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Custom Manufactured Forged Aluminum Wheels from East Coast Custom Wheels, Inc.

 Custom Motorcycle Wheel

We appreciate your visiting our East Coast Custom Wheels website. We are the manufacturer of polished aluminum motorcycle wheels, pulleys, sprockets and stainless steel rotors. We have several high quality production designs to choose from, as well as the ability to customize your motorcycle wheels for that unique look. All of our motorcycle wheels exceed DOT requirements, so you can ride with confidence.

All of our custom motorcycle wheels are proudly made in the USA. Our factory is a short ride from the world's most famous beach in Daytona Beach, Florida.

A set of East Coast Custom Wheels will not only change the look of any Harley, Boss Hoss, Big Dog, Titan Motorcycle or Custom Chopper, but in many cases will improve performance and handling. Save our website in "your favorites" and come back often, as we design NEW motorcycle rims every month. We have flame wheels, tribal wheels, classic wheels for your V - Twin motocycle. We can make 16 inch to 23 inch wheels (diameter) and up to 18 x 13 inch wide chopper wheels.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss custom wheels for your bike, feel free to contact us.

Custom Wheels

Wheel Fabrication Methods

  

Our wheels are forged. Why is forging best?

There are 3 ways to build motorcycle rims; Casting, Billet and Forging.

 

Cast Wheels

These are usually stock items from the factories. Casting is essentially pouring molten metal through a mold.

 

Advantages - for the manufacturer, very little machining is required and is inexpensive and factories can maintain high production volume. The customer does get a good price as cast wheels are the low end of motorcycle wheels.

 

Disadvantage - for the consumer primarily is that there is NO particular grain to absorb the load, thus allowing cracks to propagate in any and ALL directions. They are very porous (like a sponge). This allows for structural weakness and also makes them VERY difficult to polish. Also, cast wheels do not chrome very well.

 

Tensile Strength - Approximately 34,000 pounds psi (per square inch).

 

Billet Wheels

Usually created by an extruding process where the wheels are actually machined out of a bigger piece of metal and then they are heated and compressed.

 

Advantages - would be mainly for the manufacturer, a bit more costly than cast wheels to make but less than Forging. Once the company purchases or leases the massive “Play-Doh” like compressing machines the wheel making process almost a fast as cast production. The Billet wheel is the second step in the wheel evolution.

 

Disadvantage - for the consumer there still is a problem with pits and void, but not as great as the cast wheel. The billet wheel does have a grain, but because that grain is a strait grain, like in wood, allows for propagation of fractures inline with the grain (like chopping lumber, it is easier to chop with the grain).

 

Tensile Strength - Approximately 62,000 to 65,000 pounds psi (per square inch)

 

Forged Wheels

A totally space age process that takes the Billet Wheel to the next level using science, alchemy and metallurgy to create the strongest wheel today.

 

Advantages - Customers get a VERY clean, non-porous rim, that when polished looks better than chrome.

 

Forged wheels will ABSORB impact because the design allows them to be flexible, and they can be repaired if the wheel gets minor damage. Forging also has the BEST polishing properties, whether it is left as shiny aluminum or chromed. Forged aluminum wheels are by far the safest and strongest of the 3 three wheel choices.

 

Disadvantage - The process takes longer for manufacturers because of the steps involved, would be very difficult to mass produce without huge upfront costs and a an even larger labor force…it will be a while before you see these wheels on production line bikes. Forge wheels will cost a bit more than billet wheels.

 

Tensile Strength - Approximately 70,000 to 72,000 pounds psi (per square inch)