Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's all linked...

I am building all the technical parts for the Ducati girder fork and today I put in some long hours machining chunks of mild steel into the top and bottom links. All the milling is 100% manual and my arms are feeling it after a long day like today.

The Beezerker links are aluminum and took about one quarter the time these took me to make. I chose steel this time around because I am using bushings and bearings along with some precision ground shafts in such a way that I will have infinite adjust-ability in the tension of all the moving parts. Since this bike is going to be a daily driver ease of serviceability is a major design factor.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

She gets around!

The Beezerker has been getting loads of press and the requests for images and interviews is non stop.

Designing and building a motorcycle like the Beezerker, where art and design is just as important a focus as making it a functioning and street-able motorcycle, has really broadened it's audience.

I feel very fortunate to be able to push my art to this next level for it has truly changed the rest of my life in a very good way.