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outlawTA
12-13-2012, 4:29 AM
How, or better yet, what's the best way to go about doin this? I have a few solid ideas but figured I'd ask you fellas that know what's up.

NeoDutch
12-13-2012, 4:37 AM
How, or better yet, what's the best way to go about doin this? I have a few solid ideas but figured I'd ask you fellas that know what's up.

Simple. Turn up a hub with a flange and bolt your wheel to it.

Mickey
12-13-2012, 5:49 AM
A guy here in sweden did use som American racing 12 spoke magnesium wheels on his build some years ago.

http://www.seservice.se/esox_galleri/seservice_esox_a.jpg


More pics here:
http://www.seservice.se/galleri_esox_eng.html

(Dont know the guy)


/mickey


edit:
Some better pictures:
http://www.bikernet.com/pages/2nd_Place_European_Champion_2006.aspx

outlawTA
12-13-2012, 7:29 AM
Those Swede's man. Always cool shit. I have an old ET mag i wanna use as the rear on mine. it's essentially a Cragar SS but the spokes are a fraction skinnier with a bit sharper peak. Found it in the cornfield behind the house. I'm convinced it's gotta happen.

13clicks
12-13-2012, 9:53 AM
Those Swede's man. Always cool shit. I have an old ET mag i wanna use as the rear on mine. it's essentially a Cragar SS but the spokes are a fraction skinnier with a bit sharper peak. Found it in the cornfield behind the house. I'm convinced it's gotta happen.

Hell yeah make it happen... Not easy unless you are a machinist but looks super cool!

punkrod
12-13-2012, 12:07 PM
I've seen it done a lot. They work if you make a hub for them. The only concern I have is weight. Generally, car wheels are a lot heavier than motorcycle wheels. It's not a big deal for chopper handling but some would be concerned about unsprung weight. The heavier wheels also come into play regarding the additional forces placed on the forks, swingarms and rear frame sections. Those forces also get multiplied if you're running a fat tire. Don't be runnin no wimpy ass DNA springer, a cheap bolt-on hardtail or a "stock" swingarm. Beef that shit up if you plan on logging more than show miles.

MenaceKustoms
12-13-2012, 12:28 PM
Check out Conder Customs and what he has done with Halibrands.

motorsurf54
12-13-2012, 1:05 PM
Good thread, just thought how tough a set of Halibrand kidney bean style mags would look. Damn I gotta look into this one.

JimmyC
12-13-2012, 1:43 PM
These guys have them, $599, just send them the dimensions and they will turn one out for ya.
http://www.bitterendchoppers.com/BEOSCOriginals2.html

interstatejoe
12-13-2012, 2:03 PM
These guys have them, $599, just send them the dimensions and they will turn one out for ya.
http://www.bitterendchoppers.com/BEOSCOriginals2.html

Sprotor brake setup is the only option? Pass on that shit