Author Topic: Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims  (Read 7461 times)

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    Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims
    on: April 30, 2017, 10:47:19 am
    April 30, 2017, 10:47:19 am
    Thinking of swapping the standard alloy rims for spoked wheels. Does anyone know of a brand that fits or if it's even possible?  I want to swap because I'm not a fan of alloy rims off road. Ducati Australia have been no help with this at all. Thanks for whatever help anyone can give.

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    Re: Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims
    Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 11:36:09 am
    April 30, 2017, 11:36:09 am
    96380071A is the Ducati part number for the official spoked wheel set. Not going to be cheap I would imagine but it is a starting point. The Multi 1200 Enduromwheels may fit if you can get a used set.

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    Re: Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims
    Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 12:27:45 am
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    Thanks very much for your help I appreciate it.

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    Re: Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims
    Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 02:42:35 am
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    Tubeless wire wheels are available as an accessory, they look great but I think they will be a pain in the bum to clean especially the hub!
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    Re: Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims
    Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 03:06:34 am
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    Just to add in, the spokes weigh 7.9lbs more then the alloys.  But they are also more durable.  The new 2019 ducati spoke wheels are said to have shaved some pounds off.   Anyway if you plan on trial riding the spokes are better. 
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    Re: Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims
    Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 03:41:16 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Philo_84 [+]
    they look great but I think they will be a pain in the bum to clean especially the hub!

    + 1 on this

    I have spokes on my Thruxton R and although they look fabulous they really are a PITA to clean.
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims
    Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 04:35:51 pm
    January 11, 2019, 04:35:51 pm
    I also have spoke rims on my HD FXDX Sport Dyna.  They are the traditional chrome rims with a tight arrangement of spokes very close together.  Similar to most spoke rims of motorcycles. 
    A real PINTA to clean.  :012: My Dyna is 1999> 20 years old and I have never worked to much on them maybe once a season it gets a good bath and I spend about 15 minutes doing both rims.   :139:  I little never dull and they shine right up.

    But the Ducati rims are matt black and the spokes are very far apart.  No Chrome :001: so simple power washer cleaning should handle the job well.
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    Re: Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims
    Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 11:41:57 am
    January 12, 2019, 11:41:57 am
    Life's too short to be cleaning things especially spoked wheels. Once they go a dull grey from road grime they never get any worse  :001: Unless you go offroad then you maybe need to hose them back to general road grime again.  :305:
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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    Re: Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims
    Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 01:19:54 pm
    January 12, 2019, 01:19:54 pm
    No time for cleaning  :0461: hose it down :028:
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    Re: Wire wheels and Spoked wheels vs alloy rims
    Reply #9 on: January 30, 2019, 02:08:11 am
    January 30, 2019, 02:08:11 am
    Gnh,
    With the 2019's the spokes wheels are officially an option so you should be able to order them at your Ducati dealer this year.   And better for you the 2019 wheels are almost two pounds less in weight then the 2018 spoke rims.  But very pricey $$$ I heard in the neighborhood of $3600USD for the set front and rear.  OCH
    I am sure their are after market options that available for less, just make sure they are tubeless rims.   
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