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    Default astralite 851 wheels

    ive a set of astralite wheels fitted to my 851 that im thinking of changing and fitting a standard set of 851 wheels.
    the question is are these rare are they desirable?
    any help would be great

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    yes and yes

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    thanks for the quick reply the front is M1R fitment.
    i guess i will have to ask around to see what a sensible price is.

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    Google Astralite motorcycle wheels. They may not be to everyone's taste, but others of us think their cool factor is huge. Astralite's may be a little more Pantah era vintage than 851 era - possibly?? This link may help. Me, I'd keep them.

    http://www.classicbikersclub.com/news/astralite-wheels

    Another link -

    http://rennstar.com/index.html
    Last edited by wgsvintage; 12-24-2017 at 04:55 PM. Reason: added link

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    i dont think it will hurt to keep them il just have to look into possibly getting the colour changed to black and keet the silver rivets on show.

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    I don't remember ever seeing a set on an 851, do you have a picture of yours? What are the sizes?

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    When the 888 was the weapon of choice for the privateer in the UK Championship, there were a few teams running Astralight's.
    In fact back in the day they were the wheel of choice in the UK in almost every class, from 125's to Superbikes.
    Another forum member had some for sale recently, I was interested but he wanted to sell the discs and tyres with them, which made them too expensive for me and I don't need tyres and discs.

    Oddly though I've just found myself contacting BST in S/Africa, re: a new set of Carbon 5 spokes. 's...
    TBH I'd rather have a set of good period Astralight's though.

    p.s. Rick,
    I've a few sets of OEM 3 spoke 851 wheels here, I might be tempted to offer a pair in PX, if your asking price for the Astralight's isn't too high?
    ...ans as Bill's asked what sizes are your wheels?



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    Pictures from another thread.

    Henk!!!
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    Ah yes, they do look good! Love those things. I might be a little partial to the gold ones though.

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    Something like this ?

    Rear seat unit replaced with correct one as we speak............996cc tuned engine.

    Here is Mark Forsyth,s bike today (Henk posted the original photos back in the day previously) with 3 spoke Magnesium Marvics (Apparently according to Mark Forsyth the front wheel was borrowed by Foggy in the day as they lived close to each other and has won a WSBK race........nice story).
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