Tonight the bikes were revealed! All the teams did a great job and a ton of
family members, friends, and sponsors came to take part in the unveiling. Hortonville's
bike got a lot of attention for it's sharp old school looks. Here's a few
pictures to get you started. Click here for the rest.
The bike and the team
Spike of Valley Restorations was nice enough to let the team work at his shop tonight.
The team assembled the bike to get a good feel for things and then tore it down,
focusing on cleaning up welds on the frame and smoothing edges on the panels. The
team was working hard and has a lot more to do in the next three weeks!
Grinding down welds
The team ended up working on the bike at Tim's house tonight. The team has made a lot of progress since we last saw the bike. The paneling under the seat housing the gas tank and electronics has been fabricated and mounted on the bike. The exhaust design has also been finalized with one of the pipes already completed. Both exhaust tips will run parallel to the sissy bar.
Note the new panels
The team accomplished a lot in the past two weeks. They finished welding the frame up, began work on the sissy bar, and Val finished up the seat spring bushings. For May 3rd, team photographer/advisor Steve will have a seat ready for the bike.
Welding on the fender
Will continued work on the gas tank tonight. He discovered and fixed a leak and polished up the looks. Val was testing different pieces for the side plate mounts while Matt was finishing up the base of the handlebars. Jason and his father worked on tacking up the rear fender and the mounting plate for the battery, gas tank, and electronics.
New and improved gas tank
Side plate mounts
Jason at work
This week we had a reporter from the Post Crescent stop by and talk to the team. Look for an article on us soon! Jason worked on the front suspension and Will welded up a gas tank that will mount in front of the rear tire.