On the way to the Salt Flats!

(from Monday,October 3 2011)

The bikes are finished and on their way to Bonneville, – good luck!


Some final shots of the bikes, with new decals printed Saturday morning (on our new awesome vinyl cutter). The arched lettering of Motorcycle Performance recalls the original logo, which was arched in reference to the original shop quansit hut.

The drag bike has a new salt-catching fender that we cast from the same mold as the Bonneville original and the Triumph last year.


The Bonneville bike has a new tail – actually cast from the interior of the big grey tail from last year (that tail was just too big and heavy up top – not good when a bike is 12 ft long and difficult to control from the outset). The new cast is much lighter (only 3 layers instead of 6) and several inches slimmer with a more streamlined taper.



And loading….

It’s packed pretty tight in there – there was some conversation about weight distribution… whether the 12-ft bike + extra engine outweighs the drag bike + toolbox, etc. Somehow they managed to fit everything they needed.

– posted by JWhisenant


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