bike builder, inventor, engineer, all around cool guy
I found this guy again after forgetting all about him a few years ago. I just found the entire article scanned in online that I have at home stashed away somewhere. This guy makes the most functional motorcycles on the planet. He'll do whatever it takes to lose a gram here, a gram there, redesign the entire intake system and then build it out of carbon fiber to save weight. He's amazing and it's a great read, it's a huge inspiration what this guy tackles in his small shop and the way he treats these amazing bikes borders on hilarious. Many of the process pics have a 30K bike covered in foam dust and notes he writes directly on the bike's frame; also usually a bunch of burger wrappers because he eats off of them while he works.
|He designed this side mount fuel tank to keep weight low on the bike|
|He also fabricated that under mount exhaust himself. Out of titanium.|
Here's his site, its a little hard to navigate but
there are some real cool builds.