Friday, July 3, 2009

Hans Solo a.k.a. Party Jesus

"It's the bike that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man."I was gonna call Hans' bike the Hans Device, but after he recieved the nickname Hans Solo, it had to be, of course, the Millenium Falcon. check this thing out: Hans sliced the rear section of the frame and brought the rear wheel foward about 2 inches, then de-raked the neck to 21 DEGREES! the wheelbase is super short making for excellent handling! the pictures don't really show how crazy this thing looks in person! The front end is off a 70's era dirtbike and the drum stops decent. At a gas stop the both of us swapped bikes and let me tell you, this thing is intense! every stoplight the front end is dying to come up off the ground, and at low speeds, if you let a hand off the bars the front end slaps back and forth. put the hand back on and it straightens out - it's more of a scare then anything, but it's not like you're gonna wreck because of it. I'd love to give more details, but i'd rather let Hans do all the talking. Hans, if you want to leave a comment about the details in the comments section, feel free too, I'm sure people will want to hear more about it. either way, this thing is bonkers!

6 comments:

Capt. Cal said...

Okay, heres my comment.. Its one hell of a bike. best lookin evos ive seen in a while. but why the hell did you make the thumbnail of hans click-able and not the ones of the bike! I wanna get a closer look of the bike!!!!

Capt. Cal said...

BTW you should stick blue lights in the muffler to just finish off the Millenium Falcon look :)

lifeisfuct-diekruzen HEAVY KLOTHING said...

I LOVE IT!!

Tony d. said...

capt! i can't figure out what blogger is doing to me! half the time i try to post pics it won't make all of them able to blow up! if anyone has tips, let me know!

luke said...

cool scooter. why does it have the shakes tho?? not enuff rake?? just wonderin. sound off, party jesus.

HANS said...

Thanks for the heads-up Tony, that was one of the best weekends so far. I can't say enough good things about all of the people that were there, It felt like I had known you for years. Pete thanks for hosting and welcoming me in, Bunny thanks for the baddest nick name yet, Peaches thanks for the locktite.
The Bike. Well, this years version has a wheel base of about 56". The slow speed Head shake is from having too much offset in the trees. I tried the xl 250's because they had a .25" less offset than the stock Sportster's that were on here last year. It didn't help much. with this set up i have about 1.8" of trail. I need to make some new trees that have 1.45" offset to bring the trail to about 4.5". The only other issue I have had with the bike was from my wheel sprocket that almost fell off in the middle of the night on my ride into the woods. I had heard a loud clanging but couldn't see what was going on in the dark so I powered on. The clanging would go away as I throttled on at about 3000 rpm. It was about 80 miles later that i finally found the Killing Field. the next morning I found out all 5 of the sprocket bolts had loosened up and one was far enough out to whack the axle plate making the clanging. The chopper gods were watching over me that night. If anyone wants to see last years version it's on the HEAVY site at http://www.lifeisfuct.com/2009_03_01_archive.html
I hope you all can make it up to Minneapolis for the Bearded Lady Show.

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