The Daily: Andrew Trenkamp's Flyingt1t


I first met Andrew Trenkamp at the last Boogiefarm Clamjam. Dude was ripping up the track, kicking up dust, and blasting around every turn. He finally came off the track for a break and I got to check out what his bike looked like. I was blown away by how much fabrication and engineering went into his bike! Really nuts! I didn't get to chat with him much ‘cause he was back out on the track and in the blink of an eye he went down and chewed up his foot and had to be hauled off in an ambulance! Dude smiled the whole time he was being taken away on a stretcher. A real trooper! Since that day I've gotten to run into him all the time at events around the Midwest. And also watch him through Instagram working on projects and helping his daughter build whatever her heart desires! If you ever see him around check out his bike and shake his hand. - Benny



Owner name, location: Andrew Trenkamp, Davenport, IA

Chop Cult Member profile: Flyingt1t

Bike name: Flyingt1t



Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1977 Yamaha XS360



Frame: Hard-tailed frame



Fork: I like to describe it as a airbagged vertical 4 link, a design of my own



Chassis mods: My airbag frontend, 63Amp Chevy small block alternator, hardtail frame, log chain handlebars, onboard air compressor with air chuck, USMC diesel can for a saddle bag, ammo box for tools, wild chain driven disc brake, sissy bar made from old stair handrail, seat from old brake rotor, passenger seat from a s10 hood, and so much more.



Tire/wheel size and style: 21" front, 18" rear in a Shinko dual sport



Favorite thing about this bike: The damn thing starts every time and will take me literally anywhere.



Next modification will be: Something that will serve a purpose for my style.



Any building or riding story or info you'd like to include: This is a tricky one but I'd have to say my 3,460 mile trip to Daytona and around the mountains camping. I've always had a builder's mentality and never traveled as an adult until then. That 2 weeks of ditch-camping and turning 30 on the road opened my mind and I found a new addiction of roaming the country. I've done a couple smaller trips and plan to head to the west coast next summer but really, anytime riding is my favorite.



Thanks to those whom have pushed me, you know who you are. -Andrew


Photos by Benny Stucker

Andrew - Website / Facebook / Instagram

Benny - Website / Facebook / Instagram / Patreon (18 and older)

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Commented on 11-25-2019 At 02:54 pm

Absolutely COOL!

Commented on 1-25-2020 At 06:05 pm

epitome of epicness, rat bikes are always the most creative

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