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After seeing this guy highside a new Ducati 749R with Blackstone CF wheels I have no intention of ever putting these on anything I ride, even if I could afford them.



 

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Ah yes...the thread that will not die.

FWIW, I have these wheels, and they have held up fine, under very strenuous conditions, including 165 mph + speeds at VIR, and extremely hard braking at Summit Point when entering T1.

I would, however, like to get more information about what happened, to include the results of any "after accident" analysis of the wheels.

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hubert said:
What did the rear wheel look like? The same sort of damage?
None to the rear.
 

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998R said:
Ah yes...the thread that will not die.

FWIW, I have these wheels, and they have held up fine, under very strenuous conditions, including 165 mph + speeds at VIR, and extremely hard braking at Summit Point when entering T1.

I would, however, like to get more information about what happened, to include the results of any "after accident" analysis of the wheels.

:twocents
I was a few riders behind the kid that crashed this bike at Beaverun. He was coming up hill on on the back section of the track and lost the rear and highsided. The bike sprung upwards, vaulted the rider who suffered a busted collar bone and the bike landed on the front wheel, left rotor and the interior of the wheel (Spokes) basically exploded.

The rest was some cosmetic damage and maybe a new subframe will be needed.
Ken
 

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Dave said:
Uh oh. Not again.
Sorry if this is one of those threads that is repeated too often here. I never saw that happen and I thought it would be information worth sharing. Rider safety can't be over stressed.
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nycstripes said:
After seeing this guy highside a new Ducati 749R with Blackstone CF wheels I have no intention of ever putting these on anything I ride, even if I could afford them...
I hope, for your sake, you're not still riding around on your OEM RC51 wheels! Look what happens to them in a crash...
 

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I'm sure some unbiased expert in Africa will shed light on why these things always have rims that look fine but the spokes just tear away from them.:rolleyes:
 

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AZ Scott said:
I hope, for your sake, you're not still riding around on your OEM RC51 wheels! Look what happens to them in a crash...
Dude, I'm trying to make an excuse not to spend that much money on wheels. Your not helping.........:mad:
 

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nycstripes said:
I was a few riders behind the kid that crashed this bike at Beaverun. He was coming up hill on on the back section of the track and lost the rear and highsided. The bike sprung upwards, vaulted the rider who suffered a busted collar bone and the bike landed on the front wheel, left rotor and the interior of the wheel (Spokes) basically exploded.

The rest was some cosmetic damage and maybe a new subframe will be needed.
Ken
Thanks!
 
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