I love when very cool stuff simply fall into my lap. Speaking of dWrenched bike tips as well... :)

   Found this today as I was looking for something else. What a cool crazy bike...

     ''Everything Adam Zajac builds is handcrafted, it has to be, where on earth could he procure stainless steel custom motorcycle parts? 
And, that is what makes this bike so very unique.  There are no big buck tools or machines in his WKK workshop, just a lot of creativity and late nights. 
 The purpose of this stainless bike was to show the level of craftsmanship and creativity that is available from White Knuckle Kustoms.

   The frame is 100% constructed of 304-grade stainless steel and it has all been hand polished by Adam and White Knuckle Kustom’s employee Matt Nickerson.  The backbone of the frame holds an additional 2 quarts of oil that is circulated into the sculpted oil tank that can be found under the seat. 
   The additional oil capacity kept Adam’s well used 2002, 1200cc Buell X1 V-twin cool even when jammed up in traffic on a scorching hot day while trying to cruise Daytona’s infamous Main Street. 
Knowing that it would be impossible to find the stainless steel custom parts that Adam had designed in his head, found him and Matt fabricating just about everything in house, parts such as the super neat internal ball and spring kickstand through to the one of a kind air cleaner.  A little way into the project Adam started to play around with different meshing in various metals.  Once again proving that you do not need a high dollar paint job to make something stand out.

   The exhaust flanges were made from solid copper; this gives a great, solid, leak free fit without the need for any caskets.  The petrol tank and the oil tank have been made from a combination of stainless steel and copper; there is no mistaking that these babies are one-offs and something completely different from anything that you will have seen before. 
Adam then added copper into the design of the air intake and the exhaust to pull everything together cosmetically.  He then utilised solid copper lines to plumb in the oil system.  When it came time to make the forward controls Adam decided to change tack a little, this time choosing to work with a mix of stainless steel and brass, something that he echoed again with the White Knuckle Kustom hand controls.

   All of the wiring for the turn signals has been run internally into the larger than life jockey shifter, the ball placed atop of the shifter has a toggle switch to activate the signals. 
   Bizarrely, as an indicator light for the turn signals, Adam has wired the ball on the jockey to look like a whacky flashing disco ball.  Creativity has run amuck in this 29-year old man’s mind!  Adam’s extreme boredom with running straight lines during his time with Zajac, the family welding company, is why this bike has so many curves built into it, specifically the frame and of course the ‘out there’ jockey shift lever.

   The front-end design just popped into Adam’s head one night, as such things apparently do when you are talented.  The bike was so low, Adam already knew that he would not be able to find an off-the-shelf front end that would work for him, and in any case, he wanted to keep the stainless steel design theme intact. 
   Even after I have had the design of this front end’s functionality explained to me, over and over, I’m still not sure that I get it.  But, here is Adam’s explanation in full; ‘The weight load and pivot is actually held at the lower tree and then flexes vertically over the bumps.’  That sounds so simple, and I get that part, but I think the problem lies in the fact that anyone looking at the bike cannot see any area that can pivot, it all looks like it has been welded up as one solid piece!

Photo credit...well I think the big-ass watermarks do the trick 0.o


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