What a great picture!!!! When I was in Colorado earlier this month Mike lichter
asked if my dad and I could build a replica of Chino's bike for his annual Sturgis
Display. This is a pretty rare opportunity
, and I am happy that we get to be included in the event. This years theme is "Rebel Rousers
" and it is filled with iconic bikes that inspired people to get involved with motorcycling. I accepted with out even knowing what type of bike Chino had. The bike is a 49 or 50 panhead
and we will build a good replica of the movie bike, it will be kind of crusty and ratty just like the bike in these pictures. Although the bike won't be a good representation of our work, I am still excited to be involved with a neat project like this. Mike is flying into South Dakota in a couple of weeks and we are going to do a tech article on turning our 53 panhead
or 49 panhead
into a replica of the bike. My dad and I are not sure which bike to use yet, but we will figure it out.
In this scene you can see the car shift knob, 41 to 46 speedo
, and Chino's cool belt.
Notice the lack of a dash bolt, kind of a neat little detail.
that they turned into the movie bike must have been pretty decked out look at all of the holes in the top of the fender. I am not going to drill an extra 16 holes in an oem
rear fender for the display. This is the one detail that I will not copy. The display will be at the buffalo chip campground all week long at this years sturgis