Monday, May 31, 2010

A body of work!

Today I finished the fabrication of the body work and I am so relieved! This is the first time I have ever made anything out of aluminum sheet metal and I have to say it was a bit of a challenge. I did something a little unusual in that I kept most of the edges really sharp. I like the stealthy look of it and it will really compliment the sheet metal fork as well. Originally I intended to make the seat and tank one piece all welded together but after experiencing how much stresses will cause some welded areas to crack I decided it would be best to fasten them together. The vertical seam matches a detail on the fork which will help pull it all together.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I'm liking it!

A few weeks ago while my brother was in town I dragged him into the shop to help me mock up the Beezerker for the final time before I tore it down to rebuild the motor. It was the most complete I had ever seen the bike and was the first time I got to sit on it and make "brum, brum" sounds while my brother took some pictures. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it stacks up to the big boys at AMD this August.