Brass Balls Bobbers built a Billet Bobber Called Rocketeer F3 for the World Championship
Interview with Dar Holdsworth at the AMD World Championship
Tech savvy builders create with billet aluminum because it is lite, durable and it can be machined into almost anything and no one likes the look of aluminum better than Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls Bobbers. His latest award winning sled, the Rocketeer F3, features a gleaming gas tank and rear fender manufactured with solid aircraft-grade 6061-T6 billet aluminum.
Holdsworth invested over 300 hours in designing and hand crafting the tank and rear fender. The tank was created in two pieces. Welding the clamshells became an arduous task. So difficult that the first tank was scrapped and the design was revised in order to ensure a water-tight enclosure. Billet is not used in gas tanks because of cost and complexity. The cost for a set of tanks and fenders will set you back the price of a Harley-Davidson Dyna. Additional fabrication includes an aluminum oil tank with billet cooling fins.
Building a custom theme bikes is not only a tradition; it’s also part of the Kustom Kulture. The Foremost sponsored bike has the tricks that make it standout like the rear fender that floats over the rear tire. The fender incorporates a hidden ledge that mates to the curved rear struts. The rigid utilizes a seat with an adjustable air bag instead of springs. The seat is a covered with a leather created by Hix Design.
The Rocketeer utilizes a Baker 2.4″ synchronous primary drive. Beringer hand controls, brakes and Kustom Tech risers and grips were selected for their quality and tech-look. The wheels are lightweight aluminum hubs & rims wrapped in Avon tires
Brass Balls spooled up a set of custom-made mid controls. Todd’s Cycle martini tail lights and PIAA head light provides illumination. A Garage Leathers’ solo bag graces the frame rail. A mid glide MeanStreet Slammer graces the frontend.
Racing Innovations fabricated the Darwin Rocketeer rigid. Mounted in the frame is a S&S Shovelhead 103″ inch engine fitted with a chain drive.
The 2012 edition of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building is the latest award the Rocketeer F3 has won.
The Championship has been running since 2004 with more than 1,000 custom bikes showcased. The Rocketeer entered the Production Manufacturer class, which is based on a production motorcycle with multiple units of the model projected or produced annually.
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