Stopped in Summerland at a older guys place,garage door was open and he had a lot of cool suff in his yard,driveway,garage,everywhere. Old motor homes,vintage Japanese dirt bikes,more pedal trikes than I've ever seen,even some carnival vehicles,signs....it was eclectic to say the least.
For me the cats ass was his drag bikes. The newer being built around a Buell cyclone engine. Hand made everything else. Said they'd shot peened pretty much every part on it,reducing its overall weight to mid 300lb. Mid 10 bike. As a die hard quad cam man and Buell owner(2005 xb12s) I almost shit myself.
Tough as nails,fast,and home built. Scary and inspiring.
Apparently,the 35 years or so he spent racing his first bike paid off in building something new.
Home built from his youth,he figured his origional bike had over 800 laps on it with as many as 40 different engines. Sometimes switching at the track to run multiple classes. In the photo it has an NSU 2 stroke installed. Told me the chassis weighed in at a mere 135lb,plus whatever the given engine choice was.
The Kawasaki behind it gives you an idea of how small this thing is.
Super cool stuff,great stories. And we just stumbled across it on the side of the highway.
Motorcycle people are a very interesting bunch. No matter what they're into!