HOW TO BUILD A SALT FLATS MOTORCYCLE – BOOK
How to Build a Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle documents the construction of “The Worlds Fastest Panhead,” conceived and assembled by Keith Ball, former editor or Easyriders magazine and current owner of Bikernet.com, the most popular biker stop on the internet.
Keith walks the reader through all the steps involved in the creation of a true Bonneville Salt Flats motorcycle. From choosing a class to picking an frame, from finding an engine builder to minimizing the aerodynamic drag at 200 miles per hour, Keith explains the how and why of building a Salt Flats motorcycle.
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A project of this size is bound to suffer setbacks. Keith Ball uses a personal, narrative style to take the readers on a wild ride, through the ups and downs of building The Worlds Fastest Panhead. Building a Bonneville Salt Flats winner presents a whole series of hurdles. Keith describes each hurdle, and how it was overcome, from determining the best frame dimensions to making the un-streamlined machine as aerodynamic as possible.
Everything Keith Ball has ever done, currently does, or will do in the future is steeped in “adventure, dreams and the desire to see vision come to fruition.” The words that he has written, the bikes that he has built, and the odysseys he has enjoyed over the years have proven this again and again. This book is definitely not a pure “how-to” book; in Keith’s words, it’s “about an adventure, a dream and the desire to see the vision to fruition” —a portrait that goes miles beyond the hands-on building and racing of a motorcycle. It’s a perfect portrait of so much that makes up the soul of this lifestyle