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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Custom Machined Aluminum rims.

Just trying to get a head count to see if anyone has any need for some custom machined rims, the more people I get together the cheeper it would be per set. Just a thought I know a guy that makes them for Harleys I'm sure he would be more that willing to help us out. I know they come out with a crome like shine but he suggests clear coat. Let me know.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 07:16 AM
 
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Give us some ballpark stuff.
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I'll get with him on that, also see if he has any pics
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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I talked to my guy, price really depends on a couple things.

1. How complex. Pictures will work for a quote along with the size you would like.
2. How many different sizes I come up with. Same size rims all the way around for 5 of us will get us a better deal, 5 different sized rims makes for mors setup time etc, etc. More $$$$
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sounds like something cool. how are they compared to stock rims for weight? I wouldnt mind seeing what his stuff looks like.
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I asked him for some pictures, nothing yet. I guess at this point send me a picture of something you have seen and I'll send it to him. He will look it over and give a quote. These guys are Thermo Injection Mold builders but do this on the side as I do.
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how are they compared to stock rims for weight?
These will aluminum.
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sounds like something cool. how are they compared to stock rims for weight? I wouldnt mind seeing what his stuff looks like.
Usually heavy compared to stock. Its hard to get weight reductions from solid material. Stock cast wheels are hollow and therefore lighter.

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Usually heavy compared to stock. Its hard to get weight reductions from solid material. Stock cast wheels are hollow and therefore lighter.
Exactly... if you want weight ideas try a place like RS Designs or Performence Machine. Rolland Sands runs those and is starting to make a good line of custom sportbike rims. Probably has weights on his sites..




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