Scott's bike went by "project pink eye" for a while and later "droopy eye" and it probably has lots of other names too. Is it an homage to Then Came Bronson? I have no idea and never asked him that. I've never seen the show anyway. The color is hard to describe and was a bit of an accident as I understand it. It's sort of like hot pink meets fluorescent orange, but mostly orange. Regardless, I think the bike is very cool.
I think that's dirt on the tank. Scott might have brought part of the commune with him to the show.
As I've said before, it's a shame it rained so much but it was still a fun day and I'm glad so many people brought their bikes out.
Overall, Full Tilt was awesome again. This was the first year without live music so I hope they bring it back next year. Hopefully the weather is a little less wet next year too. It's a great time no matter what so, rain or shine, don't miss it!!!
The rear suspension on this bike puts the sport back in Sportster:
Big ol' racing slick on this one. I have no idea what the story was behind the tank sticker on the tank.
Yes it has rear suspension but the seat is a fraction of an inch thick and does not appear to contain any foam.
Not satisfied with the ample fuel capacity of your stock tank? Dent both sides to achieve the limited range enjoyed by all the cool kids with their tiny narrow tanks. It looks good but I wonder if this was done to perfectly good tank or if the tank was already dented and he made both sides match.
Just to keep all the bikes semi-organized, I'll be posting by motor with flatheads and knuckleheads first. There was only one of each but it was quality over quantity. The upsweeps on this flathead were very cool.
I didn't get the whole story on the knuckle but it was apparently a recent barn find.
I'm pretty sure barn finds are most valuable when they are truly "barn fresh" and not cleaned up. If that's true, I think the rain washed a couple grand worth of decades-old dirt onto the parking lot. Oh well.
By far, the most amazing bike there was Tom Fugle's panhead he called Double Diamond. He built it for Born Free 6. When posting lots of photos from shows, I often save my favorite bike for last but this one is too good not to share first.
In case you're not familiar with Tom, watch his Born Free 6 profile for a little about him and the bike he built:
The more you stare at the bike, the more detail you will see including things like the oil tank built into in the rear fender. The frame looks like it's made from melted wax, not steel. Tom seemed to squeeze parts into impossibly tight spaces like the way he routed the pipes. He also makes the paint himself and photos simply don't do it justice. It really has to be seen in person in sunlight to be fully appreciated.
Not surprisingly, Tom's bike won the "Watermelon Pete Best In Show Award".
Now that Tom's bike is out of the way, the rest of my Full Tilt posts will cover motorcycles built and modified by mere mortals.