The carbon wheels will transform the bike. Here’s mine… The bags on the floor are aluminum and titanium hardware.
The set I ordered for the CBR a few years ago were made-to-order. They had the newer Rapid TEK design with 5 split-spokes(10 total) in stock, but I wanted the original Black Diamond 5 spoke.I don't know if the lead time has gotten any better. The shop I bought the rims from quoted 10 weeks and it really took 10 months. Try to find someone who has stock otherwise it is a special order and takes forever.
I did weigh my 525 x 98 link chain from my 1198SP at 4.0 lbs and the 3D520GP 520 x 98 links at 3.4 lbs, so a savings of 0.6 lbs high speed kinetic weight. It’s a really big deal if your doing serious weight savings.The CBR1000RR SP uses a 525 chain, I switched to a 520 GP 3D chain and it weighed exactly the same. So you might save a little weight on the rear sprocket but maybe just a bit on a 530 chain conversion. My 520 GP 3D chain weighed 4.1 pounds so weigh your chain before doing the conversion so you will know the weight savings and won't be disappointed.
Yeah, I think the ti SA pivot bolt was about $300 a decade ago, but there were only a few made. Even fewer CBR riders would part with that much $$$ one. However, if the entire complement of the heavy steel bolts were available, I know someone who would…It's possible to make any number axles and swingarm pivot bolts, but the cost of quality Grade 5 titanium to turn them from isn't cheap, for one set of three it is about $440 for the round stock. After external machining then they would to go to be gun drilled and finally a possible heat treat and tempering to make sure they are at least as strong as the stock steel axles and pivot bolt.
Uhm, yes on all for me…!Extras? Axles, pivot bolt, etc. in Titanium?
I’m in.I finished updating the drawings with all the specs. The Machine shop did not change the pricing so in quantity of 5, one front axle, one rear axle, and one swingarm pivot bolt set, with shipping and duty fees is $800. Any left over will be refunded, very slight over cost will be ignored, extra cost (probably minor) will be passed on. So I am ready to order and need a real count. Who is in?
I’m in. Let me know the shipping.Ok, Received the updated quote
Swingarm pivot 2 - $325, 3 - $300
Front Axle 3 - $200, 4- $175
Rear Axle 3 - $320, 4 - $290
Bushing 6 - $25
Custom steering stem 1 - $300
So totals per the wants vs cost for materials only are:
@Ces One $465
@John Harris $1165
Does this pricing change your wants, or are you good with it?
Shipping cost will be based on quantity. At least Titanium is light.