Last month we schooled you on how since 2002 the National Motorcycle Museum (NMM) hand-builds a retro-styled motorcycle every year and raffles it off to one lucky winner as a fundraiser to keep the museum up and running at tip-top shape. Yes, for five dollars a raffle ticket can be bought to win a complete and running V-twin–powered motorcycle. All you have to do is log on to nationalmcmuseum.org and plunk down a sawbuck.
The motorcycle-building project is led by Kody Winser who has been at the helm of assembling these raffle bikes since 2008. The bike is being adorned with products from legendary parts manufactures such as S&S Cycle, Baker Drivetrain, Ted’s V-twin, Coker Tires, Performance Machine, Pac-Kit saddlebags, Auto-Gem, and Tech Cycle making sure this is one top-shelf machine. This year Kody and John Parham have chosen a replica Knucklehead motor to power this old-school cycle as well as an era-correct re-popped frame and springer fork. The bike is retro-themed, but has updated brakes and transmission, so anyone who wins this bike can throw a leg over it and safely putt off into infamy.
Up to this point we walked you through the first part of the build and left off when the paint set was delivered to the NMM. The rest of the steps below follow how this beautiful little Knuckle came to be finished. HB
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