View Full Version : Machining custom wheels

08-10-2007, 12:38 PM
I would like to open a conversation regarding wheel strength. I have CNC machinery available to me and I am toying with the concept of machning my own custom wheels. To start I will use factory Fatboy wheels. My question and concern is strength and safety.
Can anyone give referance to sound information on needed cross section for strength. What loads would wheels be subject to.
Also with factory Fatboy wheels one side has a large cone design which limits the amount of room for a design. Is it safe to machine this cone back to the same size as on the opposite side of the wheel? Information will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your help.