But then again, from what it sounds like from talking to RC, there's more to it than just getting the blanks. There's apparently significant expense in getting their machines set up to cut the designs on the new size blanks. They also hafta figure out the hubs too. Probably better and safer if we let them figure out the technical aspects. After all, that's their specialty. But we never know if we don't ask.why dont we get 50 names of people willing to spend lets say APROX. $450 on just the wheel blank. then i will contact the wheel blank manufacturer and explain to them how other group buys on ths forum have gone.
you can then take these blanks which RC and SMT and other wheel designers use on their lathes.
i am sure there will be a fair amount going to RC components and SMT etc for the to ship directly to the compaines for your final designs to be created and shipped to you in their final form.
also i believe Yamaha uses this same size 18x6.25 on 2 of their models
if anyone can get a friend on another Yamaha forum to help out with the buying power numbers?
i myself would be going with a custom set from SMT and i am sure they would love to do a group buy on wheel sets.
so lets start a list of interested names: