You could win this bike for as little as five bucks! All it takes is buying a raffle ticket and hopefully when the time comes they draw your number. Here at HOT BIKE we know that you read every issue from cover to cover and buy extra copies for your friends and mom, but in the exceptionally rare occasion that you missed the #5 (May) issue, we told the story of how J&P Cycles built a bike to raise money for the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, which will be raffled off to help keep the museum doors open and to showcase new exhibits. In the first part of the story we showed the basic mock-up of the bike, giving you a look at what it will look like. It was nice to see the bike so close to getting on the road, but sadly the bike was torn down by Kody Wisner and Jeff Wiley of J&P Cycles and the sheetmetal was sent to paint and the frame out to powdercoat.
Part two of the build will show the paint steps and the rebuild of the bike so that it can be photographed and then given to one lucky guy or gal with the right ticket. The drawing for this bike is late December, 2008. Enter today-you don't need to be present to win. All donations to the museum are tax-deductible and help create new exhibits, obtain new bikes, and help with general operations. For more information on the museum and getting raffle tickets, go to www.nationalmcmuseum.org, or call (888) 994-7677. A link to the museum can also be found on J&P's website (www.jpcycles.com).
When we left the bike, Kody and Jeff had most of the mock-up done and were starting the tear down. Some things were going to need more time to get painted, so they were shipped out and started a little sooner. The frame was sent out to get a glossy black powdercoat, and the oil bag and sheetmetal was sent over to Underground Studios where Scott, Hugh, and Casey got started. As the bike was getting built, Kody knew that the oil bag needed to get on it before the sheetmetal, and with all the logos and airbrushing going into the paint, there was no time to waste. There were still a lot of deadlines to meet, but everyone pulled together and got it done. We also need to point out that in part one we said that the motor was an S&S 103ci Panhead. We were close, but it was an S&S 93ci Pan.
(1.)Once the frame was back from getting powdercoated black, it was placed back on the lift, and Kody and Jeff got started rebuilding the bike.
(2.)The frontend was slid through the neck stem and bolted in place.
(3.)Jeff installed the Panhead cover back on the 93ci S&S motor. One cool thing they did to the bike was bead-blast all the cast pieces. The idea was that the motor is a 93ci S&S Panhead with cast parts, and there was not a lot of chrome on the bike. They felt that the right look was a cast finish. So all the cast parts, along with any raw aluminum parts, were sent out to get bead blasted. This way all the parts would look the same.