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So this is a question that my dad has regarding a set of rims that he had made for his bike just figured I'd ask here to get some other opinions. So we ordered a new pair of billet custom rims from this place my brother and dad found online. Looked like they did good work and claimed to be on business for a long time. So they ordered these rims from this place (which will remain nameless unless they don't fix the issue then there will be a whole new thread regarding that) they got here and they looked great the back one is perfect the front one wasn't true at all though. You could see the rim move left to right as you spin it while bolted in place and the rotor was dragging on the calper because that too wasn't straight. We my brother called them and they said it's ok if the rim isn't perfectly straight but take all these measurements and send it back so they can fix it . So the measurements were taken and the rim sent back. 2 weeks go by with out hearing any thing . We call them and they said that the rim was in spec and it would have been ok but they will fix it any ways even though it's fine. A month goes by and we get the rim back .... It's a bit better but still not straight or perfect. So the question. Are all custom rims not true or is this just a crappy rim by a crap company. Any one ever have any experience like this , what did they do to fix it. Where should we go from here. I thought that any thing but a straight rim would cause a wobble
 

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bg,, you got hosed. precision is precise. anything else is crapp work. you can take any factory cast or spoked wheel and put it on an axle and spin it. if it doesn't run true and straight in 3 dimensions it is NFG.. stock rims work because they are precise and in tolerance.. whatever that company did they did not machine it square (center bore not square with billet?).. Once its been hosed it cannot be remachined back to Precision.. it is hosed.. and unless they will make you a new wheel, so are you..
having been taken by shoddy workmanship I know what its like. I got hosed HUGE $15k by Lone Star Trikes.. screwed my lectraglide and kept it for over 6 months.. the factory CSC stepped in to rescue it. still it cost a fortune and lost 6 months ride time..
 

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Thanks for the input. We will call them today and see what's going on with this. Hopefully they will make a new one. But in this day and age it's rare to see some one take any accountability for their work regardless of how shotty it is. Any other opinions
 
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