheap

odie_trackie
05-29-2009, 12:21 PM
Sorry, man. Got to stop thinking about this kind of stuff. But as the adage goes: "Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?"


Aw, man....that's what I'm talking about.
You're getting me going again......

It was a crime to put those wrought iron rims on that bike. Absolute crime.

ThisEndUp
05-29-2009, 12:46 PM
Sorry, man. Got to stop thinking about this kind of stuff. But as the adage goes: "Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?"

I hear ya.
'Saving my pennies.........

Gman2005
06-02-2009, 08:29 AM
http://www.sp125racing.com/PerformanceWheel&TyreParts2003RS125.htm

found this on my computer lol, they are very light though it seems. i am sure you can get them in the USA though.

ThisEndUp
06-02-2009, 08:45 AM
http://www.sp125racing.com/PerformanceWheel&TyreParts2003RS125.htm

found this on my computer lol, they are very light though it seems. i am sure you can get them in the USA though.

:cheers:
I put out a few feelers to Dymag, Marvic, Marchesini and Carrozzeria.

decipher28
06-02-2009, 11:59 AM
http://www.sp125racing.com/PerformanceWheel&TyreParts2003RS125.htm

found this on my computer lol, they are very light though it seems. i am sure you can get them in the USA though.


Some tasty bits of kit on that site,but gees £1000 for some sp wheels.

that will lighten your bike and bank balance in one hit.

I could never justify spending that much on wheels,unless i had a lottery win or were racing professionally.


I would however go for em if some come on ebay but for a more sensible price.

Gman2005
06-02-2009, 12:00 PM
Well you could alway see if aprilia are still got a set of SP wheels.

odie_trackie
06-02-2009, 12:05 PM
Fellas,
Here's the response from my friend...

Marchesini was popular when I was doing 125s, but most everyone has gone w/ Marvic due to problems w/ magnesium. http://www.rscycles.com/images/marvic/marvic_honda.htm
I had one Marchesini RS250 rear wheel that developed a micro crack that couldn’t be seen, but the tire would loose air pressure. Rims dent easier if you hit curbing on the track.

Used wheels sets are a rarity and usually get snapped up pretty fast, unless they’re over priced. $300-400 is typical for a used set but disappear quickly. You’ll need to keep an eye on 125 forums.

-Sean

jokerio
06-02-2009, 12:42 PM
I was wondering if anyone else noticed or was going to mention that some (all) of the wheels people are suggesting to use are not for the Aprilia RS125 but for the Honda RS125.

The problem is that the Honda has the drive sprocket on the left side where as the Aprilia has it on the right.
The wheels are uni-directional because of the design of the spokes and are made to only run in that direction otherwise it would loose all its strength. (plus it would look funny) Check it out and take a closer look...

ThisEndUp
06-02-2009, 05:16 PM
Fellas,
Here's the response from my friend...

Marchesini was popular when I was doing 125s, but most everyone has gone w/ Marvic due to problems w/ magnesium. http://www.rscycles.com/images/marvic/marvic_honda.htm
I had one Marchesini RS250 rear wheel that developed a micro crack that couldn’t be seen, but the tire would loose air pressure. Rims dent easier if you hit curbing on the track.

Used wheels sets are a rarity and usually get snapped up pretty fast, unless they’re over priced. $300-400 is typical for a used set but disappear quickly. You’ll need to keep an eye on 125 forums.

-Sean

Cool. Thanks for the insight.
I still can't afford these things, but I'll price 'em out anyway.
Worst comes to worse, I'll sell my Ducati ....to buy rims :eek: :D .I'm not riding the thing anyway.... and this little bike with much lighter rims would be damn quick.

...oh, and yes we know this is Aprilia RS125 talk...not Honda RS125 talk.
'Been contacting distributors specifically for our bike. Changing tire sizes is an option.....

Gman2005
06-02-2009, 05:36 PM
I was wondering if the Honda RS 250 wheels might help? Was it just the old bikes that had the right hand chain?

ThisEndUp
06-02-2009, 07:17 PM
I was wondering if the Honda RS 250 wheels might help? Was it just the old bikes that had the right hand chain?

Chain on rider's left.

jokerio
06-02-2009, 07:54 PM
I was wondering if the Honda RS 250 wheels might help? Was it just the old bikes that had the right hand chain?

The honda RS250 that had the chain on the right was a single sided swingarm. Therefore, that wheel wont work either...

Steve / AF1 Racing
06-03-2009, 09:18 AM
'Checking the options out there for sure.

Hey, AF1...any insight into lighter rims?


:cheers: all.

At the moment we have nothing.

I looked into a special production, but we'd need to have at least one set of wheels made for every RS125 that was imported into the United States in order to meet minimum batch size.

xxes123
07-05-2009, 01:51 PM
I have a set of USED Marchesini Sp rims and also another brand new set of Marchesini Espada meant for Aprilia GP125 (rear sprocket on the right as compared to Honda Rs125 left) Front 2.5" rear 3.5" . Stock aprilia RS125 are Front 3.0" rear 4.0"

Originally intended for used on my Aprilia Extrema RS125 but lately i upgraded to Aprilia RS250 so i might be abandoning my RS125 project . You will need to machine wheel spacers and also a front/rear wheel spindle . I looking ard usd 1300 for the Marchesini Espada as they are still new in box, I ordered these rims through TAW , waited 5mths for them as these are special order items

Anybody interested can pm me.

xxes123
07-05-2009, 01:55 PM
I was wondering if the Honda RS 250 wheels might help? Was it just the old bikes that had the right hand chain?

Honda RS250 front 3.5" rear 5.5"
Aprilia RS125 front 3.0" rear 4.0"

rear wheel will never be able to fit plus the chain drive is on the wrong side.