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I am the Managing Director & CEO of Dymag, a UK company specialising in the design & manufacture of high performance wheels (30 years experience). As you may have heard, we are currently designing and tooling a new range of Carbon Fibre wheels specifically for the V-Rod, and would welcome any input from owners as to their preferences.

I have seen some comments that have already been posted and those views are being given the due consideration they deserve. Any additional feedback that enables us to produce the best possible product for this model, would be greatly appeciated.

To recap, we are currently working on a 3-spoke and a 5-spoke design, based on our existing magnesium and Carbon Fibre ranges. Wheels will be available in the standard Carbon finish or with a "chrome effect" coating. Product launch will be around March 2004, and retail pricing is anticipated to be in the $3,000/set region. Wheels will be fully tested to internationally recognised standards for road use, and will be produced to accept standard parts. Initially they will be available in the stock sizes plus a wider rear option to take a 240mm tyre. Further sizes/styles will be added to suit demand.

Weight is likely to be around 8kg/set as oppossed to 19kg/set for the standard wheels and unlike alternative metal wheel options, they will not corrode or deteriorate.

Please note that we are experiencing technical difficulties with our current website (www.dymag.com) , but a brand new site will be launched in the new year.

All comments or suggestions, good or bad, are very welcome.

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Andy Goswell
 

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Andy,

Welcome to the V-Rodforums. Thank you for your post, it's good to see a company actively soliciting feedback before they release a product or product line. As you will find, we have quite a diverse crowd here who aren't afraid to "tell it like it is".

Please keep us informed along the way and feel free to join into whatever discussions you find interesting but please remember, this is a member supported site. Vendor participation is encouraged and new product updates are always welcome but soliciting is not allowed.

Please feel free to contact the administrators of this site with any questions.

PS. I moved this thread to the "Products" section where it will get more visibility.

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Andy, Thanks for you guys picking up the ball...............I am waiting for a set of 3 spoke carbon fiber rims!
 

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Andy,

Welcome! Great to be speaking to you on he Forum. I'm looking forward to getting a set of Carbon look wheels! I think that your products will enhance the performance of the V-Rod - not just the style.

Two Questions!

1) Is it possible for you to post a picture of the 3 spoke Carbon wheels? The image on the website is pretty small.


2) Being able to reuse the stock brakes and pulley is a great idea. However I would really like to be able to add custom components later. Will that be an option?

Rodman
 

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Rodman,
1) Yes i can post a picture of the exisiting 3-spoke Carbon wheels, but we are updating the style slightly to meet the V-Rod requirements. Consequently, i would rather wait and post a rendered image of the new wheel once the finite element analysis is complete.

2) Custom components will be added as optional extras once the wheel range is complete.
 

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Harleyvrodguy said:
Andy, Thanks for you guys picking up the ball...............I am waiting for a set of 3 spoke carbon fiber rims!
Thanks for letting me know. We are moving as fast as possible!
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Rodman,
1) Yes i can post a picture of the exisiting 3-spoke Carbon wheels, but we are updating the style slightly to meet the V-Rod requirements. Consequently, i would rather wait and post a rendered image of the new wheel once the finite element analysis is complete.

2) Custom components will be added as optional extras once the wheel range is complete.
Andy,

Looking forward to seeing the new styles. Please keep us updated.

Rodman
 

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andygoswell said:
Thanks for letting me know. We are moving as fast as possible!
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Andy, I look forward to seeing the new rims that are in R & D, hopefully soon to be in production.................Eric :D
 

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Welcome! I'm in!
So will shave off about 24 lbs (11kg=24.2lbs) unsprung weight, cool. If you follow V-Rods you'll know this is a hot topic.

Bear with me. An even hotter a topic is discussing exhaust. Most seem like letting go of the stock exhaust look is a very difficult thing to do and I agree, thus something called the V-Mod exhaust. They are stock units without inner baffle, look beautiful, sound very cool, and perform excellent.

Now I have the same particular thing with the wheels (much more important as far as looks for me than exhaust). I really do not find it problematic in windy situations as some complains posted here. Take this as a vote favoring the solid wheel stock appearance with "chrome effect" coating. If made I'd buy, pick your reasonable price even if it saves only 10lbs.:2cents

Of course, what is being proposed as planned looks to be wicked cool:diablo: :cool: . I'd favor the 5 spoke myself. Get it done, post some pics, I'm very interested.

BUT if you could make a set of what I'm looking for, even if it takes you out of the way to do it, quote me a price, however unreasonable it may seem, and we will negotiate from there. They have to be lighter and easier to clean. I'm a lazy pig with a smile!
 

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Thanks for the input. I will check with our design team regarding adding a solid wheel option. Have a great Christmas & New Year.
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Andy
 

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Hi Guys,


Andy sent me some pics! (wheel pics:diablo: )

- looks like they came from the CAD design package...
- I think the center is a hub adapter for the Harley style V-rod brakes

Very cool, check'em!

Andy please correct me if the above is incorrect.

Rodman
 

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Those look Very Light and Racey!:cool:
 

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Aw, crap!!! Now I've got droool all over my keyboard.

I'll be printing this thread to show John at lunchtime today!
Thanks, guys!!!!!
 

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Kim,

Check out the other dymag thread in the product forum... there is a Q and A about the wheels and a bunch more discussion.

I'm going to go with the Dymag wheels - these look like streetable race technology.

Rodman
 
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