I wanted to build a bike that was more rider friendly that what I’ve done in the past. I’ve built crazy diggers up until this one. This handles better than any of the others, holds more gas, is more comfortable etc.
I found the nos frame at a friends. He had it and wasn’t going to build it. I hadn’t built anything in a few years so I picked it up.
I think the rear brake setup. It took some planning to come up with something that could be adjusted forward and back and also travel up and down with the plunger rear end.
I would say getting it done in time to show at Born Free as an invited builder. The stress with time, UPS loosing parts for a month was way harder than I thought it would be. Especially since I thought this bike would be easy to build after the other weird stuff I’ve built. This was by far the hardest.
They seen to really like it. The young guys usually don’t get the “Xanadu” name but the people that have seen the movie think it’s funny.