An “off” year

I realize it has been way too long a time since my last post and I do appreciate the forbearance. As most of you know if you have been following the news from Speedweek 2019, it was, to put it mildly, an off year.  Even the latest HotRod Magazine called it such. Once the trailer…

Loading up….and up…..and up

Well it’s time for that most favorite of tasks…loading up. This is a project best undertaken at night or on a Sunday when things are quiet.  The written list is one that is five pages, single-spaced without even taking the tools into consideration.  This photo pf the cart is only one side, with the other…

Around the block…..

Here I am on a quick lunch break on the 4th while working on the trailer and the load out for the drag races Sunday July 7 at WIR in Kaukauna Wisconsin.  It is an annual event sponsored by Doc’s HD of Shawano Wis., with all proceeds going to charity. This will be our first…

Oh Boy!

Time is rapidly approaching the final testing and assembly on the Turbo Ducati.  The riders wanted a repositioning of the controls to better suit them (not me) so off we go. We have moved the footpegs, Sam Wills sent up handlebars he made to move the grips forward.  The original bars are visible to the…

Working our way there

Work continues on both the bikes. We have just started the documentation of the nitro injected bike involving the jet cans, plumbing and controls.  The age of the rear tire on this bike has necessitated its replacement, even though is has less than 150 miles on it. Searching for a legal tire is a bit…

Getting there I believe…….

The reassembly of the red devil has continued.  We are in the midst of the spring rush that thanks to the weather is no more.  We still have a lot of customer work to finish and they always come first. One of the customer projects is a 1963 Honda C-110 Land Speed Racer top end…

Progress, albeit slowly…….

We are in the process of reassembling the turbo bike chassis and engine. Fred got the main section of the bottom end together last week and once on its wheels, required a complete overhaul of the front brakes.  Brakes at Bonneville are an option in our classes, but make loading and unloading much less exciting. …

Work Continues………

  Well here’s another fine mess I’ve gotten into, eh Stanley?  We were invited to the Mama Tried Show in Milwaukee Wisconsin the weekend of February 15 – 17.  And since it is one of the top shows in the country we had to go. Getting the bike in the venue, three stories up was…

Here we go again! Bonneville 2019

Well folks here it is February 2019 and we are in the midst of getting ready for another go at the big white dynomometer otherwise known as Bonneville.  I have been conspicuous by my absence and apologize. It has been busy!  Originally we were only going to take the red turbo Ducati, but after talking…

Bonneville Event!

Join us! Black Earth Library Bonneville and Beyond: Meet WI’s champion motorcycle speed racers Sunday April 29 – 2:00 pm Great day for a ride, a stop at the motorcycle museum and to join us for this panel discussion of area champion motorcycle racers and hear about their careers and record-breaking races, moderated by Peter…