The BST's are cool but they're outta my price range Mike. The rear rim alone costs about as much as a good set of forged Aluminum rims.
The OZ Racing Piega's are nice too and it appears that they're offered in the anodized gold finish that I'm looking for,but the thing is it seems like everybody uses them on their 900SS.
I wanted to do something different and I'm partial to that 5 Y-spoke pattern used on the Carrozzeria rims. The only other wheel manufacturer that I've found that uses the 5 Y-spoke pattern is Marchesini.
Webike in Japan does offer the Marchesini M10S Kompe-EVO rims with that 5 Y-spoke pattern for my '95 900SS,but the problem is they only offer them in gold metallic finish and not the anodized gold finish that I want.
Another problem with both the Marchesini's and the OZ Racing Piega's is that they use a 5 bolt pattern for the rear drive sprocket instead of the stock 6 bolt pattern which means you're now stuck with a limited selection of sprockets/sprocket suppliers.
I intended to use a Supersprox rear sprocket with a red inner carrier and black sprocket coupled with a red EK MVXZ drive chain. Supersprox does offer 5 bolt pattern rear sprockets for both the Marchesini and OZ Racing rims,but the problem here is I want to use a 36 tooth rear sprocket and the smallest size they offer for these two rims is a 39 tooth.
The C,M,and R type Gale Speed rims and the 7 spoke Marchesini M7RS Genesi rims that Webike also offers don't do much for me.
So I guess at this point Mike it looks like my options are either get the Marchesini M10S Kompe-EVO's (which cost more than the OZ Racing Piega's plus the cost of shipping from Japan) with the 5 Y-spoke pattern (which I really
want) in the gold metallic finish (which I don't like) and use the 39 tooth Supersprox rear sprocket (which I don't want to use).
Or get the OZ Racing Piega's (which cost less than the Marchesini's and come with free shipping from Motowheels) in the straight 5 spoke pattern (which I'm not partial to) in the anodized gold finish (which I really
want) and use the 39 tooth Supersprox rear sprocket (which I don't want to use).
I'd have to accept compromises from either of the two sets of rims that I have to choose from here. I'm on the fence and leaning towards the Marchesini's only because they have the 5 Y-spoke pattern that I want,but the OZ Racing Piega's come in the anodized gold finish that I'm looking for and they cost less.
At the moment the question is which set of these rims is the lesser of the two evils because neither set is exactly what I want.
Man I hate having to go to Plan B,might just be stuck with my heavy 3 spoke stockers.