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Old 01-30-2003, 11:07 PM
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Has anyone either built or modified a single wheel or a set or had a set built? I need a rear wheel thats 15x8 for a motorcycle. you can buy them, but they are $1000 and up a peice. I don't need anything fancy, just a solid wheel is fine. I would think modding a automobile outer rim with no backspacing and a bigger journal for the axel and bearings would do the trick, but I've never even wanted to attemp to modify a wheel other than a crazy spinner or center cap. Could anyone offer up any information on doing this or what I would need to tell the folks at a shop like Stockton wheels to get one built. I'm not about to spend that kinda loot on a rim, thats just craziness. So is the price of the tire, but I'll have to suck it up because you can't make those Thank you all.

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Old 01-31-2003, 03:48 AM
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Check with some of the Drag racing sites? Sould be something there, they run wild combo's on some of the drag bikes.
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Buy a blank and have it drilled and machined. Steve
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Geeze, Az, what kind of monster are you building? Maybe we can get Jesse James to give you a hand.
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Nah, keep Jesse James far far away. His answer to everything is flames and iron crosses. It will definatly be a beast, what can I say its all I know. The rear tire I'm going to use is a Avon 230 series 9.5" wide. The rims are really exspensive and usually billet flashy and goofy. The only wheel I would want thats somewhat flashy is the 5 star with trangle spokes that were so poular back in the late 60's early 70's, but they don't make them for the 230 and I'm not spendin $800 for a wheel that I will have to get widened then rechromed. 38, I'll e-mail you some sketches of it along with the ones for your car.

Will contact Stockton to see what they can do for me.

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Old 01-31-2003, 10:25 PM
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can we see the chopper sketches too? can we? Hunh? Hunh?

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Old 01-31-2003, 11:31 PM
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I'll send it to you through e-mail, but I won't post it, I don't post sketches, to messy and rough to post, can't do it.

We'll see what Stockton has to say, they should be able to make it for me

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Stockton said "We don't do motorcycle wheels" so thats out. Hmm...twisted spokes it will have to be I presume

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HK; I am building front wheels for the Mysterion like Roth did. Got a couple of bare steel 4" x 16" rims from Stockton Wheel, that I will have a machine shop cut 1" out of the center. Then will weld in a 1/4" plate, drill center hole, lug holes and slots to match the Mysterion design. Finally chrome and mount 3.25" x 16" motorcycle tires.
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HK: wheel builder in Ca. 1-800-479-3000 Performance Machine at 6892 Marlin Circle in La Palma California. Found an article on them in V-Twin Motorcycly Mag. feb issue of 2003

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Old 02-01-2003, 06:37 PM
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TM454 Performance Machine won't build custom wheels. They only sell and repair the ones they manufacture. Thank you for trying though.

I'm wanting to get them made or make them for cost as well as finish. I don't want chrome or polished wheels and the only wheel I can buy thats bare metal is spokes. If I have to I'll do this, but I rather have a solid or the retro 5 spoke desighn. The 5 spokes are like the motorcycle worlds version of those really cool 12 spoke spindle mount wheels used on rods.

I know where you can buy the 5 spokes chromed for $600, but thats $600 for one wheel <img src="graemlins/drunk.gif" border="0" alt="[drunk]" />

Willys, I was thinking of the basic same thing. I have a 21x2.5 front rim and I was thinking of just getting my bro(machine shop) to tig weld the 5 spokes and center in. I can get a 15x8 spoked rim and have him do the same, but I know he's never built a wheel. He can weld and do pretty much anything else, but I just don't want to get into something like that with little knowledge and have it turn out I can't use them.

Doesn't seem like it would be to hard as long as you take it slow and don't warp the rim? The style is pictured below.



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