He looks tiny on this thing. Not a real big guy anyway, just stocky and strong. Looks like it's got aluminum rims? Anyone know what sauce pan they used to make air-cleaners out of ??? A guy told me once, and I should have wrote it down.
I want to thank everyone that supported the David Mann Chopper Fest on Sunday and those that visited the booth during the day. Your kind words of support will not be forgotten, and your purchases are much appreciated. Keep an eye out for a full featuring hitting the website soon. -Lisa
Lead by instructor Bill Hannah, Viroqua High School's shop class, is a student favorite, covering a broad spectrum of subjects from small engines to drywall and basic electrical, all viable real-world skillsets, particularly in the rural setting of the Driftless Region. Like many small-town shop programs Hannah is well connected with the community he serves and that reach put him together with the folks at S&S Cycle. A staple in the performance motorcycle industry for the last 60 years, S&S employs 270 people, many of whom attended VHS or have children in their school system. "We were approached by a high school a few states away that has a fairly established engines program, and it occurred to us we should help create something like that locally" state's S&S Cycle's VP of Marketing David Zemla. Not only did S&S donate seven complete engines to the program, but they also supplied tools, a curriculum and sent in an instructor to support the work several times per week. "Before working at S&S Cycle, I was an instructor at a technical school that focused on the motorcycle industry, so helping with this program was an easy transition," says S&S Cycle's Kevin Boarts. Kids got the chance to break down an engine to the cases, learn the theories behind internal combustion and gain confidence in their ability to take something apart and put it back together correctly. S&S intends to roll the program out to several more schools across the next six months as well as offering internships to interested students during the summer months. Go to https://www.sscycle.com/ for more information.
Every bike I've had pretty much started out like this. A box of stuff, missing about everything. My first bike was wrecked with broken cases. The next one was all apart, but most original H-D parts. From there on out, they were all in piles, or missing about everything 'cept the vital pieces. Above is the '54 Panhead. You sure learn a lot when you do it this way. Much more than a guy realizes . . . I could probably afford a complete bike now - but why start ?