Monday, February 28, 2011

south america motorcycle picture

This is Jorge, he is one of the local mechanics that I met on my trip. this bike is very cool. it is a 74 inch knucklehead with el cylinders. the rear one was a 36-37 and the front one was a five fin. He used some crazy Russian pistons that made this combination possible. I took over a thousand pictures, and it is too much to post in a row, so I will do some random posts in the future about different bikes, and different things I saw on my trip

The roads in Cuba are miserable and a lot of people convert their bikes to swing arms in order to handle the rough roads. Parts are almost impossible to get in cuba, so they make their own. Here is a pic of a new swing arm casting and the pattern that is made in order to make them. They are cast in steel, I asked him what grade and he laughed. I guess things are not as technical as they are here in the states.

misc. patterns and castings.


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