so here is the backstory: a local shop has a biker build off. last year was the first year. i ended up at the bike show last year, after the build off was over and thought i could do this. this past summer i found 2 nighthawk 250s. they were in rough shape but i knew i would be cutting them up so i took the plunge.
link to the build off page https://www.facebook.com/events/430826104270886/
Rules: You have 3 months (January 1st - March 31st) and
$1000 (Including the price of the bike) to build a custom motorcycle that can endure a 100 mile ride along side your competitors.
If you do this, you are eligible to be voted on at the Season Opener Bike Show on April 5th, 2020 for best build.
with what is going on right now the show has been postponed to a later date, but the build still went on. this is modeled after the dirtbag challenge in San Francisco.
i started with a 1995 that had been dropped multiple times. it probably served its life as someones starter bike. i bought them from a lady, that at the time had them stored outside. they both ran, which was shocking. the black one was in "better" shape so i figured i start with that one.
i was a little late on starting the challenge. i had got the flu, but when i did get the bike on the lift i was not long before i had it all torn apart.
to be continued...