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Old 08-23-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Anyone done it? I saw a cool ass bike in the horse last month that had some mags that had been drilled. It was the grand prize winner for the Willies Tropical Tattoo show.Quick searches led me to no results.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:44 PM   #2
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i'd like to here about this also. i got a solid wheel i would like to lighten up.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:06 PM   #3
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A company out here in Australia used to drill out fatboy wheels. Sorry no pics.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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Remember, mesure twice to cut onec, math is a big pluss here....Roach.
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Yah, me sure twice and cut onec
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:23 AM   #6
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And make sure you rebalance...
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:55 AM   #7
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drill? dont you mean hole saw? hah
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:47 PM   #8
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that the problem. how much would it throw the balance off by.
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:35 AM   #9
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depends on how accurate you are. do some serious good layout. dyecam*spelling* and a scribe and a compass will go a long way.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:55 AM   #10
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I thought that I saw a company that would smooth out and cut holes in fat boy rims using a cnc machine. I think it was Rowe performance but I can't find them on the net.

did find wheel exchange on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HARLE...=p4506.c0.m245
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:38 PM   #11
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Local water jet guy could do it the best
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:13 AM   #12
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i think there is a few guys with cnc's around here. i'll have to ask them.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:11 PM   #13
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these wheels in the magazine were the 13 spoke mag wheels not fatboy wheels I dont think it would be hard to do just asking if anyone had experience
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Milling machine(or big drill press) and a rotary table.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:10 PM   #15
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Might also want to consider the consequences of the wheel collapsing at speed, in traffic...
No big deal for a garage queen, but if you're going to be riding it....
Do you know the history of the wheels? Have you had them magnafluxed or crack-checked?

I knew a guy who ground the lip of his mag wheel thinner in order to fit a wider rear tire. When he filled it up with air the wheel exploded, taking half his hand with it.

Whatever you do, think twice, cut once.
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Hey Toecutterp, Didn't you do a set of drilled stainless steel mags?

HAHA. Seems like this thread was gonna go there so....
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