1980 Kawasaki KZ 1000

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

To create a hardtail chopper as a tribute to the greatest motorcycle rally on earth: The Black Hills Classic.

 

What motivated you to start your project?

I have always wanted to build something older, radical, hardtail, apes and a jockey shift on a strict budget.

 

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

I had a clear vision of what I wanted to build years before I started. This allowed me to collect parts long before I had the platform to work on. It took years of watching and waiting for the right platform to become available.

 

What are you most proud of?

Bringing an old discarded project back to life that serves as a constant reminder of the unbelievable stories and and experiences I have been instrumental in making happen over the years at the rally.

 

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

People are intrigued by the machine. It’s hard for many people to appreciate the intangibles of doing every bit of the work yourself on a $2,500 bike. But, if i can inspire 5 people to make the trip to South Dakota, that’s what I was going for.

 

 

One Comment

  • Bill Emmons says:

    This is an awesome build that shows both a classic look as well as attention grabbing style. It is a wonderful tribute to the heart and soul of sturgis

     

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  • Bill Emmons says:

    This is an awesome build that shows both a classic look as well as attention grabbing style. It is a wonderful tribute to the heart and soul of sturgis

     

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