I bought the subject of this build about 10 years ago from the uncle of a good friend of mine. Uncle C is a Mercedes mechanic so all his shit runs beautifully. I scored "Helga" for $2 grand and have never had a lick of trouble from her. She has been a daily driver, weekend tourer, and accompanied me on the 2007 El Diablo Run. So what do you do with a bike that runs flawlessly and asks for nothing in return? Yep! Chop her!
The inspiration for this build is a combination of the bike on the previous post and the amazing machines shown on the HPN website. I need a long distance work horse that will start every time, carry a ton, and NOT make me push her across the border (remember the 2011 EDR?).
I plan on posting the "progress" here so all my friends can laugh at my shoddy mechanical acumen and foolish bravado.
|Helga before the rape.|
|Look at amazing fabrication skill! See the almost factory seat support?|
|Leave it to the Germans to put the brake master cylinder and mechanism under the tank.|
|As I deflower Helga, I am again amazed by the quality of the parts. And the attention to detail the engineers in Berlin have is unrivaled.|