Friday, 20 January 2012

Wheels for Amelia

The wheels for my new custom bike 'Amelia' have arrived and look gorgeous....




22 comments:

BeemerGirl said...

Nice. I work with a guy that just put these on his custom HD bagger.

Michael said...

Very nice rims and intricate metal work. Can't wait to see them on your bike.

Richard Machida said...

They look great.

Is there a reason for the radial spoking? It makes the wheels a lot stiffer and puts more stress on the spokes. They look pretty heavy so that shouldn't be an issue anyway. Just wondering...

Trobairitz said...

Oooooh very nice.

motoroz said...

Those look great! Glad I don't have to clean them :)

Webster World said...

I like the bigger spokes.

Gary France said...

BeemerGirl - I hope his bagger looks cool with te new wheels.

Michael - thanks for the comment. I too can't wait!

Richard - The simple reason I chose them is they look very cool. The spokes are mega stiff, so I don't see them as being a problem.

Trob - Indeed!

Oz - I am thinking of negotiating a deal with my sons that includes them cleaning the wheels. Let's see what happens.

Raftnn said...

Shouldnt there be an engine? just saing that is all....

Gary France said...

Webster - me too.

Gary France said...

Roger - All in good time. You wait till you see it...... !

VStar Lady said...

Art in ... motion.

mq01 said...

gorgeous!

Gary France said...

VStar Lady – Art indeed. You wait till you see the paint schem I have in mind!

mq01 – Absolutely.

Canajun said...

Beautiful wheels indeed, but I'm with motoroz on the cleaning. I HATE cleaning wheels.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Gary:

Very nice wheels... These must have cost a fortune. Now tell the truth, how long will you spend polishing each wheel after getting caught in the rain or after giving the machine a good wash?

Fondest regards,
Jack/reep
Twisted Roads

Dar said...

Those are gorgeous! I see a lot of polishing in your future. But they sure are pretty.

bobskoot said...

Gary:

the first thing that came into my mind is "how are you going to keep those babies clean?" beauty comes at a price. I took a photo at our recent bike show that eludes your style, long and sleek, with curves . . . I looked at it and thought a "gary france" bike.

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Gary France said...

Canajun – I too hate cleaning wheels, especially a Harley with no centre stand. Last year I bought a jack that goes beneath the bike and lifts both wheels clear of the ground, so turning the wheels is possible. That really helps.

Jack – I won’t spend too long polishing them. I have three sons, all of which I help to support in some way. I reckon that if each repays that support by polishing the wheels just three times a year each, then I get them done properly nine times a year. That should do it for once per month in the riding season.

Dar – Polishing maybe, see response to Jack above. Failing that I can save the money I give to my sons and pay a local kid to do them.

Bob – It won’t be easy keeping them clean, but I have a cunning plan, see above. That is very nice of you, to call me long and sleek, with curves. Although I do fear, the curves are beginning to take over. Oh, wait – you meant the bike!

SonjaM said...

I would be willing to clean those if you pay for the commute ;-)
Looks promising. What's next?

WooleyBugger said...

Can't ever have to many spokes. I like 'em.

Gary France said...

Sonja – I book the flights as soon as the wheels need cleaning. Next come the engine. Work has started on this and there will be pictures soon....

Wooley – I agree. Some say less is more. In this case, I say more is more.

harley davidson jackets said...

Such a nice work keep it up man.