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Custom wheel building

Discussion in 'Shops' started by moparmatt91, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. moparmatt91

    moparmatt91 XS650 Addict

    I'm building custom wheels built to customer specs.
    36 or 48 spoke rear 16" 18"
    36 or 64 spoke front 18" 19" 21"

    Some sizes are only available with specific spoke count example: 21" are only available in 64 spoke

    Hand polished factory hub, can also do rear brake plate and include new shoes, springs, sprocket, front rotor.

    Most hoops available in polished or black and with rain catcher profile or standard

    All wheels will include brand new bearings, seals, and rim strip.

    I can supply and mount your tire of choice

    You're more than welcome to trade in your old hubs for credit towards a custom.

    PM me for quotes and feel free to ask any questions.
     
  2. moparmatt91

    moparmatt91 XS650 Addict

    Here's a 64 spoke 21" built for a customer
     

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  3. moparmatt91

    moparmatt91 XS650 Addict

    I have a 48 spoke 18" wheel ready to ship
    Stainless spokes
    Brand new bearings/seals
    $300 people are asking $90 for a bare hub these days
     

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  4. moparmatt91

    moparmatt91 XS650 Addict

    I have a pair of 36spoke hubs in stock now if someone wants a set built. 16,18 or 19" polished hubs. Polished or black hoops
     
  5. moparmatt91

    moparmatt91 XS650 Addict

    No one interested in a nice rear wheel? People are paying $120 for crusty rusty hubs.
    $300
    $75 hub
    $60 hoop
    $70 stainless spokes
    $25 bearings & seals
    $35 to polish hub
    $35 to lace and tru

    I'd think you'd have a hard time finding someone to lace a wheel for $35.
     
  6. Crashomon

    Crashomon XS650 Enthusiast

    I love the idea of going with 18" on my 1982 XS650 HS, do you offer a discount if I send you my 16" wheel to offset that price?
     
  7. madjap

    madjap XS650 Addict

    Moparmatt... What about a 36 spoke FRONT hub off an xs650 laced to a 16 inch aluminum REAR hoop...? Have you got one or can you build one? Does this pique your curiosity? Do you use rogaine? Wait... what? No, forget that last part, just focus on the wheel part, OK? Thanks! randy
     
  8. CalsXS2

    CalsXS2 XS650 Junkie

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  9. nwhitehorne

    nwhitehorne XS650 Enthusiast

    Hey I really need to get my hands on a front drum brake full setup. Do you have one or do you have any leads I could fallow?
     
  10. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    Nwhitehorne, do you have the ability to spin spacers or have them made? Have you tried looking over on chopcult? You might not find one specific to an xs, but plenty out there that will work.
     
  11. nwhitehorne

    nwhitehorne XS650 Enthusiast

    Figure8 thanks for the help! I can make spacers, any drum setups that work better than others?
     
  12. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    That I'm not sure about, it's really just a matter of making sure you run the correct bearings, the spacers aline the wheel correctly and the brake linkage will work on the forks.
     
  13. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

  14. nwhitehorne

    nwhitehorne XS650 Enthusiast

    Figure8 have you see one of these before and will it fit seamlessly on my 1980 sx front end?
    "Trommelbremse SR XS 500 650 Drum Brake Front Motocycle Felge wheel"
     
  15. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    I can't say either way, but I wouldn't be surprised. The issue is you are gonna have a hard time finding an actual xs650 drum wheel, they didn't make them very many years. That 500 wheel may be a direct fit, but I can't say either way. Reading that link I just posted, you might have an easier time with a xs400 wheel. Are you doing a 19" or 21"? Pm me your cell, I have a buddy who might have a wheel that you could maybe make work.
     
  16. nwhitehorne

    nwhitehorne XS650 Enthusiast

    Figure 8 I tried to pm you but your limit is taped out. I am using a 19" wheel. I heard that a harley 19" will work great because they have the same axel diameter so all I need to do is fab some spacers. Have you heard that?
    By the way thanks for all the help.
    nathan
     
  17. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    I just cleared out some messages, try to pm me again.
     

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