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Mattbastard 30th October 2005 18:17

Spokes or Mags
 
Not what you have, but what you think LOOKS better.

Just wondering, but I think spokes look the best on a sporty.

XLFREAK 30th October 2005 18:23

Definately spokes...though I have seen some nice mags, I just prefer spokes

tcspannerwrench 30th October 2005 18:24

i like mags not the stock ones but the one Randum77 has on his front is the style i hope to get come tax return time

Takingabreak 30th October 2005 18:30

Spokes look fine.........on someone else's bike.

They ride rougher, require hours of maintenance and have to be tuned and trued every 5000 miles.

Sure makes a good set of mags look better don't it.

Mattbastard 30th October 2005 18:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeffytune
require hours of maintenance and have to be tuned and trued every 5000 miles

Huh?

Not that I dont believe you, but I've never heard of this.

What does it entail?

txsporty 30th October 2005 18:40

I love Mags, they look good and are easy to maintain!!!:D

xl1200r 30th October 2005 19:00

I LOVE spokes. I'm going to be doing a set from SunRims that Trak-Tek sells...black annodized aluminum rims with stainless spokes. Light, stylish, can't beat it.

There are some nice mags out there, but I tend to only really like the race style with the really thin spokes. Plus, a good set of mags will run upwards of $2000 for the pair, you can get away with spoked rims for a lot less money.

cantolina 30th October 2005 19:10

Too much BS with spokes...

Cleanings a PITA, trueing is a PITA....

Gimme my mags any day...I had spokes..hated'em....

Desertfox 30th October 2005 19:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeffytune
Spokes look fine.........on someone else's bike.

They ride rougher, require hours of maintenance and have to be tuned and trued every 5000 miles.

Sure makes a good set of mags look better don't it.


My sporty has a mag in the back and laced wheel up front. Mag is ok fo rthe back as they have to endure all the lateral stresses of acceleration. But I think a motorcycle should have at least one laced wheel . But that's just me. I have never had any problems with laced wheels. Other than they are a pain to keep clean.

RoadChick 30th October 2005 19:38

Mags definetly do it for me. Not into the spoke look.


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